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United States was done a great disservice today, according to U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., as the majority in the Senate refused to allow a vote on crucial debt reducing legislation strong enough to address the nation’s fiscal nightmare. Senator Enzi issued the following statement: 

“The Senate majority leader called cut, cap and balance ‘some of the worst legislation in the history of this country’ and helped engineer its defeat. Yet, no one in the majority has proposed a single budget plan, serious or not, for over two years,” said Enzi. “The lack of any concrete plan from Senate Democrats and the refusal to even debate this legislation shows what those of us who want a serious solution are up against. Most people in this country realize that the best medicine for a nation with an extreme debt problem is to cut spending, limit how much we spend in the future and balance the budget.”

The Senate voted 51- 46 against allowing a vote on the Cut, Cap and Balance Bill, which the House of Representatives passed by a bipartisan vote on Tuesday night.