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Enzi decries lost week

Submitted by Newsroom on July 12, 2011 – 8:59 amNo Comment
Press Release From the Office of Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming
Posted as submitted on July 11

Enzi decries lost week, seeks substantial votes
Washington, D.C.
– U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., urged Senate leadership during a speech on the Senate floor today to call up votes on substantial debt reducing measures instead of wasting time on non-binding resolutions.

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo) Stock photo

“Last week we had an opportunity to make headway on the debt ceiling issue. Now here we are and what was supposed to be an important work week has come and gone. What do we have to show for it? We had one vote cancelled on the Libya resolution, a substitute vote on whether the Sergeant at Arms should compel attendance, a non-budget related matter, and we had one legislative vote on Senator Reid’s resolution about tax increases.  At this juncture more than ever, we don’t need publicity pieces.”        

“What we could have done is move forward with the balanced budget amendment that all 47 Republicans have cosponsored.  We could have voted on my legislation to reduce spending by one percent each year until we achieve a balanced budget.  We could have voted on legislation that other Republicans have offered that would cap spending.  We could have voted on legislation offered by Republicans to ensure we pay our creditors in the event that we cannot reach agreement on the debt ceiling.  Unfortunately, we didn’t do any of that and instead spent the week holding one legislative vote on a sense of the Senate about raising taxes that, even if passed, will not have the force of law,” said Enzi.

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