Oil, insurance, traffic, pot – Louisiana's congressional delegation takes aim at 2023
The state’s one Democratic and seven Republican members are taking on more power come
All must consider the national issues and politics of the day.
But local needs won’t be neglected, said Rep.
For instance, Graves said that after five years of effort, he and other delegation members hope to clear the way for a new
“We’ve ultimately eliminated the last obstacle of us getting a new consolidated
Graves says another priority is changing how money is spent under the Biden administration’s
Graves contends the formulas used to fund projects favor Democratic regions at the expense of
Graves said now that the
“The federal government has no business funding EV charging stations,” Graves said. “I don’t view this as a government responsibility. The government didn’t pay for gas stations. They don’t need to be paying for EV charging stations.”
“What good is flood insurance if you can’t afford it?” said
Carter is on board with demanding that
But Carter, who represents heavily Democratic sections of
Carter says he also wants to expand mental health services and see about decriminalizing marijuana on the federal level. President
A hot topic for
Cassidy argues that deep-in-the-weeds requirements have essentially shut down drilling offshore. The
Scalise likewise targets Biden energy policies.
Johnson said one priority is reinstating troops who were “wrongfully terminated” for refusing the COVID vaccination. Some
Johnson said the
“We will also resume
“My top priority is to keep working on the
But her key legislative initiative, backed by the GOP House leadership, is her “Parents Bill of Rights” bill, which she says would give parents a “seat at the table” in deciding what their children are taught.
The bill would require local school boards to publicly post the curriculum for each elementary and secondary school grade level. It also would mandate that schools notify parents of their rights, including the ability to oppose a curriculum or budget. Critics say the bill is meant to appease angry parents who claim some courses are designed to shame white children over the country’s history of slavery and racial discrimination.