[We didn’t support it] because none of us, Democrat or Republican, could have our amendments heard.

Several fairly noncontroversial bills have languished this year in the Senate due to disputes over the content of amendments, many of which had little to do with the underlying legislation. Those arguments have sometimes led Reid to limit the number of amendments senators are allowed to offer.

Brown, however, pledged to work above the partisan fray.

Were getting into this ideological partisan bickering, said Brown. Me and others, were not going to play that game.

Brown was speaking before members of the Berkshire County Chamber of Commerce in Pittsfield, Mass.