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Rosen Joins Bipartisan Climate Caucus in the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced that she has joined the recently-formed bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus. The caucus brings together an equal number of Republicans and Democrats to craft and advance bipartisan solutions to address climate change. The Senate Climate Solutions Caucus meets regularly and convenes experts from across the political spectrum and private sector to seek common ground and craft bipartisan solutions. The caucus operates by the...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Announce Over $600,000 in Grant Funding to Nevada for Clean Drinking Water

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) released the following statement applauding a grant for $609,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to Nevada’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), to be used to enforce the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations and the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act.
 
“It is critical that all Nevadans have access to clean, safe drinking water,” said the Senators. “We...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Applaud Over $500,000 in Grant Funding to UNR for Monitoring of Seismic Patterns

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) released the following statement applauding the United States Geological Survey (USGS) for awarding the University of Nevada, Reno a grant totaling $525,200, to be used for maintaining Nevada’s regional seismic network, which helps to make up the Advanced National Seismic Network (ANSS).
 
“The best way Nevadans can prepare for earthquakes and the resulting damage to infrastructure is to be aware of the...

Rosen Sends Letter to EPA Demanding Answers on Las Vegas Office Closure

LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) following a recent announcement that it would end operations at its Las Vegas Finance Center (LVFC) on March 21, 2020.

“I am troubled by the EPA’s decision to close the Las Vegas Finance Center, particularly given that Congress has not appropriated funds for the EPA to consolidate or close any of its regional offices,” wrote Senator Rosen. “Moreover, neither the Las Vegas Finance...

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...