Over the past two weeks, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) visited rural Nevada communities across the state to meet with local leaders, small business owners, and residents to hear directly about how she can continue working to secure funding and resources in the Senate to support their needs. She also saw firsthand how the broadband and airport funding she secured in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that she helped write and pass is going to benefit local economic development by making high-speed internet and air travel more accessible.
See below for more details on Senator Rosen’s rural tour:
Pahrump Valley Times: Sen. Rosen tours rural Nevada to hear about its challenges
By Brent Schanding
- U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) kicked off a multi-day tour of communities across rural Nevada on Tuesday where she met with officials and business leaders in Tonopah and Esmeralda County.
- Tonopah Town Manager Joe Westerlund said his meeting with Rosen earlier this week went great.
- “I had the opportunity to hear directly from local officials and small business owners about how I can keep working to help them succeed,” Rosen said.
- At a stop in Goldfield on Tuesday with Esmeralda County Commissioner Timothy Hipp, Rosen’s staff said she discussed growth in the rural county.
Elko Daily: Sen. Jacky Rosen visits Elko, tours airport
- A tour of Elko Regional Airport and an update on the community’s broadband progress concluded Sen. Jacky Rosen’s tour of rural Nevada on Wednesday.
- Rosen, D-Nev., met with Mayor Reece Keener and Airport Manager Jim Foster at the Elko Regional Airport before attending a roundtable discussion on Elko’s broadband efforts at Great Basin College.
- Rosen credited federal funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that she co-wrote with other legislators for bringing more than $1 million in airport infrastructure funding.
- The stakeholders also learned about the Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure program that Rosen is leading, which is currently accepting applications from public entities and nonprofits.
- Rosen said the upgrade in broadband services would go hand-in-hand with tourism and strengthen education, healthcare and the local economy.