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Rosen Donates Books to Bernice Mathews Elementary, Celebrates First Day of School

RENO, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), joined former Nevada State Senator Bernice Mathews in visiting Bernice Mathews Elementary school in celebration of the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Senator Rosen greeted teachers and students and delivered books that she is donating to the school from the Library of Congress.

“I’m glad to have the chance to wish our students good luck as they embark on a...

Rosen Applauds House Passage of her Bipartisan STEM Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation, applauded passage of her bipartisan Building Blocks of STEM Act by the U.S. House of Representatives. Rosen, a former computer programmer and the only computer programmer currently serving in the Senate, introduced this legislation as a member of the House last year. This year, Rosen introduced her bipartisan bill alongside Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Brian...

Rosen Applauds HHS Grant Awarded to UNLV for Research into Alzheimer’s Disease

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), and the Special Committee on Aging, released the following statement applauding news of a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grant totaling $601,576 awarded to the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) to fund research into Alzheimer’s Disease.

“As a caregiver to my parents and in-laws, I’ve witnessed the effect that Alzheimer's has on...

Rosen Applauds NSF Grant Awarded to UNR for Research into Diversity in STEM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation released a statement applauding news of a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant totaling $499,797 awarded to the University of Nevada Reno (UNR).

“I applaud NSF for awarding UNR this grant to fund research on recruitment, retention and career preparedness approaches for increasing diversity in...

Rosen, Cramer, Rubio, Blumenthal Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Fund Holocaust Education In Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), joined Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) to introduce the Never Again Education Act, bipartisan legislation that would establish a dedicated federal fund to provide teachers with resources and training necessary to teach our students the important lessons of the Holocaust.  In the U.S. House of...

Rosen Participates in Girls Who Code Panel, Discusses Her Bipartisan Legislation to Invest in STEM Education for Girls

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation and Committee on Health, Education, Pensions, and Labor, participated in a panel discussion hosted by Girls Who Code, a nonprofit organization which aims to bridge the gender gap in technology and increase the number of girls and women in computer science. During the discussion, Senator Rosen spoke about her own experience as a computer programmer, as well as legislation...

Rosen, Coons Introduce Legislation to Increase College Access and Graduation Rates

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), helped introduce the Access, Success, and Persistence In Reshaping Education (ASPIRE) Act alongside Senator Chris Coons (D-DE). This legislation would incentivize colleges to expand access to resources for low and middle-income students and increase graduation rates for all students.

“As the first person in my family to receive a college degree, I...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Student Borrower Bankruptcy Relief Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), announced her co-sponsorship of the Student Borrower Bankruptcy Relief Act, legislation that would allow student loans to be dischargeable during bankruptcy.

“Students in Nevada and across the country are being saddled with the burden of rising debt, with even those with full time jobs finding themselves unable to pay their student loans, even after...

Rosen’s Bipartisan Building Blocks of STEM Act Passes Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen’s (D-NV) bipartisan Building Blocks of STEM Act passed the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee and is poised to be considered on the Senate floor later this Congress. Senator Rosen also announced her recent co-sponsorship of the 21st Century STEM for Girls and Underrepresented Minorities Act. The bill, introduced by Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) would fund STEM education to engage female students, students of color, LGBTQ...

Rosen Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Cyber Ready Workforce Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, alongside Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), introduced the Cyber Ready Workforce Act (S. 1466), legislation that would direct the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to award grants to workforce intermediaries to support the creation, implementation, and expansion of registered apprenticeship programs in...