Debt Plan Falls Short of 14 Votes Needed to Send to Congress, Conrad Says

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad said a presidential deficit-cutting commission’s proposal will get 11 of 18 members’ votes, three short of the number needed to send the plan to Congress.

Conrad, a North Dakota Democrat, spoke as commission members announced their votes today in Washington.

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