BioDavid Vitter is focused on putting Louisiana first as an independent and outspoken reformer, and on advancing mainstream conservative principles.
In the Senate, David serves on the Committees on Armed Services; Banking, Housing and Urban Development; Commerce, Science and Transportation; Environment and Public Works; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Working on these committees allows David to focus on jobs, infrastructure, and economic development for every region of the state. He’s been particularly focused on lowering prescription drug prices, saving our coast, and preserving and improving Social Security for future generations.
Prior to his service in the U.S. Senate, David represented the First Congressional District of Louisiana from 1999 - 2004. During that tenure, he authored and passed legislation establishing a prescription drug program for military retirees, advancing missile defense, and cleaning up Lake Pontchartrain.
For his work in Congress, David has received numerous awards from leading organizations such as Americans for Tax Reform, the 60 + Association, and the Family Research Council.
David and his wife Wendy live in Metairie with their four children and are lectors at St. Francis Xavier Church.