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Rosen Applauds Over 1 Million Dollars in Grant Funding for Water Restoration and Drought Resiliency Programs in Nevada

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement applauding news that the Bureau of Reclamation has awarded Nevada two WaterSMART grants totaling $1,037,723 to support two development projects aimed at water restoration and drought resiliency.

“Water management and reliability are critical for our state,” said Senator Rosen. “I applaud this grant funding, which will go toward projects that restore our waterways against water-borne diseases and help to...

Rosen Secures Commitment of No Funding for Yucca Mountain from OMB Nominee

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 WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, during a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) secured a commitment from Neera Tanden, President Biden’s nominee to serve as Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), to not fund the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository.

“Will you commit that in future budget requests you won't propose any funding for licensing, planning, or development at Yucca...

Rosen Applauds Biden Administration Actions to Tackle the Climate Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement applauding President Biden for taking action to tackle the climate crisis:

“The climate crisis is a growing threat that puts our health, our national security, and our economy at risk,” said Senator Rosen. “Today’s actions by President Biden reinforce our country’s commitment to addressing this urgent issue and take proactive steps to combat climate change. The executive actions include supporting clean...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Urge Congressional Leadership to Include Wildfire Relief Funds in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) joined a letter led by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO) to House and Senate leadership requesting wildfire risk mitigation and recovery funds be included in the next COVID-19 relief package to help wildfire impacted communities recover from the catastrophic 2020 wildfire season.

“A record 2020 wildfire season forced thousands of evacuations, threatened air and water quality, and...

Rosen Announces Original Co-Sponsorship of the Public Lands Leadership Act

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced her original co-sponsorship of Senator Jon Tester’s (D-MT) Public Lands Leadership Act, legislation that bars the Department of Justice (DOJ) from taking further action on a recent federal court ruling that William Perry Pendley should be removed from his position as de facto Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and underscores Pendley’s problematic public lands record.

“Nevada’s public lands are a source of...

Amid an Unprecedented Wildfire Season, Rosen and Western State Colleagues Call on Administration to Immediately Mobilize Federal Response, Support Communities in Recovery Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and other Western Senators in a letter to President Trump requesting the Administration’s immediate assistance to further mobilize the federal response to the unprecedented wildfire disasters currently ravaging much of the country. In the letter, the Senators urge the need to work together to support communities affected by wildfire damage. Senator Rosen is a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental...

In Floor Speech, Rosen Speaks on Devastating Wildfires Ravaging Western U.S., Calls for Action on Climate Change

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) spoke on the Senate floor about the devastating wildfires ravaging the Western United States and the need to combat the economic and environmental impacts caused by climate change.

“At this very moment, historic wildfires are raging across our Western states,” said Senator Rosen. “Communities have been devastated, homes have been destroyed, and businesses have been turned to rubble. In...

In Floor Speech, Rosen Demands William Pendley Step Down As Acting Director of Bureau of Lands Management

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) spoke on the Senate floor, demanding that William Perry Pendley, Acting Director of the Bureau of Lands Management (BLM) step down.

“Nevada’s public lands are a source of pride and natural beauty, but they are also so much more,” said Senator Rosen. “They are a source of economic strength for our outdoor industries and help support our communities and our state’s economy. Each year, tens...

Rosen Applauds $300,000 in Grant Funding to Support Clean Air in Nevada

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement applauding news that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources a grant of $300,000 to assist in improving statewide air quality:

“Nevada’s air quality is constantly at risk, especially now as our region experiences wildfires and other harmful events that threaten to pollute our air,” said Senator Rosen. “This grant funding will help...

Rosen Joins Entire Democratic Caucus In Urging Interior Secretary Bernhardt To Remove Pendley As Leader Of Bureau of Land Management

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and the entire Democratic Caucus in a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary David Bernhardt urging him to remove William Perry Pendley from his position leading the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). In the letter, the Senators also call on the President to nominate a qualified director for consideration through the regular confirmation process.

“We are pleased to hear that the President...