David Vitter

Type: Person
Name: David Vitter
Title: U.S. Senator from Louisiana
Organization: United States Senate
Date of Birth: 03/05/1961
Place of Birth: New Orleans
Nationality: United States
Fact Sheet: Biography for David Vitter
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

President Obama renews push for minimum wage hike

Only three states -- Idaho, Texas and Oklahoma -- have a higher percentage of hourly workers earning the minimum wage or less than Louisiana, according to 2012 Census data. In Louisiana, 7.1 percent of hourly workers make the minimum wage, or less, compared ... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - 20 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Business, industry leaders worry EPA ozone emission changes will cost state billions in stifled economic growth

LABI and the National Association of Manufacturers published a study that shows potential severe consequences to the state's economy if the Environmental Protection Agency lowers their ozone emission standards from 75 parts per billion to 60 parts per ... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - 18 hours ago]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Work for Stanford victims earned vote for Cassidy

Advocate storyAug. 29, 2014I am a Stanford Ponzi victim. I am one of 30,000 victims worldwide.In the maddening, scary days after the trust was seized in Baton Rouge and gag orders were put in place for all Stanford employees, I began to seek answers.I ... [Published The Advocate - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 2 reports

Vitter Announces Sasol Construction Permit Approved By Corps, Says will be Part of Economic Boom for Southwest Louisiana

(Lake Charles, La.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today announced that Sasol, an energy and chemical company, has received the necessary permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin constructing their gas-to-liquid (GTL) facility in Calcasieu Par ... [Published Noodls - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

On the Hill: Don't fall for fake calls from IRS, and compassion urged for Road Home participants

On Thursday, Pennsylvania became the 28th state, and the ninth with a Republican governor, to sign up for the Medicaid expansion included in the Affordable Care Act. Like some other states, Pennsylvania is using federal Medicaid funds to help cover the ... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Friday's Mini-Report, 8.29.14

Today’s edition of quick hits:* Ukraine : “Backed by Russian troops and weaponry, hundreds of Ukrainian rebel militiamen mobilized on Friday in [Novoazovsk], vacated by the Ukrainian military two days ago, and began to push toward the strategic seaport ... [Published MSNBC - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Vitter, Cassidy and Richmond to a host Service Academy Day in Baton Rouge

Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter, Rep. Bill Cassidy , R-Baton Rouge and Rep. Cedric Richmon d, D-New Orleans, are hosting a Service Academy Day at Louisiana State Museumon Saturday, (Sept. 6) in Baton Rouge.The three lawmakers are inviting representatives ... [Published Bayou Buzz - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 2 reports

Vitter: $180K in criminal justice grants for state

We also have more stories about:(click the phrases to see a list)Places:NEW ORLEANS — U.S. Sen. David Vitter says the federal government is awarding $181,269 in grants to support criminal justice services in Louisiana.The grants include:— $132,984 to ... [Published Greenfield Daily Reporter - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Vitter Holds Health Forum

MONROE (KTVE/KARD)– Senator David Vitter is on the campaign trail. On Wednesday, the gubernatorial candidate spent time with area health care professionals in Monroe . In all, twenty-two members attended the forum, held at the Monroe Chamber of Commerce, ... [Published Bayou Buzz - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Vitter Urges Gulf Council to Table Divisive Red Snapper Proposal

Today, U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, made the following statement regarding the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council public hearing this week, during which they will consider a proposal ... [Published U.S. Senate Environment Committee - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 2 reports

The Government’s Calculations Of The Cost Of Carbon Are Above Board, Says New Report

CREDIT: Shutterstock A new report from the government’s internal watchdog agency wholeheartedly endorses the way the White House calculated the total costs of carbon emissions. On Monday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced it had ... [Published Think Progress - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 5 reports

Vitter tells Interior to ‘back off’ on oilrig

Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) called on the Obama administration to leave a sunken oilrig in the Gulf of Mexico.“The development of marine reefs with significant biodiversity is an unintended benefit of many of the idle rigs remaining in the Gulf of Mexico,” ... [Published The Hill - Aug 26 2014]

Quotes

"we need to hold [president barack obama'sobama's epa accountable for the bureaucratic and economic nightmare they're trying to force on louisianians and the nation. and quite frankly, we need to change the harry reid senate to have any chance of fighting against this rule" Vitter said
"I think the president and his allies are promoting the minimum wage debate as a distraction, to get the debate away from Obamacare," Vitter said. "the federal minimum wage is probably here to stay at some level, but we cannot handle an increase in the middle of a soft economy."
...It's a huge investment and will help provide a great boom for southwest Louisiana," Vitter said. "louisiana has obviously shown a commitment to the energy and chemical industries, and our abundant natural gas resources make us a perfect fit for the new facility."

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Business, industry leaders worry EPA ozone emis... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - 18 hours ago]
President Obama renews push for minimum wage hike [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - 20 hours ago]
What do you remember most about the storm? [Published L' Observateur - Aug 30 2014]
Work for Stanford victims earned vote for Cassidy [Published The Advocate - Aug 30 2014]
Senator Mary Landrieu Under Scrutiny For Reside... [Published Firedoglake - Aug 30 2014]
Vitter Announces Sasol Construction Permit Appr... [Published Noodls - Aug 30 2014]
Gut check: La. senators co-sponsor exemption to... [Published Lafayette Daily Advertiser - Aug 30 2014]
Mary Landrieu's House of Cards [Published Bayou Buzz - Aug 29 2014]
Friday's Mini-Report, 8.29.14 [Published MSNBC - Aug 29 2014]
Mary Landrieu and Her House of Cards [Published Christian Post - Aug 29 2014]
On the Hill: Don't fall for fake calls from IRS... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - Aug 29 2014]
Vitter: Army Corps issues permit to Sasol; expe... [Published KATC 3 - Aug 29 2014]
Vitter, Cassidy and Richmond to a host Service ... [Published Bayou Buzz - Aug 29 2014]
Jindal suit seems like strange dream [Published The Advocate - Aug 29 2014]
Vitter: $180K in criminal justice grants for state [Published Greenfield Daily Reporter - Aug 29 2014]
Vitter: $180K in criminal justice grants for state [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Aug 29 2014]
Coburn: Did feds illegally skirt Obamacare empl... [Published Washington Times - Aug 28 2014]
A frequent flier hits turbulence [Published The Advocate - Aug 28 2014]
Is The EPA Preparing For A Massive Private Land... [Published Daily Caller - Aug 28 2014]
La. La. Land - ALEC and the OGB [Published The IND - Aug 28 2014]
Washington Recaptured [Published Project Syndicate - Aug 28 2014]
Vitter Holds Health Forum [Published Bayou Buzz - Aug 28 2014]
Vitter Urges Gulf Council to Table Divisive Red... [Published U.S. Senate Environment Committee - Aug 27 2014]
Monroe News Star: Vitter announces workforce tr... [Published Louisiana Oil and Gas Association - Aug 27 2014]
Delamaide: Big banks are still "too big" [Published News Leader - Aug 27 2014]
Nine years after Katrina, federal government ha... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - Aug 27 2014]
The fine (easement) print in federal duck stamp... [Published OutdoorNews - Aug 27 2014]
Clean water must be protected [Published Daily Comet - Aug 27 2014]
Louisiana Field Briefing to Analyze Impacts of ... [Published Post South - Aug 27 2014]
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Senator Mary Landrieu Under Scrutiny For Reside... [Published Firedoglake - Aug 30 2014]
Senator Mary Landrieu Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu has generally been considered the more well behaved senator from the state given her counterpart is David Vitter . But now questions are being raised about Landrieu’s residency claims as to whether ...
'Green News Report' - August 26, 2014 [Published The BRAD BLOG - Aug 26 2014]
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The Government’s Calculations Of The Cost Of Ca... [Published Think Progress - Aug 26 2014]
CREDIT: Shutterstock A new report from the government’s internal watchdog agency wholeheartedly endorses the way the White House calculated the total costs of carbon emissions. On Monday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced it had ...
Vitter tells Interior to ‘back off’ on oilrig [Published E2-Wire - Aug 26 2014]
Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) called on the Obama administration to leave a sunken oilrig in the Gulf of Mexico.“The development of marine reefs with significant biodiversity is an unintended benefit of many of the idle rigs remaining in the Gulf of... ...
S*** Harry Reid Says [Published Washington Free Beacon - Aug 26 2014]
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) stepped in it again last week when he told the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce, “I don’t think you’re smarter than anybody else, but you’ve convinced a lot of us you are.” He added later he had trouble ...
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Bi-Partisan Group Of U.S. Senators Demands That... [Published Financial Services - Aug 06 2014]
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