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Washington, D.C. – Late Saturday night, the majority party was able to get the 60 votes necessary to ensure that Majority Leader Reid’s health care reform bill will be considered by the full U.S. Senate.

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., spoke multiple times on the Senate floor over the last few days outlining the pitfalls of the bill.  He said the 2,074 page bill will: increase taxes for nearly every American, cut Medicare for seniors, mandate every American to buy health insurance regardless of their age or health, mandate small businesses purchase health insurance for their employees, and add trillions of dollars of government spending.

"The Majority Leader has jammed ten pounds of entitlement spending into a five pound sack. But he is not fooling the American people. The voices of August are still echoing and coming from a vast majority," Enzi said.

Enzi said this is not the end, however. The bill will be subject to change when the Senate resumes debate, which is scheduled to begin the week of Nov. 30. The amended version will also likely require 60 votes to pass the Senate.  

"We will take the opportunities available to us and offer amendments to bring down health care costs, reduce the burdens on small business, curb the deficit and protect seniors. In the end, I hope at least some of my colleagues on the other side of the aisle will not settle for this health care bill, which is really a prescription for future pain, as they did tonight," said Enzi.