Some Tea Party freshmen still adjusting to D.C. politics

Rep. Jeff Landry, a freshman Republican whose Louisiana coastal district was battered by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, has had a similar learning experience with federal agencies.

Landry grows frustrated as he explains the difficulties he has had helping his constituents recover, build levees and deepen the channel leading to the Port of New Orleans to allow heavier ships to dock there — a proposal that has stalled.

“Yet, we’ll spend $70 million straightening out the Missouri River to save a sturgeon,” Landry said. “We want to save the fish, but we need to fix our ports. That’s where the insanity in this government truly lies.”

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