Debt and Deficit: Long-term Fiscal Issues

A leading voice for fiscal discipline, U.S. Senator Judd Gregg, R-N.H., is currently serving his third term in the Senate and is the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee. Previously, he served his state as governor (1989-1993) and U.S. representative (1981-1989). Gregg is a national leader on fiscal policy, a well-known budget expert and a respected voice on health care, economic and financial regulatory issues. He played a major role as a chief negotiator of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008; was the lead sponsor of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005; and, along with the late Senator Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., co-authored the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. In March 2010, Gregg was appointed to President Barack Obama"s national commission on fiscal responsibility. This bipartisan commission, modeled after legislation introduced by Gregg and Senator Kent Conrad, D-N.D., is responsible for developing recommendations this year that will help balance the budget and achieve fiscal sustainability in the long term. As a member of the Senate Banking Committee, Gregg also served as one of the principal negotiators working to modernize our nation"s financial regulatory system. His expertise on banking issues and derivatives reform positioned him as a pivotal voice in the debate on regulatory reform. He is also the ranking member of the appropriations subcommittee that is responsible for funding the State Department and international activities of the government. Gregg received his bachelor"s degree from Columbia University and his L.L.M. in tax law and J.D. from Boston University School of Law. He is married to Kathleen MacLellan Gregg. They have two daughters, Molly and Sarah, and one son, Joshua.


Mon, Oct. 25, 2010
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