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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...

Rosen Statement Following the Withdrawal of William Pendley’s Nomination to Bureau of Land Management

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) issued the following statement after reports that the nomination of William Pendley to lead the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been withdrawn.

“After fighting against this nomination at every turn, I am pleased that Mr. Pendley’s name has been withdrawn to be the permanent director of the Bureau of Land Management. Mr. Pendley is thoroughly unqualified to be tasked with managing and taking care our nations public lands and wildlife,” said...

Rosen-Backed Bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement after the bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act, legislation to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and reduce the $19 billion dollar maintenance backlog on our public lands, was signed into law by the President. Rosen helped introduce the bill earlier this year.

“I couldn’t be prouder that this bipartisan legislation that I helped introduce is now law,” said Senator Rosen. “Our public...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Wildfire Defense Act, Legislation to Implement a Community Wildfire Defense Plan and Protect Communities from Wildfire Threats

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced her co-sponsorship of the Wildfire Defense Act, comprehensive legislation to help communities implement science-based methods for mitigating wildfire damage. This legislation would provide local communities with up to $10 million dollars to help them develop and carry out a Community Wildfire Defense Plan.

“We must do more to protect Nevada’s communities from the threat of wildfires, a costly, traumatic, and deadly natural disaster...

Rosen, Tester, Colleagues Call for Expedited Hearing on William Perry Pendley’s Nomination to Bureau of Land Management

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined a letter led by Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) calling for an expedited Senate confirmation hearing for William Perry Pendley, who was installed as the de facto acting director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) nearly a year ago without a confirmation hearing or vote. The letter highlights Pendley’s history of hostility toward the public lands he now oversees, and urges the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to expedite the...