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Boustany Vs. Landry – What’s The Difference Between The Two Congressmen?

Congressmen Landry and Boustany
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The debate between Congressmen Jeff Landry and Charles Boustany is tomorrow on KPEL, but what can you expect the two men to debate about? More than you would think.

Check out the below outline of the men’s ideals, separated by the different issues on the minds of many across the state. Many of their beliefs are in congruence with one another, but certain key issues are different and could likely sway voters – including you.

The following ideals are represented by their voting record. The comparisons are all made of votes the two took while they were both in office.

Topic Boustany Landry
Military
  • Voted to keep troops in Afghanistan (H Amdt 1103)
  • Voted to decrease budget of Navy and Air Force and increase defense budget(H Amdt 16)
  • Voted to keep troops in Afghanistan (H Amdt 1103)
  • Voted to decrease budget of Navy and Air Force and increase defense budget(H Amdt 16)
Healthcare
  • Voted to repeal Obamacare (HR 6079)
  • Voted to repeal an excise tax on medical devices (HR 436)
  • Voted to repeal Obamacare (HR 6079)
  • Voted to repeal an excise tax on medical devices (HR 436)
Energy
  • Voted against creating leases for oil and gas drilling areas (HR 6168)
  • Voted to create minimum lands for drilling, increase the lands, and lessen environmental regulation (HR 4480)
  • Voted for exploration of oil shale and tar sand areas (HR 3408)
  • Voted against creating leases for oil and gas drilling areas (HR 6168)
  • Voted to create minimum lands for drilling, increase the lands, and lessen environmental regulation (HR 4480)
  • Voted for exploration of oil shale and tar sand areas (HR 3408)
Budget and Taxes
  • Voted to appropriate $2.65 billion to FEMA (HR 2608)
  • Voted for the budget control act (S 365)
  • Voted for the limited use of funds from the Dept. of Defense to be used for NATO in Libya (HR 2278)
  • Voted to reduce appropriations for certain federal agencies (HJ Res 48)
  • Voted against appropriating $2.65 billion to FEMA (HR 2608)
  • Voted against the budget control act (S 365)
  • Voted against the limited use of funds from the Dept. of Defense to be used for NATO in Libya (HR 2278)
  • Voted to continue appropriations for certain federal agencies (HJ Res 48)
Education
  • Voted to extend student loan interest rates (HR 4628)
  • Voted in favor of repealing of Dept. of Education regulations (HR 2117)
  • Voted to extend student loan interest rates (HR 4628)
  • Abstained from vote for repealing of Dept. of Education regulations (HR 2117)

 

Business
  • Voted to increase the lending limit of the import-export bank (HR 2072)
  • Voted in favor of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing Act (HR 3523)
  • Voted against  increasing the lending limit of the import-export bank (HR 2072)
  • Voted against the Cyber Intelligence Sharing Act (HR 3523)

This doesn’t cover every issue on the minds of those across the state, but might give voters a general idea of what to expect with the coming debate. The debate is tomorrow night at 5:00 on KPEL.

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