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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statement after reports that the nomination of William Pendley to lead the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been withdrawn.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 Pendley’s name has been withdrawn to be the permanent director of the Bureau of Land Management.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...

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...