“The president has given us a jobs bill that isn’t perfect, but it’s a start,” said Brown. “The majority leader has said the Senate might consider the president's package eventually. Really? Eventually? We are in a financial emergency. We are going to talk about creating jobs eventually?”
“I urge the majority leader to bring the jobs bill to the floor, a jobs bill to the floor that can actually get 60 votes," said Brown.
Brown qualified his potential support for the legislation, however, reminding his colleagues that the proposal has been rejected by Republicans and received tepid support from Democrats. The bill has almost no chance of passing either chamber in its current form.
"Let’s be honest to those who sent us here, the current proposal from the president isn't going to pass either chamber because it relies entirely on tax increases to pay for it," noted Brown. "I know it. You know it. So when we bring it up are we going to try make it better?“
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Monday said he will try to call up the legislation sometime before the end of October.