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Washington, D.C. – The Senate passed today, by a vote of 90-9, legislation that would reform the Railroad Retirement plan. U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., supported the measure. The House passed the same measure in July. The President is not expected to oppose the bill.

Enzi spoke on the phone today with a Wyomingite who will be directly affected by the U.S. Senate's action.

"Early on in my U.S. Senate career I had the opportunity to meet with Mary Kay Schwope, a former colleague of mine from the Wyoming Legislature and wife of a retired railroad employee. I asked her what issues she thought I needed to work on while in Washington. She told me the disparity between what a surviving railroad spouse gets and what other surviving spouses get from other retirement plans was a big problem. I wasn't able to get the problem fixed before she became a widow, but I was able to get it done today," said Enzi.