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VITTER: An Important Decision To Make

Wendy and I certainly hope your family had a great Thanksgiving. We did, with plenty of time to enjoy each other and reflect on our blessings. Many good friends and supporters have encouraged me to run for Governor in 2015–to... (Continue reading)

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VITTER: Show Your Exemption, Washington!

Americans are struggling with the ongoing Obamacare train wreck every day. They’re losing the coverage they liked, seeing their premiums skyrocket, and finding it hard to enroll in anything new. But what makes it even worse is that while all... (Continue reading)

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VITTER: Make Washington Live By The Law

Do you remember when President Obama told us “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan,” over and over again? Please visit LiveByYourLaws.com and sign the petition to demand Members of Congress not exempt themselves from Obamacare. It... (Continue reading)

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VITTER: It’s Good To Be The King

This week President Obama put a veto threat on my No Obamacare Exemption for Washington legislation. In addition to eliminating the special health insurance subsidy for the Washington ruling class, it would force the President to live under Obamacare. Would... (Continue reading)

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VITTER: Washington Is Fixing Obamacare, All Right…For Itself

After intense and, sadly, bipartisan lobbying and scheming in Washington, the Obama Administration announced that it is creating out of thin air a special rule to ease the pain of Obamacare … for Washington only. You see, a specific provision... (Continue reading)

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VITTER: Fighting Amnesty

Editor’s Note: Today there’s a Public Policy Polling survey out, sponsored by Alliance for Citizenship, Partnership for a New American Economy and Republicans for Immigration Reform, which purports to show that the Gang of 8 bill is wildly popular in Louisiana.... (Continue reading)

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VITTER: The Hidden Costs Of The Endangered Species Act

At least you have to give President Obama high marks for creativity in his latest attempt to curtail freedom and individual rights. Specifically, I’m talking about Mr. Obama’s assault on private property rights through the abuse of the Endangered Species... (Continue reading)

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VITTER: Finally, An End To Legacy Lawsuit Abuse

In Louisiana, we understand the challenge to increase offshore oil and gas production often gets the spotlight in the media. But, there has been another struggle for the oil and gas industry, largely behind the scenes, that is also vital... (Continue reading)

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VITTER: Dodd-Frank’s Heavy Hand But Slight Value

A little more than two years ago President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank bill, promising to end taxpayer-funded bailouts. Of course there is no such end in sight. The argument for this legislation was that government regulators needed more authority and... (Continue reading)

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VITTER: How The White House Delivered A Crushing Blow To The Gulf Economy

Here’s the book-jacket teaser: A major U.S. environmental disaster strikes. As Coast Guard and other heroes struggle to contain the unprecedented damage, a different scene unfolds in a dimly lit conference room in Washington. A small group of high-ranking political... (Continue reading)

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VITTER: Triple Win For Louisiana In The Highway Bill

Here’s a headline for you: Republicans and Democrats in Congress worked together to pass a major bipartisan piece of legislation that greatly benefits Louisiana and President Obama supported the effort. Yes, you read that right. I’m talking about the transportation-funding... (Continue reading)

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VITTER: End The Child Tax Credit Checks For Illegal Immigrants

Call it a loophole, tax fraud, or government at its most outrageous, but it’s got to stop. The federal government is currently handing out $4.2 billion in taxpayer-funded checks a year to illegal immigrants. This isn’t some service benefit that... (Continue reading)

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VITTER: Let’s Pat Louisiana’s House Conservatives On The Back

We all continue to fight hard–relentlessly–for major reforms in Louisiana. But as we do, it’s important to also celebrate important steps forward along the way and to thank those legislators responsible for them. Just last week, the good ‘ole boys... (Continue reading)

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VITTER: Protesting Public School Teachers Place Own Interest Above Kids

If you want to know what’s wrong with Louisiana public education, just look at what’s going on in many Louisiana public schools today. Or rather, what’s NOT going on–namely, learning. In East Baton Rouge, Vermillion, St. Martin, and other systems,... (Continue reading)

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VITTER: New Year, Renewed Focus

Are you ready?  Yes, I’m talking about football with our LSU Tigers about to play for the National Championship in New Orleans and our currently dominant New Orleans Saints going into the playoffs on a really impressive hot streak. And,... (Continue reading)

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Taking Time To Give Thanks

As we prepare to spend time with our friends and families during this Thanksgiving holiday, there’s a lot we have to be thankful for. With only a few weeks left in 2011, I thought this was a good time to... (Continue reading)

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VITTER: This Debt Limit Thing Is A Spending Problem, Not A Revenue Problem

I want you to know I’m holding strong on the debt limit debacle. For months we’ve heard the doomsday rhetoric about the debt limit which is only leading us to “armageddon-style” legislating like we saw with the bailouts and Obamacare.... (Continue reading)

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Vitter: Louisiana Families Need Lower Taxes

The following originally appeared in this morning’s Natchez Democrat: This past month, as Americans all over the country worked to submit their tax returns, we were all reminded of just how important the fight is to keep our tax bills... (Continue reading)

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Vitter: Obama Shows True Colors On Health Care Reconciliation

U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) issued the following statement after President Barack Obama announced today that he favors using the reconciliation procedure to pass his healthcare “reforms”… “Well, the president talked a great deal about bipartisanship during the health care... (Continue reading)

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Sen. Vitter On The Health-Care Summit

From a release by Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)… It’s obvious the president hasn’t been listening to the American people because he presented nothing new today.  With news reports that democrats are simultaneously trying to pass health care legislation along party... (Continue reading)

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