KEEPING TABS ON SCOTT BROWN: JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 12, 2011

It’s important for Massachusetts voters to be informed about Scott Brown’s voting record, policy positions, and political activities.  I will send out a weekly newsletter:  “Keeping Tabs on Scott Brown.” The newsletter reports only facts, does not editorialize, and provides links to additional information.  Please feel free to forward it to friends, family and other interested people.  My hope is that Massachusetts voters will have the facts about Brown so they can make an informed decision during the next election. If you want to contact Brown directly, his phone # is 202 -224-4543.  His official website is http://scottbrown.senate.gov/public/ You must type this address into the URL yourself.   If you simply click it, you will be directed to a campaign site.  On his official site, you must fill out a contact form. No direct e-mail address is given.

Newsletters are posted on our website: https://scottbrownsactivities.wordpress.com

If you want to be removed from my e-mail list, please let me know.  Christine Ridout,  cridout123@gmail.com

Don’t forget to watch Brown on “The View” on February 21. 
His appearance coincides with the release of his memoirs,
“Against All Odds.”


POLITICS

“Newsweek” has a big story on Scott Brown (http://www.newsweek.com/2011/02/06/you-call-this-a-republican.html) which is largely positive.
But the article also points out that Brown has a tendency to launch into “peevish rants” about how unfair conservatives are when they criticize him.  See http://blogs.wickedlocal.com/holmesandco/2011/02/09/newsweek-on-scott-brown/ for a critique of Brown and the article.

Brown’s growing war chest — now topping $7 million — is bolstering the Republican’s status as a political powerhouse,
and pushing Democrats to find the strongest candidate.   http://www.bostonherald.com/news/politics/view.bg?articleid=1313186

ECONOMY

Brown has a 6 point proposal to increase jobs in Massachusetts.
1.  Hire a Hero
2.  The Medical Device Tax Relief Act
would repeal a 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device makers that takes effect on product sales after Dec. 31, 2012.
3.  The Innovate America Act co-sponsored with Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) that would cut spending and red tape and help businesses use research and development for new    products, boost education programs and promote U.S. exports in new markets to strengthen American economic leadership.
4.  The Tax Withholding Relief Act would repeal the 3 percent tax on any company with federal, state or local government contracts.
5.  The Expediting Lifesaving Medicines Act would require the Food and Drug Administration to speed approvals of life-saving drugs.
6. A measure that would require the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Commerce Department to acknowledge that their catch-share regulations are strangling the Bay State fishing industry.
http://news.bostonherald.com/business/general/view/20110201brown_outlines_proposalsto_grow_jobs_in_bay_state/srvc=home&position=recent and  http://www.wbur.org/2011/01/31/scott-brown-woburn-jobs

Brown has been named to the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
http://www.wickedlocal.com/foxborough/news/x1896056205/Scott-Brown-named-to-Senate-Small-Business-Committee

Brown touted his job creation strategy while decrying an anti-business climate in Massachusetts during a speech to local business leaders.
http://www.patriotledger.com/business/x199971637/Sen-Scott-Brown-decries-anti-business-climate-in-Massachusetts


Brown said he was open to raising the debt limit.
http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2011/02/10/in_patriot_act_vote_glimpse_of_rift_in_gop/?page=2

HEATING ASSISTANCE

Brown joined his Democratic Congressional colleagues from Massachusetts yesterday to oppose a proposed $2.5 billion cut by the Obama administration to home heating fuel assistance for low-income households, which would jeopardize aid to thousands of state residents.   http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2011/02/11/brown_opposes__us_cuts_to_heat_aid/?s_campaign=8315


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