One lawmaker’s effort to alter Obamacare is holding up final action by Congress on legislation that would expand U.S. regulation of compounding pharmacies linked to meningitis deaths last year.
Senators Mary Landrieu and David Vitter of Louisiana are blocking confirmation of an Obama administration nominee in an effort to force a resumption of offshore oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
Senator David Vitter of Louisiana and Representative Rob Bishop of Utah, both Republicans, will propose legislation this week aimed at raising U.S. oil production to help cut reliance on foreign imports.
Senator David Vitter, a Louisiana Republican, said he will block confirmation of an Interior Department official until the U.S. extends leases for Gulf of Mexico oil exploration.
"Considering the NRC's tumultuous past and the political pressure she was under, Chairman Macfarlane handled a tough leadership situation at the NRC with grace."
- David Vitter on Oct 21, 2014
U of Missouri’s Black Says Brown-Vitter Won’t Work