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A Colorado baker’s fight to maintain his freedom of expression could be the most influential religious freedom decisions of the US Supreme Court in years, as the court considers the case this term.
The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced the Shreveport Airport Authority will receive a $150,000 grant to fund the design for an 800-foot runway extension.
In addition Beauregard Parish Airport will receive a $142,712 grant to rehabilitate 62,500 square yards of the existing apron that will aim to maintain the structural integrity of the pavement.
U.S. Sen. John Kennedy was against it before he was for it, in a sense, but in the end, he joined the rest of the Louisiana delegation last week in voting for the first big down-payment on aid to recover from Hurricane Harvey.
Legislation co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, who represents the northern parts of Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes, would make it easier for oil companies and coastal restoration projects to get environmental approval, but critics say it could harm to sea life.
On Friday, Rep. Mike Johnson (LA-04) voted in favor of Rep. Bradley Bryne’s (AL-01) amendment to prohibit any efforts to redirect funds allocated under the Gulf of Mexico Security Act (GOMESA) of 2006. GOMESA creates a revenue sharing agreement between Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama where each state receives a percentage of federal oil revenue from the drilling off their coasts.
Acoustic surveys for oil and gas deposits beneath the seabed are hailed as "the least intrusive way to explore the Earth's geology and its dynamic processes [that] impact human lives." So says the industry group that conducts the surveys. It offers this video to explain its work:
The House of Representatives last night adopted an amendment from Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) to protect important revenue from off-shore oil and gas royalties that is currently set aside for Alabama and other states on the Gulf Coast.
Today, 18 members of Congress released a letter urging the U.S. Department of Justice to follow up with an investigation of the December 2016 criminal referrals regarding Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast (PPGC) and the illegal trade in fetal tissue from aborted children.
Sen. Mike Lee is warning that the case of a Colorado baker in legal peril for refusing to bake a specialty wedding cake for a same-sex couple’s commitment ceremony is about more than religious liberty or LGBT rights, but about whether the government can compel speech.
The U.S. House of Representatives in an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote approved nearly $8 billion in Hurricane Harvey relief funds Wednesday on Capitol Hill.
The bill marks the first of several relief packages planned to help with the widespread damage across southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana.