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Rosen Holds Roundtable in Reno with Local Environmental and Firefighting Officials on Addressing Wildfires in Northern Nevada

RENO, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) held a roundtable discussion with representatives from the United States Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection, the Nevada Division of Forestry, local Fire Protection Districts, the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, the Desert Research Institute, and Washoe County to hear directly from local officials about the urgent threat of wildfires to Northern Nevada and share an update on her...

Rosen Applauds $348 Million for Nevada Projects Funded Through the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA)

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) applauded today’s news that the Department of the Interior has allocated more than $348 million for 62 projects throughout Nevada and in the Lake Tahoe Basin for wildlife habitat conservation, wildfire prevention, outdoor recreation improvement, and more. This project funding is made possible through the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA), which since 1998 has allowed the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to release federal land in...

Rosen Helps Introduce Bipartisan Outdoors for All Act to Fund Urban Parks Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined Senators Alex Padilla (D-CA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) in introducing the Outdoors for All Act, bipartisan legislation that would create a dedicated source of funding for projects that expand outdoor recreation opportunities in urban and low-income communities across the nation.

“All Nevadans deserve access to outdoor recreation areas, but too many Nevadans living in urban and low-income areas lack opportunities to visit and enjoy...

Rosen Leads Bipartisan Group of Colleagues in Urging FEMA to Provide Immediate Assistance to Address Extreme Heat

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC), which has jurisdiction over the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), announced that she has led her colleagues in a bipartisan letter to FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell requesting immediate assistance for state, Tribal, and local governments experiencing the effects of extreme heat. The bipartisan letter was co-led by Senator John Cornyn (R...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Bill to Prevent Illness and Death Caused By Extreme Heat

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced her co-sponsorship of the Preventing Health Emergencies and Temperature-related (HEAT) Illness and Deaths Act, which would strengthen and expand interagency efforts to address extreme heat, provide $100 million in financial assistance to communities for projects that would help reduce extreme heat exposure, and offer recommendations for federal action on heat-health related issues.

“Nevada has long experienced extreme heat, but...

Rosen Announces Co-Sponsorship of Wildfire Smoke Emergency Declaration Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced her co-sponsorship of the Wildfire Smoke Emergency Declaration Act, legislation that would allow the president of the United States to declare a “smoke emergency” when wildfire smoke creates hazardous air quality conditions.

“Last month, Nevada recorded the worst air quality index levels on record due to the toxic smoke caused by wildfires. This summer, we’ve seen Nevada schools closed, COVID vaccine clinics cancel appointments...

Rosen Applauds $250,000 in WaterSMART Grants Awarded to Nevada to Support Water Efficiency and Conservation Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement applauding the Bureau of Reclamation for awarding four WaterSMART grants totaling $252,433 to the City of Boulder City, the City of Henderson, the Moapa Valley Water District, and the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District to support water efficiency and conservation programs.

“With Lake Mead and the Colorado River currently experiencing water shortages, it is critical that we make a concerted effort to...

Rosen Leads Western Senators in Urging Funding for Wildfire & Drought Prevention, Mitigation, and Relief Efforts in Reconciliation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) led fellow Western Senators in a letter urging Senate committee chairs to include funding for wildfire and drought prevention, mitigation, and relief measures in their respective sections of the forthcoming budget reconciliation legislation.

“In the West, climate change has increased the severity and frequency of wildfires and caused record high temperatures and drought conditions. In order to adequately address the climate crisis and support...

Rosen Attends 25th Annual Tahoe Summit

During Event, Rosen Highlighted Her Work in Congress to Protect Lake Tahoe

Watch Senator Rosen's Remarks Here 

LAKE TAHOE – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) attended the 25th annual Lake Tahoe Summit, a bi-state summit that brings together elected officials and policymakers from Nevada and California, federal agencies, private sector stakeholders, and local community leaders to collaboratively improve the environment of the Tahoe Basin.

“Lake Tahoe is a critical part of our region’s...

Rosen, Rounds Introduce Bipartisan Bill that Would Require Public Disclosure of Highly Toxic Chemicals at Military Installations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Mike Rounds (R-SD) announced the introduction of their Military PFAS Testing Disclosure Act. This bipartisan legislation would require the Secretary of Defense to publicly disclose the results of any testing for perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) – highly toxic chemicals – conducted on military installations. Earlier this year, Representative Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) introduced similar legislation in the U.S. House of...