WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and the Nevada Congressional delegation in introducing the bipartisan, bicameral legislation to reauthorize the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act. This law has delivered millions in federal funding to Lake Tahoe since it originally passed in 2000, supporting environmental protection and habitat restoration programs across the basin.
“Lake Tahoe is one of our state’s natural treasures and an economic driver of Northern Nevada’s tourism and local economy. We’ve come a long way in protecting and preserving our beautiful lake and surrounding communities from the effects of climate change, and we must continue our conservation efforts,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m proud to help introduce the Lake Tahoe Restoration Reauthorization Act to make sure that future generations can enjoy Lake Tahoe.”
Senator Rosen has been a strong advocate for federal funding to protect Lake Tahoe. She helped pass the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act of 2022 (WRDA), which would improve and invest in key water infrastructure systems throughout the country, including a Lake Tahoe Basin restoration and environmental infrastructure program. Senator Rosen also helped write and pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which includes $17 million in funding for the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act.