April 14, 2005 • Volume 13 Number15
Senator Judd Gregg to Speak at Law Commencement
US Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH), chairman of the influential Senate Budget Committee and a major player in critical areas of federal spending, homeland security and national defense, will speak at the 2005 Boston College Law School Commencement on May 27.
Gregg was elected to the Senate in 1993 after serving two terms as governor of New Hampshire (1989-93) and four terms as a congressman (1981-89), representing the state's second congressional district. Re-elected to his third Senate term this past November, Gregg received the highest number of votes in any election in New Hampshire history.
In addition to heading the Senate Budget Committee, Gregg is chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, and holds seats on the Commerce, Justice and Science, Interior, Defense, Labor-Health-Education, and State and Foreign Operations subcommittees.
Through his service on these committees, Gregg has been part of 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.
While chairman of the Senate HELP Committee, Gregg led efforts to author and pass the No Child Left Behind law on public education. He also has worked to assist state and local jurisdictions in anti-terrorism measures and to provide up-to-date technology and resources to local law enforcement officials to ensure the safety of their communities.
In addition, Gregg has promoted a balance between environmental and commercial concerns to preserve the yield from the world's oceans, securing federal funds for innovative scientific and environmental research initiatives. Gregg's record has drawn praise from many environmental leaders and organizations, including the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association, the Trust for Public Lands, the Nature Conservancy and the NH Sierra Club, which named Gregg as a Champion of Clean Air.
"We're delighted to have Senator Gregg address our graduates," said BC Law Dean John H. Garvey. "He has been a wonderful friend to Boston College. He has also had a long and distinguished political career and will certainly bring an important perspective on the law to our graduating class on one of the most significant days in their lives." -Law School Communications Manager Nathaniel Kenyon •