Legislation sponsored or cosponsored:
IRS Bonuses –would preclude the IRS from awarding bonuses to employees if IRS employee owes an outstanding federal tax debt; Enzi introduced with Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., bill S.2282.
Limit IRS questions –prohibits the IRS from asking taxpayers about religious, political, and social beliefs. Introduced by Senator Deb Fischer, R-Neb., bill S. 2043.
Keystone XL Pipeline Bill –recognizes the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the Keystone XL Pipeline and approves it. Bill by Senator John Hoeven, R-N.D. and others, bill S.2280.
Monuments Men Recognition Act of 2013 - would grant the Congressional Gold Medal to the “Monuments Men” for their preservation efforts during World War II. Introduced by Senator Roy Blunt, R-Mo., bill S.1862.
Rename State Department Trafficking Office –renames the State Department Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking to the Bureau to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. is lead sponsor, bill S.1249.
Congressional letters signed:
IRS Bonuses – calls upon the IRS to provide information on how it made a decision to award bonuses to personnel in violation of tax law and to implement policy changes to prevent this in the future. Led with Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan.
Unborn Child Protection – asks colleagues to call on Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to bring the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S.1670) for a vote. Led by Senator Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., signed by others.
Rural Broadband – asks the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adjust the Universal Service Fund (USF) to help broadband-capable networks in rural areas. Led by Commerce Committee Ranking Member John Thune, R-S.D. and Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.
Regulation of Prescription Drugs –requests information from FDA on how it plans to regulate and oversee the development of abuse-deterrent formulations for opioid prescription drugs. Enzi sent with Senators Tom Coburn, R-Okla., Richard Burr, R-N.C. and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.
Other Legislative activities:
Delivered Minimum Wage Floor Speech– opposed S. 2223, the minimum wage bill. Increasing the minimum wage is of no benefit to those without a job.
Trade Questions –submitted questions to U.S. Trade Ambassador Michael Froman on soda ash, foot wear, agriculture and intellectual property protections.
Keystone XL Pipeline- submitted a statement in favor of the pipeline.
Rule comments- emailed constituents about various federal rules about which they could comment.