Scott Brown to be Seated Thursday, One Week Early
It is likely that Senator-elect Scott Brown will be seated as early as Thursday afternoon, one week earlier than previously scheduled.
Scott Brown demands to be seated because he wants to participate in votes as early as possible.
Scott Brown's spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom told Politico, "Feb. 11 was a tentative date for planning purposes. Since the election results are now complete, there's no reason to wait. Senator-elect Brown wants to take his seat and participate in the votes that are coming up."
Majority Leader Harry Reid said, "Assuming we receive the appropriate paperwork, Senator Brown could be sworn in as early as tomorrow afternoon."
Fehrnstrom said the senator-elect is eager to vote on President Barack Obama’s nominations for GSA administrator, solicitor general and a top slot on the National Labor Relations Board – all of which have some Republican opposition.
Scott Brown will officially end Democrats' supermajority when he is sworn in.