Rosen Joins Bipartisan Group of Colleagues Requesting Robust Funding for Tribal Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined her Senate colleagues in requesting robust funding for tribal law enforcement programs in the FY2025 government funding bill. The bipartisan letter was sent to Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), the chairman and ranking member, respectively, of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies.

“As you consider funding priorities in the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year (FY) 2025, we ask that you support robust funding for Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Public Safety and Justice Law Enforcement programs,” the senators wrote. “We appreciate your past support for tribal law enforcement, and we hope that you will make funding for these programs a priority.”

“Tribal law enforcement agencies have been under-resourced and under-staffed for decades and they are now being asked to face a new, dangerous threat posed by these cartels and criminal organizations,” the senators continued. “In an attempt to address manpower issues, a number of tribal leaders have asked the federal government to provide emergency resources.”

The full text of the letter can be found HERE.

Senator Rosen has been a strong supporter of ensuring Nevada’s law enforcement community has the resources needed to keep communities safe. Last year, Senator Rosen secured millions for law enforcement and first responders in the 2023 funding bill, ensuring these critical funds were delivered to communities across the state. Senator Rosen also helped pass the bipartisan Recruit and Retain Act, which is on its way to become law. She introduced bipartisan legislation to help determine best practices for identifying and treating post-traumatic stress and combating suicide among first responders.