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(NECN: Jennifer Eagan, Wrentham, Mass.) - Senator-elect Scott Brown (R-Mass.) has traveled to the nation's capital on Thursday to get his feet wet. Brown made the round with top Republicans and Democrats, and has set his sights on some key committee assignments. According to the Boston Herald, Brown said he would like to be part of the Armed Services, Appropriations or Homeland Security Committee. The senator-elect made those comments during his one-day trip to Washington, D.C., where he anticipates taking office some time next week. A firm date for his swearing-in has not been set. Brown, who has promised to be the 41st Republican vote against the health care reform bill in its current form, met Thursday with Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). "I actually voted for a health care bill in Massachusetts and it was a great bi-partisan effort," Sen.-elect Brown said Thursday. "So it's clear that I wanted coverage for everybody in Massachusetts." "Senator Brown represents, I think, the dreams and the hopes and the frustrations that Americans feel today," Sen. McCain said. Sen. Kerry said that he was not shocked by Brown's election victory.