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Rosen Leads Comprehensive Care Caucus in Introduction of Bipartisan Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) John Barrasso (R-WY), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Deb Fischer (R-NE) – co-chairs and co-founders of the Senate Comprehensive Care Caucus – announced the introduction of the bipartisan Expanding Access to Palliative Care Act. Senators Rosen, Barrasso, and Baldwin also announced the introduction of their bipartisan Improving Access to Transfusion Care for Hospice Patients Act of 2021.

“As someone who stepped away from my career to care for...

Rosen Applauds CDC Funding to Establish Maternal Mortality Review Committee in Nevada

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), released the following statement applauding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for funding a Maternal Mortality Review Committee in Nevada. The five-year Enhancing Reviews and Surveillance to Eliminate Maternal Mortality (ERASE MM) Program will provide Nevada with funding to continue studying pregnancy-related deaths and identify...

Rosen Questions CDC Director and Dr. Fauci on COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach and Research Goals

In Her Questioning, Senator Rosen Pushed for Potential Solutions to Assist in Increasing Vaccination Rates for Senior Populations and at Long-Term Care Facilities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) questioned Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Legislation to Support Direct Care Workforce and Family Caregivers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, announced her original co-sponsorship of the Supporting Our Direct Care Workforce and Family Caregivers Act, legislation that would authorize over $1 billion to support the direct care workforce and family caregivers.

“Direct care workers and family caregivers provide an invaluable service to our families and to our communities, looking after the health and...

Rosen Leads Colleagues in Calls to Increase Funding for Mental Health, Telehealth, and Distance Learning Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced she has led 12 of her Senate colleagues in a letter to Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Roy Blunt (R-MO), Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Senate Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education, respectively, requesting robust and sustained funding for the Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program and the Emergency Medical Services for Children program.

Senator Rosen also...

Rosen Applauds $1.67 Million HHS Grant Awarded to the City of Las Vegas to Improve Health Literacy Among Underserved Populations

LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), released the following statement applauding news of a grant totaling $1,670,000 awarded to the City of Las Vegas. The grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) was given to Las Vegas to support efforts to improve health literacy to boost COVID-19 vaccinations and other mitigation practices.

“As...

Rosen Introduces Legislation to Bring Down the Cost of Prescription Drugs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and the Senate Special Committee on Aging announced the introduction of her Expanding Access to Affordable Prescription Drugs and Medical Devices Act. This legislation would help reduce the cost of prescription drugs and medical devices, decrease the frequency of drug shortages, boost domestic production, and create jobs in America by providing federal support for...

Rosen Leads Bipartisan Group of Senators to Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Expand Access To Telehealth Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), and Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), led a bipartisan group of Senators – including Senators Jon Tester (D-MT), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) – in announcing the introduction of their Rural and Frontier Telehealth Expansion Act. This bipartisan legislation would increase Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP)...

Rosen Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Address Prescription Drug Shortage, Increase U.S. Pharmaceutical Independence

Bipartisan Bill Would Make Investments in Domestic Prescription Drug and Medical Device Manufacturing to Address Supply Chain Issues 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced she has joined Senator Tim Scott in introducing the MADE in America Act, bipartisan legislation which would address vulnerabilities in the U.S. pharmaceutical supply chain and bolster pharmaceutical independence through investments in domestic prescription drug and medical device manufacturing....

Rosen Joins Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Access to Pharmacy and Medical Services for Older Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) and the Special Committee on Aging, announced that she has joined the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act of 2021. This bipartisan legislation would allow Medicare reimbursement for pharmacists to provide health care services according to their scope of practice within their state – including health and wellness screenings, immunizations...