White House defends budget plan in Senate

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Ending taxation on corporate dividends will provide short-term economic stimulus while protecting long-term efficiency, the president's top economic adviser said Tuesday. Democrats responded by arguing that the budget deficits proposed by President George

Dems: Bush budget spells doom for economy

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The $304 billion budget deficit proposed by the Bush administration will raise interest rates and stymie economic growth, Democrats said Monday. They blamed the already passed $1.35 trillion tax cut and said the proposed tax cuts of more than $670 billion

Washington Agenda-General

By United Press International

The POTUS economy

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- President John F. Kenendy memorably said success has many fathers, and failure many orphans. Who then should be held responsible for the economy?
RICHARD W. RAHN, A UPI Outside view commentary

Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering brief opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks.

Good numbers, bad standards

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) -- In order to have a properly functioning economy, it is absolutely necessary for businesses to provide correct information to their shareholders and to the government, and for executives who knowingly provide false information to be punished. But is it not
RICHARD RAHN, A UPI Outside view commentary

UPI's Capital Comment for June 11, 2002

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press I
By United Press International

Washington Agenda-General News Events

For content questions, call 202-898-8291
By United Press International

Senate belatedly approves stimulus package

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- After months of contentious and inconclusive debate about the best way to help the nation's floundering economy, Congress finally agreed Friday on a small packa

Washington Agenda-General News Events

For content questions, call 202-898-8291
By United Press International

Bush proposes $2.12 trillion budget

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- President Bush on Monday sent Congress a $2.12 trillion budget that contained major increases for the war on terrorism and economic recovery, while making cuts
NICHOLAS M. HORROCK, UPI Chief White House Correspondent

Budget Wrap: Key elements of Bush proposal

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Highlights of the 2003 budget proposed Monday by President Bush:

Administration tells Congress of recession

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A top Bush administration official told the Senate Tuesday that the nation is entering a recession -- the first such admission by the White House -- even as Democrats and Republicans in Congress appeared to agree on the need for a stimulus package, but no
Page 5 of 5
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.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Kent Conrad."
Most Popular
Viral video shows grouper swallow shark off fisherman's reel in one terrifying gulp
Brady Morton's body discovered three days after Port Huron Float Down
Source: Ferguson cop beaten before shooting
Tennessee student kicked out of class for saying 'bless you'
Researchers dig up earliest evidence of snail-eating