Issues

 

ISSUE #1:

Education

We must prepare every child for the challenges of the globalized 21st century economy. Our public school system is built on the principle that every child deserves an equal opportunity to quality education.    We know high-quality early childhood education can buffer the negative effects of poverty and provide a foundation for future success with lifelong benefits, particularly for the poorest and most vulnerable children. Studies have shown that children enrolled in high-quality early childhood programs are more likely to graduate from high school, hold a job and are less likely to commit a crime than their peers who do not participate. High-quality preschool is a critical piece of the early childhood continuum — and we need to celebrate and support early childhood development programs, schools, and political leaders who support the expansion of high quality early education for all children.   In Congress, I will work to protect our high quality schools by advocating for programs that exhibit best practices -smaller class sizes, more individualized attention, fully funded special education programs and modernized classrooms. I will fight for our Public School Boards in Louisiana’s 2nd congressional district to have more control of their school district. We know what’s best for our children and it’s high time we get big government out of the decision making process for our children. Let’s send a clear message in November. If leaders don’t stand up for children, they don’t stand for anything and they don’t stand for a strong American future.

ISSUE #2:

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (, "Unless the people could keep their health insurance, unless the people could keep low payments, and unless we take out the Legislature mandates on the people".) Repeal it.

The Affordable Care Act is dramatically reshaping health care markets, especially the individual insurance market. The first result of the law’s standardization of coverage is the imposition of new government benefit mandates and regulations where increased premiums are the norm.   The Affordable Care Act longer-term consequences are still a topic of considerable debate among experts, in large part because it is hard to project what health insurance markets will do in the future.   As your congressman, I will fight to repeal the Affordable Care Act and add more regulations on the insurance market and drop the legislative mandate that everybody needs to have it.  It’s not affordable and it’s not good care if the insurance companies control the cost and choices of the people.  We need to build a health care system on the principles of the patient making the choice for doctors and individual insurance choice. For those with preexisting conditions, establish stronger incentives for insurance companies to cover at fair and affordable pricing.

ISSUE #3:

ADVOCATE FOR WOMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES

In Congress, I will be a powerful voice on family issues. As a single parent, I have seen the challenges faced by working parents. I have seen the affects economic instability can have on our neighborhoods and our families. I will fight for economic fairness for working families so the economy works for us all. At a time when economic inequality is at an all-time high, we must take action to ensure that middle-income Americans do not fall through the cracks.   I will fight to ensure that the minimum wage becomes synonymous with “living wage”. The working middle class need a champion who is ready to fight for them. I have spent decades on the front lines working to put people back to work and back on their feet.

ISSUE #4:

ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT

There’s nothing more important that we can do for our children and future generations than leave them with a healthy world. I will work to create partnerships between all levels of government and business to develop clean, alternative sources of energy, like wind and solar. Additionally, we must put millions of Americans back to work, retrofitting our homes and buildings for energy efficiency, and rebuilding our transit and water systems. I will work to protect The Louisiana 2nd Congressional District’s oil and gas industries in the River parishes.

ISSUE #5:

Baton Rouge and New Orleans Port Authority:

The state's biggest export markets are in Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District River Parishes (Assumption, Ascension, West and East Baton Rouge, St. Charles, St. John, St. James, Iberville, Jefferson and Orleans Parish).  

“Louisiana's 2th Congressional District exports grew nearly 4% in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same period last year, bringing the total value of the state's exports to $17.1 billion, according to a new report by the World Trade Center of New Orleans.  

Coal and petroleum products remain the top export industry, representing a total of $6.12 billion in the first quarter of 2014, a rise of nearly 6 percent from the first quarter of 2013. Agricultural products ($5.53 million, an increase of more than 20 percent) and chemicals ($2.02 billion, a drop of around 5 percent) came in second and third overall.”  

In congress, I will work to re-establish the Ports of Baton Rouge and New Orleans as the pre-imminent gateway to North America through modernization and expansion of container vessel capabilities.   I will work to bring investment and opportunity to Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District by making immediate investments in infrastructure, modernizing our roads, railways and airports, putting hundreds of thousands of workers back on the job, and expanding the Port of New Orleans, and Baton Rouge making them more competitive with other ports on the gulf, I will work to expand economic opportunity for our oil and gas industry and chemical plants in Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District.  

Let’s ensure that the issues we care about are addressed in Congress and our values are respected. We need a Congressman that can represent Louisiana’s values.  

Please Elect Gary Landrieu for Louisiana's 2th Congressional District United State House of Representatives to help lead this growth. The district needs a member of Congress who is ready to stand up for the People.