Chairman's Press

02.15.01

Conrad Calls for Protecting Medicare Trust Fund, Warns of Bush Intention to Raid Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 15, 2001Contact: Stu Nagurka or Steve Posner (202) 224-0642SENATE BUDGET COMMITTEE RANKING MEMBER CALLS FOR PROTECTING MEDICARE TRUST FUND, WARNS OF BUSH INTENTION TO RAID FUND Conrad: Medicare Trust Fund Shouldn’t Be Used To Pay For Prescription Drug BenefitWashington, DC - Senator Kent Conrad, the Ranking Member on the Senate Budget Committee, today expressed concern that President Bush’s massive tax cut will force the Bush Administration to raid the Medic… Continue Reading


02.12.01

Bush Tax Cut Threatens Defense Budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2001Contact: Stu Nagurka Steve Posner (202) 224-0642SENATE BUDGET COMMITTEE RANKING MEMBER SAYS BUSH TAX CUT THREATENS DEFENSE BUDGETWashington, DC - Senator Kent Conrad, the Ranking Member on the Senate Budget Committee, warned today that President Bush’s massive tax cut plan may emperil future defense budgets. Conrad’s remarks came in a Senate Budget Committee hearing that focused on the needs of the Pentagon in the coming years.“While projected surplu… Continue Reading


02.08.01

Bush's Tax Cut Would Be Unfair and Could Drive Us Back Into Deficits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 8, 2001Contact: Stu Nagurka or Steve Posner (202) 224-0642CONRAD: BUSH’S TAX CUT WOULD BE UNFAIR AND COULD DRIVE US BACK INTO DEFICITS Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Responds to Testimony on the Budget and Economic OutlookWashington - Senator Kent Conrad, the Ranking Member on the Senate Budget Committee, today responded to testimony on the budget and the nation’s economic outlook by calling again for taking a balanced approach in developing a tax an… Continue Reading


02.07.01

Conrad Calls for Protecting Medicare Trust Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2001Contact: Stu Nagurka or Steve Posner (202) 224-0642SENATE BUDGET COMMITTEE RANKING MEMBER CALLS FOR PROTECTING MEDICARE TRUST FUND Conrad: Bush’s Tax Plan Is Too Big, Sets Us Up for Raid of Medicare Trust FundWashington - Senator Kent Conrad, the Ranking Member on the Senate Budget Committee, warned again that President Bush’s tax cut is too big and cautioned against the Bush Administration’s apparent willingness to raid the Medicare Trust Fund. Conrad… Continue Reading


02.06.01

GAO Warns of Long-Term Deficits, Cautions AgainstRelying on 10-year Projections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 6, 2001Contact: Stu Nagurka or Steve Posner (202) 224-0642GAO WARNS SENATE BUDGET COMMITTEE OF LONG-TERM DEFICITS, CAUTIONS AGAINST RELYING ON 10-YEAR PROJECTIONS Senator Conrad Cites GAO Testimony in Calling Again For Fiscal DisciplineWashington - General Accounting Office (GAO) Comptroller General David Walker today warned the Senate Budget Committee that budget surplus projections are unreliable and that long-term budget deficits are looming due to the co… Continue Reading


01.31.01

Ranking Democrat Responds to Latest CBO Budget Projection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 31, 2001Contact: Stu Nagurka or Steve Posner (202) 224-0642SENATE BUDGET COMMITTEE RANKING DEMOCRAT RESPONDS TO LATEST CBO BUDGET PROJECTION Senator Conrad Cautions Against Abandoning Fiscal DisciplineWashington - Senator Kent Conrad, the Ranking Democrat on the Senate Budget Committee, cautioned against abandoning fiscal discipline as the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) unveiled its latest budget surplus projection. CBO Deputy Director Barry Anderson testi… Continue Reading


01.30.01

Agricultural Needs Should Be Addressed in Upcoming Budget Debate says Conrad

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 30, 2001Contact: Stu Nagurka or Steve Posner (202) 224-0642SENATE BUDGET COMMITTEE RANKING DEMOCRAT SAYS AGRICULTURAL NEEDS SHOULD BE ADDRESSED IN UPCOMING BUDGET DEBATE Effect of High Energy Prices May Also Require Special AttentionWashington - Senator Kent Conrad, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Budget Committee, called on Congress to take into account the special needs of the worsening agricultural economy and the negative impact of high energy prices a… Continue Reading


01.25.01

Conrad Calls for Fiscal Discipline at Greenspan Hearing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 25, 2001Contact: Stu Nagurka or Steve Posner (202) 224-0642SENATE BUDGET COMMITTEE RANKING DEMOCRAT CALLS FOR FISCAL DISCIPLINE Senator Conrad: Debt Reduction Must Remain Priority; Reasonable Tax Cut AppropriateWashington - Senator Kent Conrad, the Ranking Democrat on the Senate Budget Committee, called again for fiscal discipline as Congress begins to map out the nation’s future budget priorities. Speaking before a Senate Budget Committee hearing with Federal… Continue Reading

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