Yesterday, pro-choice Republican Senator Scott Brown was seated as the 41st Senator from Massachusetts. Brown is proving to be a welcome change on Capitol Hill. His common sense views on a myriad of issues have placed him in a unique position to help shift the GOP agenda away from divisive social issues and toward the vital concerns of jobs and the economy. Brown joins a group of real Republicans, including Senators Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, who are able to have strong wins in what are often viewed as Democratic strong holds.
Bipartisanship is going to be imperative in these next months on Capitol Hill. The American people are angered by the Democrats’ refusal to allow Republicans at the drafting table as health care has been rammed through Congress. It is our sincerest hope that the moderate Republicans will be able to bring their fiscally conservative values to future talks- if the Democrats follow through on their new promises to open up the process to Republican input.