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During Teacher Appreciation Week, Rosen Joins Nevada Leaders to Celebrate CCSD Teacher, Recipient of the National Teacher of the Year Award

LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), joined Nevada leaders at Kermit R. Booker Sr. Innovative Elementary School for an award presentation honoring Ms. Juliana Urtubey, a Clark County School District (CCSD) teacher who has won the 2021 National Teacher of the Year Award from the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).

“Education is the key to future success, and today I was honored to...

During Teacher Appreciation Week, Rosen Meets with Nevada STEM Educators, Discusses Legislative Efforts to Support Teachers and Students

LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, in recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), held a roundtable conversation with Nevada STEM educators in order to discuss her bipartisan legislative efforts to support teachers and students, safely reopen Nevada schools, and expand access to STEM education throughout the Silver State.

“All of our state’s educators have worked tirelessly throughout this...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Legislation to Reduce Sexual Harassment in STEM, Support Women in Tech

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced her co-sponsorship of the Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act. This legislation would work to improve the understanding of factors contributing to sexual harassment in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, examine the impacts of harassment on individuals and policies to reduce it, and spur government interagency efforts...

Senators Rosen, Wicker, Romney, Hassan and Rep. Kilmer Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Teach CS Act to Support Computer Science Educators

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 Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, alongside Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS), Mitt Romney (R-UT), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), announced their re-introduction of the Teacher Education for Computer Science Act (Teach CS) Act. This bipartisan legislation would support teacher training and schools in educating students in the area of...

Rosen, Wicker, Cornyn, Hassan Re-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 Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS), John Cornyn (R-TX), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), announced the re-introduction of their Rural STEM Education Act. This bipartisan legislation would direct the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support rural STEM education and workforce development through...

Rosen Transcript Following HELP Hearing on Supporting Children, Workers and Families by Strengthening America’s Child Care Sector

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. Myra Jones-Taylor, Chief Policy Officer at Zero to Three, and Ms. Khadija Lewis Khan, Executive Director at Beautiful Beginnings Child Care Center, on how COVID-19 has impacted the child care sector and strategies to strengthen the nation’s child care sector for working families. A transcript of the Senator’s full exchange can be found...

Rosen, Tillis Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Opportunities For Minority Student Entrepreneurs to Succeed

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) announced their introduction of the Minority Entrepreneurship Grant Program Act. This bipartisan legislation would establish a Minority Entrepreneurship Grant Program through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to award grants to Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to...

Rosen, Colleagues Urge Administration to Fully Reimburse Schools for PPE and Other Emergency Supplies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (HSGAC), and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), joined a letter led by Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) highlighting the Biden Administration’s decision to retroactively reimburse states for certain costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and urging the Administration to apply this...

Rosen Votes to Confirm Cardona as Secretary of Education

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 after voting to confirm Dr. Miguel Cardona to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education:

“Today, I proudly voted to confirm Dr. Miguel Cardona to serve our nation as Secretary of Education,” said Senator Rosen. “Dr. Cardona has the experience, qualifications, and passion needed to lead our nation’s schools...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools Program

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 bipartisan legislation, the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act, to reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program through September 2022. The SRS program helps fund essential services in rural communities that are home to federal land. The program, which was originally introduced in 2000, expired in...