Report: Bush wants to disband the NCCC

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- U.S. President George W. Bush is proposing disbanding the National Civilian Community Corps, following criticism by the Office of Management and Budget.

Kerry vows to push SBA on Katrina

NEW ORLEANS, May 6 (UPI) -- Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., said he will push the Small Business Administration to move quicker to help Hurricane Katrina victims.

Nagin leads in New Orleans; runoff likely

NEW ORLEANS, April 22 (UPI) -- Mayor Ray Nagin was the top vote getter in a field of 21 as New Orleans voters turned out for their first post-Katrina election Saturday.

Katrina looms over mayor's race

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A dozen candidates are headed into an April mayoral election in New Orleans, and the winner is anybody's guess.

Political danger in Katrina blame game

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The post-hurricane political climate is radically different from the U.S. response following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that drew the country together.

Republicans set hearings on storm response

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress have formed a House-Senate committee to investigation all levels of government actions regarding Hurricane Katrina.

Landrieu slams Bush on 'stage set'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., charged Saturday President Bush's visit to a New Orleans levee Friday was a "photo opportunity" on a "hastily prepared stage set."

Senate poised to OK lynching law apology

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- Blacks in the United States may finally hear words of regret from Congress, which over the years has not always protected their rights or even their lives.

Senate has votes to keep ANWR in budget

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- Supporters of oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge appear to have enough votes to keep it in the FY 2006 Senate budget resolution.

Blue Planet: Calling the roll on ANWR

BOULDER, Colo., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- A series by UPI examining the relationship of humans to the environment. This week: The new makeup of the U.S. Senate is giving Republicans their best opportunity since the Bush administration took office to open up the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to

Senate approves tax break for paying reservists

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The Senate Monday approved a measure by Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu that encourages employers to continue paying deployed reservists and National Guardsmen.

Senate moves forward with corporate tax cuts

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- After a day-long attempt to delay action, the Senate moved forward Sunday with debate on a $136 billion corporate tax cut package.

Dems bitter over La. rep.'s party switch

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Capitol Hill Democrats are denouncing as cowardly U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander's decision to file for re-election as a Republican.

U.S. AIDS cases mostly in South

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) -- Lawmakers and AIDS experts Thursday said AIDS cases in the United States fall disproportionately in the South, an area that should be aggressively targeted.

Louisiana Dems rally round Kerry

NEW YORK, March 2 (UPI) -- Louisiana's Democratic political establishment has rallied around Sen. John Kerry a week ahead of the state's primary.
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Mary Landrieu
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)

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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