The Bayou State’s congressional delegation is gaining momentum, but its clout on the national stage is nowhere near what it once was

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2017 file photo, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans insisted Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, that they’re moving ahead on their effort to void the health care law, even as President Donald Trump’s latest remarks conceded that the effort could well stretch into next year. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Since being elected in 2014, Sen. Bill Cassidy has landed a spot on the Senate Finance Committee and has taken a lead role in reforming the Affordable Care Act. In this Jan. 23 photo, Cassidy speaks …

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