Watch Senator Rosen’s full remarks here.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) and the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, spoke on the Senate floor. In her remarks, Senator Rosen called on her colleagues to urgently work toward a bipartisan COVID-19 package that delivers urgently needed financial relief to state, local, and Tribal governments.
“State, local, and Tribal governments are on the front lines in the fight against the coronavirus,” said Senator Rosen. “We’ve seen local leaders in each of our states step up during this difficult time and do what is necessary to mitigate the spread of this virus, to protect the health and well-being of their residents, and to prevent critical industries and institutions from failing. Their goal is the same as ours, to protect the lives and livelihoods of the people they represent.”
“However, this proactive and necessary response has not come without a cost,” Senator Rosen continued. “In addition to the coronavirus, Nevada now must also deal with an alarming budget shortfall, exacerbated by a struggling economy that relies on tourism, and a massive drop in tax revenue… Many states across the country are in identical or similar situations. Red states and blue states are facing this very challenge, due to no fault of their own.”
“Without action, states across the nation will face consequences that could have a devastating impact on countless lives. Each of us in the United States Senate is in a position to do something, and I implore my colleagues to consider the lives of their constituents, to really pay attention, to really hear what is happening in town after town all across America, and remember that we are all in this together,” Senator Rosen concluded.