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.

SPJ: Senate Iraq vote now documented

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- After the Society of Professional Journalists condemned a voice vote in the U.S. Senate on the $87 billion investment in Iraq it made its own tally.

Medicare bill heads toward House debate

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The House rules committee Friday afternoon sent the $395 billion Medicare prescription drug bill to the House floor.

Leak controversy intensifies

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The controversy surrounding the leak of the name of a Central Intelligence Agency officer to a newspaper columnist intensified Thursday.

Dems goofed on Springer

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Talk-show host Jerry Springer, the king of daytime sleaze, recently spent several weeks openly contemplating a run for the United States Senate from Ohio. As la
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Landrieu -- Sugar and spice

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Abraham Lincoln said, "You can fool some of the people all the time. You can fool all the people some of the time. But you can't fool all the people all the time." But don't tell that to the Mary Landrieu for Senate campaign.
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UPI's Capital Comment for Feb. 12, 2003

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press International.

Senate nears passage of $390 billion bill

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The Senate Thursday appeared close to completing a $390 billion spending bill to fund the government through 2003. The omnibus bill combines 11 spending bills t

Senate faces scores of spending amendments

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Senate deliberations Wednesday on a huge spending bill to fund the government through the current year have become bogged down amid over 240 offered amendments.

Commentary: Back on the 51-49 fence

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- As bruised and bloodied Democrats regather for the new political battles of 2003, they would do well to recall the Trent Lott affair that proved the political e
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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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