Press Release

McHenry Statement on Sen. Gregg Announcement

Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10), Ranking Member of the subcommittee with oversight of the U.S. Census, released the following statement in response to Senator Judd Gregg withdrawing his name from consideration to be Commerce Secretary over the brewing census controversy.

“President Obama’s reckless actions have now cost him an able and respected cabinet secretary.  Is the President still willing to pursue his unprecedented power grab over the census now that he has seen the consequences?  Senator Gregg is to be commended for his unwillingness to compromise his principles for the sake of political ascension.  I hope the President is inspired by the courage of Senator Gregg’s convictions.  I know I am.”