WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, hosted her second annual Veterans’ Resource Fair to provide Nevada veterans with information on how to access resources at the local, state, and federal level.
“While I wish we could have been together in person today, this year’s virtual veterans’ resource fair was more important than ever,” said Senator Rosen. “This pandemic has created challenges impacting Nevada’s veteran communities, from increased demand for mental health resources, to delays in medication deliveries through the postal service, as well as delays in benefit distributions. Our nation’s heroes must have access to all of the programs and benefits available to them, and my office was proud to help provide that information during today’s resource fair.”
BACKGROUND: The fair, held virtually this year, aims to provide Nevada’s veterans with the support and access to resources they need at the local, state, and federal level.
Partner organizations for Senator Rosen’s Veterans’ Resource Fair included: Department of Veteran’s Affairs, and the Nevada Department of Veteran Services
Senator Rosen’s Veterans Resource Guide can be found here.
In January, Rosen re-introduced her bipartisan Hire Student Veterans Act. The bill, co-led with Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) and co-sponsored by Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Steve Daines (R-MT), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), would expand the existing Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) for employers to ensure that student veterans using their GI benefits can take advantage of valuable paid internships or work opportunities while in school. Rosen first introduced the Hire Student Veterans Act in February 2019, and it was endorsed by the Student Veterans of America.
Last Congress, Senator Rosen introduced the VA Zero Suicide Demonstration Project Act (S. 4545) alongside Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND). This bipartisan bill would build upon the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) strong suicide prevention efforts by implementing a Zero Suicide Initiative pilot program at five VA medical centers across the nation, one of which must serve primarily veterans who live in rural and remote areas.
Last Congress, Senator Rosen also introduced the Veterans Assistance Helpline Act, alongside Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Deb Fischer (R-NE), and Gary Peters (D-MI). This bipartisan bill would create a simple, easy-to-remember helpline for veterans to use in order to obtain information and assistance with all VA services.