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Conrad outlines bipartisan work to craft new energy plan

April 19, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., said it will take a bipartisan approach and willingness to compromise to solve two of the country’s biggest issues: getting a handle on the growing debt and reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil. Continue Reading

Conrad stays on Budget Committee

November 19, 2010 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., will retain his leadership position on the Senate Budget Committee, he announced Friday morning.
In recent weeks, Conrad had considered taking the chairmanship of the Agriculture Committee a group that soon will begin the work to reauthorize the federal farm bill. Continue Reading

Sen. Conrad may lead Agricultural Committee

November 11, 2010 in The Dickinson Press

Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., may leave his powerful position as chairman of the Senate Budget Committee to take the chairmanship of the Agriculture Committee. Continue Reading

Sen. Conrad defends TARP

October 21, 2010 in The Dickinson Press

It began with an emergency meeting one mid-September evening in 2008 with fewer than 20 of the nation’s most influential leaders on fiscal policy.
Kent Conrad, a North Dakota Democrat and Senate Budget Committee chairman, was among the elite group. Continue Reading