PAHRUMP, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) met with local officials and STEM educators in Beatty and Pahrump as part of an ongoing tour of Nevada’s rural counties. In Beatty, Senator Rosen met with town officials and toured the Beatty Airport, which recently received over $100,000 in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that Senator Rosen helped write and pass. She then visited the University of Nevada, Reno’s Cooperative Extension in Pahrump to learn about their youth development and research programs, and how they could benefit from funding she helped secure in this year’s bipartisan government funding package.
“Making sure communities across our state have access to the federal resources and tools they need to serve Nevadans is a top priority for me,” said Senator Rosen. “I enjoyed learning more about how my team and I can continue supporting projects that are helping Nevada’s rural economy and improving education during my visit to the Beatty Airport and the UNR’s Cooperative Extension in Pahrump.”
As one of the authors of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Senator Rosen championed issues impacting Nevada and rural communities in particular. She helped write the broadband and airport sections of the bill, and thanks to her efforts, Beatty Airport received airport infrastructure funding last year through the new law. Senator Rosen also ensured that rural communities would get access to quality high-speed internet, including through more than $2 billion in USDA rural broadband funds, $40 billion for last mile broadband connections, and $1 billion in middle mile investments, based on Senator Rosen’s Middle Mile Broadband Deployment Act.