Three former members of Louisiana's congressional delegation will take part in an event next week examining the current political climate.
Former U.S. Sen. John Breaux and Congressmen Billy Tauzin and Rodney Alexander will discuss “Making Government Work in Today’s Political Climate” during the Council for A Better Louisiana’s annual meeting at noon on Dec. 7 at L’Auberge in Baton Rouge.
“We believe this panel of veteran members of Congress has many insights to share about how government has become more partisan and less functional and how we can overcome this to make it more responsive to the needs of all citizens," CABL president Barry Erwin said in a news release.
Breaux, 73, served in the U.S. Senate from 1987 to 2005. Before that, he represented Louisiana's then-7th District in the U.S. House from 1972-1987. He currently works as a lobbyist and has been teaching a course on government at LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication this semester.
Tauzin, 74, represented Louisiana's 3rd District the U.S. House from 1980 to 2005. He went on to become a health care lobbyist. He is writing a book on making government more effective for citizens.
Alexander, 70, represented Louisiana's 5th Congressional District from 2003 to 2013. He then served as secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs for eight months and flirted with a possible run for governor in 2015, but ultimately didn't seek the job.