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Rosen, Cortez Masto, Feinstein, Padilla Urge Biden Administration to Reestablish Lake Tahoe Federal Advisory Committee, Address Staffing Issues for Lake Tahoe

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) led Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Alex Padilla (D-CA) in a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack urging the Biden Administration to reestablish the Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee (LTBFAC) and raising concerns about recruiting and retaining senior leadership at the U.S. Forest Service for Lake Tahoe. The LTBFAC, which expired in 2017, played a vital role in developing...

In Letter, Rosen Urges National Park Service to Address Closed Boat Ramps at Lake Mead

Closed Ramps Have Been Putting A Strain On Recreationists and Small Businesses In The Area

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) sent a letter urging National Park Service Director Charles Sams to address the five boat launch ramps at Lake Mead that have been closed due to low water levels. This means that only one boat ramp is currently open, which is causing Nevadans to experience multiple-hour wait times to launch boats – putting a strain on local economies dependent on...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Applaud $3.4 Million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding for Lake Tahoe to Address Aquatic Invasive Species

Both Nevada Senators Secured This Funding By Helping Pass The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) applauded news that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded $3.4 million in funding to the Washoe Tribe of California and Nevada and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency to combat the spread of aquatic invasive species in Lake Tahoe. This funding was provided by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which both...

Senator Rosen, Governor Sisolak Hold Roundtable to Discuss Clean Energy in Nevada

LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined Governor Steve Sisolak for a roundtable with solar energy leaders and members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) to discuss the current state of clean energy manufacturing in Nevada.

Last month, Senator Rosen and Governor Sisolak’s efforts to support the solar industry and save jobs in Nevada succeeded when -- at their urging -- the Biden Administration announced a two-year solar tariff suspension window...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Announce $900,000 for the Southern Nevada Water Authority

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) announced that $900,500 they helped secure in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is coming to the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) to fund the restoration of the Las Vegas Wash. The wash helps to clean and conserve the urban runoff and wastewater that runs through the Las Vegas Valley into Lake Mead.

Last week, the Senators introduced a bill to authorize an additional $25 million for the Las Vegas...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Introduce Bills to Further Efforts to Combat Drought, Protect Lake Mead

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) introduced two pieces of legislation to help continue to combat drought in Nevada and protect Lake Mead. To support the growing interest in wastewater recycling following the funding Senator Cortez Masto secured as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the Senators have introduced legislation to provide an additional $500 million to the Competitive Grant Program for Large-Scale Water Recycling in the...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Applaud Over $29 Million in PILT Payments to Nevada Counties

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) announced that the Department of the Interior (DOI) awarded more than $29.1 million under the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program to rural counties in Nevada for Fiscal Year 2022.

“These PILT payments will allow many of Nevada’s rural communities to afford essential services, including those provided by first responders,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m glad to see that communities across Nevada will...

VIDEO: Rosen-Backed Bill to Address Extreme Heat Advances Out of Senate Committee

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Watch Video of Senator Rosen’s Remarks Here

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, spoke in favor of the Preventing Health Emergencies and Temperature-related (HEAT) Illness and Deaths Act, legislation she co-sponsored, as it advanced out of committee.

“Extreme heat events have caused hundreds of deaths and devastated communities across the country; especially in Nevada. Reno and Las Vegas are two of...

Following Rosen’s Efforts, Wildland Firefighters to Receive Historic Pay Raise

Senator Rosen Helped Draft the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law That is Funding A Historic Pay Raise, Increased Support for Current Firefighters, and Improved Recruitment and Retention for New Firefighters

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) applauded the historic pay raise and benefits that federal wildland firefighters will receive thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that she helped draft and pass. The funding provided by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will also...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Call for Swift Implementation of a New Federal Wildland Firefighter Job Classification

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) joined Senator Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) letter calling on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to swiftly implement provisions in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to increase federal firefighter recruitment and retention. The provision would include new occupational series for federal wildland firefighters and pay raises for these responders. OPM, responsible for federal personnel management...