Terrell McSweeny confirmed to FTC

Terrell McSweeny confirmed to FTC

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- The Senate voted Wednesday to easily confirm Terrell McSweeny to be the third Democractic commissioner on the five-member Federal Trade Commission.
Gabrielle Levy
Senate votes to end debate on unemployment insurance extension

Senate votes to end debate on unemployment insurance extension

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- A measure to renew expired unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless took another key step forward in the Senate Wednesday morning.
Gabrielle Levy
Warring parties trade fire over Keystone XL pipeline

Warring parties trade fire over Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. David Vitter said he's had enough "dilly dallying" on the Keystone XL pipeline, but environmental groups said a federal review needs more vetting.

David Vitter throws hat into GOP ring in bid to succeed Jindal

BATON ROUGE, La., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Sen. David Vitter announced Tuesday he would seek the Republican nomination to run for governor of Louisiana.

Obama's climate plans get mixed review during Senate hearing

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A climate director at the Natural Resources Defense Council said President Obama's effort to address climate change needs support but others weren't convinced.

Senate ethics panel dismisses Vitter's complaints against Reid, Boxer

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The Senate ethics panel dismissed a case alleging improper conduct by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Ethics Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.

Vitter move to ax health benefits for Congress, staff causes friction

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Senators will vote on a plan by Sen. David Vitter, R-La., that would end federal contributions to healthcare coverage for lawmakers and staffs, an aide said.
Vitter calls for ethics probe of Reid, Boxer, claims 'bribery'

Vitter calls for ethics probe of Reid, Boxer, claims 'bribery'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- A Senate Republican requested an ethics investigation of Democrats who hinted they may use his personal scandal to fight his effort to defund part of Obamacare.

Ex-EPA adviser to plead guilty to fraudulently obtaining $900,000

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- A former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency senior adviser is expected to plead guilty to stealing nearly $900,000 from the agency, an EPA spokeswoman said.
Senate wards off GOP filibuster on U.S. immigration reform bill

Senate wards off GOP filibuster on U.S. immigration reform bill

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Monday voted 67-27 to kill a Republican attempt to filibuster the immigration reform bill.
The Issue: Immigration reform bill finally hits Senate floor

The Issue: Immigration reform bill finally hits Senate floor

Debate finally began on the U.S. Senate floor last week on the bipartisan immigration reform bill seen as the best opportunity on a while – or for a while – to overhaul the nation's immigration laws.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

EPA official suspected of improper benefits

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- An assistant administrator at the EPA is suspected of violating rules by receiving benefits from a previous employer, U.S. Sen. David Vitter said.

Some Republicans express dismay over bipartisan immigration bill

WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- Opponents to bipartisan immigration reform legislation said the proposal grants immediate amnesty to undocumented workers who broke the law.

Is climate change next for GOP?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's plan to rebrand the Republican Party neglected to address a priority for the Obama administration as well as many Americans -- climate change.

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David Vitter
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)

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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