Newton Leroy Gingrich served as the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999 and was a member of Congress for 20 years, representing the state of Georgia. In 1995, Time magazine named Gingrich "Man of the Year.” The previous year, Gingrich was the architect of the Republican Party’s success in regaining control of Congress after 40 years.
Gingrich is recognized for his efforts to establish a better system of health for all Americans. His actions prompted FDA reform to help the seriously ill and initiated a new focus on research and wellness. In his book, Saving Lives and Saving Money, Newt describes his vision of a Healthcare system that is centered on the individual. To realize this vision, Newt even launched the Center for Health Transformation.
Gingrich is also an expert on world history, military issues, and international affairs. He has served on the United States Commission on National Security/21st Century, which concluded that the number one threat over the next 25 years was the likelihood of a weapon of mass destruction. He is credited with the idea of creating a Homeland Security Agency.
Gingrich is the author of numerous critically acclaimed and best-selling books, including Contract with America and To Renew America.
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