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2012-12-14 12:23:24

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senate Budget Committee Chair Kent Conrad (D-ND) will provide a Fiscal Cliff status update at a National Press Club Newsmaker at 10 AM Wednesday, December 19. The Club is at 14(th) and F Streets NW, 529 14(th) Street, Washington, DC 20045, 13(th) Floor, Zenger Room. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) Senator Conrad was first elected to the Senate in 1986 and is retiring when the Senate adjourns at the end of...

2012-07-23 10:23:25

SEN. KENT CONRAD, EU OFFICIAL AND AMERICAN ECONOMISTS TO DISCUSS EUROZONE CRISIS AND ITS CONSEQUENCES FOR THE U.S. AT THURSDAY FORUM IN WASHINGTON WASHINGTON, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, a European Union fiscal policy official and four respected American economists will discuss the eurozone crisis and its implications for the United States at a forum this Thursday, July 26. The program, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., will be at the...

2012-04-18 10:23:14

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Concord Coalition today commended Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad for proposing a comprehensive fiscal reform plan based on the recommendations of a bipartisan majority of the Simpson-Bowles commission. "The easy course for Senator Conrad would have been to simply lay out one more partisan budget plan for Washington to argue over," said Robert L. Bixby, Concord's executive director. "Instead, he is doing...

2010-02-16 09:55:00

BISMARCK, N.D., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Common Sense Issues North Dakota: WHO: Common Sense Issues North Dakota has produced radio spots that will begin airing in the state today. The 60-second spots call on Senators Byron Dorgan and Kent Conrad and U.S. Representative Earl Pomeroy to listen to the taxpayers of North Dakota and vote NO on President Barack Obama's healthcare plan. WHAT: The radio spots feature former North Dakota Gov. Ed...

2010-01-25 10:30:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senators Kent Conrad (D-ND) and Judd Gregg (R-NH) today commended the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) for the launch of its Debt Reduction Task Force, led by former Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM) and Dr. Alice Rivlin, former Director of the Office of Management and Budget and the Congressional Budget Office, and former Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve Board. Senators Conrad and Gregg, Chairman and Ranking Member, respectively, of the Senate...

2010-01-19 07:00:00

Growing Criticism of Post's Outsourcing of News to Austerity Ideologue Peterson Reinforced by 15,000 Emails Calling for End to Fiscal Times Deal WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several policy experts will meet with Washington Post executive editor Marcus Brauchli this afternoon to restate their demand that the Post sever its relationship with The Fiscal Times, a "news service" financed by wealthy conservative budget activist, Peter G. Peterson. Many journalists and media...

2009-10-30 10:02:00

New :30 Second TV Ad Begins Airing Today ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the 60 Plus Association released a new TV ad targeting Sens. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) and Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.). The ad features members of our Greatest Generation begging Sen. Johnson not to cut Medicare to pay for health care reform. The :30 second TV ad will run in conjunction with a :60 second ad that began airing on Wednesday. See the ad at www.60plus.org or the North Dakota :30 second...

2009-10-27 10:35:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With North Dakota seniors facing cuts of up to $75 million in their Medicare-funded nursing home care over the next ten years as a result of pending health reform legislation in Congress, North Dakota and national long term care leaders conducted a North Dakota media teleconference today to praise the North Dakota congressional delegation for recognizing the specific concerns of seniors and caregivers, and ensuring the leadership in their...

2009-08-18 15:01:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The health insurance purchasing co-ops proposed by Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) and a number of Senate conservatives have been tested and largely failed throughout the United States. History shows they would not have the market clout to leverage discounts and good policy choices with health insurers. Such co-ops could even become a path to gutting state consumer protection laws, according to the non-partisan Consumer Watchdog. Download...

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2009-07-15 19:30:00

President Obama called for swift congressional action on healthcare reform after the Senate health committee voted on Wednesday to approve new legislation expanding insurance coverage to nearly all Americans.It is "time to get this done," the President said at the White House, referring to the overhaul of the nation's $2.5 trillion healthcare industry.Democrat-led panels have accelerated their activity in recent weeks on legislation to meet Obama's goal of guaranteeing health coverage for all...