Judd Gregg

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Judd Alan Gregg, a Republican represented the state of New Hampshire in the Senate from 1993 to 2011.

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Record and controversies

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Organization 2007 Scorecard
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2008 Scorecard
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American Civil Liberties Union not avail. not avail.
American Conservative Union 72 - 18/25 not avail.
AFSCME 0 - 0/7 not avail.
Americans for Democratic Action 10 - 2/20 15 - 3/20
Club for Growth not avail. not avail.
Drum Major Institute not avail. not avail.
Family Research Council 77 - 7/9 77 - 7/9
Information Technology Industry Council 80 - 4/5 80 - 4/5
League of Conservation Voters not avail. 9 - 1/11
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People not avail. not avail.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 82 - 9/11 not avail.


Iraq War

Gregg voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq in Oct. 2002.

In early February, Sen.Gregg introduced a resolution which would recognize the power of the president to deploy troops and the “responsibility” of Congress to provide funds for them. Finally, it would add that, “Congress should not take any action that will endanger United States military forces in the field, including the elimination or reduction of funds.”

Main article: Congressional actions regarding President Bush’s 2007 proposed troop “surge” in Iraq
For more information see the chart of U.S. Senate votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Anonymous hold on Senate Campaign Disclosure Parity Act

When an anonymous hold was placed on the Senate Campaign Disclosure Parity Act, which would require senators to file their campaign finance reports electronically to the Federal Election Commission, Sen. Gregg was one of the two final Senators who did not confirm whether they were responsible for the objection. On April 24, Gregg did eventually issue his denial.

Main article: Senate Campaign Disclosure Parity Act of 2007

Michael Mukasey nomination

Sen. Judd Gregg voted FOR the confirmation Bush appointee Michael Mukasey as Attorney General of the U.S. on Nov. 8, 2007. Six Democrats and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) joined most Republicans in the 53-40 vote confirming Mukasey. No Republicans voted against him. [1] Mukasey's nomination was surrounded by controversy after he called waterboarding "repugnant" but refused to say whether it was illegal under anti-torture laws.

Main article: Michael Mukasey

Bio

Background

Born February 14, 1947 in Nashua, Judd Gregg is the son of Hugh Gregg, who was governor of New Hampshire from 1953 to 1955. Gregg graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1965. He earned an Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University in 1969, a J.D. in 1972 and an Master of Laws in 1975, both from Boston University. Gregg was a businessman and attorney in Nashua, New Hampshire before entering politics.

Gregg was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1980. He was reelected every two years until he decided to run for governor in 1988. His campaign was successful, and he served two two-year terms as Governor of New Hampshire (1989 to 1993).

Senate Career

In 1992 he successfully ran for the United States Senate. He was reelected in 1998 and in 2004. In 2004 he defeated campaign finance activist Doris "Granny D" Haddock, the then-94-year-old Democratic nominee, by 66% to 34%.

The University of New Hampshire renamed its Environmental Technology Building as Gregg Hall, because Gregg helped secure $266 million of federal funds for research and development projects for the university. The Senator was also instrumental in the establishing of the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College in 1999.

Gregg has also expressed concern about the budgeting process. On June 14, 2006, he introduced legislation nicknamed the Stop Over-Spending (SOS) Act of 2006, with its intent being to simplify the line-item veto, change the federal government to biennial budgeting, and create tools to enforce caps on discretionary and mandatory spending. In reference to this amendment, Gregg stated that, “We must regain control of this runaway train before it is too late.” [2]

Breaking Party Lines

Gregg angered his Republic colleagues on June 7, 2006 when he joined with six Republicans, Arlen Specter, Lincoln Chafee, Susan Collins, John McCain, Olympia Snowe, and John Sununu to vote against a gay marriage amendment backed by President Bush. Gregg previously supported the measure in 2004 after the Massachusetts Supreme Court’s decision which legalized same sex marriage. He stated that their decisions would challenge the power of other states, including his, to stop these unions. However, after changing his vote Gregg who does not support gay marriage stated that "Fortunately, such legal pandemonium has not ensued. The past two years have shown that federalism, not more federal laws, is a viable and preferable approach.” [3]

Money in politics

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Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals


Committees and Affiliations

Committees

Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Judd Gregg. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC office
  • 307 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-5031 Fax: 202-225-5797
    Webform email
District offices
  • 60 Pleasant Street Berlin, NH 03570
    Ph: 603-752-2604 Fax: (none entered)
  • 125 North Main Street Concord, NH 03301
    Ph: 603-225-7115 Fax: (none entered)
  • 41 Hooksett Road Manchester, NH 03104
    Ph: 603-622-7979 Fax: (none entered)
  • 16 Pease Boulevard Portsmouth, NH 03801
    Ph: 603-431-2171 Fax: (none entered)
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