Rosen Office Helped With 2,392 Requests For Assistance From Nevadans, Helped Secure More Than $1.1 Billion in Federal Grants For The State, And Brought Nearly $5.4 Million To Nevadans Through Casework
During Current Congress, Senator Rosen Introduced Nearly 70 Bipartisan Bills, 17 That Have Or Will Be Signed Into Law, Total of 32 Pieces Of Legislation Led Or Co-Led That Passed The Senate
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released an annual review of her Senate office’s accomplishments, including passing key bipartisan legislation, delivering critical project funding for Nevadans, and helping constituents directly with cases involving federal issues.
Senator Rosen’s office helped with 2,392 requests for assistance with federal and state agencies from Nevadans, brought nearly $5.4 million to Nevadans from the federal government through casework, and helped secure more than $1.1 billion for Nevada through federal grants. Senator Rosen and her staff participated in more than 6,035 outreach activities, including meetings and events with Nevadans, and responded to over 160,000 constituent calls, emails, and letters.
In the Senate, Senator Rosen introduced 17 pieces of legislation in the 117th Congress that have been or will be signed into law. She also introduced or co-led a total of 32 pieces of legislation that passed the Senate. In all, over 90% of the 74 pieces of legislation directly introduced by Senator Rosen this year have been bipartisan, and she was ranked as one of the top 10 most bipartisan Senators, and one of the top six most bipartisan Democratic Senators. Senator Rosen also helped secure more than $261 million for more than 137 community projects across Nevada this Congress.
Some of this year’s major legislative highlights include Senator Rosen passing the historic Inflation Reduction Act to lower prescription drug prices and invest in clean energy, and the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act to help reduce gun violence. Senator Rosen also helped shape the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act with the inclusion of her provisions on STEM education, workforce development, and critical minerals; as well as shaping the annual bipartisan national defense bill as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. She also passed her landmark Omnibus Travel and Tourism Act via the Fiscal Year 2023 government funding bill.
In a year when Nevadans saw the Supreme Court overturn reproductive rights, Senator Rosen helped introduce legislation to protect women and their doctors from prosecution by anti-choice states for seeking or providing reproductive care in states like Nevada. She also helped introduce and voted to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would protect reproductive rights in federal law.
Senator Rosen led her colleagues in the fight to address the rise of antisemitism as co-chair of the Senate Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism, and she worked to strengthen Nevada’s jobs and economy as chairwoman of the Commerce subcommittee overseeing travel and tourism, including through numerous hearings. She has also become a leading voice in Congress on cybersecurity issues, having advanced numerous pieces of legislation on this critically important topic.
“Over the past year, my office has been hard at work helping Nevada families and businesses get the resources they need from the federal government, while working in a bipartisan way in the Senate to pass meaningful legislation that will benefit our entire state,” said Senator Rosen. “As we reflect back on 2022, I’ve continued my track record of delivering top-notch constituent services and building relationships with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to get things done for Nevada. It’s an honor to serve the people of our state, and I look forward to continuing to fight for hardworking Nevada families.”
Senator Rosen’s Office Helping Nevadans Through Constituent Services:
- Helped with 2,392 requests for assistance with federal and state agencies from Nevadans.
- Brought nearly $5.4 million to Nevadans from the federal government through casework.
- Helped secure more than $1.1 billion for Nevada through federal grants.
- Participated in 6,035 outreach activities, including meetings and attending events.
- Responded to 161,934 constituent calls, emails, and letters.
Senator Rosen’s Legislative Accomplishments in the 117th Congress:
- Introduced 17 pieces of bipartisan legislation that have been or will soon be signed into law.
- Introduced or co-led 90 pieces of bipartisan legislation, including 23 that have been or will be signed into law and an additional 9 that passed the Senate.
- Directly introduced 67 bills and 7 resolutions overall.
- Over 90% of legislation personally introduced by Senator Rosen has been bipartisan.
- Ranked as one of the most bipartisan Senators by the Lugar Center’s bipartisan index.
Senator Rosen Working Across Party Lines, Delivering for Nevadans:
- Senator Rosen’s bipartisan Maximizing Outcomes through Better Investments in Lifesaving Equipment for (MOBILE) Health Care Act: Provides community health centers with the flexibility to use federal funds to establish new, mobile health care delivery sites to increase access to health care services in rural and underserved communities. This legislation was signed into law in October.
- Senator Rosen’s bipartisan Data Mapping to Save Moms’ Lives Act: Requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to identify areas where high rates of poor maternal health outcomes overlap with lack of access to broadband services in order to pinpoint where telehealth services can be most effective. This legislation was signed into law earlier this week.
- Senator Rosen’s bipartisan Strengthening VA Cybersecurity Act: Protects veterans’ personal information by requiring the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to obtain an independent cybersecurity assessment of the Department of Veterans Affairs information systems, and submit to Congress a plan to address the cybersecurity weaknesses found in the assessment. This bill recently passed the Senate is soon to be signed into law.
- Fiscal Year 2023 Government Funding Package: This year’s government funding package included several key Rosen bills, and $167.6 million in funding for 85 Nevada projects. It included the following legislation, all of which are now about to be signed into law:
- Senator Rosen’s bipartisan Omnibus Travel and Tourism Act: Strengthens the U.S. travel and tourism industry by creating the brand new position of an Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Travel and Tourism, fully dedicated to coordinating tourism strategy across the federal government.
- Senator Rosen’s bipartisan Strengthening Cybersecurity for Medical Devices Act: Requires the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to review and update medical device cybersecurity guidelines and suggestions to ensure devices are protected from possible hacking and cyber attacks.
- Senator Rosen’s bipartisan Expanding Access to Mental Health Training Act: Reauthorizes and improves the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Mental Health Awareness Training Grants program.
- Senator Rosen’s bipartisan Advancing Affordable Medicines for Families Act: Directs the Government Accountability Office to conduct a report on the impact that nonprofit generic drug companies would have on lowering drug costs, addressing drug shortages, and accelerating the development of new drugs.
- Senator Rosen’s Helping Kids Through Trauma Act: Expands the existing Graduate Psychology Education Program to include training to increase skill and capacity to address trauma in children.
- Bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act: Senator Rosen helped pass this historic bipartisan legislation to boost domestic computer chip production, reduce the United States’ reliance on other nations like China, enhance U.S. innovation and research capacity, invest in the next generation STEM workforce, and create thousands of good-paying domestic manufacturing jobs. This bill included key Rosen-provisions, all of which are now law, such as:
- Senator Rosen’s bipartisan Rural STEM Education Act: Breaks down barriers to rural STEM education through National Science Foundation grants.
- Senator Rosen’s bipartisan initiative to support advanced manufacturing workforce development as part of a provision in the bill to triple funding for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership to support small and medium-sized manufacturers.
- A provision Senator Rosen co-led to promote the use of critical minerals and develop a secure and reliable critical mineral supply chain.
- Provisions to increase the participation of women and underrepresented communities in STEM, based on legislation Senator Rosen helped introduce.
- National Defense Bill: Senator Rosen helped shape this year’s National Defense Authorization Actfor Fiscal Year 2023 as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee to ensure it included key priorities for Nevada’s servicemembers and defense installations. The final defense bill – which was signed into law today – included a well-deserved pay raise for our troops and incorporated several bipartisan pieces of legislation and provision introduced or championed by Senator Rosen, which are now all law:
- Lander County Land Management and Conservation Act: Senator Rosen’s legislation will transfer land to Lander County to improve airports, allow access to water infrastructure, increase recreation and outdoor tourism opportunities, and support economic development, while also designating over 14,000 acres of new wilderness.
- Fallon Range Training Complex modernization: Senator Rosen worked with members of the Nevada Congressional Delegation as well as the U.S. Navy, the Department of Interior, local stakeholders, and Tribal nations to establish a compromise proposal to modernize the training range at Naval Air Station Fallon. In addition, the compromise includes key mitigations for local and Tribal governments, including permanently protecting over half a million acres of public lands; managing and protecting Tribal and cultural resources; continued access for Tribes and the public; requiring consultation by the Navy; providing additional land to Churchill County for economic development and public purposes; and funding for Tribes and Churchill County impacted by the expansion.
- Reducing Language Barriers in Travel: Senator Rosen’s bipartisan TSA Reaching Across Nationalities, Societies, and Languages to Advance Traveler Education (TRANSLATE) Act, which will simplify air travel to places like Nevada for non-English speakers, international travelers, and those with visual and/or hearing impairments by requiring the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to develop a plan to ensure signage and information at major airports can be better understood by more people.
- One-Stop Security Pilot Program: Creates a pilot program at several airports to allow passengers and baggage arriving from foreign airports with very high security standards on par with those in the U.S. to bypass a second round of screening, making travel more efficient and effective, while maintaining high safety and security protocols. This provision comes from Senator Rosen’s bipartisan Omnibus Travel and Tourism Act.
- Off-Base Military Housing Allowance for Junior Servicemembers: This package directs the Secretary of Defense to brief Congress on the implementation of the expanded dislocation allowance authority. This follows a year-long effort by Senator Rosen to make housing dislocation allowance available to junior servicemembers as they’re ordered to vacate barracks and dormitories due to housing shortages.
- Civilian Cybersecurity Reserve: Lays the groundwork for establishing a civilian cybersecurity reserve at the Department of Defense. This provision is based on bipartisan legislation introduced by Senator Rosen, which establishes a Civilian Cybersecurity Reserve pilot program at the Department of Defense to equip the Department with the supplemental personnel needed to respond to significant cyber incidents.
- Bipartisan PACT Act: Senator Rosen helped pass landmark bipartisan legislation to extend VA benefits and VA health care to all veterans suffering from illnesses as a result of exposure to burn pits and other toxins during their service.
- Protecting Reproductive Rights: Senator Rosen helped introduce legislation to protect women and their doctors from prosecution by anti-choice states for seeking or providing reproductive care in states like Nevada.
- Senator Rosen’s bipartisan Harriet Tubman Bicentennial Commemorative Coin Act: Honors the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman with the creation of a series of commemorative coins that bear her image and are emblematic of her legacy. The coins, which will be legal tender, mark what would have been Tubman’s 200th birthday this year and will be paid for by sales to the public, at no cost to taxpayers. This legislation was signed into law in August.
- Spearheaded Legislation Critical to Nevada: During the 117th Congress, Senator Rosen introduced 67 bills to address key concerns to Nevadans, including 18 bills to expand access to health care and lower health care costs; 16 bills to invest in cybersecurity, STEM education, and advanced manufacturing and technology; 11 bills to support our veterans, servicemembers, and first responders; 8 bills to help small businesses and entrepreneurs; 5 bills to protect our public lands and prevent wildfires; and 3 bills to increase access to affordable, high-speed broadband.
- Successfully Led the Fight Against Job-Killing Solar Tariffs: The Biden Administration declared a two-year solar tariff suspension window of additional solar tariffs, while also invoking the Defense Production Act to boost U.S. solar manufacturing, following Senator Rosen’s strong push against these job-killing tariffs.
- National Strategy to Combat Antisemitism: The White House established an interagency group to develop a national strategy to counter antisemitism following a bipartisan, bicameral letter led by Senator Rosen and signed by 125 colleagues in the Senate and House calling for this unified national strategy.
- Nearly 100 New Federal Judges Confirmed: During the 117th Congress, Senator Rosen helped confirm nearly 100 new federal judges who will bring diversity and experience to our courts. This includes voting to confirm the first Black woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.