According to the Boston Herald, Sen.-elect Scott Brown (R-MA) expects to be sworn in Feb. 11.
Although Brown had been pushing to get seated right away -- and other Republicans, including Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), had supported a petition to have him sworn in immediately -- Brown's campaign said he's no longer in a rush.
"Scott appreciates that both President Obama and Majority Leader Reid have said that no major action will be taken on health care until he is sworn and seated," Brown's campaign manager, Eric Fehrnstrom, told the Herald.
A spokesman for Reid would not confirm the swearing-in date to TPM, saying only that Brown will be seated when the Senate receives certification from the Massachusetts Secretary of State.
Brown will become the 41st Republican in the Senate, allowing the GOP to stage unbreakable filibusters.