Former New Hampshire United States Senator Warren Rudman has died due to complications from lymphoma. He was 82.
Described by many as a "feisty Republican," he is perhaps best known for his co-sponsorship of the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings budget cutting law. It required automatic spending cuts if the federal government missed its annual deficit targets.
Rudman left the Senate in 1993, frustrated that the law never reached its potential and with the direction of the Republican Party.