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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...

Rosen Applauds Over $1.1 Million in Grant Funding to Support Development of Hispanic Serving Institutions in Nevada

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 applauding news that the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has provided two grants totaling $1,142,529 that will be used to help expand programs and student support at two of Nevada’s Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) and Nevada State College:

“Here in Nevada, Hispanic-Serving...

Rosen Joins Colleagues in Urging School Nutrition Program Extension for 2020-21 School Year

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 she has joined Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and 28 of their Senate colleagues in calling for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to fully extend school meal waivers through the end of the 2020-21 school year so that schools have the flexibility that they need to fully serve students whether or not they are attending school in person:

“The...

Rosen Announces $300,000 in Grant Funding to Support AANAPI Education at UNLV

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, released the following statement announcing that the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has provided a grant for $300,000 that will be used to help support first-generation students and students from low-income backgrounds at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPI)-serving institution.

“Even in...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Advanced Technological Manufacturing Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen, a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced her co-sponsorship of the bipartisan Advanced Technological Manufacturing Act. This legislation, introduced by Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA), would reauthorize and modernize the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program. The ATE program involves partnerships between industry and community colleges and...

Rosen Applauds $4.2 Million in Grant Funding Awarded to Support Nevada Higher Education COVID Response, Science, and TRIO Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, released the following statement applauding news that the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) and colleges and universities across Nevada have received grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Commerce totaling $4,239,954. These grants will be used to fund NSHE’s COVID-19 response,...

Rosen Leads Colleagues in Call for Department of Education to Reverse Rule That Excludes Many Student Veterans from Emergency COVID-19 Relief Aid

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), led 12 of her Senate colleagues in a letter to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, calling on the Department to immediately rescind a rule that disproportionately denies emergency grant aid to student veterans.

Congress worked diligently to pass the CARES Act in a bipartisan manner providing more than $6 billion in discretionary...