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Rosen, Cortez Masto Introduce Carson City Lands Bill to Expand Economic Development, Improve Conservation Efforts and Public Lands Management in Nevada

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) announced their introduction of the Carson City Public Land Correction Act, legislation that would promote conservation, improve public lands management, and expand economic development opportunities in Carson City, Nevada.

“Nevadans recognize the importance of finding common ground between our state’s conservation needs and efforts to grow and develop our communities,” said Senator Rosen. “This legislation...

Rosen Celebrates Senate Passage of Great American Outdoors Act, Bipartisan Legislation She Helped Introduce

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement celebrating the Senate’s passage of the Great American Outdoors Act (S. 3422), bipartisan legislation that Senator Rosen helped introduce earlier this year. The bill passed the Senate with a vote of 73 to 25.

“Nevada’s public lands are some of the most pristine and majestic places in the world, and they must be protected,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m glad to see that the Senate has voted in support of the...

Rosen Files Amendment to Great American Outdoors Act to Protect Designation of Gold Butte, Basin and Range as National Monuments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement announcing that she has filed an amendment to the Great American Outdoors Act (S. 3422), bipartisan legislation that she helped introduce earlier this year. Senator Rosen’s amendment would prohibit the Secretary of Interior from changing the designations of Gold Butte National Monument and Basin and Range National Monument.

“Gold Butte and Basin and Range are two of our country’s most treasured national...

Rosen Announces $2.2 Million in Grants Funding to UNR for Research and Development on Combating Wildfires, Other Environmental Disasters

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement announcing that the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) has received multiple grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) totaling $2,220,000 to be used for research and development on combating environmental disasters in Nevada – specifically aimed at wildfire prevention and oil spill clean-up.

“Nevada holds some of the most majestic and pristine natural regions in the world, and as such, it is our...

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...