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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...

Rosen Helps Introduce Bill to Stop Public Land Giveaways

The COMPETES Act Would Prevent Oil and Gas Companies From Leasing Public Lands at Little to No Cost

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced her original co-sponsorship of the Competitive Onshore Mineral Policy via Eliminating Taxpayer-Enabled Speculation (COMPETES) Act. This legislation, introduced by Senator John Hickenlooper (D-CO), would end the current practice of leasing non-competitive taxpayer-owned public lands to private oil and gas companies for as little...

Rosen-Led Lander County Land Management and Conservation Act Receives Senate Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, & Mining held a hearing on Senator Jacky Rosen’s Lander County Land Management and Conservation Act (S. 1411), along with several other public lands bills. The Rosen-led legislation would transfer land to Lander County to improve airports, access water infrastructure, better combat wildfires, increase recreation and outdoor tourism opportunities, and support economic...

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...