New England Carpenters Give Scott Brown an ‘F’

In new report card, Republican Scott Brown fails to support
new jobs and Massachusetts’ middle-class

Today, the New England Regional Council of Carpenters issued a report card on Senator Scott Brown’s failing efforts to support job-creating programs and middle-class families across the Commonwealth. Senator Brown received an F on today’s report card for opposing numerous jobs bills that would have supported thousands of good-paying jobs in Massachusetts, opposing the extension of essential unemployment benefits, and failing to fight for fair wages for working men and women.

“Try as he may, Scott Brown cannot run away from his votes along national Republican Party lines,” said Mark Erlich, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the New England Council of Carpenters. “Whether it’s unemployment benefits, jobs bills, or standing up for fair wages, Scott Brown is not on the side of working families right here in Massachusetts. The attempts to re-make his image cannot mask his record. He sides with huge corporations and Wall Street instead of the thousands of Massachusetts families still looking for jobs.”

Today, the New England Carpenters gave Senator Brown an “F” for failing to stand up for working families. The grade was based on the following key votes:

Class (Bill)

Score (Brown’s Vote)

American Jobs Act
Would have cut payroll taxes for 140,000 MA firms & supported 11,100 MA jobs

Yes     No X
[Roll Call Vote 160, 10/11/11]

Rebuild American Jobs Act
Would invest $850 million in MA infrastructure including roads, bridges highway but would not add to the deficit.

Yes      No X
[Roll Call Vote 195, 11/3/11]

Extending Unemployment Benefits
8 votes to extended unemployment benefits to tens of thousands of out of work MA residents

Yes      No X
[HR 4213 otes 48, 194, 200, 204, 209, 215; HR 4851 votes 116, 117, 3/10/10 through 7/21/10]

Prevailing Wage Protections
To ensure construction workers are paid fair wages on federal transportation projects

Yes      No X
[S. 223 vote 11, 2/3/11]

To Confirm President Obama’s NRLB Nominee and to nominate Craig Becker to the NRLB

Yes      No X
[Roll Call Vote 22, 2/9/10]

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