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Rosen, Colleagues Urge FCC to Use Existing Authorities to Close the “Homework Gap”

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pension (HELP) and the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, joined 36 of her Senate colleagues in a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel urging the agency to utilize the E-Rate program to help close the “homework gap” during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Under your new leadership, the FCC must act quickly to address a...

Rosen Helps Introduce the Reopen and Rebuild America’s Schools Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pension (HELP), announced the introduction of the Reopen and Rebuild America’s Schools Act, legislation she helped introduce that would invest $130 billion in modernizing classrooms across the country and help schools upgrade their physical and digital infrastructure.

“Congress must do more to help school districts across the nation that are facing severe financial strain...

Rosen Transcript Following Hearing on Nomination of Miguel Cardona to Serve as Secretary of Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) questioned Dr. Miguel Cardona, President Joe Biden’s nominee to serve as Secretary of Education, about support for STEM and Career and Technical Education (CTE), as well as the need for mental health resources for students. A transcript of the Senator’s full exchange can be found below, and a video of the Senator’s full exchange can be found here.

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Rosen-Backed Legislation to Ensure College Students in Need Have Access to High-Speed Internet Advances to President’s Desk

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 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, released the following statement announcing that the Supporting Connectivity for Higher Education Students in Need Act, legislation she helped introduce, passed as part of the COVID relief package approved by Congress. This bipartisan legislation will help ensure that college and university students...

Rosen, Colleagues Push to Protect Schools from Cyberattacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), joined Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Krysten Sinema (D-AZ) in a letter to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting a review on (1) efforts by the Department of Education (ED), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and other relevant federal agencies to assist school districts in securing themselves from cyber threats; and (2)...

Rosen, Wicker Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Access to STEM Education in Rural Areas

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 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, alongside Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), announced their introduction of the Rural STEM Education Act. This bipartisan legislation would direct the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support rural STEM education and workforce development through grants for research on teaching STEM in rural schools,...

Rosen, Colleagues Urge Secretary DeVos to Assist 8.2 Million Federal Student Loan Borrowers Currently Unable to Access Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), joined Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate HELP Committee, and Senate colleagues in a letter urging Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to ensure all struggling federal student borrowers can gain access to crucial federal relief.

“We write to ask that you take immediate steps to support federal student loan borrowers who have been impacted by...

Following Cyberattack Against Clark County School District, Rosen and Cortez Masto Call on Departments of Education, Homeland Security to Take Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Health, Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) and the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, sent a letter to Department of Education Secretary Besty DeVos and Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf, urging the Department of Education (ED) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to...

Rosen Statement Celebrating National GEAR UP Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), released the following statement in celebration of National Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Week, held every September 21st through 25th:

“Programs like GEAR UP are critical in supporting underrepresented and low-income students who are working toward achieving a higher education,” said Senator Rosen. “In these...

During Hispanic Heritage Month, Rosen Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Resolution Honoring Hispanic-Serving Institutions

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 a bipartisan resolution recognizing the work, goals, and achievements of 523 non-profit Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) throughout our nation. The resolution observes the week of September 14th through September 20th as National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week.

“It is an honor to recognize the invaluable work that...