Sen. Brown Willing To Work With Obama On Veteran Jobs Bill

  BOSTON (AP) – Sen. Scott Brown says he is encouraged by President Barack Obama’s proposal to get unemployed veterans jobs.
The Massachusetts Republican said Friday he hopes to work with the administration to pass a bill giving tax credits to businesses that hire unemployed veterans.
Brown visited a construction site at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Boston to promote a similar bill he has sponsored. It was one of the first stops on a statewide tour Brown announced for this month to discuss job creation with local businesses.
A handful of protesters from a coalition of labor and community groups held signs and passed out fliers saying Brown hasn’t done enough about jobs.
Brown said earlier Friday businesses are discouraged from expanding because they’re unsure if they’ll face higher taxes or more regulations.

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  • Dianne

    Wow, that is big of him. Imagine Senator Brown wants to work with the President to help get vets jobs. Brilliant plan Senator.

  • Tee Kay

    I wouldn’t be encouraged by anything the President says or does.

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