Rosen Backs Bipartisan Bill to Protect Small Business from Crime

The Legislation Would Create A New Investigative Unit Within The Department Of Homeland Security To Help Crack Down On Organized Retail Crime

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced her support for the bipartisan Combating Organized Retail Crime Act to give law enforcement the resources they need to protect small businesses from organized retail crime. The legislation would establish a new investigative unit within the Department of Homeland Security to better coordinate a whole-of-government and industry response to crack down on these crimes.

“Nevada’s small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and we must do more to protect them from the rise in crime and retail theft,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m proud to support this bipartisan legislation that will give law enforcement the additional tools to crack down on organized retail crime targeting small businesses in Nevada.”

As a member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, Senator Rosen has been a champion for Nevada’s small businesses. During this year’s Small Business Week, Senator Rosen led more than a dozen colleagues in sending letters to Senate Appropriators to increase funding to support small businesses in the state. Rosen also helped introduce the Expanding Access to Capital for Rural Job Creators Act to help eliminate hurdles small businesses in rural areas disproportionately face trying to access capital. She also introduced the One Stop for Small Business Licensing Act to create a centralized online resource for new small businesses.