She said she intends to support the America Fast Forward initiative, which seeks to create jobs without affecting the federal deficit through loans and bonds for transportation and infrastructure investments.
While focusing on job creation, Hahn wants to pay attention to opportunities to go green through the utilization of technology and the growth of jobs in the clean-energy industry.
“I think we’re the perfect place to begin expanding that industry,” she said.
Hahn also plans to tackle veterans’ issues during her time in Congress, including unemployment and homelessness. “While I’m pushing for us to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, I want to focus on what happens when our veterans come home,” she said.
With these issues on her mind, Hahn said she is ready to get started, despite recently finishing an election that she described as “the most difficult, hard fought victory I have ever had.”
“It battle-tested me in ways that I hadn’t been yet,” she said.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.