Washington (CNN) – New Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown issued a statement Wednesday explaining his vote in favor of a $15 billion jobs bill.
"We need to put partisanship aside to put people back to work," Brown said in his statement. "This jobs bill is far from perfect, and ideally would include deeper and broader tax cuts. I supported this measure because it does contain some tax relief that will help Massachusetts businesses put people back to work. Right now, this is a tax-cutting bill. But if it comes back to the Senate full of pork, waste, fraud and abuse, I reserve the right to vote against it."
The bill passed the Senate Wednesday with a vote of 70-28. Brown was one of 13 Republicans who voted in favor of the measure.
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