LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) led a panel discussion at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the world’s biggest tech conference, with a delegation of fellow women Senators covering key tech policy issues facing the nation that federal lawmakers expect to tackle in the year ahead. The bipartisan panel featured a record-breaking number of Senators attending CES and included Senate Commerce Committee Chair Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME).
Before the panel, the Senators walked the floor of CES to visit a wide variety of booths, hear from different groups and companies, and see firsthand displays of their new and emerging technologies.
CES is an annual trade show organized by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and held at the Las Vegas Convention Center hosting presentations of new products and technologies in the consumer electronics industry. A former computer programmer and software developer, Senator Rosen had attended CES in the past – and after visiting for the first time as a U.S. Senator in 2019, she decided to work on convening a panel of Senators and bringing a bipartisan group of her colleagues to Las Vegas.
“This conversation is a reminder that there is a real desire and opportunity for us to work together, across party lines, to meet the tech challenges our nation faces and seize on the many opportunities for success to make the United States stronger and more competitive,” said Senator Rosen. “I want to thank Senators Cantwell, Capito, Blackburn, and Collins for all coming with me to Nevada to experience CES in person and for joining our bipartisan discussion on major issues like STEM education, broadband infrastructure, advanced manufacturing, and data privacy. I know that we can continue working to support good-paying jobs, finding common ground, and creating a tech space that’s equitable for all.”
In November 2021, Senators Rosen and Capito launched the Senate’s first Women in STEM Caucus, a new bipartisan group to advance women’s participation in science, tech, engineering, and math education and careers.