Posts filed under Jeff Landry

LANDRY: State of Emergency Declaration Puts Price Gouging Laws in Effect

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BATON ROUGE, LA – With the Governor declaring a state of emergency, Attorney General Jeff Landry encourages Louisiana consumers to be conscious of price gouging.  

“It is an unfortunate reality that some people and businesses attempt to take advantage of consumers during and after natural disasters,” said General Landry. “I strongly encourage consumers who suspect price gouging to contact their local law enforcement agencies."

Read more: State of Emergency Declaration Puts Price Gouging Laws in Effect

Posted on July 12, 2019 and filed under Louisiana, Jeff Landry.

Louisiana Citizens for Job Creators: Justice for Who?

AG Jeff Landry is once again being the voice of reason in the midst of the debacle that is the Edwards Administration's Criminal Justice Reform. This so called reform has once again failed the victims of violent crime. The latest example of this travesty comes to the people of Louisiana at the expense of a 6 year old child murdered by former police officers in Marksville, Louisiana. This child was an innocent bystander in his father's car when Officers Norris Greenhouse and Derrick Stafford fired shots at the vehicle, killing Jeremy Mardis. 

Officer Greenhouse was convicted of negligent homicide and sentenced to over seven years in prison but was released after serving less than 2 years. Louisiana Department of Corrections and Parole say that his original conviction is not a violent offense, making him eligible for release. 

AG Landry said, "Unfortunately, (Greenhouse's) early release is yet another example of the lack of transparency in our criminal justice system, as it relates to victims and their families." Thank you AG Landry for continuing to stand up for the rights of victims and their families and calling out the lack of accountability within the Edwards Administration's Department of Corrections. 

Read more: Ex-officer released after serving time for killing boy

Posted on July 5, 2019 and filed under Louisiana, Jeff Landry.

Democrats Falsely Take Credit for Republican AG Jeff Landry’s Sweeping Louisiana Healthcare Bill

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 “A Democratic campaign arm attempting to give John Bel Edwards credit for my Legislation, developed with Republican leaders, to protect pre-existing healthcare conditions without Obamacare,” Landry charged Tuesday. “A bill he attacked. THAT’S RICH. Thank you for recognizing the bipartisan support.”

Read more: Democrats Falsely Take Credit for Republican AG Jeff Landry’s Sweeping Louisiana Healthcare Bill

Or, Better Worded, Governor Signs Jeff Landry's Healthcare Bill Into Law

Trying their best to cover the backside of the liberal governor they love so much, Louisiana media has reported that “Honor Code” Edwards, who once called the healthcare bill recently passed by the legislature a “fig leaf” for Attorney General Landry, has signed that same bill into law.

After calling the bill a “fig leaf” aimed at saving Louisiana’s attorney general from embarrassment, Gov. John Bel Edwards quietly signed into a law a measure pushed by one of his political rivals that aims to eventually offer some protections to patients if the Affordable Care Act is overturned.

The bill was backed by Attorney General Jeff Landry, and authorizes the state’s insurance commissioner to study other state’s health care models to come up with a potential replacement for the ACA’s individual health exchange. It would only be necessary if the ACA is overturned--which is the goal of a lawsuit that Landry has joined.

Read more: After criticizing health insurance bill, Gov. Edwards signs measure pushed by Jeff Landry

Louisiana Citizens for Job Creators: Landry Provides Solution to Obamacare Train-wreck

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Photo source: Louisiana Dept. of Justice 

During the 2019 Regular Louisiana Legislative Session AG Jeff Landry partnered with legislators from both sides of the aisle to pass legislation that is being called the fix to Obamacare. The Health Care Coverage for Louisiana Families Protection Act opens up a wide range of options for healthcare and provides coverage for those with pre-existing conditions.

AG Landry's legislation is now being recognized nationally and he is leading the way in providing Congress with real solutions to our healthcare woes. He recently sat down with Brietbart to discuss this legislative win and explain how it could be a model for the entire country!

Thank you AG Landry for being a leader on healthcare and finding ways to solve the Obamacare disaster!

Read more: Landry Provides Solution to Obamacare Train-wreck

Posted on June 11, 2019 and filed under Jeff Landry, Louisiana, Barack Obama.

LAGOP: Attorney General Jeff Landry Leads Bipartisan Obamacare Replacement Bill Through State Legislature

Will Governor Edwards swallow his pride and sign Landry’s plan?

(Baton Rouge, LA) – Attorney General Jeff Landry and House Speaker Taylor Barras partnered with Senator Fred Mills and Representative Kirk Talbot to reach across the aisle and develop a consensus behindlegislationto protect people in Louisiana with pre-existing conditions, in case the Affordable Care Act is struck down by the courts. Working alongside Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon, the legislature overwhelmingly supported this bipartisan plan to ensure the people of Louisiana will have access to affordable health insurance after Obamacare.

This bipartisan effortserves as a reminder to the people of Louisiana that our elected officials, regardless of political party, can come together in Baton Rouge and make important decisions for the betterment of the state, or at least most of our elected officials can...

Unfortunately, Governor Edwards has fought this bill at every stage of the legislative process. First, Edwards and his allies introduced a competing bill that failedin committee. Edwards thenlashed outin the media and began slandering the bipartisan plan. Unable to disrupt the momentum of the bipartisan legislation, Edwardsthrew togethera task force in anattemptto steal the headlines for himself. On the Senate floor, Edwards sent one of his allies to attack the bill with a hostile amendment. All of his efforts failed.

Back in April Governor Edwards saidthat he was looking forward to working with the Legislature to find common ground for both parties to work together. Instead he chose to sit in his mansion and attack real bipartisanship. Fortunately for Louisiana, the legislature went ahead and did the hard work, finding bipartisan ground to protect our healthcare.

Now all we need the Governor to do is stop pouting and sign the bill!

Louisiana Citizens for Job Creators: AG Landry Continues to Win on Obamacare

This week the Louisiana Senate passed AG Landry's Obamacare fix with almost unbelievable support: 38-0. This overwhelming, bipartisan display of approval proves that the plans set forth by AG Landry are sound steps in the path to addressing the UNAFFORDABLE Affordable Care Act.

AG Landry has worked diligently with Louisiana Department of Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon, Senator Fred Mills, and House Speaker Taylor Barras to craft this important legislation that would protect some of the most vulnerable patients in the state: those with pre-existing conditions. The ideas proposed by AG Landry are revolutionary and are real solutions to real health care problems. Should this bill, the Louisiana Families Protection Act, become law it stands to be an example for the entire country on how to fix Obamacare.

Thank you AG Landry for tackling this crucial issue and leading the charge for real solutions! Read more about AG Landry's bill HERE!

Posted on May 9, 2019 and filed under Jeff Landry, Louisiana.

AG Jeff Landry Spearheading Bipartisan Effort on Obamacare Replacement

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In what is another example of Attorney General Jeff Landry showing true leadership in Baton Rouge, a bill working it’s way through the legislature, which would replace Obamacare, is receiving bipartisan support  

State Attorney General Jeff Landry, a former Republican congressman, has spearheaded the effort, saying it would inject real competition into the health insurance market, reduce costs for consumers and provide a safety net for those whose pre-existing conditions, such as cancer and diabetes.  

 “What we’re doing is going back to federalist principles, working within the long-established powers of the state,” Mr. Landry said. “It will be interesting to see what the governor will do.”

The ball is in the Governor’s court. Let’s see if he truly is worthy of that “Honor Code” label he loves to use

Read more:  Louisiana Republicans win Democrats' support with first Obamacare replacement

Kennedy and Landry Team Up to Elect Conservative Republicans

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Kennedy is adding his prodigious fundraising talents to a political organization aimed at electing more conservative Republicans to the Louisiana Legislature, joining Attorney General Jeff Landry in the effort.

With both Kennedy and Landry in leadership roles, the Louisiana Committee for a Conservative Majority has unified the state’s top two GOP standard-bearers in its work to shift the Legislature rightward, particularly as term limits will keep many of the longer serving Republican moderates in the state Senate from running for re-election this fall.

Read more: Kennedy and Landry team up to elect conservative Republicans

Posted on May 4, 2019 and filed under Jeff Landry, John Kennedy.

CITIZENS FOR LOUISIANA JOB CREATORS: Senate Approves AG Landry's Healthcare Bill

Today, the Health & Welfare Senate Committee unanimously approved SB 173 - the Health Care Coverage for Louisiana Families Protection Act which provides protections for patients with pre-existing conditions should Obamacare be repealed. 


AG Landry has worked diligently with Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon, Senate Health & Welfare Chairman Fred Mills, House Speaker Taylor Barras, and the entire committee to craft this legislation that addresses numerous concerns for health insurance recipients and those with pre-existing conditions. The win today is a huge step in the process for this important bill to become law.

Thanks to the Senate Health & Welfare Committee members Senators Regina Barrow, Gerald Boudreax, Norby Chabert, Dan Claitor, Yvonne Colomb Dorsey, Dale Erdey, Bob Hensgens, Jay Luneau, & Chairman Fred Mills for referring the bill out of committee!

And, THANK YOU AG Landry for standing up for everyone across Louisiana to ensure that health insurance coverage will not be in jeopardy for those with pre-existing conditions!

Posted on May 1, 2019 and filed under Jeff Landry, Louisiana, Heathcare.

AG Landry Exposes Rep. Omar's Support of Terror

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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.

La. Attorney General: Omar Fundraised for Terror-Tied Group

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Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry (R.), a former member of Congress and an Army veteran, claimed that freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar (Minn.) has been fundraising for a terror-tied organization that has a "long history of financing terrorist groups such as Hamas, Hezbollah and al Qaeda."

Landry, in remarks criticizing Omar's recent appearance before the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, accused the Democratic lawmaker of working on behalf of a group that disseminates anti-Israel propaganda and has a history of close relations with notorious terror organizations.

Read more: La. Attorney General: Omar Fundraised for Terror-Tied Group

Posted on April 17, 2019 and filed under Louisiana, 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

Jeff Landry is Showing Once Again That He’s Going to Hold “Honor Code” Accountable

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It’s so refreshing to have a grownup in the room when it comes to leadership in the State of Louisiana. The latest is AG Jeff Landry’s opinion issued regarding Gov. John Bel Edwards’ proposed budget.

Landry’s office said the constitution requires the governor to recommend a budget in line with the forecast.

“The constitution requires that the governor submit a budget containing revenues ‘which shall not exceed the official forecast of the Revenue Estimating Conference.’ The governor clearly violated this provision,” the opinion released by the attorney general says.

Read more: Louisiana attorney general: Edwards’ budget proposal illegal

Posted on March 22, 2019 and filed under Jeff Landry, John Bel Edwards, Louisiana.

Higgins Hosting Veteran's Workshop

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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.

MURRILL: AG Landry protecting Louisiana children, including Native American kids

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Photo source: The Advocate

The following opinion was penned by Liz Murrill, Solicitor General for the State of Louisiana

As a mother of four, a former special counsel for Indian Affairs in the Governor’s Office, and now Louisiana’s solicitor general — I was surprised to see Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services Secretary Marketa Walters mischaracterizing a lawsuit Louisiana joined to protect Louisiana children.

Read more: Guest column: AG Landry protecting Louisiana children, including Native American kids

Posted on March 18, 2019 and filed under Jeff Landry, Louisiana.

More of the Louisiana Media Kissing JBE’s Backside

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The liberal bias is shining brightly at The Gambit, a New Orleans newspaper befitting fish wrap rather than news.

Attorney General Jeff Landry has repeatedly called for the rule of law to be followed in the State of Louisiana. Yet, when a hearing on the death penalty was recently conducted in Baton Rouge and family members of victims were allowed to testify, The Gambit called it a stunt on Landry's part and contrasted it to the "bold statement" from Gov. Gavin Newsom in California, who ordered a moratorium on executions in that state. What fair-minded reporting.

The truth of the matter is that "Honor Code" John Bel Edwards has repeatedly decided to bypass both the legislative branch of government and the will of the people of Louisiana. The Gambit would have you believe that these executions are not being done because the drugs used in the procedure are not available. Hogwash. There are a plethora of drugs available for the state's use in carrying out justice for victims and their families. The truth of the matter is that the governor refuses to use these drugs and is pandering to the left. And he's doing this at the expense of the people of the state that desire to see justice finally carried out.

But, don't blame me. I voted for David Vitter.

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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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.