WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion, addressed members of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce on her work to support Nevada’s economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. During her remarks, Senator Rosen highlighted the actions she’s taken to help small businesses, uplift key Nevada industries like travel and tourism, and invest in infrastructure.
“Before COVID, the Silver State was a shining example of success in the country. But the past year and a half has been difficult for Nevada, and it’s been especially challenging for our state’s business community,” said Senator Rosen. “I have made it my mission to see that Nevada has the resources and support that it needs to overcome this pandemic and to thrive afterward. Supporting Nevada is why I’ve introduced and supported bills to provide, extend, and enhance relief efforts. I’m proud to have helped secure this support for the Silver State, but our work is far from over, and we cannot stop here.”
BACKGROUND: Last month, Senator Rosen voted to pass the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. As part of the bipartisan group that drafted and negotiated the Senate-passed landmark legislation, Rosen played a leading role in writing the section on airports and ensuring support for travel and tourism and the section on broadband. The bill included several wins that would benefit Nevada including $25 billion for airport infrastructure, $65 billion for broadband, and $110 billion for roads, bridges, and highways.
In March, Senator Rosen voted to pass the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which included unemployment relief and stimulus checks; billions of dollars to support small businesses, restaurants, and emergency rental assistance; and $750 million for states and communities impacted by job losses in the travel, tourism, and outdoor recreation industries.