Saturday, February 24, 2024
Saturday, February 24, 2024

Capitol News

Kennedy and Cassidy announce $14.4 million in stormwater management aid for New Orleans

Senator John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $14,389,328 in a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant for New Orleans’ Mirabeau Garden Stormwater Project.

Kennedy announces $22 million in disaster aid for Louisiana for Hurricanes Ida, Laura, severe storms

Senator John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $21,779,075 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants for Louisiana disaster aid.

Governor Sends Letter to USDA for Louisiana Crawfish Farmers

Governor Jeff Landry sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack seeking federal assistance to address the recent drought that has affected our domestic crawfish industry and made prices skyrocket.

Milton Water System To Get Funds

United States Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will grant Louisiana $12,400,000.00 from his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) for Louisiana’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) for fiscal year 2024 to upgrade drinking water and clean water infrastructure.
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New Cosponsors, Supporters for Kids Only Safety Act

United States Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) announced growing support for the Kids Online Safety Act, with a total of 62 senators now cosponsoring the legislation.

Governor Landry Opens Special Session to Address Crime in Louisiana

Governor Jeff Landry opened the 2nd Extraordinary Session of 2024 focusing on crime.

Cassidy, Markey Announce Chair Cantwell and Ranking Member Cruz as Cosponsors of COPPA 2.0 Children’s Privacy Legislation

United States Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Ed Markey (D-MA) announced that U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), Chair and Ranking Member of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, have cosponsored an updated version of their Children and Teens’ Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA 2.0), which includes small modifications based on conversations with stakeholders and additional technical corrections. COPPA 2.0 unanimously passed the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee in July 2023. 

Governor Announces New Appointments to Boards and Commissions

Governor Jeff Landry announced new appointments to serve on the Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission.
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Cassidy Announces Louisiana Will Receive $21.8 Million from FEMA

United States Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced Louisiana will receive $21,779,074.77 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Hurricane Laura, Hurricane Ida, and severe winter storm relief.

Bill Introduced to Rename Street Near the Russian Ambassador’s Residence After Alexei Navalny

United States Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that they will introduce legislation to rename a section of the street near the Russian Ambassador to the United States’ residence as “Alexei Navalny Way.”

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