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Rosen Applauds Interior Department Heeding Her Call to Reform Onshore Oil and Gas Lease Sales

Last Year, Senators Rosen and Grassley Introduced Bipartisan Legislation to Require Big Oil and Gas Companies to Pay their Fair Share by Modernizing the Outdated Public Lands Royalty System

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) applauded the U.S. Department of Interior’s recent announcement that it will be raising the royalty rates for new competitive oil and gas lease sales on public lands to 18.75 percent. DOI's plan to modernize federal oil and gas royalties for public...

Rosen Applauds $150,000 in Grant Funding Awarded to UNR to Combat Drought in Nevada

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement applauding the National Science Foundation for awarding nearly $150,000 in funding to the University of Nevada, Reno to develop a “Nevada Water” partnership made up of water suppliers, users, policy-makers, and academics whose primary goal will be to develop solutions to combat drought in Nevada through research and education. 

“With Nevada currently experiencing drought, it is critical that we make a...

Rosen, Crapo Lead Bipartisan Group of Western Senators in Letter Urging Secretary of Interior to Fund Sagebrush Ecosystem Restoration and Conservation Efforts

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) led a bipartisan group of their Western colleagues in the U.S. Senate in a letter to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland urging her to allocate a significant portion of the Department’s recent funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law toward sagebrush ecosystem restoration in the American West, which would boost wildfire mitigation efforts, create jobs, and support the regional economy. 

The letter was also signed by...

ICYMI: Rosen Leads Bipartisan Legislation to Repeal Solar Tariffs, Support Domestic Solar Manufacturing

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) introduced their bipartisan Protecting American Solar Jobs and Lowering Costs Act, which would repeal the Administration’s Section 201 tariffs on solar panels and create a Department of Energy program to enhance domestic production and manufacturing of solar panels and other solar energy components. The solar tariffs, which were first imposed by the Trump Administration in 2018, and recently extended by the Biden...

Rosen Applauds $17 Million in Funding From Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Protect Lake Tahoe from Invasive Species

New Funding Thanks to Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Will Also Deliver $50 Million to Support Sagebrush Ecosystem Conservation Across the Western United States

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) applauded the news that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced investments that will benefit Nevada over the next five years: $17 million to protect Lake Tahoe from invasive species, and $50 million to promote sagebrush ecosystem conservation across the West.

The funding for...

ICYMI: Rosen Leads Efforts to Address Toxic PFAS Contamination at Nevada Military Bases

WASHINGTON, DC – A new story in the Las Vegas Review-Journal details how U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is leading efforts to address the growing concern of perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination at Nevada military installations and pushing for more transparency and cleanup action from the federal government. The cancer-causing chemical has been found at hundreds of military bases across the country, including Nellis...

Rosen Helps Introduce Landmark Bipartisan Climate Resilience Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Rosen (D-NV) helped introduce the National Climate Adaptation and Resilience Strategy Act, a bipartisan bill to streamline and improve the federal response to climate hazards. Rosen joined Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) in introducing this legislation. In 2021 alone, damages from extreme weather in the U.S. exceeded $145 billion.

“With Nevada already experiencing extreme heat, increasing...

Rosen Announces $40 Million in Funding to Address Drought Impacting Lake Mead

LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced that $40 million in U.S. Bureau of Reclamation funding has been secured to stabilize the water level decline of Lake Mead. 

The funding will help implement the conservation of over 500,000 acre-feet of water over the next two years. This includes $26 million to the Lower Colorado River Operations Program to continue implementing Drought Contingency Plan activities, and $14 million to shore up water firming rights for Tribal...

Senator Jacky Rosen to Attend UN Climate Change Conference, Represent Nevada at COP26

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, will join a bipartisan Senate delegation attending the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland this weekend. COP26 is the most important multilateral climate change conference since world governments negotiated the Paris Climate Accords in 2015.

“With Nevada already experiencing extreme heat, increasing drought and wildfires, and poor air quality, the...

Rosen, Lummis Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Wildfire Forecasting and Detection Through NOAA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), both members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced the introduction of their Fire Information and Reaction Enhancement (FIRE) Act, bipartisan legislation that would direct the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to establish a new program to improve wildfire forecasting and detection. This program would develop and extend accurate wildfire forecasts and...