2:29 PM EST
John Ensign, R-NV

Mr. ENSIGN. Mr. President, I thank the Senator from Texas for her comments, and I note that even the Congressional Budget Office has said when you cut, for instance, reimbursement rates, those are going to come out of somebody's hide. And basically, the hide it is going to come out of is the seniors.

As the Senator from Tennessee said, we are throwing seniors under the bus. When you cut $465 billion out of Medicare, it is going to come out of services for seniors--if these cuts are real. And in this bill they are real. That is why the Gregg amendment is going to be so important.

I know the Senator from Kansas wants to jump in, so we welcome you to the conversation.