Kent Conrad joins Fix the Debt campaign

Former Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., has joined former allies in the effort to resolve the nation’s budget problems, signing on with the national Campaign to Fix the Debt.

Conrad, a former Senate Budget Committee chairman who chose not to seek re-election in November, has been added to the campaign’s national steering committee.

The campaign was founded and is co-chaired by North Carolina Democrat Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, a former Republican senator from Wyoming, who gave their names to a deficit reduction plan that failed to win sufficient support in 2010. Conrad also was a member of that commission.

Fix the Debt calls itself “a non-partisan movement to put America on a better fiscal and economic path” by rallying people “from a variety of social, economic and political perspectives” who share the belief that America’s growing federal debt must be addressed.

Grand Forks Herald