Judd Gregg

Former U.S. Senator (R-NH) and Fiscal and Economic Policy Expert

Judd Gregg
  • Former chairman of the Senate Budget Committee
  • Chief negotiator of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act after the recession of 2008
  • Addresses fiscal and economic policy backed by 18 years of Senate experience
  • Offers audiences a unique look at what it would take for Washington to balance the budget and pass comprehensive policy reform

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Senator Judd Gregg is a national leader on fiscal policy, a well known budget expert, and a respected voice on economic and financial regulatory issues. He was the chairman and then ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, a member of the Senate Banking Committee, and the chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. He was also served on President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (Simpson-Bowles). The commission, which was originally modeled after legislation introduced by Senator Gregg and Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND), produced a debt-reduction plan now hailed as a model of bipartisan compromise on taxes and spending and is the standard against which all other proposals are measured.

Gregg has played a vital role in shaping fiscal policy over the last two decades. His expertise on banking issues and derivatives reform positioned him as a pivotal voice in the debate on regulatory reform. He currently co-chairs the Campaign to Fix the Debt, a comprehensive, non-partisan effort to reduce the national debt. Its goal is to put America on a better fiscal and economic path, and it aims to enlist American people and businesses to urge Congress and the president to pass meaningful legislation.

Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, Gregg addresses fiscal and economic policy, the deficit and balancing the budget, taxes, and healthcare reform. He outlines what these issues mean for business, the plausible scenarios for dealing with them and mitigating risk, the most likely outcomes, and what their potential ramifications are – both in terms of the impact to the economy and the business environment. His presentations deliver sophisticated insights, and he speaks with passion and authority on these issues.

Legislative Leader. Gregg’s common-sense New Hampshire values have shaped some of the most significant legislation that Congress has passed in recent decades. A leading voice for fiscal discipline, he played a major role in rescuing our country from the brink of economic collapse as a chief negotiator of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. He also was the lead sponsor of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 and, along with the late Senator Ted Kennedy, co-authored the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.Working across the aisle, Senator Gregg was a key decision maker on several important issues from championing bipartisan efforts to address our looming entitlement crisis to improving our health care system and revamping our complex and inequitable tax system.

Good as Granite. Gregg served three terms in the U.S. Senate representing the Granite state. He also served the people of New Hampshire as a governor (1989–1993) and a U.S. Representative (1981–1989). He is known as one of the state’s greatest champions of land conservation and was also named by Dartmouth College as its first distinguished fellow, where he lectures on various issues involving the government.

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Fiscal Policy in Our New Economic Environment. Senator Gregg has unique, in-depth, and hands-on knowledge of the fiscal policy of our nation. He was a member of the Senate Banking Committee and played a major role in rescuing our country from the brink of economic collapse as a chief negotiator of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. He has been the leader in the effort to address the growing fiscal crisis of our nation, shaping some of the most significant legislation that Congress has passed in recent decades. His expertise on banking issues and derivatives reform positions him as a pivotal voice in the regulatory debate. His presentations deliver insights into America’s banking system, the economy, and other regulatory issues affecting today’s businesses.

Creating a Balanced Budget. Senator Gregg has extensive experience working toward balancing our national budget, with the aim of achieving fiscal sustainability over the long-term. He co-authored the bi-partisan Conrad-Gregg Bill, which set up a commission to reduce the national debt through spending restraint. This proposal led to the President’s Fiscal Responsibility Commission, which became the source of ideas regarding how to lower the federal debt. As the chair of the Senate Budget Committee, he has also seen first-hand what it takes to make real strides toward these goals and can address the topics of financial responsibility, the national budget, and the deficit.

Health Care Reform. Senator Gregg was a leading force in the debate over the health care reform bill, bringing to bear his expertise as the former chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension committee. He also authored his own health care plan called Coverage, Prevention and Reform (CPR). In his presentations, Gregg outlines the enacted health care bill and provides insights into future health care reform.

Tax Reform. Sen. Gregg is the co-author of the first major, complete, bi-partisan tax reform bill introduced in Congress in years. The Wyden-Gregg Bill dramatically reduces income tax rates (taking corporate rates to 24 percent) and makes tax laws simpler and more capital investment-friendly. It is expected that this bill will be center of the tax reform effort which will occur in the 112th Congress. In his presentations, Gregg discusses tax reform and its implications for Americans.

Championing Our Environment. During his time as Senator, Judd Gregg made good on a 30-year commitment to protect the environment. To date, his efforts have helped preserve more than 337,000 acres of sensitive land in New Hampshire. The importance of environmental issues to Gregg and his constituents makes him poised to speak about environmental policy in our nation.

New Hampshire Primaries. Sen. Gregg has been involved in New Hampshire primary politics for decades. Leading experts on the presidential electoral process in New Hampshire, Gregg and his family played a major role in the primaries of Presidents Regan, George H. Bush, George W. Bush, and other candidates seeking the presidential nomination.

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