Conrad: Tie tax cuts to tax reform

Conrad: Tie tax cuts to tax reform

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, said he would accept limited extensions of the George W. Bush tax cuts tied to tax reform.
Senators express regret over votes

Senators express regret over votes

WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) -- Now that Elena Kagan's U.S. Supreme Court nomination is headed for a vote, some Democrats say they regret supporting former President Bush's nominees.

Dems bless a healthcare-education union

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- Democratic leaders said they were becoming more inclined to marry healthcare reform and expanded federal aid to U.S. college students into one bill.

Obama backs deficit-reduction commission

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama endorsed a bill Saturday that would set up a bipartisan budget commission to make deficit-reduction recommendations.
Senate may hold key healthcare vote soon

Senate may hold key healthcare vote soon

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A critical procedural vote on bringing the U.S. Senate healthcare plan to the floor is likely to come Saturday, Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday.

Conrad, Grassley: Public option dead

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Sens. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Kent Conrad, D-N.D., agreed Sunday that a "public option" component won't be part of a healthcare reform package.

Conrad: 'Public option' a 'wasted effort'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The Obama administration's fight to include a "public option" in its health insurance reform package has been a "wasted effort," a senior U.S. Democrat says.

Ethics Committee clears Dodd, Conrad

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate panel said Friday Sens. Christopher Dodd and Kent Conrad have been cleared of complaints they used their positions to get low-interest loans.

Conrad: Dems need GOP backing on health

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- Congressional Democrats need Republican support to pass healthcare reform measures, a senior Democratic lawmaker conceded Sunday.

Conrad: AIG execs should return bonuses

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- AIG executives should return their big bonus checks or be fired, the chairman of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee said Sunday.

Bailout maybe too small, Conrad says

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The chairman of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee said the $312.5 billion left in a $700 billion bailout may not be enough to right the financial system.
Speeding up stimulus spending may not work

Speeding up stimulus spending may not work

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Efforts to hasten stimulus spending may not work because it's tied to projects that are difficult to accelerate, a U.S. budget office said.

Obama team offers stimulus changes

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Obama transition team officials Sunday offered concessions on a proposed economic stimulus package, U.S. senators said after a meeting in Washington.
Senate pressured to find energy compromise

Senate pressured to find energy compromise

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- A group of U.S. senators says public anger about high gas prices is spurring them to push hard to find a bipartisan compromise on an energy bill soon.
Senator denies asking for favors on loans

Senator denies asking for favors on loans

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., Monday denied asking for special deals from Countrywide Financial in financing two properties.
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Kent Conrad
Sen. Kent Conrad, D-ND, speaks to members of the press during a news conference regarding the new CBO budget deficit projections, on January 25, 2005. Conrad attacked President Bush's tax cuts and spending in Iraq and Afghanistan for the high increases in the U.S. national deficit...(UPI Photo/Michael Kleinfeld)....

Gaylord Kent Conrad (born March 12, 1948) is the senior United States Senator from North Dakota. He is a member of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party, the North Dakota affiliate of the Democratic Party. First elected to the Senate in 1986, he is currently chairman of the Senate Budget Committee.

On January 18, 2011, Conrad announced that he would not run for re-election in 2012, but will instead retire. Conrad said in a statement that it was more important that "I spend my time and energy trying to focus on solving the nation's budget woes than be distracted by another campaign."

Conrad was born in Bismarck, North Dakota and lived much of his early life in Bismarck. Orphaned at a young age, he was raised by his grandparents. He attended Roosevelt Elementary and Hughes Junior High, and several years of high school in Tripoli, Libya. He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy before attending college at Stanford, and received an MBA from the George Washington University.

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