Rosen Tries to Strike Moderate Tone

She didn't dispute Pelosi calling the tax bill bonuses "crumbs."

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Kimberly Railey
Feb. 2, 2018, 10:35 a.m.

Rep. Jacky Rosen’s (D-03) campaign against Sen. Dean Heller (R) “is anticipated to be among the most competitive races of this election cycle. To mount an effective challenge, she’ll need to balance some of her more liberal impulses, such as siding with undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children, known as DREAMers, who are hoping for certainty after President Donald Trump ended an Obama-era program shielding them from deportation, against the political reality of operating in a state with a pragmatic streak that elected a Republican governor in 2010 and 2014, and one that Trump lost by about 2 percentage points.”

“Her voting record suggests that Rosen has tried to walk a line. An analysis ... of votes she’s taken to pass legislation on the GOP-controlled House floor through early 2018 showed that she was the most likely, about 25 percent of the time, of Nevada’s three Democrats to vote with” Rep. Mark Amodei (R-02). “But she still voted with Democrats about 70 percent of the time.”

“Rosen argued that the GOP tax law leaves the middle class behind because the benefits geared towards them expire. … Rosen did not dispute [House Minority Leader Nancy] Pelosi’s characterization of the bonuses from the tax bill as 'crumbs.'"

Meanwhile, with “government funding running out in a little over a week, she would not say if she would support the next short-term spending bill.” (Nevada Independent)


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