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CABL Annual Meeting (2017)




Genre: Panel

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-12-07

Duration: 00:54:07

Subjects: Filmed panel discussions | COUNCIL FOR A BETTER LOUISIANA | United States. Congress | Breaux, John B. | Tauzin, Billy, 1943- | Alexander, Rodney M. | Politics


  • DuBos, Clancy Speaker
  • Breaux, John Speaker
  • Tauzin, Billy Speaker
  • Alexander, Rodney Speaker


Clancy DuBos leading a panel discussion on “Making Government Work in Today’s Political Climate” at the annual meeting of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) on December 7, 2017. The panelists are former United States Senator John Breaux, former Congressman Billy Tauzin, and former Congressman Rodney Alexander. They discuss: working across party lines during their terms; the growing partisanship in Congress; the pressure from party leadership to vote a certain way; the reasons for the polarization in Congress; the relationship between the Louisiana Congressional delegation; and the impact of social media, cable news, and talk radio on the political process.