John McHugh

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John McHugh, (b. Sep 29, 1948), a member of the Republican Party, presently represents the Twenty Third Congressional Distict of New York in the United States House of Representatives. He has been a member of the House since 1993. Prior to 2002, Rep. McHugh represented the Twenty Fourth Congressional District of New York. Rep. McHugh was nominated for the position of Secretary of the Army by President Barak Obama on June 2, 2009.


Anti-Environmental Voting Record

McHugh voted against the environment on five recent important legialative roll call votes:

  • Energy (House R.C. 132)
  • Artic Refuge (House R.C. 666)
  • Environmental Funding (House R.C. 88)
  • Coastal Protection (House R.C. 192) and
  • Fuel Efficiency (House R.C. 121).

Political background

  • assistant to the city manager of Watertown, N.Y. 1971-1976
  • chief of research and liaison with local governments for New York state Senator H. Douglas Barclay, 1976-1985
  • member of the New York state senate, 1985-1993
  • elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Third and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1993-present).

Educational background

  • graduated from Watertown High School, Watertown, N.Y., 1966
  • B.A., Utica College of Syracuse University, Utica, N.Y., 1970
  • M.P.A., Nelson A. Rockefeller Graduate School of Public Affairs, New York State University, New York, N.Y., 1977


  • Ranking Member, House Committee on Armed Services
  • Member, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform


2366 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Phone: 202-225-4611
Fax: 202-226-0621

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