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Panel votes to recommend Hagel

Panel votes to recommend Hagel

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A Senate panel Tuesday voted along party lines 14-11 to recommend the full Senate approve Chuck Hagel's nomination as U.S. defense secretary.
Reid: I 'misspoke' in Katrina-Sandy remark

Reid: I 'misspoke' in Katrina-Sandy remark

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he "misspoke" when he said Hurricane Katrina devastation was "nothing in comparison" to that of Superstorm Sandy.
Vitter rebukes Reid on Sandy remarks

Vitter rebukes Reid on Sandy remarks

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. David Vitter Monday slammed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as an "idiot" for comparing Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Katrina victims.
Ethics panel clears Louisiana Sen. Vitter

Ethics panel clears Louisiana Sen. Vitter

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- An attempt by U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., to keep Interior Secretary Ken Salazar from getting a raise was legal but "inappropriate," an ethics panel says.

Draft measure introduced on Keystone XL

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- A measure drafted largely by critics of the U.S. president's energy policy gives TransCanada the approval to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline, senators say.
GOP oil drilling bill fails to pass Senate

GOP oil drilling bill fails to pass Senate

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- A Louisiana senator was one of five Republicans to vote against legislation introduced by Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell to expand offshore oil drilling.
Louisiana pushes for more oil drilling

Louisiana pushes for more oil drilling

WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- A full year after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Louisiana politicians are outraged at the federal drilling moratorium.
Strong GOP showing in La. House races

Strong GOP showing in La. House races

BATON ROUGE, La., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Sen. David Vitter, R-La., was re-elected by a wide margin over Democratic U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon Tuesday and Republicans also dominated the House races.
Politics 2010: Challenger nipping Vitter's heels

Politics 2010: Challenger nipping Vitter's heels

Louisiana's Republican U.S. Senate challenger Chet Traylor could force incumbent David Vitter into a runoff to capture the party nomination, a recent poll indicates.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Judge questions Ariz. immigration law

Judge questions Ariz. immigration law

PHOENIX, July 22 (UPI) -- A federal judge Thursday questioned whether Arizona's tough new immigration law is constitutional.

GOP attacks administration spill response

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- Republicans charged Sunday the Obama administration has been lax in keeping oil from the massive Gulf of Mexico spill away from shorelines.

Aide to La. senator resigns over charges

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- An aide to U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., has resigned following revelations of an arrest for allegedly attacking an ex-girlfriend with a knife, observers say.

Obama makes 3rd post-spill trip to La.

NEW ORLEANS, June 4 (UPI) -- President Obama flew Friday to Louisiana to assess progress on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, his third visit to the area since the disaster.
Vitter: Focus on spill, leak, not TV time

Vitter: Focus on spill, leak, not TV time

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- Sen. David Vitter, R-La., said Democratic leaders are more concerned about getting TV time than dealing with the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.
3 Dems seek congressional public option

3 Dems seek congressional public option

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Three Senate Democrats say they want to join a Republican amendment that would require congressional members to use any public healthcare plan Congress OKs.
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Wendy Vitter, wife of Louisiana Sen. David Vitter, speaks to reporters at a hotel in Metairie, Louisiana, July 16, 2007. Vitter apologized again for "a serious sin in my past," a week after phone records showed he had contacted the D.C. madam. The couple refused to answer questions after their brief statements. (UPI Photo/A.J. Sisco)
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David Bruce Vitter (born May 3, 1961) is the junior United States Senator from Louisiana and a member of the Republican Party. Formerly a member of the United States House of Representatives, first elected in 1999, representing the suburban Louisiana's 1st congressional district, Vitter was elected to the Senate in 2004.

Vitter was born and reared in New Orleans. He attended Harvard University for his undergraduate studies and Tulane University for law school in addition to winning a Rhodes Scholarship to University College, Oxford. He served as a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives before entering the U.S. House.

Vitter has identified himself as a political conservative throughout his political career. His legislative agenda includes positions ranging from pro-life to pro-gun rights while legislating against gambling, same-sex marriage, federal funding for abortion providers, increases in the State Children's Health Insurance Program, the United Nations, and amnesty for America's illegal immigrants. Vitter's stated positions include a balanced budget constitutional amendment, abolishing the federal and state estate tax, increasing local police forces, and an assortment of health care, tax and national defense reforms.

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