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  John Breaux - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Berlinger Breaux (last name pronounced Bro) (born March 1, 1944) was a United States Senator from Louisiana from 1987 until 2005.
Breaux was elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-second Congress in a special election on September 30, 1972, to fill the vacancy caused by Edwards' resignation.
Breaux was re-elected to the seven succeeding Congresses and served until January 3, 1987.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/John_Breaux   (547 words)

  
 John Breaux - dKosopedia
John Berlinger Breaux (born March 1, 1944) was a U.S. Senator from Louisiana from 1987 until 2005.
Breaux was widely known as a "maverick" and one of the most conservative Democrats in the Senate.
Breaux was elected in 1986 and easily reelected in 1992 and 1998.
www.dkosopedia.com /index.php?title=John_Breaux&printable=yes   (205 words)

  
 Sen. John Breaux's Speech Before the 2004 DNC
John Edwards can speak to the single mom who is raising two children and struggling to get by with less than a livable wage.
John Edwards can speak to the family farmer who wonders if his farm will still be around next year.
John Edwards can speak to the factory worker who wonders why he's being laid off, why he's losing his health insurance and why his products are now being built overseas.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/07-29-2004/0002221792&EDATE=   (507 words)

  
 John waits for Breaux to give the green light=The Hill.com=   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
For the next two or three weeks, said John — who comes from the same hometown as Breaux does, went to the same high school and, until recently, voted in the same precinct, at the Crowley, La., courthouse — any talk of a John Senate bid is premature.
Another difference separating Breaux and John is Rep. David Vitter, a third-term Republican congressman from the 1st Congressional District, north of New Orleans.
John raised a little more than $154,000; his total cash on hand as of Sept. 30 was $826,470.
www.hillnews.com /campaign/111803_john.aspx   (626 words)

  
 Louisiana Democrat John Breaux says he won't run for re-election to the Senate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Breaux, 59, becomes the fifth Southern Democrat in the Senate to step down in 2004, further compounding the party's difficulties in its struggle to retake control of the chamber.
Breaux was the youngest member of Congress when he was elected to the House in 1972 at the age of 28.
Breaux was one of eight Democrats who voted to confirm John Ashcroft as attorney general in 2001.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2003/12/15/politics1443EST0656.DTL&type=printable   (588 words)

  
 John Breaux, Hero or Hack?
Second, Breaux said that at Patton Boggs and in his own practice he "will be careful not to represent clients with tax- related issues." Of course, since every business would like to pay less in taxes, that means either Breaux will have no clients or he's lying.
Third, Breaux told the Times-Picayune "we are talking about future tax reform." His clients "would all play by whatever rules are in existence at the time." But the worry isn't that Breaux's clients will break the law; it's that they'll prevail upon him to recommend laws favorable to them.
In 1981, Breaux supported one of President Reagan's budgets on the condition that Reagan preserve tariffs on imported sugar — a loathsome form of corporate welfare that raises food prices and hurts the poor in order to subsidize the sugar industry, much of which is based in Louisiana.
www.commondreams.org /views05/0114-32.htm   (850 words)

  
 Minden Press-Herald   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
John's intellect, political instincts and dedication to representing his constituents are unmatched.
Breaux said it is his hope that cooperation and legitimate compromise between political parties will not be seen as political failure, but rather as a means of building a stronger democracy that serves the nation.
Breaux's decision to not seek re-election creates potential difficulties both for his fellow Democrats in the Senate, and for Louisiana's citizens.
www.press-herald.com /news/Dec03/1216.html   (2554 words)

  
 John Breaux - Leading Authorities Speakers Bureau
Senator John Breaux, a leader in national politics, served as an effective and aggressive advocate for the state of Louisiana.
Born in Crowley, Louisiana, Senator Breaux was elected to the House of Representatives in 1972 at the age of 28.
In 1998, Senator Breaux was overwhelmingly re-elected to a third term in the U.S. Senate.
www.leadingauthorities.com /23825/John_Breaux.htm   (636 words)

  
 :: The National Council on the Aging ::
The award was presented on April 22, 2005, in Washington, D.C. Breaux was born in Crowley, LA; graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette in 1964; and went on to earn a law degree from the Louisiana State University Law School.
In 1998, Breaux was overwhelmingly re-elected to a third term in the U.S. Senate.
Breaux used his position as chairman of the Special Committee on Aging to highlight the importance of protecting and strengthening Social Security, Medicare, and other programs essential to the health and well-being of older Americans.
www.ncoa.org /content.cfm?sectionID=124&detail=848   (474 words)

  
 TAP: Web Feature: The Cajun Rage:. by Chris Mooney. December 12, 2000.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The moves by Republicans to court Breaux are, in one sense, just the latest symptoms of the GOP's earlier love affair with the centrist, if not faintly right-wing Joe Lieberman.
Breaux succeeded Bill Clinton in 1991 as chairman of the centrist and Southern-tinged Democratic Leadership Council, and he's been the scourge of several liberal interest groups.
For example, for the 106th Congress, the ACLU gave Breaux a dismal rating of 29 out of 100, which tied him for the lowest among Democratic senators with Nevada's Harry Reid, and put him far behind more progressive northern Republicans like James Jeffords of Vermont, who scored a 71.
www.prospect.org /webfeatures/2000/12/mooney-c-12-12.html   (990 words)

  
 CNN - Mark Foley and John Breaux - November 15, 2000
Democratic Senator John Breaux of Louisiana is a member of the Finance Committee, Special Committee on Aging and the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.
Senator John Breaux: I would say the most important speech of the campaign is going to be given, not by the winner, but rather by the loser, who will set the tone, really, for the next four years.
Senator John Breaux: The losing candidate, whoever that might be, has a huge responsibility to set the tone for the next four years by the type of concession that they make at the end of this process.
edition.cnn.com /COMMUNITY/transcripts/2000/11/15/breauxfoley   (1568 words)

  
 Sen. John Breaux Sings Bush's Tune - Voices of Region 5
We feel that Breaux’s political philosophy is out of tune with the ideals and values of the people he vowed to represent.
Breaux led a chorus of six so-called moderate Democrats who chimed in with the pro-business Republicans and defeated this much-needed workplace safety standard.
Breaux’s lyrics on this anti-worker bill were that comp time legislation was an economical way for many businesses to allow employees time off.
www.uaw.org /solidarity/rnews/r5/01/r5q2_1.html   (465 words)

  
 Former Senator John Breaux nominated to CSX Board of Directors [Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers]
Breaux did not stand for re- election in 2004, retiring from the Senate in January 2005.
From this position Breaux was instrumental in helping forge the compromise that led to passage of the landmark welfare reform and health insurance reform bills of 1996.
Ward added, "During his distinguished career in Congress, John Breaux was highly regarded by his colleagues on both sides of the aisle for his leadership and knowledge of the legislative process.
www.ble.org /pr/news/headline.asp?id=13169   (674 words)

  
 John Breaux biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
John Berlinger Breaux (born March 1, 1944) is a United States Senator from Louisiana.
Born in Crowley, Louisiana, he graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1964 and from Louisiana State University Law School in Baton Rouge in 1967.
Breaux was elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-second Congress in a special election on September 30, 1972, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Edwin Edwards.
john-breaux.biography.ms   (192 words)

  
 American RadioWorks - Power Trips
All told, Breaux has taken 56 free trips in four-and-a-half years, which cost industry, universities, and other intersts more than $158,000.
Breaux declined to be interviewed on tape but issued a statement saying, "These conferences play an important role in interacting with groups affected by the workings of Congress." He added, "These trips are approved by the Senate ethics committee as appropriate and proper, and at no cost to the American taxpayers."
"Breaux was not only very important at the end of the game because he provided the key margin, but also at the beginning," says John Rother, policy director at AARP.
americanradioworks.publicradio.org /features/congtravel/b1.html   (1116 words)

  
 Patton Boggs LLP :: Sen. John Breaux Joins Patton Boggs
John B. Breaux retired at the end of the last congressional term after 32 years in Congress.
He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1972 at the age of 28, and represented the 7th District of Louisiana for 14 years before being elected to fill Senator Russell Long's seat in 1986.
As a moderate bipartisan leader in the Senate, he was a founder of the Centrist Coalition of Senate Democrats and Republicans and served as chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council.
sev.prnewswire.com /legal/20050111/DCM05310012005-1.html   (421 words)

  
 John Breaux   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
  Born in Crowley, Louisiana, Senator Breaux was elected to the House of Representatives in 1972 at the age of 28.
In 1998, Senator Breaux was overwhelmingly re-elected to a third term in the U.S. Senate, maintaining his title as Louisiana's senior senator and receiving an endorsement from every major newspaper in the state.
Senator Breaux is the ranking Democrat on the Special Committee on Aging Committee.
www.vard.org /register/bios/breaux.htm   (564 words)

  
 Senator John Breaux   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Breaux, in fact, ranks seventh in the entire Senate for contributions received from the oil and gas industry since 1993 (See chart).
Breaux is Senate co-chair, along with Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), of the Congressional Oil and Gas Caucus.
Breaux argued his position on the Clean Air regulations was based on the facts.
www.publicampaign.org /publications/studies/goldenleashes/breaux.htm   (4690 words)

  
 Breaux to retire in 2004=The Hill.com=   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
John Breaux (D-La.) announced Monday that he will not seek a fourth term in 2004, ending a political career spanning more than three decades.
Breaux’s nearly 18 years in the Senate were marked by cross-party negotiation.
Members of Louisiana’s Democratic Executive Committee said John, who comes from Breaux’s hometown and represents the same congressional district once held by Breaux, is running.
www.thehill.com /news/121003/breaux.aspx   (277 words)

  
 CNN Transcript - Breaking News: George W. Bush and Democratic Senator John Breaux Meet in Austin - December 15, 2000
I'm so honored that Senator John Breaux is here, thankful that he came, stopped off in Texas on his way back home to Louisiana.
And the reason it's good news for America is because John Breaux has got the attitude that I have, that when you put your country ahead of partisanship, and you put your country ahead of party politics it's amazing what can get done.
Senator Breaux and I had a good discussion about the need for there to be a national energy policy that increases the supply of energy.
www-cgi.cnn.com /TRANSCRIPTS/0012/15/bn.02.html   (2084 words)

  
 John Breaux Gets 'Served' -- Mike Bayham -- GOPUSA
Life has been very good to John Breaux and the best might be yet to come when he retires from Congress and later reemerges as a top dollar DC lobbyist.
It is because of John Breaux that Mary Landrieu nosed past her intraparty rival and was later elected to the US Senate in 1996 and persevered in 2002.
John Breaux might be served two more indignities before he finishes his last lap in the upper chamber if his handpicked successor Congressman Chris John is unable to make a runoff and if Republican Congressman David Vitter triumphs where so many other GOP candidates have faltered.
www.gopusa.com /commentary/mbayham/2004/mb_0811.shtml   (906 words)

  
 SEN BREAUX (D-LA) ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Breaux, 59, talked about his long career in government saying,"it's been a great 35 years - a few as a staff person, 14 years as a member of Congress, representing southwest Louisiana, and it will be 18 years as a U.S. senator, representing our state of Louisiana.
Breaux is a long-time moderate Democrat, a founder of the Democratic Leadership Council, and co-chairman of the Senate Centrist Coalition.
Breaux had long encouraged speculation that his career in the Senate might be coming to a close _ to the point that he announced recently that if he did choose to retire, he would finish out his present term.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1040887/posts   (3476 words)

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