Baton Rouge- Republican lawmakers in the House Appropriations Committee successfully amended and passed HB 1, the state's spending plan, on a 17-5 party-line vote. House Appropriations Chairman Cameron Henry (R- Metairie) provided a package of amendments that transformed the bill to a "standstill" budget, freezing state spending for next year at the current year's level, with the exception of some constitutionally mandated increases.
"Louisiana Republicans congratulate Mayor-elect Hunter and look forward to working closely with him in the years ahead." - LAGOP Chairman Roger Villere
I congratulate Representative-elect Crews on his victory. We look forward to working with him to oppose the reckless tax and spend policies that are constantly being put forth by the Edwards administration.“ - LAGOP Chairman Roger Villere
The Republican Party of Louisiana released the following statement from Chairman Roger Villere upon the failure of Governor Edwards' keystone tax bill:
"As the Trump Administration continues to fight for the repeal of Obamacare in Washington, Republicans in Louisiana are joining in on the fight with House Bill 6 by Representative Paul Hollis (R- Covington)." - LAGOP Chairman, Roger Villere
Republican Delegation Chairman Lance Harris (R-Alexandria) said, “This is a sad day for Louisiana. What was once an attractive state for the oil and gas industry has now become a beacon of instability. The coastal lawsuits were a major warning sign that the legal environment is only getting worse. Talk of major tax changes that will cripple businesses in the state was likely the final straw.”
Republican Party of Louisiana Executive Director Jason Doré will be moving his family to the nation's capital to serve as an official in the administration of President Donald J. Trump.
As Governor Edwards looks to use the next three years of his term to raise taxes and implement policies contrary to the values of the vast majority of Louisiana voters, we are looking forward to continuing to expose their lack of a bench in 2019 when several similar legislative seats will be open due to term limits.
The Republican Party of Louisiana released the following statement from Chairman Roger Villere regarding Judge Neil Gorsuch’s hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee
Guillory, who has previously served both in the Louisiana House of Representatives and the Louisiana Senate, will be chairman of the LAGOP's Minority Outreach Committee.
LAGOP Vice-Chair Beryl Amedee, National Committeewoman Lenar Whitney and President of the Louisiana Federation of Republican Women, Gena Gore, issued the following statement in response to Congressman Cedric Richmond’s remarks (Click photo to view video) about Kellyanne Conway
While announcing his resignation, Mr. Brown stated that he was doing so “with the sincerest hopes of sparing its precious body [the Louisiana Senate] any further embarrassment.” His refusal to resign when called upon by members of both parties caused a great deal of embarrassment to his district and became a stain on the dignity of the body to which he was elected.
"As Governor, Edwards has proven to be a supporter of big government, higher taxes and cronyism. While we strive to have a big tent party, John Bel Edwards' positions and beliefs are located on another hemisphere."
Louisiana Casts all 8 of its Electoral Votes in Favor of President-elect Donald J. Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence
BATON ROUGE- Today, in the face of unprecedented harassment, all eight Louisiana electors voted to elect Donald J. Trump as President of the United States and Mike Pence as Vice President of the United States. In November, over 58 percent of Louisiana’s voters cast their ballots for the Trump/Pence ticket. Since that time, Louisiana’s 8 electors and 8 alternate electors have been targeted by an unprecedented effort from out of state Democrats with tens of thousands of harassing emails, reams of hate mail and phone calls.
This week hasn’t been kind to Louisiana’s last liberal standing.
A district court has declared that Governor John Bel Edwards unconstitutionally side-stepped the Legislature and created law, ruling that Executive Order No. JBE 16-11 is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced.
The last month has proved that John Bel Edwards’ victory in 2015 was the fluke. The people of Louisiana have entrusted Republicans with their most important offices in almost every single major election since 2007. Here are some key takeaways from our overwhelming victories on Saturday:
Republican Party of Louisiana Chairman Roger Villere issued the following statement congratulating Mayor-elect Ben Zahn in Kenner.
Republican Party of Louisiana Chairman Roger Villere issued the following statement congratulating Congressman-elect Clay Higgins and his supporters on their victory this evening in Louisiana's Third Congressional District.
Republican Party of Louisiana Chairman Roger Villere issued the following statement congratulating Congressman-elect Mike Johnson on his victory this evening in Louisiana's Fourth Congressional District.