Posts tagged #jeff landry

AG Landry Exposes Rep. Omar's Support of Terror

Photo source: LA Attorney General’s Office

Photo source: LA Attorney General’s Office

Last week AG Jeff Landry did what Democratic party leaders are too scared to do when he issued a scathing review of Representative Illhan Omar's fundraising efforts for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). CAIR is a Muslim advocacy group with suspected ties to terror organizations. In his remarks, AG Landry took to task Rep. Omar's comments at a recent CAIR fundraiser in which she discredited the events of September 11th, 2001 in which almost 3,000 Americans were killed. 

"Rep. Omar, who has a penchant for disrespectful remarks, recently exercised her First Amendment rights by referring to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 as ‘some thing,'" Landry said. "However, what is more troubling than her anti-American comments is her support of the organization for which she was so honored to fundraise."

Thank you AG Landry, for speaking out against Rep. Omar and all of her anti-American rhetoric!

Read more about AG Landry's comments HERE!

Posted on April 25, 2019 and filed under Jeff Landry.

Protecting Preexisting Healthcare Conditions and Other Louisiana Patient Protections

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Legislation will promote patient protections and insurance coverage should pending litigation on the national Affordable Care Act be successful in returning power to the states for improving healthcare
 
BATON ROUGE, LA – New Legislation has been introduced in the Louisiana Legislature to provide for the availability of guaranteed healthcare coverage for preexisting conditions and other patient protections should a ruling on the Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act be upheld.

Following extensive discussions between Attorney General Landry, Speaker Barras, Health and Welfare Senate Chairman Mills, and Insurance Commissioner Donelon; new Legislation has been submitted by Senator Fred Mills as a framework in addressing preexisting healthcare conditions and patient protections.

The bill entitled, "Health Care Coverage for Louisiana Families Protection Act", prohibits the denial of healthcare insurance for preexisting conditions, eliminates lifetime limits on the dollar value of benefits and prohibits annual limits on the dollar value of essential benefits, allows for healthcare coverage on parent policies for any child until the age of 26, and ensures that any healthcare plan provide for essential health benefits including ambulance care, emergency services, maternity and newborn care, hospitalizations, pediatric care, and prescription drugs among others.

As Attorney General Jeff Landry and Speaker Taylor Barras noted in interviews last September, Louisiana Republicans  believe people with preexisting health conditions should be protected.  Working with Senator Fred Mills, Insurance Commissioner Donelon and other leaders a focus has been placed on expanding healthcare choices, increasing coverage, patient protections, and reducing healthcare premiums.  The legislation introduced provides an initial framework in reaching those goals.

A MONDAY PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD TO DISCUSS THIS LEGISLATION:

Last December, a federal court ruled the Affordable Care Act (known as Obamacare) is unconstitutional. This followed years of additional problems with the plan including cost overruns, the cancellation of some private health insurance policies, and the loss in choice of doctor for some patients. Should the ruling be upheld, the power to improve healthcare returns to the states for local solutions.

Source: Protecting Preexisting Healthcare Conditions and Other Louisiana Patient Protections, Attorney General Landry, House Speaker Barras, Senate Health & Welfare Committee Chairman Mills, and Insurance Commissioner Donelon Collaborate on New Legislation



Posted on April 3, 2019 and filed under Jeff Landry.

LANDRY: Protect Citizens With Pre-Existing Conditions

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Photo source: Twitter

In his continuous quest to make changes to the unconstitutional mandate known as the Affordable Care Act, more commonly ObamaCare, Attorney General Jeff Landry has proposed a bill in the upcoming Louisiana legislative session that protects pre-existing medical conditions.

Of course, “Honor Code” John Bel Edwards wasted no time to rush to a reelection stance and criticize Landry for working to do away with ObamaCare and protect these most vulnerable citizens in the state.

“It’s disappointing that the governor would criticize us for trying to protect people with pre-existing conditions. The fact of the matter is that we’re here because the law is unconstitutional. The problem is that people who make the same argument that the governor has, would rather our country be based upon unconstitutional and illegal acts in order for us to move our government forward,” said Landry.

Read more: AG, Acadiana lawmakers propose bill to protect people with pre-existing conditions

Higgins Hosting Veteran's Workshop

Photo source: Military.com

Photo source: Military.com

Congressman Clay Higgins, along with the Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office, is hosting a workshop on Monday, March 25th, to assist vets with benefits.

As a veteran, you are entitled to multiple benefits.

Workers from the Louisiana Attorney General's Office, the Louisiana Workforce Commission and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs along with staff from Congressman Higgins' office will be there to help.

Read more: VETERANS WORKSHOP NEXT WEEK

Posted on March 20, 2019 and filed under Veterans, Louisiana, Jeff Landry, Clay Higgins.

State attorneys general: Donald Trump's national emergency declaration is constitutional

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Photo source: USA Today

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry helped pen the below column regarding President Trump’s emergency declaration regarding the border:

In declaring a state of emergency pursuant to the NEA, President Trump is using pre-existing statutory authority to address a legitimate crisis created by lawless conduct at and beyond our southern border. This emergency declaration is not a case of the president relieving himself of restrictions under the law. To the contrary, our president is protecting our country’s borders through means contemplated by Congress and used many times by past presidents for matters less directly threatening than those present on the southern border.

Posted on March 14, 2019 and filed under Donald Trump, Immigration, Jeff Landry.

Trump Thanks AG Landry for Combating Crime

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Photo source: Twitter

Citizens for Louisiana Job Creators emailed the below regarding the recent meeting of Attorneys General in Washington, DC:

This week AG Landry was at the White House where President Trump recognized him during a speech on efforts done across the country to combat violent crime! AG Landry has helped lead this effort in Louisiana and across the country as President of the National Association of Attorney Generals. 

One major success story in this effort was recently highlighted by AG Landry in Monroe where violent crime has dropped by 44% over the past two years!

President Trump calls Jeff Landry a Friend as They Work Together on efforts to Fight Crime

ON MONDAY I WAS AT THE WHITE HOUSE. President Trump called me a friend as he spoke about our work fighting crime. I am proud to work with President Trump (Donald J. Trump) and others in PROTECTING LOUISIANA. Video below. Please share.

Posted by Jeff Landry on Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Posted on March 6, 2019 and filed under Donald Trump, Jeff Landry.

Louisiana Suspends Abortionist’s License, Now He Can’t Kill Babies in Abortions

Photo source: Louisiana Law Blog

Photo source: Louisiana Law Blog

On Feb. 26, the LSBME issued a “Notice for Summary Suspension of Medical License” formally suspending the license of Dr. Kevin Govan Work, according to the Baptist Message. Work was an abortionist at Delta Women’s Medical Clinic in Baton Rouge and Women’s Healthcare Center in New Orleans.

The suspension comes after state Attorney General Jeff Landry and Louisiana Right to Life called on the board to investigate Work’s history of malpractice at the two for-profit abortion clinics.

Read more: Louisiana Suspends Abortionist’s License, Now He Can’t Kill Babies in Abortions

LANDRY: I Stand with President Trump

Attorney General of Louisiana, Jeff Landry, issued the below video highlighting support for President Donald Trump’s goal of securing the border and the border wall.

Posted on February 15, 2019 and filed under Donald Trump, Immigration, Jeff Landry.

Louisiana Just May Be the State to End Roe v. Wade

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Photo source: www.supremecourt.gov

An recent Supreme Court petition application regarding a law passed in the State of Louisiana may actually be the death knell on Roe v. Wade. The application, which is likely to be denied, would send the Louisiana law back to the lower courts, thus effectively ending Roe.

Per the left-leaning ThinkProgress:

Yes, the court is very unlikely to hand down an opinion this week which uses the words “Roe v. Wade is overruled.” But these abortion providers filed this application because a federal appeals court openly defied the Supreme Court’s most recent abortion decision. When the court refuses to enforce its own decision, that will send a clear signal to lower court judges throughout the country that they are free to uphold restrictions on abortion.

The case is June Medical Services v. Gee.

Louisiana’s Attorney General, Jeff Landry, had the following to say regarding the Fifth Circuit’s ruling on the Louisiana Law, which is being petitioned to the Supreme Court:

“The Fifth Circuit once again affirmed what we have repeatedly said: our law is both factually and legally different from the Texas law that the Supreme Court ruled against,” Landry said. “I once again thank Representative Katrina Jackson for authoring this public safety legislation and Solicitor General Liz Murrill for preserving the Legislature’s intent.”

Read more:

The Supreme Court may kill Roe v. Wade as soon as this week

Abortion Advocates Ask SCOTUS to Halt Louisiana Law Requiring Abortion Doctors to Have Hospital Admitting Privileges


Posted on January 30, 2019 and filed under Abortion, Jeff Landry, Louisiana.

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry Announces Arrest of Illegal Immigrant

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Photo source: KLFY

“Yet again, our office has arrested another illegal immigrant accused of exploiting children,” said Landry in his statement. “This man who should not be in our country has been picked up for possessing and distributing pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13.”

Landry claims arrests like this one "highlight the need for improved border security".

Read more: AG Jeff Landry: Suspect living illegally in Houma arrested on child pornography charges

Posted on January 23, 2019 and filed under Immigration, Jeff Landry, Louisiana.

AG Jeff Landry Kicks "Honor Code" in the Backside Yet Again

Photo source: Louisiana Dept. of Justice

Photo source: Louisiana Dept. of Justice

In yet another installment of “AG Landry kicks “Honor Code” Edwards in the backside”, the below happened in state court yesterday:

A testy dispute between former state Sen. Larry Bankston and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry over who should represent the state's contractor licensing board doesn't belong in the courts, a state appeals court ruled Thursday.

It what seems like an almost weekly occurrence, Landry has repeatedly shown the Cajun Obama that he is not above the laws of the State of Louisiana and that he is beholden to such.

Landry, a Republican, initially questioned whether Bankston, a convicted felon who was temporarily disbarred, should be allowed to work for the state. Bankston, a Democrat, is an ally of Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards.

At least we have one person in State office that respects the rule of law and the Constitution of Louisiana. Sadly, the Governor of our state does not.

Read more: AG Jeff Landry, ex-state Sen. Larry Bankston dispute doesn't belong in court, appeals court says

Posted on January 4, 2019 and filed under Jeff Landry, John Bel Edwards, Louisiana.

CITIZENS FOR LOUISIANA JOB CREATORS: Mayor Convicted of Felony Voted

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Photo source: Facebook

Over the weekend, WBRZ Television station in Baton Rouge broke the story that convicted felon, and former mayor of New Roads Robert Myer, voted in the recent federal elections.

If this doesn’t sound right, it’s because it is not!

It is illegal for convicted felons to vote...even if the Governor's political appointees try and allow it. As reported by WBRZ, under the leadership of Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin, prior to every election, he receives a list from the Department of Corrections of criminals who are not eligible to vote. Robert Myer’s name was not on that list. Governor Edwards political appointee Malcolm Myer, Assistant Secretary at the Department of Corrections, and the brother of Robert Myer, did not send the felon’s name to Secretary Ardoin. 

Thankfully Attorney General Landry continues to fight the empty out our jails policy coming from this Administration. Felons voting is just the latest disrespect being shown victims of crime. Our election process is sacred, thank you Attorney General Landry and Secretary of State Ardoin for fighting for accountability.  

Link to WBRZ story here

LANDRY: Allowing Louisianans To Make Their Own Healthcare Choices

Opinion by Jeff Landry, Attorney General of Louisiana

Source: Parish News Acadiana

Source: Parish News Acadiana

Recently, I participated in a national TV interview on CNN regarding an important lawsuit. I joined this lawsuit with 17 other Attorneys General and two Governors on the legality of the Affordable Care Act. It is an important topic.

Unfortunately, while our lawsuit is focused solely on the rule of law, the television producers used my time on air in a farcical attempt just to attack the strategy and get a soundbite. Though I anticipated some sky-is-falling hysteria that has become a staple of extremists when discussing the ACA, I felt strongly someone needed to get the truth to CNN’s flailing audience.

That truth is the Republican state officials who signed onto this suit are resolved in our efforts to fight unconstitutional policies, and we understand that the remains of the unconstitutional ACA need to be dismantled before their inevitable collapse does any further damage to families and businesses.

Rising costs, undesirable plans, and declining choices have been the status quo since the 2,300-page ACA was forced onto the American people. While a fortunate few in Louisiana may finally see, for the first time since 2011, less painful premium hikes – we know something different must be done to reduce the crippling financial burdens and to ensure our people can once again have the freedom to choose their own doctors.

But make no mistake about it: those involved in the lawsuit are not attacking sound law based on its policy failures. Policy decisions are for the Legislative Branch, which is something the Governor and his allies had to learn the hard way when I became Attorney General.

The ACA is unconstitutional. When the Supreme Court ruled on NFIB v. Sebelius – they found the individual mandate unlawful on its own, but legally permissible if attached to the federal government’s taxing authority. And since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 has been signed into law, the tax penalty has been removed and the mandate now stands alone.

The hoops that the Supreme Court jumped through to uphold the individual mandate telegraphed the true extent of the ACA’s constitutional problems. Now that those hoops have been removed, the rule of law must prevail and the ACA must fall. This should be welcomed by all who cherish the Constitution and support our great republic.

If our lawsuit is successful and the ACA is removed from the books, states will be allowed to implement their own healthcare plans for their own citizens. Maine may be able to employ its previously preempted framework; Nebraska may realize the full potential of its direct primary care option for state workers; and most importantly, Louisiana – through our Legislature – would be free to enact rules and restrictions without fear of conflict pre-emption. In essence, Louisiana could use a system that works for Louisiana.

While I, like the overwhelming majority of my fellow Republicans, believe those with pre-existing conditions should be protected; I know that decision is up to our Legislature. If our lawsuit is successful, our own Legislature will craft future regulations and policies. Our own Louisiana House and Senate can work on better solutions to our healthcare problems, right here in our State. I stand ready to assist them.

As I have done since filing the lawsuit in February, I will continue discussions with our legislators. And as I have always done, I will keep fighting against government overreach and keep doing all that I legally can to make Louisiana an even better place to live, work, and raise our families.

Jeff Landry is the Attorney General of Louisiana. Originally from St. Martinsville, General Landry holds a Law Degree from Loyola University, he is a veteran of Desert Storm, and a former member of the United States House of Representatives.  www.agjefflandry.com

Source: Allowing Louisianans To Make Their Own Healthcare Choices


Posted on October 5, 2018 and filed under Heathcare, Jeff Landry, Louisiana.

Pro-Life Day at the Capitol

The following information was provided by Louisiana Right to Life:

Photo source: Louisiana Right to Life

Photo source: Louisiana Right to Life

Join us April 4 for Pro-Life Day at the Capitol. There will be pro-life agency booths in the Capitol Rotunda and pro-life testimony in committee, and it’s a great time for you to interact with your legislators from home.

Testimony on the Adoption Option Act, authored by Rep. Rick Edmonds and sponsored by Louisiana Right to Life, is scheduled for the Health and Welfare Committee, which begins at 9 a.m.  in Committee Room 5. David Scotton, the subject of the adoption documentary I Lived on Parker Avenue, and others will be testifying. The committee room will fill up, so it is recommended you arrive early to get a seat.

Beginning at 1 p.m., the pro-life leadership will be recognized on the floors of both the House and Senate, and a special “Pro-Life Birthday Cake” will be served in the Rotunda.

Also in the afternoon (time TBA), Attorney General Jeff Landry will meet with pro-lifers and join in for a photo on the steps of the Capitol.

Posted on April 3, 2018 and filed under Abortion, Louisiana, Jeff Landry.

Attorney General Jeff Landry Joins Family Research Council's Washington Watch Radio to Discuss a Guidance on Religious Expression in Public Schools

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"We want students to know that they have a right to express their religious beliefs and that their first amendment rights are not surrendered at the schoolhouse door." Landry went on, "Both Congressman Mike Johnson and I worked collectively over a number of months to put together a student rights handbook so that students have a guidance, under which they know they can express their religious beliefs, of what they can do in the public school system."

Read more: Attorney General Jeff Landry Joins Family Research Council's Washington Watch Radio to Discuss a Guidance on Religious Expression in Public Schools

Posted on January 11, 2018 and filed under Jeff Landry, Mike Johnson, Louisiana.

Rep. Blake Miguez Blasts Media Coverage of HB 105

Photo source: Louisiana House of Representatives

Photo source: Louisiana House of Representatives

Rep. Blake Miguez (R-49) has issued a letter to Louisiana citizens that blasts the media coverage of HB 105, which would allow autonomy over department budgets within the State of Louisiana.  Miguez further criticizes "Benedict Arnold" Jay Dardenne with the following:

The public should also know that Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne expressed the same belief in our committee hearings and cited his experience as a statewide elected official in advancing this concept. It is curious why he suddenly changed his position last week.

Kudos to Rep. Miguez for standing up for autonomy for departments within Lousiana regarding budgets and for calling out the traitor, Jay Dardenne, for being a tool of the Edwards' "Honor-Code" administration.

Attorney General Jeff Landry Calls Transgender Mandate Unlawful

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has issued a letter from his office to several state officials that states that President Obama's mandate on bathroom privileges for transgenders is unlawful and advises these officials that his office will defend "the State and its citizens from unlawful action threatened" by the Obama administration.

Finally we have someone in the AG's office that is not afraid to stand up to the liberal agenda that is coming from DC and will put the State of Louisiana and its citizens before radical ideologies.

Posted on May 19, 2016 and filed under Jeff Landry, Louisiana.

Louisiana Family Forum Urges Citizens to Petition Governor and Attorney General Regarding Restroom Issue

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Photo source: Protect Louisiana Children

As per the email sent out to their supporters this afternoon, the Louisiana Family Forum urges citizens to take part in a petition to Gov. Edwards and AG Landry over the Obama administration's decision to implement radical changes regarding gender issues within the state of Louisiana:

If you thought the Obama administration would gently ride off into the sunset, think again.

The Departments of Justice and Education are once again exceeding their lawful authority by sending a letter to every public school district in America threatening loss of federal aid if local districts do not adopt genderless bathroom policies, which would allow self-identified transgendered students to use facilities such as restrooms, showers, and locker rooms of the opposite biological sex. Under the farce of "protecting students from discrimination," these federal bullies have painted a bulls-eye on little girls and boys.

If Louisiana does not speak up now, there's no limit to what the President will do next. Please join LFF in signing the petition below urging Governor Edwards and Attorney General Jeff Landry to protect the safety of Louisiana children. 11,000 have signed the petition so far. Let your voice be heard today! SIGN NOW and forward to your friends!

Attorney General Jeff Landry Stands with LAGOP Against Sanctuary Cities

The following email was sent out by AG Jeff Landry concerning the issue of sanctuary cities, specifically New Orleans, and the need to end this practice.  The text of the email is below:

My Fellow Republicans,

We must end sanctuary cities... now!

As your Attorney General, I am committed to ensuring the rule of law is followed by everyone. It is a matter of justice and public safety.

Reports of illegals breaking the law and getting away with it are becoming a regular occurrence.  We ask that our elected officials stand with us to uphold the rule of law and protect our communities.

Tens of thousands of illegals live in Louisiana and cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.

What's worse is that liberals have enacted sanctuary policies that encourage illegal aliens.

According to the Immigration Task Force led by State Representative Valarie Hodges:

- 5,339 illegals receive SNAP benefits (also known as Food Stamps)
- Illegals are a $3.2 million burden on our state's prisons
- Louisiana foots $16 million for Medicaid welfare coverage of illegals - an amount surely to rise with Medicaid welfare expansion

In February, New Orleans issued policy guidance to its police officers requiring them not to inquire about the immigration status of suspects they encounter and to not cooperate with federal authorities - making New Orleans a sanctuary city.

Allowing illegals to commit crime then roam free in our communities is an immense threat to the safety of our people.

Where do you stand?
Join me in saying NO to sanctuary cities.

Sanctuary policies and the elected officials who support them are actively undermining the rule of law.


Sign the petition today and say NO to sanctuary cities.

 

Posted on April 19, 2016 and filed under Jeff Landry, Louisiana.