Last week, a newsletter reader suggested contacting Brown directly on issues of concern. I think it’s a good idea. His official web site is http://scottbrown.senate.gov/public/ You must type this address into the URL yourself. If you just click on it, you are directed to a campaign site. His phone # is 202 -224-4543. To contact him by e-mail, you must go to his web site and fill out a contact form. No e-mail address is given.
Extending Unemployment Insurance
New York Times: Brown tries to block extension of unemployment benefits with the Scott Brown Unemployment Compensation Funding Plan. In an opinion piece, Gail Collins castigated Brown for complaining about having to return to Washington to vote on the new food safety legislation while complaining that the Senate was not focusing on his unemployment proposal. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/02/opinion/02collins.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper
The Hill: Brown invites 26,000 to Christmas party. Entertainment will be provided by two Massachusetts celebs: Brown’s daughter, 2006 “American Idol” finalist Ayla Brown and former Boston College and NFL quarterback Doug Flutie who supported Brown during his campaign. http://thehill.com/capital-living/in-the-know/131529-sen-scott-brown-invites-26000-to-christmas-party-
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
The Sun Chronicle (Attleboro, MA): Brown is still undecided on whether the “don’t-ask-don’t-tell” ban on gays serving openly in the military should be repealed. http://www.thesunchronicle.com/articles/2010/12/01/news/8477080.txt
Brown’s Military Service
Chicago Sun-Times: Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) has resumed his Navy Reserve duty, after taking time off for his Senate election. Kirk is now one of three Senators who drill regularly in the reserves: Kirk, in the Navy; Sen. Lindsey Grahm (R-N.C.) in the Air Force and Sen. Scott Brown in the Army. http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2010/11/mark_kirk_lindsey_graham_scott.html
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