His mother is a graduate of and worked in nuclear physics at the in.
Foster called Jindal a genius who had a great deal of medical knowledge.
While in the House of Representatives, he supported two bills to prohibit transporting minors across state lines to obtain an abortion; the bills aimed to prevent doctors and others from helping a minor avoid parental notification laws in their home state by procuring an abortion in another state.
Jindal has been credited with leading 's student group.
Jindal proposed budgets that impose cuts on higher education funding in Louisiana, leading to protests from students and education advocates.
On December 10, 2008, Jindal indicated that he would likely not run for president in 2012, saying he will focus on his and that this would make transitioning to a national campaign difficult, though he did not rule out a possible 2012 presidential bid.