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Senator Scott Brown’s Committee Assignments Focus On National Defense

March 10, 2010 by  

Senator Scott Brown's committee assignments focus on national defense Just weeks after Senator Scott Brown (R-Mass.) was sworn in on Capitol Hill, his committee assignments have been announced, and they are heavily focused on defense and security.

Brown will serve on the Armed Services, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs committees, pending Senate approval through a resolution.

The choices were inspired by the fact that the senator has served 30 years in the National Guard and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He also championed veterans’ legislation for many years as a state legislator, according to the Needham Times.

"We are currently involved in two wars, and these committees are critical in keeping our country safe, as well as protecting the men and women who defend us," Brown said.

"It is equally important that the men and women in uniform receive the care and benefits they have earned through their selfless service," he added.

However, a Boston Globe editorial has expressed disappointment with the assignments, saying Brown’s new work "tilts too far" towards defense, and "doesn’t touch on many of the most vital domestic issues facing the country," such as healthcare reform. The latter was famously championed by the late Senator Edward Kennedy, whom Brown replaced in the special election held last January.
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  • http://victorbarney@embarqmail.com Victor L Barney

    PS: The SEIU is the modern day Democratic Mob organization behind the scenes!

  • s c

    Has Brown given up on REAL [not Obummer's crap] healthcare reform? What happened to jobs? How about insane spending?
    I’m trying to be optimistic, but I can’t recall any conservatives who come from Massachusetts – unless you go back to the Revolutionary War.
    I’d rather be wrong about Brown, but he seems to have been marketed, niched, groomed and polished and seems more like another McCain or a Specter.
    Come on, Massachusetts! Light a fire under Brown. America can’t afford another wannabe Ted Kennedy.

    • eddie47d

      America did alot of foot dragging before we entered WWII and I believe that was a mistake. Now (last 50yrs),it seems we’re too eager for war. We need to control defense spending right along with everything else. We convinced the world long ago that we are a nation of perpetual wars;unfortunately our big stick policies have backfired. Too many 3rd rate nations know how to push our buttons. They know full well we have the power to destroy them. They just sit back and tell us to bring it on. We are their rope a dope;they have poverty and worse economic conditions than we do. So they use America to stir up nationalism and it works. We fall for it more often than not. Brown should be careful on all the issues effecting America. I don’t want to be suckered into another war or a bigger defense budget.

      • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Jill

        There are quite a few wars brewing, don’t worry, we’ll get there.

  • David

    The SEIU wrote the 2700 page disaster not TK. Brown can still vote against it until the balance shifts the other way and then allow a more meaningful health care reform bill to be drafted by the house and senate. May be 2013 before this happens.

    Let’s focus on not crushing our economy in the mean time.

  • http://Defense LINDA

    Thank God that we have someone in office that understand how important it is to protect the American people at any cost. If we are not safe then nothing else matters. Then President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid will not have to worry about pushing the Health care through any longer because they will not have a job.

  • http://victorbarney@embarqmail.com Victor L Barney

    Beware! Marxism automatically first crashes the economy of a society to get their satanic agenda through!

  • Bill

    Why can’t you understand that the country you are talking about dosen’t exist anymore! By most measures, the U.S. is now a Social Democracy. The coming health care system, whatever it is, is just a sideshow while the economic, military, banking, manufacturing, and judical systems are now being federalized, mostly controlled by unelected bureaucrats and foreign governments.

  • Delores Smith

    Senator Brown is well-qualified to be on the committees assigned to him, because of his 30 years in The National Guard His is now a Lt.Colonel. However, I believe his assignments are to get him away from Health and other domestic issues.

    Don’t underestimate Senator Brown. He will find time to correct what’s going on in the Senate in the Health and domestic areas. Thank you for being in the Senate, Senator Scott Brown.
    Delores Smith
    Delores109@cox.net

  • SIDNEY H KOSANN

    WE ARE FOCUSING ON HEALTHCARE. THE BILL NOW UP FOR APPROVAL HAS LITTLE TO DO WITH HEALTH CARE, AND LOTS AND LOTS TO DO WITH FEDERAL
    GOVERNMENT CONTROL. EVERYTHING FROM MONOPOLY CONTROL BY BIG LABOR TO
    REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH AND WHO LIVES AND WHO DIES IS IN THESE
    THOUSANDS OF PAGES, WHICH NO ONE HAS READ. IT MUST BE DEFEATED TO
    AT LEAST STOP “THE STEEP ROAD TO SOCIALISM”, THE REAL GOAL OF
    THIS BILL.

  • blackhat

    Brown does lean a little to the left when it comes to the social agenda. He endorsed McCain, and will probably not be as conservative as most on the right would like. But, geeeze, he is better than old Ted. My concern is that as Brown progresses, the right will lose confidence in him. There is definately a difference between a Mass conservative and a Ga conservative. But, isn’t that what makes America great?

  • SIDNEY H KOSANN

    NO,BLACKHAT, THAT IS NOT WHAT MAKES AMERICA GREAT. WHAT MADE THE U.S.
    GREAT AND RICH AND POWERFUL, WAS THE CONSTITUTION, THE 10 COMMANMENTS,
    THE BIBLE. POLITITIONS HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH OUR GREATNESS. THE PROGRESSIVES, SINCE WOODROW WILSON HAVE SLOWLY CHIPPED AWAY AT ALL OF THE ABOVE. A LITTLE MORE CHIPPING BY MODERATES WILL PUT US INTO THE
    CATEGORY OF ALL OTHER SOCIALIST COUNTRIES-PRESENT AND PAST: POOR AND
    CONTROLLED FROM BIRTH TO THE GRAVE.

  • Hoosier Eric

    All one has to do, to avoid this whole mess, is to change your political status by Expatriating back to the united states of America via your own Republic. Have fun and good luck… http://freedom-school.com/history/usa.html#introduction

  • Senior Cesar

    THE DEMOCRATIC DEFICIT IS A LOAN

    More than half of America is presently in a pathetic condition due to the Bush administration’s wasteful spending, including spending in an unnecessary war.(The present outrageous property taxes on single family homes are abominable) Some people think that the democratic administration also caused the present deficit. Nevertheless, there is a big difference. What is that difference? It is that the Bush’s deficit of whatever trillions was a waste of the treasury’s money. But the necessary additional democratic deficit is an investment toward the recovery to prosperity. “It takes money to make money.” The additional deficit is no wasted money, but money working for the good of this country. If any one has lost the purpose of the investment deficit, it is because ignorance of the reasons for the investments that appear as a democratic deficit which is really a loan for the investment and Recovery Act It is like seeds planted and at its proper time will yield an abundance of fruits, a great harvest – so to speak. So, no democratic deficit is really a deficit but a loan. . A loan appears as money out of pocket, but it will be restore with interest. So is the case of the democratic loans that ignorants and trouble makers see and talk about as additional deficit.

    If it is so, why the president does not tell it to us like that.? He has, but most people do not get the meaning of his educated presidential maneuverings. They just try to make trouble by saying, uh, more deficit! The deficit was this much but now is much more, uh! How unlearned they are! And then they called the ones who know the right techniques to recovery, morons, etcetera. On the contrary, such critics are the morons and whatever else. This recovery act will be the model of the models ever created. America is in good hands with the democrats! The pathetic condition imposed on America by the republicans will be over in due time. The American People have a duty to keep the pachyderm beast dormant without supporting votes for the safety and well being of America. America the beautiful have been rescued by the Democrats from the disintegrating clutches of the republican beast. (That Grip was put on by the supreme court mistaken decision against Al Gore in the year 2000 and also the manipulations of the count of votes four years later to hide the mistake of the supreme court from the American constituents.)(We Democrats are not fools, you know!) However, the “Democratic Party” have successfully ended the beauty and the beast tyrannical and abusive dominion. Once more America have emerged as one nation under God with Liberty and Fairness for all Americans. Yeeeehaaah! Yeeehaaah and Yeeehaah in God’s name.

    The Obamacare issue is it or nothing. Rightists and republicans are out to settle for nothing in health care for Americans. Well, rightists and repbs, you chose misery, too bad for you.

    This country’s doors are open, every one is free to leave even with one hand covering the back and other covering the front. To do the pursuit of happiness elsewhere is legal. Bye, and good luck!

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Jill

    Yes, but all of that stuff can still be UNDONE.

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Jill

    Amen

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