U.S. Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) released the following statement after today's energy tax vote:
"With gas prices nearing $4.00 a gallon, we must work together across party lines to implement an all-of-the-above approach to our national energy policy. I do not support this bill in its current form because it will do nothing to reduce prices at the pump. I had hoped the Majority Leader would allow the Senate to consider amendments that would help solve our energy challenges, including moving forward with construction of the much needed Keystone pipeline. Instead, what happened this week was just more politics as usual."