Herrera looks to get down to nations business

first_imgOne day after winning the race for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District, state Rep. Jaime Herrera was anticipating a weeklong getaway with her husband, making plans for a soon-to-follow trip to Washington, D.C., and celebrating her 32nd birthday.Herrera, a Republican, worked on Capitol Hill in 2006 and 2007 before returning home to Clark County to run for the Legislature and knows her way around the nation’s capital. She knows where she hopes her new D.C. office won’t be: on the relatively inaccessible fifth floor of the Cannon House Office Building.She knows what committee assignments she’s hoping for: House Energy and Commerce, where she could put her background on health policy to work, and Oversight, where she could help scour the federal budget for spending cuts.She even knows presumptive House Speaker-elect John Boehner, R-Ohio, who chaired the House Education and Labor Committee while she served on U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ staff in D.C.last_img

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