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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) spoke on the Senate floor about the devastating wildfires ravaging the Western United States and the need to combat the economic and environmental impacts caused by climate change.
“At this very moment, historic wildfires are raging across our Western states,” said Senator Rosen. “Communities have been devastated, homes have been destroyed, and businesses have been turned to rubble. In the wake of these disasters, many families have been left with absolutely nothing.”
“People have died in these disasters, some people are still missing, and over 30,000 courageous men and women are risking their lives to fight these fires and save others,” Senator Rosen continued. “I’m proud to say that Nevada’s firefighters have been deployed to assist in combating these disasters.”
“We need to address climate change, and we need to be proactive and practical. Nevada, the West, and Americans across the United States are counting on us,” Senator Rosen concluded.