John Kennedy

April 20, 2018 - 3:54 pm
(WWL.com) - United States Senator John Kennedy is asking President Trump to put even higher tariffs on Chinese Crawfish and Shrimp. In a letter to the White House, Kennedy accused the Chinese of not trading fairly with the U S. "I'm not encouraging President Trump to start a trade war. The only way...
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USA TODAY
April 12, 2018 - 11:30 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Federal lawmakers from Louisiana and Washington have submitted legislation to award former New Orleans Saints and Washington State University football player Steve Gleason with the Congressional Gold Medal. U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, a Republican from Louisiana, says the honor...
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March 16, 2018 - 10:00 am
(WWL.com) Senator John Kennedy has co-sponsored the WOOF act which stands for welfare of our furry friends act. He’s aiming to curtail the death’s of animals on airlines like the one last Monday on a United flight. "There have been a number of pets, in particular dogs, who have died on United...
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March 15, 2018 - 8:56 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A Louisiana senator is vowing to ban animals in airline overhead bins after a dog died in one, but some critics are asking why he doesn't show the same urgency in calling for more gun control. Republican U.S. Sen. John Kennedy tweeted Wednesday that he would file a bill stopping...
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March 15, 2018 - 9:03 am
(WWL.com) US Senator John Kennedy is urging the pardon board not to grant a medical furlough today to convicted killer Clyde Giddens’, who was convicted in the brutal murder of Urline Bamburg in Red River. Giddens was sentence to life in prison in 1964 after pleading guilty. Kennedy says the crime...
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March 01, 2018 - 11:30 am
A Mason Dixon Polling and Strategy poll finds Democratic Governor Edwards has a 55% approval rating, 31% disapprove and 14% say they are unsure. Pollster Brad Coker says the high approval rating doesn’t mean Edward will be re-elected in 2019, if his opponents are either popular Republicans Steve...
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Chris Miller
February 28, 2018 - 3:13 pm
(WWL.com) -- Louisiana Senator John Kennedy says he will not support what he terms a “knee-jerk” reaction to additional gun control laws in the wake of the Florida shootings. Kennedy opposes a bill to modify the existing back-ground check systems for firearm purchases because he says that system is...
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February 09, 2018 - 2:51 pm
(WWL.com) - Congress approved a spending bill that reopened the federal government after a brief shutdown over the night. Louisiana's delegation voted three to five against accepting the budget deal. Senator John Kennedy voted against the bill, saying the spending increases are not paid for. “It’s...
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February 01, 2018 - 8:58 pm
(WWL.com) - U.S. Senator John Kennedy has proposed a way to finance large infrastructure projects like widening I-10 in New Orleans, finishing the Comite River Diversion Canal, a flood control project for the Baton Rouge area, and a new Jimmie Davis Bridge in Shreveport. Kennedy says the state can...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 20, 2018 - 12:40 pm
Louisiana's delegation is reacting to the government shutdown. Republican Congressman Steve Scalise of Metairie is accusing Democrats of having the wrong priorities: Democratic Congressman Cedric Richmond of New Orleans is blaming Republicans in the House. He retweeted the following after the...
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