Mr. MANCHIN. Mr. President, first I thank my colleague, Senator Kent Conrad from North Dakota. To say he is going to be missed is an understatement as he goes back to the private sector with his beautiful wife and family. But his steadfast commitment to this country to put our financial house back in order is the direction we should be going. We should have the courage to do that. I believe we will with his leadership because he has laid out a plan that is more reasonable. There has been more bipartisan support for a longer period of time, and it has grown. It is the only plan since I have been here, less than 2 years, that has maintained that bipartisan support because of the leadership of Senator Kent Conrad. On behalf of the grateful State of West Virginia and the people of America and my colleagues here in the Senate, we thank Senator Conrad. We thank him for his leadership.
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