Tuesday, May 8, 2007

From Legislator To Lobbyist

One of the exhibits currently on display at the Old State Capitol is called "Billy Tauzin: A Louisiana Legacy." Tauzin represented southeast Louisiana in the US Congress from 1980 to 2004, and now serves as president of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, which is the lobby for the drug industry. There was some controversy when he started his new job, because while in Congress Tauzin chaired the House committee which decided on legislation that regulates the drug industry.

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