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The A Team: Senate leader picks health care action team

Enzi’s results record earn him place in McConnell’s lineup

January 12, 2009

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., today named Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., as one of the top senators to lead health care reform efforts with his Democratic colleagues.

"Senator Enzi has a track record of working across the aisle to get results on contentious issues," said McConnell. "As a respected leader in the Republican Conference on health care issues, I trust that Mike will continue to forge a path so that we can achieve commonsense health care reform."

Enzi will work with senators Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Judd Gregg, R-N.H. and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, to bring health care solutions to Americans.

"Republicans believe health care reform requires input from our entire Conference and cooperation across the aisle because access to affordable quality health care is an issue that touches all Americans," said McConnell. "Sens. Enzi, Grassley, Gregg, and Hatch have not only been involved in every major health care discussion in recent history, they bring a range of perspectives which will be instrumental in leading the Conference to commonsense solutions."

Enzi is the Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee.

"We have the opportunity to make access to affordable health care a reality for all Americans, and we must not let that opportunity slip away.  Republican ideas will be critical to developing bipartisan health care legislation that is fully paid for, does not expand government bureaucracies like Medicaid, and ensures that we get better value for every dollar we spend on health care," said Enzi. 

Click here to read McConnell’s full release.