Fleming Still Among the Wealthiest in Congress

Roll Call has once again released its list of the 50 richest members of Congress. And in keeping with previous showings, Congressman John Fleming, R-Shreveport, remains the only member of Louisiana’s delegation in the rankings, coming in at No. 33. His reported net worth is $10.78 million, with $12.5 million in assets. In addition to […]

It’s More About Food Stamps Than Food

Farm Bill Comes Down To Food Stamps Again Most folks don’t realize that what’s included in the federal Farm Bill has the potential to touch every corner and affect practically all aspects of Louisiana, from the cornfields in the north and sugar cane in the south to insurance for all of the crops in between. […]

Scalise’s Political Force

**This article was originally published in Issue 949 of LaPolitics Weekly on Aug. 29, 2013. D.C. moves increasing clout for Jeff lawmaker With two fellow delegation members in the process of stepping down, Congressman Steve Scalise, R-Metairie, may be uniquely positioned to not only ramp up Louisiana’s influence on the Hill, but also become an inside […]

Vitter Opposes Syria Action, Candidates Split

Sen. David Vitter has come out against military action in Syria. He said in a statement that Syria poses no direct threat to the nation, adding, “I am extremely concerned that getting involved in Syria, after Iraq and Afghanistan, would make mustering our resolve to stop a nuclear Iran impossible.” Sen. Mary Landrieu likely will […]