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Rosen Tours Wetlands Park, Discusses Need to Fully Fund Conservation Efforts

LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) toured the Clark County Wetlands Park in Las Vegas. Following the tour, Senator Rosen participated in a roundtable discussion with representatives of Nevada environmental conservation groups to discuss the importance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

“Not only is the Land and Water Conservation Fund important for the protection of Nevada’s public lands, it’s also vital to our thriving outdoor recreation economy,” said...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Applaud USDA Grant Awarded to Native American Water Association

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) released the following statement applauding the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for awarding the Native American Water Association a grant totaling $240,400 to be used to develop water and waste solutions.

“It is critical that all of our communities, including Nevada’s many tribes, have access to clean, potable water. We applaud the USDA for supporting this vital, commonsense program,” said the...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Forest Management for Rural Stability Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), announced her co-sponsorship of the Forest Management for Rural Stability Act (S. 430). This bipartisan legislation would create an endowment fund for Secure Rural Schools (SRS), ensuring that the program, which provides funding for counties with forests on federal land, is made permanent. In FY18, Nevada received approximately $3.3 million dollars in SRS funding.

“This bipartisan legislation would provide compensation to our counties...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Applaud Over $500,000 for Environmental Development for Tribal Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) released the following statement applauding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for awarding $512,562 to the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, to be used for environmental development and improved water quality.

“Access to clean water and a waste-free environment plays a pivotal role in leading a healthy life. We applaud the EPA for supporting environmental development programs within our...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Applaud $235,000 Grant for Wildlife Corridor Improvement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) released the following statement applauding the Department of Interior for disbursing $235,000 in funding to the state of Nevada through its U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program. These funds will enhance habitat for big-game species, help control invasive annual grasses, and reduce risk to migrating animals.

“Nevada is home to a diverse range of majestic wildlife, and it’s...

Rosen Meets with Environmental Advocates and Discusses Legislative Conservation Efforts

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ELKO, NV --Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) met with local environmental advocates to discuss the Senator’s ongoing legislative conservation efforts to protect Nevada’s public lands and natural resources.
 
“Nevada’s public lands, national monuments, and natural resources are a point of history, pride, and livelihood for many people all across Nevada,” said Senator Rosen. “I was happy to sit down with conservation advocates and hear first-hand why it is pivotal that we keep the land here...

Rosen Hosts Lands and Conservation Roundtable, Highlights the Importance of Nevada’s Public Lands to Local Tourism Economy

LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), took part in a roundtable discussion at Get Outdoors Nevada with public lands and conservation advocates to discuss the importance of Nevada’s public lands to tourism and the Senator’s work on legislative conservation efforts.

“Each year, tens of thousands of visitors come to our state to experience the natural beauty of our public lands and monuments. It is imperative that we keep our public lands open, accessible, and pristine for all...

Rosen, Lee, Cortez Masto, Horsford, Amodei Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Repurpose Yucca Mountain for Alternative, Job-Creating Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Representative Susie Lee (D-NV-03), Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), and Representatives Steven Horford (NV-04) and Mark Amodei (NV-02) introduced the bipartisan Jobs, Not Waste Act. This legislation would prohibit the Secretary of Energy from taking action relating to the licensing, planning, development, or construction of a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain until the Director of the Office of Management and Budget...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Carper Resolution, Calls Climate Change One of the Most Pressing Issues of Our Time

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) signed onto Senator Tom Carper’s (D-DE) resolution which acknowledges that climate change is real; that human activity during the last century is the dominant cause of the climate crisis; and that Congress should take immediate action to address this crisis. 

“Instead of taking steps to address one of the most pressing issues of our time, this Administration continues to unravel important environmental protections that are key to...

Rosen Applauds Final Passage of the Natural Resources Management Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) voted for the Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47), a comprehensive federal lands bill that passed the Senate by a bipartisan vote of 92 to 8. Among other things, this bill would permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

“Our public lands are a source of natural wonder and hold historical significance for the Silver State. This bill will better preserve and allow access to public lands, with several key...