Rosen Secures Nevada Priorities in First Bipartisan Government Funding Package for FY2024

Senator Rosen Secured Major Provisions To Address Housing Crisis, Support Nevada Veterans, Strengthen Tourism, Fight The Spread Of Mormon Crickets, And More

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced that she secured key priorities and funding wins for Nevada in the first of two bipartisan government funding packages, which passed the Senate and is now headed to the President’s desk. She secured funding to increase access to affordable housing for veterans, continue building the first national veterans cemetery in Elko, strengthen the tourism economy, invest in law enforcement, combat drought and fight wildfires, and more. Senator Rosen also secured funding to fill the new Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Travel and Tourism position that she created to support the travel and tourism industry.

The Senate’s bipartisan government funding package includes two of Senator Rosen’s bipartisan amendments to increase funding for veterans’ access to telehealth and protect communities in northern Nevada from the swarm of Mormon crickets. This package also includes Senator Rosen’s requests for funding for law enforcement, renewable energy, and transportation infrastructure projects across Nevada.

“I’ve been working across the aisle to deliver on priorities for Nevada, particularly to support our veterans and invest in law enforcement,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m also proud to have secured funding to increase access to affordable housing, strengthen our tourism economy, and fight drought and wildfires. I’ll always fight to put Nevada first.”

Among these investments is the more than $147 million in Community Project Funding for 76 Nevada programs and construction projects – including more than $7 million for 9 law enforcement projects – that Senator Rosen previously announced she secured in this legislation. These include key priorities for Nevada’s servicemembers, including:

  • $7.5 million to build a new dormitory at Nellis Air Force Base
  • $2.7 million for a Combined Support Maintenance Shop and $5.49 million for a General Instruction Facility for the Nevada Army National Guard at the Floyd Edsall Training Center in North Las Vegas.
  • $590,000 for a Ready Building at the Nevada Army National Guard’s Harry Reid Training Center in Stead.

In addition to Community Project Funding, Senator Rosen secured the following wins for Nevada in this bipartisan government funding package:

  • No funding for Yucca Mountain.
  • More than $4 billion for wildfire suppression.
  • $118 million for the Geothermal Technologies Office and $100 million for enhanced geothermal energy demonstrations to support a key clean energy industry for Nevada.
  • More than $20 million for the Rural Business Development Grant Program to support the growth and development of small and emerging businesses in rural areas.
  • $6.1 million for Regional Climate Centers, which will provide them – including the Western Regional Climate Center in Reno –  the resources they need to provide comprehensive up-to-date climate information to government agencies, farmers, water resource managers, businesses, emergency managers, and the public.
  • Over $19 million in funding to support the Bureau of Land Management’s National Conservation Lands and cultural resources protection efforts.
  • $2 million for the Department of Agriculture Women and Minorities in STEM Program.

The bipartisan legislation Rosen supported also included:

  • Funding for key federal programs to help invest in building more affordable housing.
  • Historic investments to increase access to mental health care for veterans.
  • Over $1 billion to support state, local, and tribal law enforcement and strengthen community policing.
  • More than $10 billion to help implement the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act that Senator Rosen helped pass to increase U.S. economic competitiveness in manufacturing, clean energy, and scientific research.
  • Investments in hiring more air traffic controllers to keep air travel safe and reduce delays for passengers.
  • Investments to combat drought, promote renewable energy, and protect communities from extreme weather.