Rosen Participates in Roundtable Discussion with Latino Small Business Owners in Las Vegas 

LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) participated in a roundtable discussion hosted by UnidosUS Action Fund with Latino small business owners in Las Vegas to discuss her work to cut red tape and hear from them about how she can best continue supporting them in the Senate. In their conversation, Senator Rosen also highlighted her support for programs that are critical for Nevada families, like expanding the Child Tax Credit, bolstering the Affordable Care Act’s tax credits, and protecting the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

“In Nevada, small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy and countless hardworking families depend on their success,” said Senator Rosen. “I joined UnidosUS Action Fund in a conversation with Latino small business owners from Las Vegas to discuss the issues they face and hear about how I can continue working to deliver for them in the Senate. I’ll keep working to cut red tape for our small businesses and support our local communities.”

“This roundtable discussion with Senator Jacky Rosen underscores the critical role that Latino-owned small businesses play in driving economic growth and innovation in Nevada and across the nation,” said UnidosUS Action Fund Executive Director Rafael Collazo. “Our organization is committed to supporting these entrepreneurs by advocating for policies that provide the resources and opportunities necessary for their success. We are grateful to Senator Rosen for her continued leadership and dedication to empowering Hispanic communities and look forward to collaborating on initiatives that foster economic empowerment and resilience.”

“Being an entrepreneur and starting your own business can be incredibly challenging. Small businesses in Nevada need support, resources, and tools to thrive,” said Tony Martinez, co-founder and owner of SerVehZah Bottle Shop & Tap Room. “I was glad to sit down with Senator Rosen today to discuss these challenges and hear about how she’s working to cut red tape and deliver the resources small businesses need. I’m grateful to her for listening to our concerns and committing to advocating for us in Congress.”

“I’ve been proud to start and grow my restaurant here in Las Vegas,” said Vanessa Berreat, Owner of La Vecindad. “I thank Senator Rosen for her work fighting for small businesses like mine, and for taking the time to meet with us to discuss how to continue supporting the Latino community in Nevada.”

As a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Senator Rosen has been working to support the Latino business community. Last year, she introduced the bipartisan Minority Entrepreneurship Grant Program Act to establish a Minority Entrepreneurship Grant Program through the Small Business Administration to award grants to Minority Serving Institutions, including Hispanic Serving Institutions, to promote and increase opportunities for Latinos to start their businesses. Senator Rosen also introduced the bipartisan One Stop Shop For Small Business Licensing Act to require the SBA to create a centralized website that includes federal, state, and local licensing and business permit information for starting a small business.