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Rosen Co-Sponsors the Equality Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced her co-sponsorship of the Equality Act, legislation that would explicitly prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in education, employment, housing, credit, jury service, public accommodations, and the use of federal funds. The Equality Act would close legal loopholes that allow both the government and private actors to discriminate against LGBTQ individuals.

“Despite the progress we’ve...

Rosen Applauds Biden Administration’s Actions to Ensure Equity and Justice in America

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement applauding President Biden for taking action to advance equity and justice in the United States of America:

“Today’s actions by President Biden will fight discrimination and ensure a more equitable and just nation,” said Senator Rosen. “The four executive orders will eliminate the federal Justice Department’s use of private prisons, promote equitable housing policies, strengthen the federal government’s...

Rosen Commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which falls on Monday, January 18, 2021:

“Today, we honor the incredible life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” said Senator Rosen. “Dr. King devoted his life to fighting for equality, human rights, and justice. We have made progress as a nation, but we have hard work ahead of us to make Dr. King’s dream of a just and equal America a reality. Incidents...

During Homeland Security Hearing, Rosen Questions Acting DHS Secretary on Department’s Focus on Combating Peaceful Protesters Rather than Violent White Supremacists

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen questioned Chad Wolf, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, on DHS’s response to nationwide protests against racial injustice, while neglecting rising white supremacist violence.

“This week, we marked one year since the horrific terrorist attack in El Paso in which 23 Americans lost their lives after a white supremacist targeted the...

Rosen Helps Introduce Bipartisan John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to Restore and Modernize the Voting Rights Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT) and 46 of her Senate colleagues in introducing the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, bipartisan legislation that would restore the landmark Voting Rights Act, as well as strengthen it in order to address modern day instances of voter suppression.

“The right to vote is something to be held sacred in this country,” said Senator Rosen. “Since our nation’s founding, brave men and women have fought to...

Rosen Joins Letter Calling for Department of Justice to Address the Mass Closure of Polling Locations in Tribal Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined a letter led by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tom Udall (D-NM) to Attorney General William Barr expressing concern regarding the mass closures of polling locations in Tribal communities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The absence or closure of polling locations on Tribal lands disenfranchises Native American voters; polling location closures recently forced Native American voters in Arizona to travel up to 280 miles one way to...

Rosen Statement Commemorating Juneteenth

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement commemorating Juneteenth, which is celebrated every year on June 19th.

“On Juneteenth, we celebrate a turning point in American history when President Lincoln’s order of emancipation was finally recognized in each and every corner of our country,” said Senator Rosen. “Unfortunately, this important holiday is often not taught in schools. This Juneteenth, let us take time to educate ourselves, as well as to...

Rosen Announces Co-Sponsorship of Justice in Policing Act of 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced her co-sponsorship of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020, comprehensive policing reform legislation aimed at increasing law enforcement accountability, as well as addressing biased policing practices and preventing instances of racial profiling.

“We must take action to address systemic racism and unjust behavior in our criminal justice system,” said Senator Rosen. “For far too long, we’ve seen individuals being targeted by law...

Rosen Announces Co-Sponsorship of Police Training and Independent Review Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced her co-sponsorship of the Police Training and Independent Review Act, legislation that promotes training in fair and impartial policing, and encourages the use of independent investigations and, if warranted, prosecutions of the use of deadly force by law enforcement officers.

“No American should be targeted or treated differently by law enforcement because of the color of their skin,” said Senator Rosen. “Far too often in our country...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Statement on McConnell’s Blocking of Resolution in Support of Constitutional Right to Protest & Condemning President Trump’s Actions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) released the following statement in response to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) blocking a resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the constitutional rights of Americans must be respected; that violence and looting are unlawful and unacceptable; and that Congress condemns the order to have federal officers use gas and rubber bullets on peaceful protesters.

“Americans have a...