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Rosen Co-Sponsors Legislation to Expand Access to Broadband in Tribal Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband, announced her co-sponsorship of the Extending Tribal Broadband Priority Act of 2021, legislation that would expand the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC's) 2.5 GHz Rural Tribal Priority Window to allow Tribal communities the time they need to apply for spectrum licenses to expand broadband access in...

Rosen Applauds $4 Million FEMA Grant Funding Awarded to Reno for Seismic Retrofit of City Hall

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement applauding news of a grant totaling $4,000,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded to the city of Reno for a seismic upgrade of their City Hall.

“I’m pleased to see that FEMA is providing these funds to Reno which will allow them to make necessary structural updates to their City Hall,” said Senator Rosen. “Since April 1st, there have been almost 200 seismic events throughout...

Rosen Transcript Following Commerce Hearing on Rebuilding America’s Transportation Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during a hearing in the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) questioned the Honorable John D. Porcari, former Deputy Secretary of Transportation and Managing partner of 3P Enterprises, about Nevada’s infrastructure projects and funding, including Interstate-11 and other investments that can help revive travel and tourism in the state. The Senator asked about the importance of investing in transportation innovations,...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Internet Connectivity to Rural Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the Senate Committee Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), announced her co-sponsorship of the Keeping Critical Connections Act, bipartisan legislation to help small broadband providers ensure rural internet connectivity to underserved communities.

“Now, more than ever, it’s important for families to have access to fast and reliable broadband...

Rosen Transcript Following Hearing on Federal Actions to Expand Broadband

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during a hearing of the Senate Committee Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) questioned Christopher Ali, Associate Professor in the Department of Media Studies at the University of Virginia; Jon Wilkins, Partner at Quadra Partners; Former FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly; and Justin Forde, Senior Director of Government Relations at Midco about definitions for unserved and underserved broadband communities, and support for state...

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...