'Tea Party' Candidate Scott Brown Joins Democratic Majority - Votes for Jobs BillSubmitted by gadfly1969 on Mon, 02/22/2010 - 23:35
Is anybody surprised at this???? I'm not surprised, but nonetheless, I am very angry! Oh, if only Joe Kennedy could have been voted in...
WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) - A modest job-creation bill advanced in the U.S. Senate on Monday as the chamber's newest Republican bucked his party and sided with Democrats on a $15 billion package of tax cuts and highway spending.
Republican Scott Brown joined four other Republicans, 55 Democrats and two independents to overcome a procedural hurdle that sets up a final vote later this week.
Brown was widely hailed as a conservative hero after his surprise victory in Massachusetts last month gave Republicans enough seats to block most Democratic legislation.
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