Sen. Brown blasts GOP plan

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Sen. Brown blasts GOP plan

Youngstown Vindicator — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown called the House Republican plan to vote to repeal health-care reform “a colossal waste of time.”

“They’re just playing politics,” Brown said Tuesday at the Austintown Senior Center. “I think we need to focus on job creation.”

Brown, a Democrat from Avon, visited about 80 people at the center to discuss changes to health care that took effect last Saturday as part of President Barack Obama’s health-care package. The package was approved by the U.S. House and Senate last year when both were controlled by Democrats.

But the results of the November general election gave Republicans a majority in the House, effective today, with Democrats retaining control of the Senate, but with a smaller majority.

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