Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-ND) today announced that he will retire from the Senate when his term expires in early 2013. Conrad said one of his top priorities for the remainder of his term would be "to get our country on a sound fiscal course."
"Kent Conrad has been a leading voice for fiscal responsibility in Washington," said Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert Bixby. "He has never sugar-coated the tough choices that need to be made, and he has insisted that real solutions require bipartisan cooperation."
In November Concord presented Conrad with the Paul E. Tsongas Economic Patriot Award, calling him a “true deficit hawk." Conrad also recently received a Fiscy Award for his fiscal leadership.