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Senate passes VA, highway bills, heads to recess

Senate passes VA, highway bills, heads to recess

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) --The Senate passed two key bills Thursday, sending a fix for the Department of Veterans affairs and a highway funding patch to the president for signature.
Gabrielle Levy
Senate advances $2.7 billion emergency border bill

Senate advances $2.7 billion emergency border bill

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) --A bill to provide emergency funding to handle the flood of children coming across the southern U.S. border passed a key procedural hurdle Wednesday.
Gabrielle Levy
Murkowski wary of Keystone XL oversell

Murkowski wary of Keystone XL oversell

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) --While bipartisan leaders in a Senate committee passed a bill in support of Keystone XL, Sen. Lisa Murkowski warned against overselling the win.
Daniel J. Graeber
Keystone bill passes Senate Energy Committee

Keystone bill passes Senate Energy Committee

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) --A bill approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline passed out of a Senate committee Wednesday, but may go no further.
Gabrielle Levy
Alison Lundergan Grimes: VA chief Shinseki needs to go

Alison Lundergan Grimes: VA chief Shinseki needs to go

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) --Kentucky Secretary of State and Democratic Senatorial candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes called for the resignation of VA head Eric Shinseki, in wake of scandal.
Aileen Graef
Senate approves David Barron confirmation to First Circuit

Senate approves David Barron confirmation to First Circuit

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) --The Senate confirmed David Barron after the Justice Department agreed to release a memo he wrote giving legal justification for drone strikes against Americans.
Gabrielle Levy
Billionaire Steyer's climate change PAC eyes 7 races

Billionaire Steyer's climate change PAC eyes 7 races

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) --Tom Steyer, the liberal billionaire behind the climate change-focused PAC NextGen Climate Action, has identified seven races as part of his $100 million effort.
Gabrielle Levy
Barron clears hurdle in Senate after WH agrees to release drone memos

Barron clears hurdle in Senate after WH agrees to release drone memos

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) --Senators narrowly advanced the nomination of David Barron after the DOJ said it would release a memo detailing justification of drone strikes against Americans.
Gabrielle Levy
U.S. 'thinking through' potential oil exports

U.S. 'thinking through' potential oil exports

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) --The White House is reviewing its policy options regarding legislation enacted in 1975 that restricts U.S. crude oil exports, a presidential assistant said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Keystone XL bill backed by Big Oil, group says

Keystone XL bill backed by Big Oil, group says

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- U.S. senators who drafted legislation in support of the Keystone XL oil pipeline received $21 million from the oil industry, an advocacy group says.
Daniel J. Graeber
New poll suggests opposition to Obamacare could hurt Democratic incumbents in South

New poll suggests opposition to Obamacare could hurt Democratic incumbents in South

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- Democratic U.S. senators representing southern states could be hurt in November by opposition to Obamacare, a poll released Wednesday suggested.
Frances Burns
Gazprom wants bigger stake in LNG market

Gazprom wants bigger stake in LNG market

March 27 (UPI) -- Russian energy company Gazprom said it aims to seize 15 percent of the global market share of liquified natural gas within the next 15 years.
Daniel J. Graeber
Senate panel reviews prospects for energy exports

Senate panel reviews prospects for energy exports

March 26 (UPI) -- The United States is in a unique position to use its energy resources to increase its leverage on the international stage, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Russia responds to U.S. sanctions with entry bans for U.S. leaders

Russia responds to U.S. sanctions with entry bans for U.S. leaders

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- Russia responded to new U.S. sanctions over the annexation of Crimea by barring nine U.S. legislators and security officials from entry Thursday.

Senate Democrats pull all-nighter on climate change

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Democrats, showing consensus on the need to address climate change, spoke in a marathon that ended early Tuesday before legislative business began.
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Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-LA, participates in a news conference introducing the Foster Care Mentoring Act of 2009 on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 6, 2009. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Mary Loretta Landrieu (pronounced /ˈlændruː/, LAN-droo; born November 23, 1955) is the senior United States Senator from the State of Louisiana, and is the second woman elected to the U.S. Senate from Louisiana. Landrieu is the daughter of former New Orleans mayor and Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, Moon Landrieu and the sister of the current Mayor of New Orleans and former Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana Mitch Landrieu. By national standards, Landrieu is among the most conservative Democrats in the U.S. Senate, and is a member of the New Democrat Coalition.

Landrieu was born in Arlington, Virginia to Verna Satterlee and former New Orleans mayor Moon Landrieu, and raised in New Orleans. She was raised as a Roman Catholic and attended Ursuline Academy of New Orleans. She graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 1977 where she was a member of Delta Gamma sorority. Before entering politics, she worked as a real estate agent. She was a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1980 to 1988, representing a New Orleans-based district. She then served as Louisiana state treasurer from 1988–1996, having succeeded the veteran officeholder, Mary Evelyn Parker. In the 1987 primary for treasurer, she defeated two legislative colleagues, Kevin P. Reilly, Sr., chief executive officer at the time of Lamar Advertising Company in Baton Rouge, and Claude "Buddy" Leach, a former U.S. representative and the current chairman of the Louisiana Democratic Party. Landrieu gave up the treasurer's office to run for governor of Louisiana in 1995, but finished third in the state's jungle primary (which at that time was considered the actual election in Louisiana). The eventual winner was Democrat-turned-Republican Murphy J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.

Landrieu and her husband, attorney Frank Snellings (born 1949), who grew up in Monroe, have two children, Connor and Mary Shannon. Her son Connor is currently an enrolled student at Tulane University in New Orleans.

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