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Rosen Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Access to Broadband Services to Rural Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced that she and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) have introduced the American Broadband Buildout Act, bipartisan legislation to increase access to fast and reliable broadband service to unserved communities.

“Access to fast, reliable broadband is critical for families all across the state of Nevada -- including in our rural communities -- to do everything from...

Rosen Transcript Following Hearing on Nomination of Pete Buttigeig to Lead DOT

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) questioned Peter Buttigeig, President Joe Biden’s nominee to serve as Secretary of the Department of Transportation (DOT) about the need to support aviation-centric business, restore confidence in traveler safety, and oppose the shipment of nuclear waste into Nevada. A transcript of the Senator’s full exchange can be found below, and a video of the Senator...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Announce $500,000 Grant to RTC To Enhance Transit Operational Efficiency Affected by COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) released the following statement announcing that the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has been awarded a grant totaling $500,000 from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to enhance operational efficiency and the mobility of transit users affected by the pandemic.

“As we work to address the pandemic, we must not forget the role that safe and reliable public transportation...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Applaud Grant of $1.18 Million Awarded to City of West Wendover for Infrastructure Improvements to Support Business Development

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 Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) for awarding the City of West Wendover a grant totaling $1,175,000. This grant will fund revitalization and infrastructure projects to support the city’s economic growth, expansion, and diversification.

“We applaud the EDA for awarding this grant that will support West Wendover in...

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

View Senator Rosen’s Full Remarks Here.

 

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...