LAS VEGAS, NV – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, participated in a video conference with members of Las Vegas’ Asian Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Nevada District Director Joe Amato to provide an update on the federal government’s COVID-19 response, discuss her actions to support Nevada small businesses, answer questions from small business owners, and address recent reports of xenophobia against the AAPI community related to the coronavirus pandemic.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is creating unique challenges for our state’s AAPI community,” said Senator Rosen. “I am deeply disturbed by the surge of reports detailing incidents of racist and xenophobic attacks against our Asian American community. Fear mongering and hate are affecting Asian-owned restaurants and businesses across our country. As a member of the Small Business Committee, I’m committed to supporting all of our small businesses across the state and will work hard to ensure that none of Nevada’s businesses are left behind in the federal government’s pandemic response.”
BACKGROUND: Nevada is home to the nation’s fastest-growing AAPI community.
Rosen is a proud Senate Associate Member of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC).
Senator Rosen has been partnering with local Chambers of Commerce in Nevada to provide updates on the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Senator Rosen was recently appointed to serve on the President’s bipartisan Opening Up America Again Congressional Group.
Senator Rosen’s office is working around-the-clock to ensure Nevadans stay up to date on the latest news regarding the coronavirus, as well as provide a list of resources to assist Nevadans.
Senator Rosen’s website includes an online resource portal to assist small businesses in Nevada affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Small businesses that are experiencing difficulties navigating federal assistance can also send their inquiries and questions to SmallBusiness@Rosen.Senate.gov, and a team of dedicated professionals will respond to provide assistance.