Chairman's Press

01.30.07

ENZI: A VOTE FOR CLOTURE IS A VOTE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AND WORKING FAMILIES

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Ranking Member ofthe Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today said the Senate has rejected a partisan, one-sided approach to raise the minimum wage and voted to move forward a bipartisan, fair and balanced minimum wage increase that supports both working families and the small businesses that will face the greatest difficulties in meeting a federally mandated wage hike. "Raising the minimum wage without providing re… Continue Reading


01.25.07

ENZI CALLS FOR VOTE ON AMENDMENT TO HELP WORKERS ACHIEVE BETTER LIFE-WORK BALANCE

Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Ranking Member of theSenate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today said he supports an "Employee Option Time" amendment that will give private sector employees the right to choose flexible work schedules so they can achieve a better balance between work and family responsibilities, and urged Democrat leaders to allow a vote on the amendment. "The 'Employee Option Time' amendment would remove one of the barriers for achiev… Continue Reading


01.24.07

ENZI: WAGE INCREASE MUST INCLUDE RELIEF FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Washington, D.C. - As the Senate continues to debate whether to include relieffor small business as a part of a minimum wage increase, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R- Wyo.), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today urged his colleagues to "consider the impact of our actions on the small business community that lives and breathes in the real world." "It will be the small businessman and woman who will be forced to come up with the additional funds to … Continue Reading


01.23.07

ENZI PRAISES HEALTH CARE, EDUCATION INITIATIVES IN STATE OF UNION; WILL SEEK BIPARTISAN SUPPORT FOR PRESIDENT’S GOALS

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Ranking Member of theSenate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, said tonight he is encouraged by the President's initiatives on health care and education outlined in the State Of The Union address, adding that he will work to push forward legislation supporting the President's goals of greater access to health care and stronger schools. "I applaud the President's commitment to pursue needed health care and education legisla… Continue Reading


01.23.07

ENZI SUPPORTS SNOWE AMENDMENT TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES COMPLY WITH NEW REGULATION, REDUCE COSTS

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today gave the following statement in support of the Snowe Small Business Compliance Amendment:… Continue Reading


01.18.07

KENNEDY, ENZI CALL FOR CONGRESS TO ACT ON BILL TO PREVENT GENETIC INFORMATION DISCRIMINATION; HELP COMMITTEE VOTE SCHEDULED NEXT WEEK

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA), Chairman ofthe Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Ranking Member of the HELP Committee, today called on Congress to act quickly on the "Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act," a bill that will prohibit genetic discrimination by health insurers and employers who may attempt to use genetic information against persons with potential health problems. Chairman Kennedy said: "Our bipa… Continue Reading


01.18.07

KENNEDY, ENZI CALL FOR CONGRESS TO ACT ON BILL TO PREVENT GENETIC INFORMATION DISCRIMINATION; HELP COMMITTEE VOTE SCHEDULED NEXT WEEK

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA), Chairman ofthe Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Ranking Member of the HELP Committee, today called on Congress to act quickly on the "Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act," a bill that will prohibit genetic discrimination by health insurers and employers who may attempt to use genetic information against persons with potential health problems. Chairman Kennedy said: "Our bipa… Continue Reading


01.18.07

KENNEDY, ENZI RE-INTRODUCE VITAL DRUG SAFETY LEGISLATION

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee along with Senator Mike Enzi, HELP Committee Ranking Member, re-introduced the Enhancing Drug Safety and Innovation Act. First introduced August 3, 2006, the Enhancing Drug Safety and Innovation Act would require drug makers and FDA to engage in better safety planning before a drug is approved for release to the public while improving the FDA's response to risks identified… Continue Reading


01.17.07

ENZI ANNOUNCES PROMOTION OF SHANA CHRISTRUP TO HEALTH POLICY DIRECTOR; ANDREW PATZMAN TO DEPUTY DIRECTOR; WELCOMES LINDSAY HUNSICKER TO EDUCATION STAFF

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Ranking Member of theSenate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today announced the promotion of Shana Christrup to Health Policy Director of the Committee's Minority health policy office, and Andrew Patzman to Deputy Health Policy Director and Senior Counsel. He also welcomed Lindsay Hunsicker, who is joining the HELP Committee as Senior Education Policy Advisor. "Shana Christrup has been instrumental to numerous HELP Comm… Continue Reading


01.17.07

ENZI: SENATE MUST ENACT BROAD-RANGING HIGHER EDUCATION ACT RENEWAL

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, issued the followingstatement in response to the House's vote on student loan interest rates:"While I'm pleased that the House is focused on the issue of affordability and access to higher education for working families, we need to do more than simply cut rates on loans and pass the bill on to the taxpayers. "A comprehensive approach to reauthorizing the highe… Continue Reading


01.16.07

ENZI: EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMALL BUSINESS, WORKING FAMILIES IS KEY TO ECONOMIC GROWTH, JOB CREATION

Washington, D.C. - The American economy is strong and continues to growsteadily, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, said today, while promising that he will continue supporting efforts to expand opportunities for small business and working families, drive economic growth, promote job creation, and ensure that America's workers have the knowledge and skills to be successful in the global economy."We must recognize … Continue Reading


01.10.07

ENZI CONTINUES PUSH FOR LEGISLATION TO EXPAND HEALTH CARE ACCESS FOR WORKING FAMILIES, RESTRAIN COSTS

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today commended the Committee' new Chairman, Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) for convening a Roundtable hearing on health care reform, and said that he is committed to working in a bipartisan manner to find solutions to the nation's health care crisis and expanding access to health care for working families and small businesses. "I want to thank Senator Kennedy for a… Continue Reading


01.08.07

ENZI: NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT RENEWAL IS CRITICAL TO PREPARING STUDENTS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY GLOBAL ECONOMY

Washington, D.C. - Following a White House meeting today with President Bush and Congressional leaders, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, said he is encouraged by the bipartisan commitment to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), which Enzi said is vital to give American workers and the nation's economy a competitive edge in the 21st Century global marketplace. The meeting with the President marked the … Continue Reading


01.08.07

ENZI: NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT RENEWAL IS CRITICAL TO PREPARING STUDENTS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY GLOBAL ECONOMY

Washington, D.C. - Following a White House meeting today with President Bush and Congressional leaders, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, said he is encouraged by the bipartisan commitment to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), which Enzi said is vital to give American workers and the nation's economy a competitive edge in the 21st Century global marketplace. The meeting with the President marked the … Continue Reading


01.08.07

ENZI TO DISCUSS NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND EXTENSION WITH PRESIDENT BUSH, CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS TODAY

Washington, D.C. - On the fifth anniversary of the enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, said he looks forward to meeting with President Bush and Congressional leaders today to lay plans for a reauthorization of the landmark bill to help "better prepare students with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful." "Renewal of No Child Left Behind and important el… Continue Reading


01.08.07

ENZI TO DISCUSS NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND EXTENSION WITH PRESIDENT BUSH, CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS TODAY

Washington, D.C. - On the fifth anniversary of the enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, said he looks forward to meeting with President Bush and Congressional leaders today to lay plans for a reauthorization of the landmark bill to help "better prepare students with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful." "Renewal of No Child Left Behind and important el… Continue Reading


01.08.07

ENZI TO DISCUSS NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND EXTENSION WITH PRESIDENT BUSH, CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS TODAY

ENZI TO DISCUSS NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND EXTENSION WITH PRESIDENT BUSH, CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS TODAY Washington, D.C. - On the fifth anniversary of the enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, said he looks forward to meeting with President Bush and Congressional leaders today to lay plans for a reauthorization of the landmark bill to help "better prepare students with the kno… Continue Reading


12.14.06

STATEMENT OF SENATOR EDWARD M. KENNEDY ON SALLIE MAE'S LETTER TO COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID PROFESSIONALS

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senator Edward M. Kennedy released the following statement:"It's hardly surprising that Sallie Mae would take a proposal intended to protect students and spin it as an attack on college financial aid professionals. In reality, financial aid administrators and students are the ones being attacked by money lenders aggressively marketing private loans that may not offer the lowest interest rates for students. This onslaught of pressure is exactly why I've proposed the Stu… Continue Reading


12.08.06

KENNEDY, MILLER, AND SWEENEY JOIN THOUSANDS FOR LABOR RALLY LABOR LEADERS FIGHT FOR EMPLOYEE FREE CHOICE ACT AND PRO-WORKING FAMILY AGENDA

Washington, D.C. -- TODAY, Senator Edward M. Kennedy and Representative George Miller joined AFL-CIO President John Sweeney and thousands of labor activists for a rally to support the Employee Free Choice Act and a pro-working family agenda. The Employee Free Choice Act will protect the democratic right of workers to choose to join a union. Friday's rally was part of a two-day labor summit of union organizers, leaders, and members from the U.S. and around the world. "You pounded the pavements, … Continue Reading


12.07.06

SENATOR KENNEDY, REP. MILLER TO JOIN AFL-CIO PRESIDENT AND THOUSANDS FOR LABOR RALLY

Washington, D.C. -- Tomorrow, Senator Edward M. Kennedy and Representative George Miller will join AFL-CIO President John Sweeney and thousands of labor activists for a rally to support the Employee Free Choice Act and a pro-working family agenda. The Employee Free Choice Act will protect the democratic right of workers to choose to join a union. Friday's rally is part of a two-day labor summit of union organizers, leaders, and members from the U.S. and around the world. Thousands of union acti… Continue Reading

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