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  Vitter, David
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AffiliationRepublican  
<-  2009-01-01  
 
NameDavid Vitter
Address3841 Veterans Blvd
Metairie, Louisiana , United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born May 03, 1961 (58 years)
ContributorRalphie
Last ModifedRBH
Nov 22, 2018 09:26pm
Tags Caucasian - Conservative - Anti Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Anti-Affirmative Action - Anti-Civil Unions - Anti-Gay Marriage - Pro Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Pro Free Trade - Pro School Vouchers - Pro- gun - Pro-Bush Tax Cuts - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Life - Pro-Missile Defense - Pro-Social Security Privatization - Married - Catholic -
InfoDavid Bruce Vitter

Senator David Vitter has a long history of service to Louisiana.

He first arrived in Washington in 1999 representing the 1st Congressional District of Louisiana. During his tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives, Vitter worked intently to address the needs of his constituents and Louisiana and gained a reputation as an independent reformer.

In Congress, Vitter spearheaded several successful Louisiana initiatives, including passing legislation to provide $115 million for Lake Pontchartrain cleanup efforts with local stakeholders around the 16-parish basin, securing significant federal support for anticorruption investigations in the state and funding key job creation initiatives like the Maritime Technology Center at Avondale.

Through his unique position as Louisiana’s sole member of the House Appropriations Committee, Vitter has worked to fund important Louisiana projects, such as securing federal funding to assist the state’s crime labs with buying equipment to process its DNA backlog, working to ensure vital funding for veteran’s health care and helping strengthen our military bases to help Louisiana prepare for and survive the next round of Base Realignment and Closure.

Vitter has taken active roles on several criminal justice issues through his role in as vice-chairman of the House Commerce, Justice, State and the Judiciary Appropriations Subcommittee. In this role, he was a major supporter of obtaining enhanced communication equipment for law enforcement to coordinate state, local and federal efforts, and he secured significant federal support for anticorruption crackdowns so businesses will find a better economic climate in Louisiana that is free of cronyism.

Louisiana loses miles and miles of coastline every year, endangering our people, our livelihood and our way of life. While in the U.S. House, Vitter worked with President Bush to secure a significant federal commitment to fund the state’s fight against coastal erosion. In July of 2004, a $1.9 billion federal commitment to coastal restoration work was announced with $1.2 billion fast-tracked. These fast-track projects are not only part of the current efforts to save our coast now, but they also lay the groundwork for and inform our future restoration efforts.

Because trade is so important to Louisiana agriculture industries, Vitter fights not only to maximize the export potential for Louisiana products, but also to protect Louisiana agriculture industries, including crawfish, shrimp, timber and dairy from unjust trade deals and unfair foreign trade practices.

Vitter has been a strong supporter of tax incentives to help businesses and is a leading proponent of the fight to eliminate the onerous federal death tax. He also supported legislation to help businesses cope with the high cost of health care, through the extension of Association Health Plans and Medical Savings Accounts, and he has fought to implement real tort reform in federal courts.

To help make affordable, accessible health care available to all Louisiana citizens, Vitter has worked to implement common sense reforms to our Medicare program and to advance a real Patients’ Bill of Rights. He helped create new Health Savings Accounts and other tax credits to help families with the high cost of health care. Vitter also worked to implement a voluntary prescription drug plan for seniors in Medicare, to strengthen Medicare + Choice plans and to lower taxes on Social Security benefits.

Funding for quality education is an important priority for Vitter, because he recognizes the link between education, good paying jobs and securing our children’s future in the 21st century. That’s why he worked to secure $1.3 million for a statewide initiative to improve technology in Louisiana’s schools.

During his time in Congress, Vitter has been an advocate of the state’s oil, gas and chemical industries. Understanding the historic and economic significance these industries play in Louisiana, Vitter has pursued legislation that would make these businesses safer and more robust. He voted for a comprehensive energy bill – and will work to see one pass in the Senate – that addresses the many facets of our nation’s energy needs by ensuring efficient, affordable and environmentally friendly energy for generations to come.

An original member of the I-49 Congressional Caucus and a former member of the House Transportation Committee, Vitter has spearheaded several successful initiatives to address critical transportation needs in Louisiana. He has focused his transportation priorities on helping Louisiana improve safety, manage growth and support economic development, and he has secured federal funding for road projects throughout the state, such as a $1 million pilot program to repair the state’s bridges.

For his work in Congress, Vitter has received numerous awards from leading organizations, such as Americans for Tax Reform, the National Association of Manufacturers, the 60 + Association and the Family Research Council.
Prior to his service in Congress, Vitter served seven and one-half years in the Louisiana House of Representatives. During that tenure he repealed the state inheritance tax, passed legislative term limits, passed numerous anticrime measures and filed successful ethics actions to end abuses of the Tulane Legislative Scholarship Program and block illegal riverboat casino deals promoted by then-Governor Edwin Edwards. For his efforts, Vitter was honored as “Legislator of the Year” by the Alliance for Good Government and “Outstanding Legislator” by Victims and Citizens Against Crime, from which he also received a lifetime achievement award.

While serving in the state Legislature, Vitter was a business attorney and adjunct law professor at Loyola and Tulane universities. He and his wife Wendy live in Metairie with their four children, age 12 and under, and are lectors at St. Francis Xavier Church.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
09/25/2014-09/28/2014 Public Policy Polling 46.00% ( 3.0) 35.00% ( 5.0) 19.00% ( 2.0)
08/16/2013-08/19/2013 Public Policy Polling 43.00% ( 0.0) 40.00% ( 3.0) 17.00% ( 3.0)
04/30/2013-05/01/2013 Public Policy Polling 43.00% ( 10.0) 37.00% ( 4.0) 20.00% ( 14.0)
03/18/2013-03/20/2013 Southern Media & Opinion 58.00% ( 2.0) 35.00% ( 5.0) 7.00% ( 3.0)
11/15/2010-11/17/2010 Southern Media & Opinion 56.00% ( 2.0) 40.00% ( 6.0) 4.00% ( 4.0)
08/21/2010-08/22/2010 Public Policy Polling 53.00% ( 8.0) 41.00% ( 2.0) 6.00% ( 5.0)
06/12/2010-06/13/2010 Public Policy Polling 45.00% ( 1.0) 43.00% ( 7.0) 11.00% ( 9.0)
07/17/2009-07/19/2009 Public Policy Polling 44.00% ( 0.0) 36.00% ( 0.0) 20.00% ( 0.0)
04/13/2009-04/16/2009 Southern Media & Opinion 58.00% ( 0.0) 34.00% ( 0.0) 8.00% ( 0.0)
10/12/2006-10/15/2006 Survey USA 60.00% ( 3.0) 32.00% ( 2.0) 8.00% ( 1.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
11/04/2015-11/07/2015 Market Research Insight 44.00% ( 0.0) 43.00% ( 0.0) 1.00% ( 0.0)
10/26/2015-10/28/2015 Anzalone Liszt Research (D) 40.00% ( 0.0) 52.00% ( 0.0) 8.00% ( 0.0)
08/14/2013-08/15/2013 Harper Polling 47.00% ( 0.0) 35.00% ( 0.0) 18.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Sep 13, 2013 02:50pm News David Vitter wants ethics probe of Harry Reid, Barbara Boxer  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Sep 19, 2011 09:00am News Report: Vitter sought DOE loans  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Sep 08, 2011 10:35am Amusing Senate votes force David Vitter to remain in Washington for president's speech  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Sep 06, 2011 03:00pm General Sen. David Vitter blames Plaquemines Parish flooding on lack of federal levees  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Jun 21, 2011 01:10pm Scandal Watchdog: Sen. Vitter tried to ‘bribe’ Sec. Salazar with pay raise  Article Craverguy 
May 26, 2011 10:00am Amusing Sen. Vitter's spokesman dares Obama administration to prosecute his boss  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Dec 22, 2010 11:50am News David Vitter: Don’t count illegal immigrants  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Aug 27, 2010 01:00pm Blog Entry Vitter Attorneys Pressured Louisiana Newspapers To Soften Coverage Of His Violent Aide  Article Servo 
Jul 28, 2010 02:50pm Idiocy Vitter likens FDA recommendation to death panels  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Jul 12, 2010 09:55pm General Republican senator Vitter says he backs birther lawsuits  Article COSDem 
Jul 01, 2010 12:00pm Blog Entry Vitter’s Family Values  Article ArmyDem 
Jun 23, 2010 12:00pm News Sen. Vitter aide resigns after report of knife attack arrest  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Apr 15, 2010 09:00am Amusing VIDEO: Baucus chuckles at Vitter's remarks on unemployment benefits  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Apr 15, 2010 04:05am Rule Change David Vitter fights for formaldehyde  Article RP 
Sep 25, 2009 10:00pm News Vitter Wants EPA To Delay Rules On Pollutant -- Mirroring Stance Of Industry That Backs Him  Article WesternDem 
Sep 24, 2009 05:35pm News Vitter Requests RICO Investigation of ACORN   Article Brandonius Maximus 
Aug 22, 2009 07:00pm News Democrat files ethics charge against Vitter  Article Jason 
Aug 20, 2009 04:00pm Amusing Vitter: My Goal On Drug Reimportation Is To Destroy Other Countries' Health Care Systems  Article karin1492 
Jul 29, 2009 01:00pm General Vitter defends Southern influence in GOP, slams Voinovich  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Apr 02, 2009 06:00pm Commentary David Vitter's fake olive branch: Asking Mary Landrieu to help keep Letten as U.S. attorney  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Mar 28, 2009 01:00pm News Opposition to Obama fuels Sen. Vitter's resurgence  Article The Sunset Provision 
Mar 15, 2009 08:00am General TSA to look at Vitter airport incident  Article kal 
Mar 11, 2009 10:00pm News TSA Probing Vitter Incident  Article COSDem 
Mar 11, 2009 12:00pm Amusing Vitter Goes From Hookergate to Gate-Crashing  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Mar 11, 2009 12:00pm News Sen. David Vitter says airport gate incident overstated  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Feb 24, 2009 03:00pm General Scandal-plagued Republican [Vitter] says Burris should resign   Article DFWDem 
Feb 04, 2009 11:10am General Vitter: GOP colleagues 'scared to death'  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Jan 23, 2009 06:00pm Announcement Vitter announces committee assignments  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Nov 25, 2008 10:00am Commentary Louisiana US Senator Vitter: Put Up Or Shut Up   Article Brandonius Maximus 
Aug 20, 2008 05:00pm News Vitter limited in using campaign money for legal costs  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Jul 15, 2008 12:00pm News Senator Vitter Threatens Crucial AIDS Bill  Article The Sunset Provision 
Jul 03, 2008 07:00pm News Vitter wants campaign funds to pay for D.C. Madam-related fees  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Apr 08, 2008 09:00pm News Craig offers support to Vitter  Article ArmyDem 
Apr 08, 2008 01:00am News Sen. Vitter may testify in sex case  Article particleman 
Apr 07, 2008 03:35pm Oops Vitter driver wrecks into sign after Gonzales forum  Article RP 
Feb 02, 2008 06:00am News Blanco asked to battle Vitter  Article kal 
Nov 21, 2007 11:00pm News Senator [Vitter] spared testimony in escort case  Article The Sunset Provision 
Oct 19, 2007 06:00pm News Vitter shifts $100,000 from religious group; He cites 'hysterics' in evolution dispute  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Sep 22, 2007 09:10pm Proposed Legislation Vitter earmarked federal money for creationist group  Article RP 
Sep 11, 2007 10:00pm News Woman says she had sex with Sen. Vitter  Article ev 
Aug 22, 2007 06:30pm News Poll: Vitter's 'serious sin' apparently not seriously damaging  Article kal 
Jul 29, 2007 04:00pm News Vitter irks colleagues with moves in Senate  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Jul 16, 2007 12:00am Picture Etta Hulme Political Cartoon 7/12/2007  Article Penguin 
Jul 14, 2007 02:00pm Commentary Vitter has decided his own fate  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Jul 14, 2007 02:00pm Scandal Louisiana Republicans offer guarded support for Vitter  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Jul 13, 2007 08:00am Blog Entry Prostitute describes Vitter affair  Article DFWDem 
Jul 12, 2007 08:00pm News Dems: Vitter a hypocrite for bid to prohibit same-sex marriage  Article The Sunset Provision 
Jul 11, 2007 11:00pm News GOP: May ask Vitter to resign  Article Buddy 
Jul 11, 2007 07:00pm News Vitter hides as the Senate GOP circles its wagons  Article Buddy 
Jul 10, 2007 08:05pm News New Orleans' Madam Says Sen. David Vitter Used Her Brothel  Article RBH 
Jul 09, 2007 09:00pm Scandal Senator's number on escort service list  Article The Sunset Provision 
Feb 03, 2007 02:50pm Advertisement Vitter fires off letter to Bush over levee funding  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Jun 29, 2006 04:00pm News Sen. Vitter blasts Corps for "ongoing failures" in letter to President Bush  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Feb 06, 2006 10:00pm Press Release Senator Vitter Statement on Release of President’s Budget  Article RP 
Jan 26, 2006 08:00pm News Vitter rejects White House claims [on executive privilege]; Stonewalling won't wash, he says  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Jun 17, 2005 10:00am Proposed Legislation Vitter bill might bar Indian casino  Article Brandonius Maximus 
May 22, 2005 03:00am News Two former La. senators: Vitter's challenge to Landrieu 'bad form'  Article Brandonius Maximus 
May 20, 2005 12:00am News Vitter blasts Landrieu on Senate floor  Article None Entered 
May 12, 2005 12:00am News Senator Vitter backs Louisiana school board's prayers at meetings  Article None Entered 
Apr 18, 2005 12:00am Humor Vitter becomes state's wise guy  Article None Entered 
Apr 16, 2005 10:20pm News Vitter admits error on [Abramoff] fund-raiser tab  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Mar 17, 2005 09:00pm News Vitter fund-raiser put on by lobbyist [Abramoff]  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Oct 20, 2003 12:00am Advertisement Congressman Vitter's Father Passes at Age 87  Article Thibo 

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DISCUSSION
Importance? 5.00000 Average

FAMILY
Wife Wendy Vitter 00, 1990-

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RACES
  11/21/2015 LA Governor - Runoff Lost 43.89% (-12.23%)
  10/24/2015 LA Governor - Initial Election Won 23.00% (+0.00%)
  01/03/2015 Environment Committee - Seat 1 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2015 Banking Committee - Seat 3 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2015 Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chairperson Won 52.63% (+5.26%)
  01/03/2013 Environment and Public Work Chairperson Lost 44.44% (-11.11%)
  11/02/2010 LA US Senate Won 56.55% (+18.88%)
  08/28/2010 LA US Senate - R Primary Won 87.59% (+80.56%)
  01/03/2009 Seat 10 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 LA US Senate Won 51.04% (+21.71%)
  11/05/2002 LA District 1 Won 81.47% (+70.25%)
  11/07/2000 LA District 1 Won 80.48% (+67.89%)
  05/29/1999 LA District 1 - Special Runoff Won 50.75% (+1.49%)
  05/01/1999 LA District 1 - Special Election Won 21.67% (+0.00%)
  10/21/1995 LA State House 081 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  10/19/1991 LA State House 081 Won 67.85% (+43.48%)
ENDORSEMENTS
US Attorney General - Apr 23, 2015 NPA Reject
US Ambassador to the United Nations - Aug 01, 2013 NPA Reject
US Senate Republican Conference Vice Chairman - Dec 13, 2011 R Ron Johnson
LA Lt. Governor - Oct 22, 2011 R Billy Nungesser
US Secretary of Commerce - Oct 20, 2011 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 05, 2010 NPA Reject
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board - Jan 28, 2010 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 06, 2009 NPA Reject
Solicitor General of the United States - Mar 19, 2009 NPA Reject
US Secretary of Labor - Feb 24, 2009 NPA Reject
US Attorney General - Feb 02, 2009 NPA Reject
US Secretary of State - Jan 21, 2009 NPA Reject
LA US President - R Primary - Feb 09, 2008 R Rudy Giuliani
US President - R Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 R Rudy Giuliani
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 R Samuel A. Alito Jr.
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 R John G. Roberts Jr.
LA District 07 - Runoff - Dec 04, 2004 R Charles W. Boustany, Jr.
LA District 01 - Nov 02, 2004 R Bobby Jindal
LA Commissioner of Insurance - Initial Election - Oct 04, 2003 R Daniel G. Kyle
LA Attorney General - Oct 04, 2003 R Suzanne Haik Terrell
LA US Senate - Initial Election - Sep 21, 1996 R Chuck McMains
LA Speaker Pro Tempore - Jan 08, 1992 NPA Reject
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