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Rosen, Cortez Masto Request Interior Department Suspend Non-Emergency Public Comment Periods During Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) announced they have sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, requesting that the Department suspend any new, non-emergency response-related rulemaking and public comment periods during the coronavirus pandemic. 
 
“Due to the extenuating circumstances of this nationwide pandemic and the President’s recent extension of social distancing guidelines through April 30th, we...

Rosen Earns Perfect Voting Record Score from the League of Conservation Voters

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement in response to earning a perfect score for her 2019 voting record by the League of Conservation Voters (LCV). Senator Rosen received this score for her commitment to protecting our country’s public lands, wildlife conservation, and fighting climate change.
 
“Public lands are a source of natural wonder and historical significance in Nevada and across the country,” said Senator Rosen. “I'm proud to have...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Introduce Lander County Land Management and Conservation Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and  Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) introduced the Lander County Land Management and Conservation Act, legislation that would convey land to the county for improving their airports, accessing water infrastructure, and economic development.
 
“I’m proud to have consulted with a diverse range of stakeholders, including Nevada’s local governments, tribes, environmental groups, businesses, and land users to craft the Lander County lands bill,...

Rosen, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced her original co-sponsorship of the bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act (S. 3422), landmark legislation to preserve and protect our country’s public lands. The bipartisan legislation provides permanent and full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and addresses the nearly $12 billion maintenance backlog in our national parks and land management agencies.
 
“I’m excited to help introduce the Great American...

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...