RENO, NV –Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement highlighting the actions her office has taken during her first 100 days in office.
“On my 100th day in the U.S. Senate, we are hard at work to address a wide range of issues that matter to Nevadans, including preserving health care and pre-existing conditions protections, fighting for commonsense immigration reform, and defending our state’s environment and public lands,” said Senator Rosen. “I am proud to go to work every day to represent the people of Nevada, and I will continue to fight for the issues that matter to the Silver State.”
• In one of her first actions as Senator, Rosen co-led a resolution in the Senate to defend protections for those with pre-existing conditions.
• The first bill that Senator Rosen introduced was the bipartisan Hire Student Veterans Act (S. 537) which would expand the existing Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) to ensure that all student veterans using their GI benefits can take advantage of valuable paid internships or work opportunities while in school. Over 200,000 veterans live in Nevada.
• Rosen also introduced the bipartisan Building Blocks of STEM Act, legislation to create and expand upon STEM education initiatives at the National Science Foundation (NSF) for young children, including new research grants to increase the participation of girls in computer science.
• Rosen helped introduce the Keep Families Together Act, legislation to ensure that the federal government carries out immigration procedures in the best interest of detained children, without separating families.
• Rosen also helped to introduce the Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2019, a bill that would allocate an investment of $100 billion for school infrastructure projects, a $70 billion grant program, and a $30 billion tax credit bond program targeted to low-income schools with facilities that pose health and safety risks to students and staff.
• Rosen was an original co-sponsor of the State Public Option Act, a bill to allow states that choose to expand Medicaid the ability to offer Medicaid to all state residents who choose to buy into the program.
• Rosen co-sponsored the Safe Environment from Countries Under Repression and in Emergency (SECURE) Act, legislation to allow qualified Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) recipients to apply for legal permanent residency. According to the Center for American Progress, 6,300 people in Nevada are TPS holders from El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti.
• Rosen sent a letter urging the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development to zero out funding for Yucca Mountain in the upcoming Fiscal Year 2020 spending bill and another calling on appropriators to block the Energy Department from transporting plutonium to Nevada without the state’s knowledge and consent.
• Rosen voted to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund and preserve and allow access to Nevada’s public lands.
Over the past 100 Days, Senator Rosen’s office has:
• Responded to nearly 20,000 emails, calls, and letters from constituents.
• Attended 175 community events in the state.
• Held 281 meetings across all 3 offices.
• Facilitated 187 tour group visits to the Capitol.