Newly appointed DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) was the guest of honor in her own house Thursday night at a cocktail party hosted by her three roommates, Democratic Reps. Carolyn Maloney (N.Y.), Frederica Wilson (Fla.) and Terri Sewell (Ala.).

The four lawmakers share a townhouse on Capitol Hill owned by Maloney, and guests Thursday included members of the Democratic Women's Caucus, as well as friends and colleagues.

Wasserman Schultz was given a crystal gavel by her housemates Sewell, Maloney and Wilson (pictured here, left to right).

Maloney hailed Wasserman Schultz as a great new leader. "She can raise money and she can raise Cain, which is no surprise: Did you know she was from New York?"

Wilson jokingly replied, "Did you know she was from Florida?

"We served together in the Florida House-- and guess who was my roommate there? Debbie!" Wilson exclaimed. "So when I was elected last year, and looking for a place to live, guess who became my roommate?  Debbie!"

Sewell praised Wasserman Schultz's work ethic, well-known to her colleagues and staff in Congress.

"I couldn't ask for a better role model-- or housemate. If I get in at one in the morning, she's in at 1:06 a.m.!  If I have to get out at 5 a.m., she's already left at 4:45!"

When it was finally her turn to speak, Wasserman Schultz kept it short and sweet.

"Thanks to my housemates, to my Florida sisters, and to my sister, Carolyn Maloney."