New congressional maps that merge conservative Staten Island with liberal Park Slope will aid Democratic efforts to seize a Republican House seat in New York.
Mr. Rose, a moderate Democrat, lost to Representative Nicole Malliotakis, a Republican, by six percentage points last year in a conservative district that includes Staten Island.
The bill, which President Biden is expected to sign Monday, is likely to fund road and bridge repairs, water infrastructure upgrades and airport expansions.
The defectors who crossed partisan lines in Congress include 13 Republicans who supported the bill and the six liberal members of “The Squad,” who opposed it.
Helping set the rules is Chuck Schumer, the Senate majority leader, and other lawmakers from the state are lending their voices.
Representative Nicole Malliotakis represents Staten Island, where new Republican voters out-registered Democrats during the Trump administration.
Leticia Remauro, who is running for Staten Island borough president, has apologized for making a “bad analogy.”
When the state’s representatives and senators in Washington returned, four voted to sustain objections to the presidential election.
Many of New York State’s top Republicans have stayed largely silent about President Trump’s refusal to concede.
Nicole Malliotakis, a Republican state assemblywoman, flipped a district that is considered the most conservative in New York City.
Staten Island has bristled at Covid-19 restrictions, but now has the highest positive test rate in the city.
Democrats are debating whether the party’s stances alienated moderates, but progressives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez challenged that narrative.
Republicans were ahead in key congressional races in the state, with mail-in ballots yet to be counted.
Preliminary tallies seemed to dash the hopes of progressives and indicated a resurgence of Republican power in areas across the state.
Election officials won’t immediately begin counting mail-in ballots. That means the final tallies in races might not be known for days.
Today is the last day to cast a ballot in the presidential election and other races. Aside from safety measures, the process is little changed.
The Republican candidate is Nicole Malliotakis, but in a conservative congressional district, Mr. Rose is also happy to run against the mayor.