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Group names Brown ‘Legislator of Year’

WASHINGTON – Senator Scott P. Brown’s efforts to reduce taxes on medical devices is getting a nod from the device makers’ trade association.

The Medical Device Manufacturers Association is naming the Massachusetts Republican “Legislator of the Year’’ today for his work to repeal a 2.3 percent tax on medical device makers in the Affordable Care Act, the massive health care overhaul that President Obama signed last year.

The group is holding its annual meeting in Washington this week.

“I have made repealing this job-killing tax a top priority during my time in the Senate, and I will continue fighting for its elimination,’’ Brown said.

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Over 225 companies make medical devices in Massachusetts alone, according to Brown.

In March, Brown and Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat, formed a “Senate Medical Technology Caucus’’ to focus legislative efforts on the industry.

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