In the Senate, Jacky is working to improve the lives of all Nevadans and fighting for an economy that gives everyone the opportunity to succeed. As Chair of the Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion, Jacky has led bipartisan efforts to restore Nevada’s tourism and hospitality industry, provide resources to small businesses and entrepreneurs, bolster our state’s booming clean energy economy, break down barriers for legally operating cannabis businesses, and build up Nevada as an incubator of innovative new technologies and cutting-edge research. She is an ally of Nevada’s labor community, believes in the right of workers to join a union, and supports pro-worker policies like affordable child care, paid family leave, and equal pay for equal work. And with rising prices stretching families’ budgets to the breaking point, Jacky is pushing to increase access to affordable housing in Nevada, cut taxes for the middle class, and lower costs for everyday essentials.
When it comes to education, Jacky has passed funding to rebuild Nevada’s crumbling and outdated K-12 public schools, fought for better pay for our teachers, and pushed for increased mental health resources for our students. She has introduced legislation to expand and improve key workforce development programs and skills training initiatives to prepare Nevadans for the careers of the 21st century.
As the only former computer programmer in the U.S. Senate, Jacky has been a champion for strengthening our nation’s cybersecurity and improving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, including through her bipartisan Building Blocks of STEM Act, which was signed into law. Jacky is the co-founder and co-chair of the first ever bipartisan Women in STEM Caucus in the Senate. Every month, Jacky highlights a Nevada woman in STEM because she is passionate about highlighting positive female role models to inspire young women and girls about pursuing STEM opportunities.
Jacky knows that health care is the key that makes other opportunities possible. That’s why she is working to bring down the rising cost of health care and prescription drugs, tackle Nevada’s doctor shortage, and increase access to telemedicine and rural health care. As Chair of the Senate’s bipartisan Comprehensive Care Caucus, she is fighting to support family caregivers and will always stand strong to protect Medicare and Social Security for our seniors.