NEW ORLEANS—U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is speaking out about the plight of orphans in Haiti.
On Monday, the Louisiana Democrat visited the hurricane-stricken nation and went to the Rose-Mina de Diegue Orphanage in Port-au-Prince, the capital. The orphanage was damaged in the Jan. 12 earthquake.
Landrieu has pushed the federal government to do more to help Americans adopt Haitian orphans and she has called on Congress to set up a special office in the State Department to push for more adoptions of orphans worldwide.
On Tuesday, she joins U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of
Florida and Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas for an education roundtable discussion and a visit to St. Terese's Child Friendly Space and God's Littlest Angels Orphanage.