NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Freshman Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis is among several Republican representatives who have sworn to work alongside President Joe Biden in Washington.

Following Wednesday night’s joint session of Congress, she was seen on camera acting on that pledge and speaking with the president one-on-one.

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CBS2’s Chris Wragge spoke with the newly elected congresswoman to learn more about her conversation with the president and her own concerns for her district, representing Staten Island and Southern Brooklyn.

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Malliotakis says she urged the president to take another look at his policies at the U.S. southern border. She says Biden promised to keep her informed about the White House plans to address the border crisis.

She also said she had a conversation with the White House Counsel on Thursday.

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Watch their full interview above.

Chris Wragge