Judd Gregg: And the threat is...

Judd Gregg, a former Republican senator from New Hampshire, served as chairman of the Senate Budget Committee from 2005 to 2007 and ranking member from 2007 to 2011. He recently wrote an opinion piece for The Hill, an excerpt of which is below.

When former Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) was chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, he was fond of saying — especially when trying to get the attention of his colleagues to limit their spending addiction — “the debt is the threat.”

Just before Congress departed on its Memorial Day recess, there was a near-breakthrough.

The Congressional leadership and President Trump came close to an agreement on the amount of discretionary spending that would occur going forward.


Read the entire piece here.

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