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Former Congressman Charlie Melancon (2013)

The Press Club



Genre: Public Affairs, News, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-10-14

Duration: 00:28:52

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | MELANCON, CHARLIE | Debts, Public | Tax reform | MEDICARE | Health Care


  • Melancon, Charlie Speaker


A speech by former Congressman Charlie Melancon before the Baton Rouge Press Club on October 14, 2013. He discusses: his membership in the nonpartisan group “Fix the Debt”; their suggestions for reducing the United States’ debt, including Social Security reform, tax reform, Medicare payment reform, and military retiree health care reform; the negative effects of partisan politics and the ongoing government shutdown; and the need for national health care.