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Rosen Highlights Support for Coronavirus Education Relief in Video Call with Nevada Superintendents

LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined a video call with leaders from Nevada’s public school districts to provide an update on her work in Congress to support education and to discuss student and educator safety in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Nevada’s educators and school administrators have worked tirelessly throughout this pandemic to prepare for the next school year while adapting to this new reality of teaching our children on new platforms and with new...

Rosen Helps Introduce Legislation to Combat Racism by Expanding African American History and Cultural Education Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), along with Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Bob Casey (D-PA), announced the introduction of their 1619 Act, legislation that would expand the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s education programming to public school teachers across the country to improve awareness and understanding about African American history and the African American...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Bill to Support Child Care, Education During COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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 Coronavirus Child Care and Education Relief Act (CCCERA), a bill that would provide $430 billion in funding to address the national childcare and education crises and provide relief to students, families, schools, and educators across the country during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

“As we work to mitigate the harmful effects of...

Rosen, Colleagues Urge the Departments of Interior and Education to Release Indian Education COVID-19 Funding to Tribal Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), joined Senators Tom Udall (D-NM), Patty Murray (D-WA), and 11 of her Senate colleagues in sending a letter to David Bernhardt, U.S. Secretary of the Interior (DOI), and Betsy DeVos, U.S. Secretary of Education (ED) to ask how their Departments are addressing barriers to distance learning in Indian Country and to further explain the delay in distributing CARES Act...

Rosen Leads Bipartisan Group of Senators in Introducing the PROMOTES Act of 2020, to Train Next Generation in STEM

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 Senators Mike Rounds (R-SD), Gary Peters (D-MI), and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), announced the introduction of the bipartisan PROMOTES Act of 2020, legislation that would authorize the Secretary of Defense to carry out a program to enhance the preparation of students in the Junior Reserve Officers’...

Rosen Helps Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Help Ensure College Students in Need Have Access to High-Speed Internet

WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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, announced her original co-sponsorship of the Supporting Connectivity for Higher Education Students in Need Act, bipartisan legislation that would help ensure that college and university students with the greatest financial needs can access high-speed internet during the coronavirus pandemic....

Rosen, Cortez Masto Help Introduce Legislation to Ensure All Students Have Access to Internet Connectivity During Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) joined Senators Ed Markey (D-MA), Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Brian Schatz (D-HI) in introducing the Emergency Educational Connections Act, legislation aimed at ensuring K-12 students have greater home internet connectivity and devices during the coronavirus pandemic.

“The closure of schools...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Announce Over $3.1 Million in CARES Act Funding Going to Nevada Minority-Serving and Historically Underfunded Institutions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) released the following statement announcing $3,105,530 in funding awarded to Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) and historically underfunded institutions in Nevada made available through the CARES Act. This funding may be used to cover the costs of attendance for eligible students and faculty and staff trainings. Additionally, funds may be used to cover operational costs, such as lost revenue, reimbursements...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Applaud Over $400,000 NSF Grant to Truckee Meadows Community College for Increased Access to Advanced Manufacturing Career Paths

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) released the following statement applauding the National Science Foundation for awarding Truckee Meadows Community College a grant of $439,620 to be used for improving access to career pathways in advanced manufacturing. 
 
“With advanced manufacturing on the rise in Nevada and across the U.S., it is important that we take action to make sure that Nevadans are equipped to take part in this growing field,...

Rosen Highlights Need for Greater Diversity In STEM Education, Careers at LULAC Luncheon

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) addressed the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) during a tech policy luncheon. During her remarks, Senator Rosen discussed the importance of greater diversity in STEM education and careers, and the legislative actions she has taken to remove barriers and create more opportunities for participation in STEM.
 
“If we want all of our children to succeed in a 21st-century economy, then all of our children need a 21st-century...