Kent Conrad's file:
Conrad

Democrat from North Dakota

Kent Conrad is a Democratic Senator from North Dakota. He is the top Democrat on the Senate Budget Committee.

Recent statements involving Kent Conrad

"We're borrowing 40 cents of every dollar we spend."

"The American people say, don't touch Social Security, don't touch Medicare, don't cut defense. That's 84 percent of the federal budget."

Federal spending is "the highest it's been as a share of our economy in 60 years (and) revenue is the lowest it's been as a share of our economy in 60 years."

Recent stories featuring Kent Conrad

Fact-checking the federal budget fight:

A deadline looms for the federal budget on Friday, with even more deadlines to come.

Checking facts on the deficit commission:

A proposal to reduce the deficit drew fire from economist Paul Krugman on This Week with Christiane Amanpour.

Looking for some truth about the federal budget:

On the heels of a draft recommendation from the president's deficit advisory panel, we check the accuracy of several claims about spending and taxes.

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