WASHINGTON-- U.S. Senator Scott Brown, a Massachusetts Republican, will support President Obama's tax deal with Republicans, which will come to the Senate floor for a critical procedure vote this afternoon, Brown said in a statement.
The full text of Brown's statement:
“I support the tax compromise because it will help get our economy back on track by allowing people to keep more of the money they earn. It is good for American families, for small businesses and for individuals in Massachusetts and across the country. Unemployment is still too high, and reports of ongoing job losses leave me very concerned. Creating a climate that is good for job growth remains my number one priority, and I will continue working with the administration and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle until there are more jobs for Americans.”
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