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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...

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,...