John McHugh

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John Michael McHugh was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing New York's 23rd Congressional district from 1993 to 2009.


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

McHugh voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

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

Armed services appropriations

McHugh, chairman of the House Committee on Armed Services personnel subcommittee, helped draft the 2007 Defense Authorization Bill. However, he expressed concern after realizing that he overlooked a provision in its many pages. According to The Hill, the provision overrides a federal court’s decision in a dispute between a group of National Guard members and the government over compensation for correspondence courses. In 2000, National Guard members sued because they wanted compensation for classes that the Pentagon required them to take in order to maintain or advance their rank. Despite a statutory mandate, the government did not pay for the classes. The Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that the Guard members ought to be compensated for the courses. The ruling was again backed by the Federal Claims Court in January, after the government tried to have the case dismissed once again. Following McHugh's realization, he contacted Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to discuss the issue in conference. [1]


McHugh was born on September 29, 1948 in Watertown, New York and graduated from Utica College. McHugh was elected to the New York state senate in 1984. He successfully ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1992 to replace Congressman David O'B Martin. McHugh hasn't faced serious competition since his election to the House.

Congressional career

He was a chief proponent of the Armed Forces ban on women serving in combat.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Robert J. Johnson to challenge McHugh in his November 2006 bid for reelection. In addition, W.L. Swarts entered the race as an independent candidate. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [2] McHugh retained his seat.

Money in politics

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Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

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

More Background Data

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


DC office
  • 416 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-2777 Fax: 202-225-8039
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District offices
  • 205 South Peterboro Street, Canastota, NY 13032-1312
    Ph: 315-697-2063 Fax: (none entered)
  • 28 North School Street, Post Office Box 800, Mayfield, NY 12117-0800
    Ph: 518-661-6486 Fax: (none entered)
  • 104 Federal Building, Plattsburgh, NY 12901-9723
    Ph: 518-563-1406 Fax: (none entered)
  • 120 Washington Street, Suite 200, Watertown, NY 13601-3370
    Ph: 315-782-3150 Fax: (none entered)
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