Louisianans have gotten way too many easy spoken assurances from FEMA over the last four years that didn't mean anything,Fugate confirmed as FEMA chief May 13, 2009
I have a hold on the FEMA nomination because I sent a list of hurricane recovery questions and projects to FEMA, many of which have not been adequately addressedSen. Vitter holds up FEMA nominee May 03, 2009
I will say this: I have people in Louisiana encouraging me to consider itLa. politics could make strange bedfellows Feb 25, 2009
This was a very serious sin in my past for which I am, of course, completely responsibleLa. senator on D.C. Madam's list Jul 10, 2007
I believe your fiscal 2008 budget proposal would be a step back from that commitment, however unintendedSenator calls on Bush to pay for levees Feb 02, 2007
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.