WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- Nevada’s newly elected senator is already making her move across Capitol Hill, but Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-NV) there is still work to be done in the House of Representatives.
“We’re moving over here trying to still vote over there,” said Rosen from her temporary Senate office.
She is doing work for the House, but already moved out. Rosen is getting back to work after a hard-fought campaign against incumbent Senator Dean Heller (R-NV).
“What I think people want to see is those of us who come to the table with common sense where we agree where we can and argue when we must. Maybe women are just more suited to that,” said Rosen.
Rosen leaves the House as Democrats take over majority control. She enters the Senate in the minority a position she has been in since entering Congress in 2017.
“I think they’ll be sending things over here that hopefully we’ll find some consensus to work on,” said Rosen.
Rosen says one of the areas for bipartisan work is on infrastructure. She hears a lot about these basic, critical needs from Nevadans, and thinks every American can agree something needs to be done to update roads, bridges and highways in the U.S.
As she crafts her priorities in the Senate, the senator-elect is looking at possible committee assignments that will maximize her efforts alongside Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), the other senator in the Nevada delegation. Rosen is eyeing the Armed Services and Commerce Committees.
“Senator Masto and myself are really going to work together on a practical partnership of how we bring results for Nevada and how we elevate all of our communities,” said Rosen.
Congresswoman Rosen officially becomes Senator Rosen the first week of January.