In The News
A congressman whose district includes a region that is at the center of a controversial plan to drastically reduce the deer population in the fight over chronic wasting disease is joining in support of a bill that asks federal agencies to study the growing disease.
Even as the legislatures in New York and Virginia announced bills to legalize the killing of babies up to the moment of birth and even those who had survived abortion, Louisianans gathered on multiple weekends around the Pelican state to declare that the lives of the unborn and the just born matter here.
Bipartisan federal bill targets CWD
Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to help combat the spread of chronic wasting disease among deer, elk, and moose populations across the United States.
Congress floats CWD legislation
New bipartisan legislation in Congress would enable a national study of chronic wasting disease, a fatal neurologic illness that has been detected in deer, elk and moose in 26 states.
Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) introduced the Senate bill (S. 382) on Thursday.
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) continues to be a growing concern as the disease spreads across the nation.
A holdup on release of $230 million in relief funds for victims of the 2016 floods could lead to a lawsuit against federal agencies, Congressman Garret Graves said Friday.
U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Doug Jones, D-Ala., today reintroduced bipartisan legislation to increase wildlife managers' ability to keep wildlife healthy.
New bipartisan legislation would require the study of chronic wasting disease — a debilitating illness that afflicts and can kill deer, elk and moose — and its transmission. Sens. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) introduced the Senate bill (S. 382) today; U.S. Reps.
President Trump laid out his proposals and promises for the country in Tuesday night's State of the Union Address.
In his speech, he urged Republicans and Democrats to come together.
"Victory is not winning for our party. Victory is winning for our country," he stated.
President Trump's state of the union speech played predictably well in Louisiana, even with its Democratic governor, which is no surprise considering the state remains a Trump strong-hold.
Following is some reaction from Gov. John Bel Edwards, congressmen and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry.