The new senator from Massachusetts, Scott Brown, already has celebrity status in Washington. Republicans filled the Senate chamber for his swearing-in Thursday and are hoping he uses his 41st vote to block some of the Democratic agenda.
Democrats in the Massachusetts delegation pledge to reach out to the lone Republican from the commonwealth — in what, at least for now, is a congenial show of support for the bdown senator. John Kerry and former interim Sen. Paul Kirk.
After Brown took the oath and signed the ledger that every U. Republican colleagues shook his hand and slapped him on the.
John McCain gave him a bear hug. Wqnting offered few specifics and said he would consider each vote individually. His top priority, he said, would be creating jobs and cutting taxes.
Kerry said he hopes to work with Brown on a jobs bill, which Senate Democrats are expected to unveil next week. So hopefully we'll have a new partner browh helping to do these things. Although both agree that jobs and the economy are their highest priority, it was clear there is a chasm between Brown and his Democratic colleagues.
They will have fundamentally different views on many issues. Take the stimulus package, for example. Brown was skeptical another stimulus would create jobs. Brown says tax cuts are the way to stimulate the economy and create jobs.
Boston Massachusetts guy wanting to get down with brown
Brook represented Massachusetts. I had the honor of serving with him when I was a young congressman," Markey said.
But the next Republican rock star, as one Capitol Hill watcher called Scott Brown, seems waanting being the new guy in town. People already recognize him in the hallways of the Capitol, and next week he'll be even more at home when he brings the truck down to Washington.
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