U.S. Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 683, which expresses "the regret of the House of Representatives for the passage of laws that adversely affected the Chinese in the United States, including the Chinese Exclusion Act":
"I am proud to have led the charge in the Senate to pass a resolution expressing regret for discriminatory laws against the Chinese in America and today I applaud the House for taking the same action. These resolutions were long overdue, but are meaningful to raise awareness about this unfortunate history."