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 Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chair Mark Warner (D-VA) and Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) on advancing tech innovation and federal priorities the lawmakers expect to tackle in the new Congress. The Senators spoke about investing in innovation, cybersecurity, digital infrastructure, high-speed internet, and more.
“I first participated in CES as a young computer programmer, and it was great to be back hosting another panel with my Senate colleagues again this year,” said Senator Rosen. “I want to thank Senators Warner and Luján for coming with me to Nevada to experience CES and discuss our top priorities for the new Congress, including broadband, cybersecurity, and emerging technologies. I am confident that together we will meet the tech challenges our nation faces and seize on the many opportunities for success to make the United States stronger and more competitive.”
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.
Senator Rosen has been a leader in advocating for technological advancement and improving access to STEM education and careers. She helped write the broadband section of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which is delivering $65 billion to make high-speed internet more available and affordable to Americans. In 2021, Rosen launched the Senate’s first bipartisan Women in STEM Caucus alongside Senator Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV). Senators Rosen and Capito also introduced and passed the bipartisan Building Blocks of STEM Act, which was signed into law in 2019 and provides research grants through the National Science Foundation to increase the participation of young girls in computer science and enhance support for early childhood STEM education.