U.S. Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) issued the following statement after voting for S.1619, the Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act, which responds to China's continued manipulation of its currency:
"I am a strong supporter of free trade, but I believe it must be fair for the American people. For far too long, China hasn't played by the rules, and the economic consequences for our country have been severe. Americans are losing jobs and income as China manipulates its currency and unfairly tips the scales in its favor. The bipartisan support for this bill sends a message to all our trading partners that they must compete on a level playing field."