U.S. Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) issued the following statement after voting for cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.1619, the Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act, which would address trade imbalances with China:
"I support free trade and believe that America should seek new and constructive trade relationships around the world. But I also believe that trade should be conducted on a level playing field. China is costing us jobs and making our economic problems worse by stealing our technology, blocking access to their markets and manipulating their currency. China's bad behavior is crying out for a strong response. They need to play by the rules."