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Rosen Announces Original Co-Sponsorship of Transit to Trails Act

WASHINGTON, D.C – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), announced her original co-sponsorship of the Transit to Trails Act of 2021. This bicameral legislation, introduced in the Senate by Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and in the House of Representatives by Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), would create a grant program to fund projects that make transportation to parks, green spaces, and public lands and waters more accessible for underserved communities.

“Nevada’s public lands, parks, and waterways are...

Rosen and Cortez Masto Re-Introduce Lander County Land Management and Conservation Act and Carson City Public Land Correction Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) announced their re-introduction of the Lander County Land Management and Conservation Act, legislation that would convey land to Lander County, Nevada for improving its airports, accessing water infrastructure, and economic development, and also designate over 14,000 acres of wilderness, and the Carson City Public Land Correction Act, legislation that would promote conservation, improve public lands...

In Support of Our Nation’s Parks, Rosen Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Resolution Establishing National Park Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus, announced her co-sponsorship of a bipartisan resolution designating the week of April 17 through April 25 as “National Park Week.”

“In Nevada, our national parks are not only a source of wonder – they are an important part of our history and cultural identity,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m honored to co-sponsor this bipartisan resolution designating this week as National Park Week...

Rosen Holds Video Roundtable with Nevada Environmental Groups

LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) held a video roundtable to connect with Nevada environmental groups, including Nevada Conservation League, Friends of Nevada Wilderness, Get Outdoors Nevada, and the Nevada Wildlife Federation. During the call, the Senator spoke with the groups on a number of statewide issues including funding for Nevada public lands, Senator Rosen’s recently introduced Fair Returns for Public Lands Act, support for Nevada’s outdoor recreation industries, an...

Rosen Awarded Perfect Score in Defenders of Wildlife's 2020 Conservation Report Card

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement announcing that she has been awarded a perfect score in the Defenders of Wildlife’s 2020 Conservation Report Card for the 116th Congress:

“Now more than ever, Nevada’s wildlife and the public lands they call home need defenders in Congress,” said Senator Rosen. “Over the past few decades, we have seen climate change accelerate and threaten wildlife, as well as the landscapes and resources they depend on....

Rosen, Cortez Masto Send Letter Calling on Administration to Ensure Nevada Gets its Fair Share of LWCF Dollars, Expeditiously Complete Upcoming SNPLMA Rounds

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Haaland and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Vilsack urging them to ensure that states like Nevada get their fair share of Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) projects and to meet with Nevada stakeholders – including state and local governments, Tribal governments, environmental conservation groups, the outdoor recreation community,...

Rosen Votes to Confirm Haaland for Secretary of the Interior

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement after voting to confirm for the historic nomination of Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-NM) as Secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI):

“Today, I was proud to vote for the historic confirmation of Deb Haaland as Secretary of the Interior, making her the first Native American to serve in a President’s cabinet,” said Senator Rosen.Nevada is home to millions of acres of pristine and majestic public...

In Floor Speech, Rosen Supports Confirmation of Congresswoman Deb Haaland to Serve as Secretary of the Interior

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen spoke on the Senate floor in support of the nomination of Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-NM) to serve as Secretary of the United States Department of the Interior (DOI).

“This cabinet position is of great importance to our nation, and especially to western states like mine,” said Senator Rosen. “And, I can’t think of anyone more qualified to fill this position than Congresswoman Deb Haaland, one of the first Native American members of Congress...

Rosen, Grassley Introduce Bipartisan Fair Returns for Public Lands Act to Ensure Taxpayers Get Fair Share for Oil and Gas Leasing on Public Lands

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) announced the introduction of their bipartisan Fair Returns for Public Lands Act, legislation to update the nation’s outdated public lands royalty system and ensure that taxpayers and our rural communities get fair returns on leases of public lands for oil and gas production. Representatives Katie Porter (D-CA), Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), and Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) have introduced companion legislation in the U.S....

Rosen Applauds Over $18 Million in Funding Awarded to Nevada Department of Wildlife for Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Initiatives

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement applauding news that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded funding totaling $18,337,622 to the Nevada Department of Wildlife. This funding will be used to support wildlife restoration and outdoor recreation initiatives.

“Nevada’s diverse wildlife offers various opportunities for outdoor recreation and is a source of great pride for our state,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m glad to see that this fundin...