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John McHugh

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John McHugh currently is the Secretary of the U.S. Army

John Michael McHugh, a Republican, is the Secretary of the U.S. Army since September 2009. Previously he was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing New York's 23rd Congressional district, 1993 to 2009. [1]

Record and controversies

General information about important bills and votes for can be found in Congresspedia's articles on legislation. You can add information you find on how John McHugh voted by clicking the "[edit]" link to the right and typing it in. Remember to cite your sources!

Iraq War

McHugh voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[2]

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]

Bio

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.

2009 pick for Army secretary

President Obama picked McHugh in June 2009 as his choice for U.S. Army secretary.[1] Democrat William L. Owens won the 2009 special election for the House seat. Owens held on to the seat in the 2010 election.[3]

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. <crpcontribdata>cid=N00001276&cycle=2006</crpcontribdata>

Links to more campaign contribution information for John McHugh
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Committees and affiliations

Committees

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.

Former contact

DC Office:
2333 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-3223
Phone: 202-225-4611
Fax: 202-226-0621
Web Email
House Web Email
Website

District Office- Canastota:
205 South Peterboro Street
Canastota, NY 13032-1312
Phone: 315-697-2063
Fax: 315-697-2064

District Office- Mayfield:
28 North School Street
Post Office Box 800
Mayfield, NY 12117-0800
Phone: 518-661-6486
Fax: 518-661-5704

District Office- Plattsburgh:
104 Federal Building
Plattsburgh, NY 12901-9723
Phone: 518-563-1406
Fax: 518-561-9723

District Office- Watertown:
120 Washington Street, Suite 200
Watertown, NY 13601-3370
Phone: 315-782-3150
Fax: 315-782-1291

Articles and resources

Resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 John M. McHugh profile, The Washington Post, accessed January 2011.
  2. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.
  3. William L. Owens profile, The Washington Post, accessed January 2011.

Articles

Local blogs and discussion sites

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
Leadership Position:
None
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Caucuses:
Committees: House Committee on Armed Services, House Committee on Armed Services/Subcommittee on Military Personnel, House Committee on Armed Services/Subcommittee on Readiness, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform/Subcommittee on Federal Workforce Post Office and the District of Columbia, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform/Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence/Subcommittee on Terrorism Human Intelligence Analysis and Counterintelligence, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence/Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations,
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 3, 1992
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2003
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
New York Senate,
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 205 South Peterboro Street, Canastota, NY 13032-1312
Phone: 315-697-2063 / Fax: 315-697-2064
2. 28 North School Street, Post Office Box 800, Mayfield, NY 12117-0800
Phone: 518-661-6486 / Fax: 518-661-5704
3. 104 Federal Building, Plattsburgh, NY 12901-9723
Phone: 518-563-1406 / Fax: 518-561-9723
4. 120 Washington Street, Suite 200, Watertown, NY 13601-3370
Phone: 315-782-3150 / Fax: 315-782-1291



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Date of Birth: September 29, 1948