Boustany, Landry disagree on 'lame duck' session

CROWLEY, La. (AP) - Louisiana's two Republican congressmen, who are fighting each other for re-election, disagree on whether Congress should return after the elections to deal with expiring tax cuts, farm aid and looming budget cuts.

Rep. Jeff Landry says the decisions are too large to make in a rushed, "lame duck" session and should be rolled into the new year with a new slate of elected leaders.

Rep. Charles Boustany says if Congress doesn't address the issues before year's end, the nation's economy could spiral into deeper trouble.

The issue served as one flashpoint Tuesday at a candidate forum in Crowley, with Boustany and Landry in sharp disagreement over the congressional session.

The men were forced into one district - the 3rd District covering southwest Louisiana - when Louisiana lost a congressional seat.

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