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Sen.-elect Rosen to serve on 5 Senate committees

Posted at 12:06 PM, Dec 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-14 15:06:15-05

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Nevada's new Sen.-elect Jacky Rosen:

3:15 p.m.

Nevada's new Sen.-elect Jacky Rosen will be serving on five U.S. Senate committees when she starts her new job in January.

The Democrat who represents a Las Vegas-area U.S. House seat defeated incumbent Republican Dean Heller in November.

Rosen announced Thursday that she'll serve on committees focusing on health, education and labor, homeland security and a special committee focused on aging.

Rosen, a former computer programmer and software consultant, will also serve on a commerce, science and transportation committee and a small business committee.

1:45 p.m.

Former Assemblyman Nelson Araujo will be working for Nevada's new Sen.-elect Jacky Rosen.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Wednesday that Araujo will serve as the Democrat's state director.

Araujo was first elected to the state Legislature in 2014. He lost a race this year for secretary of state to incumbent Republican Barbara Cegavske.

Araujo said in a statement that he looks forward to helping Rosen with her legislative priorities.

The hire was first reported by the Nevada Independent.