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

Senator Rosen Secured Major Provisions To Strengthen National Security, Invest in Workforce Development, Support Servicemembers, & More, Including Historic Pay Raise for Troops

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced that she secured key priorities and funding wins for Nevada in the second of two bipartisan government funding packages, which passed the Senate and is now headed to the President’s desk. She secured funding to support the needs of the Nevada Air National Guard, enhance workforce training in Nevada, help small business startups, and assist first responders. The bill that Senator Rosen helped pass also makes major investments to secure the U.S. southern border, help Israel defend itself against Hamas, enhance U.S. national security, and combat the fentanyl crisis. It includes a historic 5.2 percent raise for our servicemembers, the largest troop pay raise in decades.

The Senate’s bipartisan government funding package also includes Senator Rosen’s requests for increased funding for the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism, funding to support pediatric mental health care, and investments in cybersecurity workforce development.

“In passing this bipartisan government funding legislation, we are helping to secure our border, combat the fentanyl crisis, invest in our national security, and give servicemembers a much-deserved raise,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m particularly proud to have secured wins for Nevada that will bring the Nevada Air National Guard one step closer to securing new aircraft to combat wildfires, help expand workforce training opportunities throughout the state, and support our law enforcement officers and first responders. I’ll continue working every day to deliver for my state and put Nevada first.”

Among these investments is more than $40 million in Community Project Funding for 24 Nevada programs and construction projects. In all, including the first FY24 funding package signed into law, Rosen secured over $187 million for 100 Nevada projects. The projects in the second funding bill  include key priorities for Nevada, including:

  • $934,000 to provide mental health training for over 6,700 firefighters, law enforcement officers, and other first responders in Clark County.
  • $2.3 million to upgrade the College of Southern Nevada’s Nursing Simulation Lab to enhance CSN’s ability to train Nevadans to become registered nurses.
  • $1.4 million to fund new, state-of-the-art training systems to provide hands-on workforce training to students in Great Basin College’s Electrical Systems Technology and Instrumentation Systems Technology programs in Elko, Ely, and Winnemucca.
  • $535,000 for vehicles, equipment, and salaries for Clark County Fire Department paramedics.
  • $4.3 million to Western Nevada College to renovate the science lab and classroom space at the Douglas Campus in Minden, allowing nursing students to learn in their own rural community.
  • $1.3 million for a small business incubator to house and support new start-up businesses at the Winnemucca Indian Colony.

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

  • $840 million for 8 new C-130J aircraft, the top priority for the Nevada Air National Guard in Reno, a highly competitive candidate to potentially receive the newly-funded fleet, which they need for their wildfire-fighting mission.
  • Over $211 million,  for the National Guard Youth Challenge Program, which helps high school dropouts and at-risk youth in Nevada and across the country get their lives back on track.

The bipartisan legislation Rosen supported also included several other Rosen-led wins, including:

  • A nearly 17 percent increase in funding for the State Department’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism.
  • $12 million for Junior ROTC STEM training and education, which was created by Senator Rosen’s bipartisan PROMOTES Act.
  • $13 million for the Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program.
  • Funding for Cyber Defense Education and Training at $2 million above the President’s Budget Request.