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A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House are forming a new caucus to promote a new free-trade deal that would open up markets around the Pacific Rim, including the high-coveted Japanese market.
Rep. Charles W. Boustany Jr., a veteran Louisiana Republican allied with House Speaker John A. Boehner, trounced Republican freshman Rep. Jeffrey M. Landry in an attack-heavy runoff race Saturday.
The polls are open in Louisiana's 3rd Congressional District runoff, pitting two Republicans — veteran Rep. Charles Boustany against freshman incumbent Rep. Jeff Landry — in the first post-November 2012 test of the tea party's influence on the GOP.
Congress has approved legislation to restore unemployment benefits to people who have been out of work for six months or more, ending a seven-week interruption that caused 2 1/2 million people to lose unemployment benefits averaging about $300 a week.