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For Immediate Release

Senator Conrad Backs President's Fiscal Policy Speech

“President Obama set the right spirit and tone in his remarks today.  To solve our long-term fiscal crisis, we are going to have to break through the partisanship and gridlock that has taken hold in Washington.  Democrats and Republicans must be willing to put aside our differences and find common ground.  We need to sit down together, with everything on the table, and negotiate a comprehensive, balanced, and bipartisan long-term deficit and debt reduction plan.  The nation’s strength and security depend on it.”