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Former  Senators  Offer  Insight  for  ENPAC  Members  

On  Tuesday  October  16,  just  hours  before  that  evening’s  Presidential  debate,  ENPAC  
members  across  all  Entergy  service  areas  dialed-­‐in  to  an  exclusive  “tele-­‐town  hall”  
event  with  former  U.S.  Senators  John  Breaux  (D-­‐LA)  and  Trent  Lott  (R-­‐MS)  for  an  
insider’s  view  of  the  upcoming  election  and  policy  issues  that  affect  Entergy  and  our  
Speaking  from  Entergy’s  D.C.  office,  the  Senators  opened  the  discussion  with  their  
unique  overviews  of  the  race  between  President  Obama  and  former  Gov.  Mitt  
Romney,  offering  projections  on  swing-­‐state  results,  electoral  votes  and  party  rule  
in  Congress.    
Senator  Lott  opened  by  thanking  ENPAC  members  for  their  involvement  in  the  PAC,  
saying,  “as  somebody  that  benefitted  from  support  from  ENPAC  in  my  years  in  the  
House  and  Senate,  it  really  does  make  a  difference.”  In  his  opening  remarks,  Senator  
Breaux  added  that  it’s  important  for  employees  to  remain  active  in  ENPAC,  because,  
“through  the  PAC  you’re  able  to  influence  elections  not  just  in  your  home  state  but  
around  the  country”  and  thereby  influence  policy  beneficial  to  Entergy  and  its  
Regarding  the  election,  both  Senators  agreed  with  Sen.  Lott’s  belief  that  “it’s  
basically  a  toss-­‐up  in  the  election  right  now.”  In  spite  of  the  fact  that  California  and  
New  York  appear  locks  for  Obama  and  Florida  for  Romney,  the  consensus  was  that  

Ohio,  Virginia  and  other  swing  states  would  be  the  deciding  factor.  Both  Senators  
agreed  with  the  consensus  that  the  House  of  Representatives  would  retain  its  
Republican  majority  status  but  that  both  the  Senate  and  White  House  were  “up  in  
the  air.”  
Moderator  Dan  Turton—Entergy’s  VP  of  Federal  Government  Affairs—opened  the  
floor  to  questions  from  ENPAC  members.  One  question,  from  Entergy  Nuclear  
Project  Manager  John  Mahoney  in  Mississippi,  asked  how  the  election  could  impact  
the  energy  sector  and  nuclear  energy.    
Responding,  both  Lott  and  Breaux  said  they  envisioned  energy  policy  making  major  
strides  in  the  future,  with  Lott  questioning  the  current  administration’s  
commitment  to  energy  and  the  regulatory  powers  of  the  Environmental  Protection  
Agency.  The  former  Senator  from  Mississippi  said  an  “all  of  the  above”  energy  policy  
that  pushes  for  more  nuclear  and  more  natural  gas  would  be  beneficial.  Senator  
Breaux  added  that  nuclear  energy  “has  a  very  bright  future”  as  a  clean,  dependable  
power  source,  and  he  predicted  that  the  U.S.  would  soon  be  oil  and  gas  independent  
and  even  able  to  export  oil  in  five  years.    
Another  question,  from  Entergy  Services  Sr.  HR  Representative  Vicki  Darlington  in  
New  Orleans,  asked  what  could  be  done  about  the  “polarization”  in  Congress.  
Senator  Lott  expressed  that  “you  need  real  men  and  women  of  good  leadership”  
who  consider  the  issues  and  make  a  sensible  vote,  no  matter  what  the  special  
interests  are  pushing.  Senator  Breaux  offered  several  explanations  for  the  current  
polarization  and  gridlock,  one  of  which  was  that  Members  work  only  mid-­‐week,  
spend  more  time  in  their  home  states  and  less  time  working  together  in  D.C.  
developing  a  legislative  rapport.  
Finally,  the  gentlemen  were  asked  whether  or  not  they  would  accept  an  invitation  to  
work  in  either  administration  in  January,  to  which  Senator  Lott  replied,  “thirty-­‐nine  
years  in  politics  is  enough.”  
Thank  you  to  all  the  ENPAC  members  who  participated  in  the  tele-­‐conference.  Keep  
an  eye  out  for  future  ENPAC-­‐exclusive  events  to  help  you  stay  informed  with  what’s  
happening  behind  the  headlines.    

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