June 14, 2017

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Cassidy, Gillibrand, Capito Introduce National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Bill 
 
    Today, US Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced legislation to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for 10 years.  The NFIP is currently set to  expire on September 30, 2017.
    "This is a product of listening to those affected, finding from stakeholders those policies that  would address affordability and sustainability within the NFIP," said Dr. Cassidy. "The goal of this   bipartisan bill is to bring peace of mind for Louisiana families, and for all American families, seeking to  buy flood insurance."

The Scalise Capitol Report
    This week, the House passed the Financial CHOICE Act, which is another important part of our agenda to create jobs and get our economy back on track by getting radical Washington regulations out of your way. The CHOICE Act provides relief for hardworking families and small businesses by gutting the Dodd-Frank law that has been crushing our local community banks. Under Dodd-Frank, Wall Street banks have gotten bigger while our Main Street businesses and community banks suffocate under the mountain of red-tape and confusing, costly regulations. Dodd-Frank has made it harder and more costly for hard-working families to buy their first home, while also making it harder for small businesses to get loans to create more jobs.

Click here to listen to Congressman Scalise discuss the Financial CHOICE Act on WWL Radio.


Click the image above to view Congressman Scalise discuss the Financial CHOICE Act on Fox Business. 

LABI Update 6/7/17
LABI Updates
   Per the Constitution, the Legislature adjourned sine die at 6 pm last Thursday, June 8th. However, the House and Senate deadlocked on budget negotiations, failing to pass both the capital and operating budgets prior to adjournment. This triggered a special session, which the Governor had provisionally called in the event of such an outcome.


Click above for a 4 minute session recap.

News
The AP reports on the ongoing budget negotiations between the House and the Senate. READ HERE.

On Monday, LABI President and CEO Stephen Waguespack responded to rumors regarding the leadership of the Speaker of the House, Taylor Barras. READ HERE.

The Advocate reports on the final piece of legislation in the criminal reform justice package clearing the House and Senate. READ HERE.


LABI's Bill Updates
Each week LABI sends out updates on legislative bills being discussed in Baton Rouge.  CLICK HERE  for the latest updates on those bills.
 Louisiana 
Legislative  Update

The Chesapeake Group is hired  by the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber  of Commerce to lobby in Baton Rouge  on behalf of the business community  in our region.
Our Lobbyist, Eric Sunstrom, has provided an update on the current Louisiana legislative session. We will continue to have updates for the Special Session as related to the budget.
 

The links below are a few of the highlights in news from around Louisiana for the week ending 
June 9, 2017.
 
By Elizabeth Crisp | The Advocate

the session
Stephanie Grace

By Jim Beam |  The American Press

By Jim Beam | The American Press

By Leign Guidry |  Gannett News

Melinda Deslatte |  The Associated Press

By Joe Macaluso | The Advocate

Coastal Master Plan
By Garrett Ohlmeyer

The Times-Picayune
Advocacy

Advocating for hurricane protection.

 
Advocating for coastal 
protection and restoration.