Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) is a freshman in the U.S. Senate who serves on the Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee (HSGAC). HSGAC among other duties has oversight functions over the District of Columbia (we oppose that but it’s reality) and is the Committee that the statehood bill would pass through before reaching the Senate floor. Therefore it’s important that all HSGAC members are aware of and support the D.C. statehood bill, S. 631.
Presently, Senator Rosen’s fellow Nevadan, Senator Cortez Masto, is a cosponsor of the statehood bill and was so last Congress as well. Fellow Nevadans in the House Reps. Titus, Horsford, and Lee are all cosponsors of HR 51, the House statehood bill. Former Senate Majority Leader and Nevada Senator Harry Reid, was also a statehood bill cosponsor. And Nevada’s Attorney General Aaron Ford has also endorsed D.C. statehood. With such overwhelming support from Nevada’s elected officials it’s curious as to why Senator Rosen remains mute on this issue.
Statehood would grant 700,000+ Americans equal congressional representation & autonomy over our own local affairs. The D.C. statehood cause is morally just and constitutionally sound. There’s overwhelming support for the cause among her Nevadan colleagues and given her role on the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee we need call on Senator Jacky Rosen to cosponsor S. 631, the D.C. statehood bill.
Please share this with family & friends in Nevada and ask that they call, tweet at, or email Senator Rosen asking that she “stand with and up for the 700,000 people in D.C. by cosponsoring S. 631, the #DCStatehood bill.” D.C. folks to contact her office too!
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