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Rosen Receives Transparency Commitment from National Nuclear Security Administration Nominees on Removal of Weapons-Grade Plutonium from Nevada

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during a U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) nomination hearing, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) questioned Jill Hruby, nominee to be Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), and Frank Rose, nominee to be Principal Deputy Administrator of NNSA, on their commitment to ensuring a transparent process as NNSA removes secretly shipped plutonium from Nevada. A transcript of the Senator’s exchange can be found below, and a video of the...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Clean Energy for America Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Climate Solutions Caucus, released the following statement announcing her co-sponsorship of the Clean Energy for America Act, legislation that would reform the federal tax code to support clean and efficient energy and transportation.

“Clean energy expansion is crucial to creating future environmental and economic success in our country,” said Senator Rosen. “The Clean Energy for America Act encourages Americans to...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Legislation to Accelerate Adoption of Electric Vehicles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the Senate Climate Solutions Caucus, announced her co-sponsorship of the Electric Cars Act, legislation that would reduce America’s carbon emissions by fully extending the electric vehicle tax credit for 10 years and deploy electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the nation.

“Increasing the number of electric vehicles on the road will help to combat...

Rosen Votes to Confirm Granholm to Lead Department of Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement after voting to confirm former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy:

“Today, I voted to confirm Jennifer Granholm to serve our nation as Secretary of Energy,” said Senator Rosen. “Ms. Granholm recognizes the important role that energy policy plays in Nevada and across our country. Under Secretary Granholm’s leadership, the Department of Energy will work to...

Rosen Applauds $500,000 in Grant Funding To Train Next Generation Workforce For Solar Energy Jobs 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) and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, released the following statement applauding news that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) a grant totaling $500,000 to develop high-efficiency solar panels. The researchers involved will include underrepresented minority undergraduate...

To Combat Growing Threat of Cyber Attacks, Rosen and Hoeven Introduce Bipartisan Electric Grid Security Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (HSGAC), and Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) announced their introduction of S.4795, the Cyber Sense Act. This bipartisan legislation would create a voluntary Cyber Sense program at the Department of Energy to test the cybersecurity of products and technologies intended for use in the bulk-power system...

Rosen-Backed Bipartisan Clean Energy Week Resolution Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus, announced that (S.Res.705), a bipartisan resolution she co-sponsored, recognizing the week of September 21 through September 25, 2020 as “National Clean Energy Week” has passed the Senate:

“Clean energy development is the key toward environmental and economic success,” said Senator Rosen. “By investing in clean and renewable energy initiatives, we are taking active steps toward...

Rosen Announces Over $4 Million Grant to Washoe County To Replace Buses With Environmentally Conscious Diesel-Electric Buses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation and Committee, released the following statement announcing that Washoe County has been awarded a grant totaling $4,080,000 from the Federal Transit Administration to replace and rehabilitate old buses with new, hybrid diesel-electric buses.

“As we work to address the COVID-19 pandemic, we must not forget the role that pollution and climate change have on our health as well,” s...

Rosen Applauds $15.3 Million in Grant Funding Awarded to Support Geothermal Energy Projects in Nevada

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement applauding news that the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), and Ormat Nevada, Inc. have each received grant funding totaling $15,361,423 from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in support of their geothermal energy efforts.

“Nevada’s work to support geothermal energy plays a critical part in the development of viable, renewable sources of energy to power our state while protecting our environment,” said...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Announce $500,000 in Grant Funding to UNR for Research into Energy Storage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) released the following statement applauding a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the University of Nevada, Reno, to be used for research into the electro-chemical behavior of materials used in lithium-ion batteries and other energy storage containers and devices.
 
“In order to create a clean and energy-efficient future for Nevada, we must invest in research that allows for breakthrough...