Political Analysis Of The First Congressional District Of Louisiana

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The First Congressional District of Louisiana is comprised of eight parishes which includes Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, and some parts of Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Tangipahoa, and Terrebonne. Some of these parishes are located north of Lake Pontchartrain and southeast of it also. The two sections, north of Lake Pontchartrain and south, are connected by the world’s longest bridge, Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, which is 23 miles long. This district also covers 4,032.32 square miles of Louisiana and as of the 2010 Census had a population of 755,455 people. This district embodies conservative values since it has voted a Republican into office since 1977. In fact, five out of the six Congressional Districts of Louisiana have…show more content…
Then, Scalise decided to run for the vacant seat in the US House of Representatives and he won. He has held that seat since that 2008 Special Election. The incumbent is a professional politician because he has worked in a legislative body for already 2 decades now. Steve Scalise has been apart of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. This committee is comprised of 31 Republicans and 24 Democrats. It is responsible for matters related to food and drug safety, telecommunications, public health research, consumer protection, energy policy, and interstate and foreign commerce. The committee also supervises several departments and independent agencies like the Departments of Energy, Health and Human Services, Commerce, and Transportation, and the Environmental Protection Agency, The Federal Trade Commission, and several other agencies. This responsibility of being on this committee represents Scalise’s commitment to helping out all people of America because he knows how important it is for energy development. He is fighting to pass a law that deals with a new national energy strategy. In this law, it would expand the supply of American energy through technological advances and enhanced production in order to lower gas prices and to rely less on foreign countries. This also deals with his district at home because of all the

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