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Rosen Applauds $2.7 Million in Grant Funding to Provide High-Speed Broadband Services in Rural Nevada

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement applauding news that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a grant of $2.7 million to provide high-speed broadband internet in Elko County, Nevada.

“Location should not be a factor that determines whether Nevadans can access high-speed broadband internet connections,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m glad to see the USDA award this much-needed funding to benefit Nevada’s rural...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Commend Distribution of 2.5 GHZ Spectrum Licenses to Tribes to Close Digital Divide

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, released the following statement applauding news that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued spectrum licenses through the agency’s first-of-its-kind Rural Tribal Priority Window to Tribal entities across the country, including 10 Tribes in Nevada, to...

Rosen Applauds Over $1.2 Million in Grant Funding to Support Clean Energy Infrastructure at Reno-Tahoe International Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, released the following statement applauding news that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) a grant totaling $1,239,000 to be used for the installation of clean energy infrastructure at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO):

“Nevada's airports play a critical role in our state's economy and provide...

Rosen Applauds Over $5.1 Million FTA Grant Awarded to Tahoe Transportation District for COVID-19 Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, released the following statement applauding news that the Tahoe Transportation District (TTD) has received grant funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) totaling $5,154,624. This grant funding will allow the Tahoe Transportation District to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Many of Nevada’s key industries, like the Tahoe Transportation District,...

During Commerce Committee Hearing, Rosen Questions Telecom Experts on the State of Rural Broadband During COVID-19 Pandemic

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, of which she is a member, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) questioned telecommunications experts on the need for access to broadband in rural communities in Nevada and across the nation.

“A city like Elko, Nevada – a wonderful and vibrant community in the northeastern part of our great state – ranked among the top cities nationwide for the...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Join Colleagues in Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter Urging Congressional Leaders to Include Dedicated Broadband Funding for Students, Low-Income Families in Future Coronavirus Relief Packages

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) announced they have joined colleagues in both the United States Senate and U.S. House of Representatives in a bipartisan letter urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to include dedicated funding to help small broadband providers sustain internet services and upgrades for students and...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Announce Over $160 Million in Nevada Transit Funds for Coronavirus Response

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) released the following statement announcing transit funds for Nevada included in the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that passed last month. The United States Federal Transit Administration (FTA) provided $167,493,508 in CARES Act grants to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus through the existing transit grants programs. 
 
“During this...

Rosen Helps Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Sustain Rural Broadband Connectivity During Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced that she’s helped introduce the bipartisan Keeping Critical Connections Act, legislation to help small broadband providers ensure rural broadband connectivity for students and their families during the coronavirus pandemic.
 
“Now, more than ever, it’s important for families to have access to fast and reliable broadband connections, regardless of their zip code,” said Senator Rosen. “Broadband is necessary as our schools, jobs,...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Applaud Grant for $2.3 Million Awarded to Nevada for Increased Rural Broadband

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) released the following statement applauding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Broadband ReConnect program for awarding Nevada a grant totaling $2.3 million to be used for increased rural broadband infrastructure in Nevada’s Elko and White Pine counties.
 
“Nevadans in our rural communities deserve access to quality broadband internet connections,” said the Senators. “We applaud the USDA for awarding...

Rosen, Johnson Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Promote America’s Wireless Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, joined Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) in introducing the Promoting United States Wireless Leadership Act of 2020. This bipartisan legislation would work to protect our country’s national security and global competitiveness by promoting U.S. leadership in international wireless standards-setting bodies.

“Our global economic competitiveness depends on our participation...