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  New Orleans Times-Picayune--Election recommendations: Senate: Mary Landrieu
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ContributorBrandonius Maximus 
Last EditedBrandonius Maximus  Oct 28, 2008 09:24am
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MediaNewspaper - New Orleans Times-Picayune
News DateTuesday, October 28, 2008 03:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionU.S. CONGRESS


Mary Landrieu

During her 12 years in Congress, Sen. Landrieu has been an ardent and effective advocate for Louisiana. One of her main priorities was to get the state a share of the oil and gas revenues produced off our coast and, after years of hard work, she was successful in 2006. Louisiana expects to get $200 million in the first decade and $650 million per year after 2017, but Sen. Landrieu, who has a coveted spot on the Appropriations Committee, hopes to speed up the payout to give the state more money to use for rebuilding the coast over the next five or 10 years. She worked with the rest of the state's congressional delegation to get billions in aid for South Louisiana in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and she promises to push for more resources storm protection and housing. She also pledges to focus on reforms to make the Army Corps of Engineers more accountable, which Katrina clearly showed is needed. Sen. Landrieu also has demonstrated an ability to work across party lines for the good of her constituents.
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