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Sen. Judd Gregg Esq.

Self Description

February 2006: "In November 2004, U.S. Senator Judd Gregg was re-elected to a third term in the United States Senate, receiving the highest number of votes in any election in New Hampshire history.

The 109th Congress provides Senator Gregg a number of key leadership and committee positions that give him an influential voice in national affairs, including serving as both the Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, and as Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security. Following his tenure as Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Senator Gregg remains a senior member of the Senate HELP Committee. He will also retain his position on the Senate Appropriations Committee with seats on the Commerce, Justice and Science, Interior, Defense, Labor-Health-Education, and State and Foreign Operations subcommittees. On these committees, Senator Gregg impacts the national debate on such vital issues as overseeing the federal budget, homeland security and national defense, education, international affairs, law enforcement, Social Security, and health care...

Judd Gregg has the unique honor of being the first elected official in New Hampshire history to serve the state in each of the following capacities: three terms as United States Senator, 1993- Present; two terms as Governor of New Hampshire, 1989-1993; four terms as United States Representative for New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District, 1981-1989; and one term as Executive Councilor for New Hampshire’s District 5, 1979-1981

A New Hampshire native, Senator Gregg was born in Nashua on February 14, 1947. He was educated in Nashua public schools, Phillips Exeter Academy (1965), and Columbia University (A.B., 1969). He received his J.D. in 1972 from Boston University Law School and his L.L.M. in tax law in 1975. Upon graduating from law school, he returned to Nashua and became a partner in the law firm of Sullivan, Gregg and Horton..."

Third-Party Descriptions

May 2010: "Opponents of the Lincoln provisions still must persuade senators to vote for a change that could be portrayed as softening the financial legislation. Only Republicans have expressed public opposition. Senator Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, with Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee and Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, introduced an amendment on Friday to remove the Lincoln language from the bill."

March 2010: "Further fueling this fire is the controversy sparked last summer when Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) declined President Obama's invitation to become commerce secretary. At issue, some believe, was the senator's long-standing opposition to use of statistical sampling, in which adjustments are made to the head count using mathematical models based on sample counts. Gregg was said to want assurances from the president that White House political operatives would not be able to interfere with the census; many presume the senator wanted to hold off sampling that might add to the size of historically undercounted groups such as racial minorities and immigrants, diminishing Republican political power."

June 2009: 'Congressional opponents of the program, mostly Republican, complained Thursday that the "clunkers" bill would increase the federal debt without doing much to get expensive-to-operate vehicles off the roads. But supporters of the program overcame a procedural hurdle erected by the plan's leading opponent, Senator Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), on a 60-36 vote, winning the minimum number of votes needed to keep the program in a $106 billion war-spending plan.'

May 2007: • Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., claimed authorship of a change that reduced the FDA’s power to require post-market safety studies. He said he wanted to target drugs only if there was evidence of harm. Gregg has raised $168,500 from drug executives and PACs since 2001 and sided with them in four key votes.

January 2007: But, ultimately, it was Byrd that tried to block all of Reid's efforts to accommodate Republican demands on a measure long sought by President Bush that would allow the president to submit to Congress a list of spending items that the White House wants to strike from congressionally passed spending bills. Under the measure, Congress would then vote on whether to sustain or accept those rescissions. Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), its sponsor, called it a modest proposal to help ferret out egregious waste that leaves Congress the final say.

November 2005: Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), the Senate's chief advocate for strict liability protections, asserted that the companies need to be thoroughly indemnified against suits to provide enough of an incentive for them to make vaccines, which tend to be low-profit products.


RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Student/Trainee (past or present) Columbia University Organization Feb 19, 2006
Organization Head/Leader (past or present) New Hampshire (State Government) Organization Feb 19, 2006
Member of (past or present) Republican Party (U.S.) / Republican National Committee Organization Feb 19, 2006
Member of (past or present) US House of Representatives Organization Feb 19, 2006
Member of (past or present) US Senate Organization Feb 19, 2006

Articles and Resources

Date Resource Read it at:
May 09, 2010 Banks Lobbying Against Derivatives Trading Ban

QUOTE: Democrats surprised the industry by adding the “push-out” provision in mid-April, transforming the final rounds of an epic prize fight. The industry has been forced to set aside the issues that were its greatest concerns, including its opposition to a requirement that almost all derivatives trades be recorded on public exchanges.

New York Times
Mar 01, 2010 Marketing the 2010 census with a conservative-friendly face

QUOTE: The act of counting people is more patently political than ever...In this country, census officials are responding to complaints on the right by conducting unprecedented outreach with ads aimed at political conservatives -- a subset of the group with the biggest over-count: white Americans.

Washington Post
Jun 18, 2009 'Cash for Clunkers' Bill Passes

QUOTE: in passing the bill on June 18 as an add-on to funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Democrats also defeated the "green" wing of their own party, who wanted to do much more to favor the purchase of passenger cars over pickup trucks and SUVs. The bill, which President Barack Obama is expected to sign, will enable many consumers who take advantage of the program to buy trucks that are barely more fuel-efficient than their old guzzlers.

May 13, 2008 Cigarette Bill Treats Menthol With Leniency

QUOTE: But those new strictures would exempt menthol — even though menthol masks the harsh taste of cigarettes for beginners and may make it harder for the addicted to kick the smoking habit. For years, public health authorities have worried that menthol might be a factor in high cancer rates in African-Americans.

New York Times
Jul 03, 2007 Radio Royalties: Reprising Ol' Blue Eyes' Battle

QUOTE: Songwriters receive royalties when their compositions are played on AM and FM radio. But neither musicians nor the music's owners get a dime.

Washington Post
May 14, 2007 Senators Who Weakened Drug Bill Got Millions from Industry

QUOTE: Senators who raised millions of dollars in campaign donations from pharmaceutical interests secured industry-friendly changes to a landmark drug-safety bill, according to public records and interviews.

May 10, 2007 Senate Approves Tighter Policing of Drug Makers

QUOTE: "By a vote of 93 to 1, the Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would give the Food and Drug Administration new power to police drug safety, order changes in drug labels, regulate advertising and restrict the use and distribution of medicines found to pose serious risks to consumers."

New York Times
Jan 19, 2007 Senate Passes Ethics Package: Parties Reach Hard-Fought Deal On Lobbying and Other Reforms

QUOTE: The Senate legislation, hailed by proponents as the most significant ethics reform since Watergate, would ban gifts, meals and travel funded by lobbyists, and would force lawmakers to attach their names to special-interest provisions and pet projects that they slip into bills. Lawmakers would have to pay charter rates on corporate jets, not the far-cheaper first-class rates they pay now.

Washington Post
Sep 06, 2006 Proposals to Revise FEMA May Be in Jeopardy on Capitol Hill

QUOTE: "The normal sausage-making of legislation is not going to get us what we need," said Max Stier, president of the Partnership for Public Service. Several investigations into the response to Hurricane Katrina showed a need for far-reaching changes, he said, and "dollars to back it up."

Washington Post
Sep 03, 2006 Screening Tools Slow to Arrive in U.S. Airports

QUOTE: federal government has been unable to move bomb-detection technologies from the laboratory to the airport successfully...Members of Congress and former domestic security officials blame poor management for stumbles in research, turf fights, staff turnover and underfinancing. Some initiatives have also faced opposition from the airlines or been slowed by bureaucratic snarls.

New York Times
Jun 08, 2006 Gay Marriage Amendment Fails in Senate

QUOTE: A constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, backed by President Bush and conservative groups, was soundly defeated in the Senate yesterday after proponents failed to persuade a bare majority of all senators to support the measure.

Washington Post
May 09, 2006 Take Two of These and Call Us Next Year

QUOTE: "These bills address the medical liability and litigation crisis in our country, a crisis that is preventing patients from receiving high-quality health care -- or, in some cases, any care at all," Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said yesterday.

Washington Post
Feb 17, 2006 FDA to Explain Need to Charge Fees for New Generic Drugs

QUOTE: The user-fee proposal is controversial because many makers of generic drugs believe the FDA has been underfunding the Office of Generic Drugs for years and is allowing the manufacturers of brand-name medications to use procedural gimmicks to block final approval of their products.

Washington Post
Nov 17, 2005 Vaccine Funding Tied to Liability: Trial Lawyers Say Move Would Hurt Consumers

QUOTE: Legislation that would pour billions of dollars into the production of vaccines against avian flu and other pandemic diseases is threatened by the trial lawyers' lobby, which objects to proposed limits onlawsuits against drug manufacturers.

Washington Post
Oct 14, 2002 Former FBI chief takes on encryption

QUOTE: When Louis Freeh ran the FBI, he loved nothing more than launching into a heartfelt rant against the dangers of encryption technology.

Jan 04, 2002 A Deadly Collection of Information: Killer Paid Online Data Broker for Material Obtained Through Trickery

QUOTE: ...court documents and interviews show that the company...went beyond simple database searches and into a growing gray market that often relies on trickery, known as "pretexting," to obtain personal information.

Washington Post