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  • 2 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    From the global warming debate, to reform efforts in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sen. David Vitter, R-La., is set to become the top GOP member of the Senate’s primary environmental committee. Vitter, one of the Senate’s staunchest conservatives, becomes the ranking GOP member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in January, […]

  • 28 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator David Vitter has announced that his bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the National Estuary Program (NEP) passed through the U.S. House of Representatives this week. Vitter and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse coauthored the reauthorization legislation last year to continue protecting and restoring critical estuaries. The current authorization of this program expired in 2010. Vitter’s bipartisan […]

  • 14 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    Sens. David Vitter and Barbara Boxer have something in common. At least that’s what the conservative Louisiana senator hopes as he prepares to take over the top Republican slot on the Environment and Public Works Committee. The Southern conservative and the Left Coast firebrand both represent coastal states burdened by flood control problems, and they […]

  • 16 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter made the following statement in response to developments in the settlements with BP and the U.S. Department of Justice. A settlement was reached with DOJ this morning assessing criminal charges against BP. “With these unprecedented criminal penalties assessed, I urge the Obama administration to be equally aggressive in securing civil monies […]

  • 10 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator David Vitter, the lead Senate Republican negotiator for the Water Resources Reform & Development Act (WRRDA), will attend the bill signing ceremony at the White House. President Obama will sign WRRDA, Vitter’s signature legislation, at 10:45 am ET today. Vitter secured several provisions in the final bill being signed into law that directly […]

  • 4 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter, top Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, announced the passage of a bipartisan Clean Estuaries Act of 2014 in committee. Vitter, along with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), worked together to develop the bill that was passed out of committee yesterday and will help provide grants to restore recognized […]

  • 13 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, met with Secretary Penny Pritzker of the U.S. Department of Commerce to discuss his concerns regarding the allocation of funds from the Resources and Ecosystem Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act). […]

  • 29 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator David Vitter has just released his proposals to restore Louisiana’s coasts and improve hurricane and flood protection in a form of a plan named “Together, Louisiana Strong”. “Coastal restoration and hurricane and flood protection aren’t just important issues – they’re matters of life or death. They’re matters of survival for whole communities and ways […]

  • 5 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator David Vitter yesterday released the following statement upon the completion of the Army Corps of Engineers Chief’s Report to address coastal restoration and storm damage risk reduction in Southwest Louisiana. “This Chief’s Report is a huge step forward for restoring our coastline and better protecting our communities across Southwest Louisiana from natural disasters,” […]

  • 1 March 2012

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter secured bipartisan sponsorship of his bill that would begin to reform the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ delivery of critical flood control and navigation projects. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) has joined as a cosponsor on Vitter’s bill, which would create a pilot program aimed at eliminating red tape and expediting backlogged […]

  • 25 April 2012

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter was named to the legislative conference committee to finalize the Highway Bill between the U.S. House and Senate. Vitter stated that he’ll work to make sure the RESTORE Act and the Realize America’s Maritime Promise (RAMP) Act will be included in the final version of the bill. “As a leading Republican […]

  • 17 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator David Vitter has announced that his bipartisan legislation reauthorizing the National Estuary Program (NEP) has passed both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, and will now head to the President’s desk to be signed into law. Vitter’s bill provides critical funding for 4.2 million acres of wetlands in Louisiana. Authorization for […]

  • 15 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) emphasized the need to include reforms to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the next Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). Sens. Vitter and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) along with all Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee wrote to Chairman Barbara Boxer expressing their desire to work in […]

  • 22 December 2011

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter  secured an agreement from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers leadership that the Corps will conduct a third-party review of West Bank levees recently found to contain significant amounts of debris – such as a used tire, a hot water tank and a shopping cart – during an inspection last month. An […]

  • 24 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator David Vitter announced yesterday that his bipartisan legislation reauthorizing the National Estuary Program (NEP) for the first time since 2010 has been signed into law. Vitter’s bill will provide critical funding for the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP), which spans 4.2 million acres of wetlands in Louisiana and includes many of the state’s […]

  • 14 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter met with Lieutenant General Tom Bostick, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers yesterday, to discuss repeated delays and a path forward on the Morganza to the Gulf hurricane protection project for Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes. Terrebonne and Lafourche parish experienced significant damage from past hurricanes that could have […]

  • 30 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator David Vitter said that he will host a forum today to discuss flood protection, coastal restoration, and the recent passage of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act with constituents in Orleans Parish. “I’ve made it one of my top priorities to travel around the state and visit with Louisianians in every parish,” Vitter said. […]

  • 23 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-LA) and Mexico’s general coordinator of ports and merchant marine, Guillermo Ruiz de Teresa, have been jointly selected to receive the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) 2015 “Port Person of the Year” award. Marking its 103rd year as the recognized, authoritative and coordinated voice of the seaports industry in the […]

  • 13 September 2012

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter yesterday said that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to conduct an independent analysis and review as to whether, and to what extent, the post-Katrina system contributed to flooding in areas like Plaquemines, St. John, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes because of a funneling effect or similar impact. The […]

  • 12 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter is calling on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to rethink their recent tentatively-selected plan for the West Shore Hurricane Protection Project. On August 23, the Corps announced their “tentatively selected plan,” but the alignment they chose protects fewer parishes than a separate alignment that is preferred by local officials. “To […]

  • 25 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator David Vitter made the following statement after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced their tentatively-selected plan for the West Shore Hurricane Protection Project. “This is disappointing – the locally-preferred alignment would have offered a lot more protection for a lot more people for the same price,” Vitter said. “Quite frankly, President Obama […]

  • 2 July 2012

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter last week announced that the Highway Bill has been approved by the U.S. House and Senate conference committee and passed by both chambers. Vitter specifically has been instrumental in making sure the RESTORE Act was included in the final version of the bill. Vitter is the only Louisiana member on the […]

  • 20 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.), top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, sent a letter to Secretary Penny Pritzker of the U.S. Department of Commerce, requesting a meeting to discuss the Louisiana Congressional delegation’s concerns regarding the allocation of funds from the Resources and Ecosystem Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the […]

  • 14 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) made the following statement regarding the U.S. Treasury Department’s Interim Final Rule under the Resources and Ecosystem Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States (RESTORE) Act, which establishes grant programs for the Gulf States, including Louisiana, to receive funds for environmental restoration and economic development projects. […]

  • 3 April 2012

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter has announced that he’ll be hosting a Flood Protection Forum in New Orleans on Wednesday, April 4. The forum is open to the public. “There has been far too much inefficiency with flood protection at the federal level – especially since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita – and we need to work […]

  • 10 June 2011

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter recently made the following statement supporting the need to dredge the lower Mississippi River. “The Mississippi River is the most productive river transportation system in America, and ensuring that cargo can continue to move through the river and waterways must be a top priority for the Corps,” Vitter said. “It’s not […]