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The Medical Device Tax Rears Its Head in the Mass. Senate Special Election

Thu, 03/28/2013 - 2:22pm
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Senate hopeful Ed Markey says he would have voted to strike the 2.3% medical device tax had he been in the nation's upper house when the vote was tallied this month.

U.S. Representative Ed Markey (D-Mass.)

U.S. Representative Ed Markey (D-Mass.) offered his support to opponents of the medical device tax, saying that, had he had the chance, he would have sided with the Senate majority in voting to repeal the levy.

Markey, a long-time Bay State lawmaker, is hoping to make the jump from the House to the Senate, vying for upper chamber seat left behind by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

He brought the medical device tax into his campaign this month, saying that he would have cast his vote in favor of the non-binding amendment to repeal the 2.3% levy, but his support was not unconditional.

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