A statement from Conrad's office said the "primary purpose of the delegation's visit to Madrid is to better understand the economic challenges facing Spain and other members of the Euro area."

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Alan Solomont, the U.S. ambassador to Spain, said the visit "is an example of how the U.S.-Spain relationship is a top priority for the political leaders in the United States. The United States is committed to standing with Europeans and the people of Spain as they put in place a comprehensive solution to the current economic crisis in Europe."

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