Comment of Senator Patrick Leahy On The Retirement Decision Of Senator Kent Conrad

“Kent Conrad is one of the best senators I have served with in 37 years.  He and Lucy are among Marcelle and my best friends in Washington.

“Kent is one person who actually has worked to lower the deficit and not just talked about it.  When he leaves it will be the Senate’s loss, North Dakota’s loss and the nation’s loss.

“Senator Conrad still has much to contribute, and I hope his deep knowledge, his clear-eyed vision and his passion about controlling the debt and the deficit will help shape solutions in coming debates.”

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