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    Retirement Security and Savings

    Former Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) and James Lockhart talked about a report released by the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Commission on Retirement Security and Personal Savings. The report…

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    Raising the Debt Limit

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, former Senators Kent Conrad (D-ND) and Don Nickles (R-OK), and former Representative Vin Weber (R-MN) talked about the raising the debt limit. Secretary Lew…

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    Debt Ceiling

    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew spoke at a Bipartisan Policy Center forum on raising the debt ceiling. He urged Congress to raise the debt ceiling and said the government was likely to exhaust…

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    Federal Budget Process, Panel 1

    Former congressional leaders and cabinet officials talked about problems with and ways to reform the budget process. David Obey said that members of Congress should spend more time in Washington…

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    Economic Outlook and Fiscal Policy

    Former senators Kent Conrad (D-ND) and Judd Gregg (R-NH) evaluated proposals for reforming the nation’s fiscal policies. Other topics included budget sequestration, the Federal Reserve’s…

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    Debt Reduction and Federal Budget

    A bipartisan group of former U.S. Senate and House Budget Committee chairs and other members urged President Obama and congressional leaders to come together on a comprehensive plan to…

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    Debt and Deficit Reduction

    Former Senate Budget Committee Chairs Kent Conrad (D-ND) and Judd Gregg (R-NH) talked about the next steps to debt and deficit reduction. Topics included the raising of the debt ceiling,…

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    Congressional Career of Senator Kent Conrad

    Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) reflected on his career in Congress. Among the topics he addressed were the rise of partisan interests in the Senate, the role of lobbying in the political…

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    Fiscal Cliff Negotiations and Deficit Reduction

    Retiring Senate Budget Committee Chair Kent Conrad (D-ND) spoke about “fiscal cliff” negotiations and gave solutions for long-term deficit reduction. Among his statements he said he would prefer to see a bigger deal when it comes…

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    Senator Kent Conrad Farewell Address

    Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) gave his farewell to the Senate. He used charts as he talked about the U.S. economy, the government’s role, and the federal budget.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for morning business until 2 p.m. The time from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. was designated for speeches by and regarding retiring Senators. At 2 p.m., the Senate resumed…

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    Senator Kent Conrad on the Fiscal Cliff

    Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND), chair of the Senate Budget Committee, talked about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. He…

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    Senator Conrad on U.S. Consulate in Libya Attack

    Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) spoke to reporters after hearing testimony from former CIA Director David Petraeus at a closed hearing of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee on the…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

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    Senate Session

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    Markup of Targeted Tax Code Changes, Part 2

    Committee members met to mark up legislation dealing with tax “extenders,” a number of short-term tax breaks. Among the amendments they considered were credits for “Make it in America,”…

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    Markup of Targeted Tax Code Changes, Part 1

    Committee members made opening statements at a markup hearing on legislation dealing with tax “extenders,” a number of short-term tax breaks. It included an extension for the research and…

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    Senate Session

    S.3326, the African Growth and Opportunity Act and Burma Sanctions bill.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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