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Rosen Transcript Following Hearing on Nomination of Xavier Becerra to Serve as HHS Secretary

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 Xavier Becerra, President Joe Biden’s nominee to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), about getting vaccines where they are needed most, as well as addressing Nevada’s medical provider shortage. A transcript of the Senator’s full exchange can be found below, and a video of the Senator’s full...

Rosen Calls for Support for Home and Community Based Care Funding in Upcoming COVID-19 Relief Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), joined colleagues in a letter calling for an increase in funding that would support Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) in the upcoming COVID-19 relief package.

“This targeted relief funding is essential for older Americans and people with disabilities who live and receive services in their homes, and the workforce that supports them, as well as for...

Rosen Holds Virtual Roundtable to Discuss Student Mental Health

LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), held a roundtable with Nevada educational and medical experts to discuss strategies for preventing teen suicide and addressing the mental health needs of Nevada students. This roundtable follows a recent surge of Clark County students who died by suicide since the onset of the pandemic. Rosen raised this critical issue with Secretary of Education nominee Dr....

Rosen Re-Introduces Bipartisan Bills to Support Health Care in Rural and Underserved Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), announced her re-introduction of the Improving Access to Health Care in Rural and Underserved Areas Act and the Data Mapping to Save Moms’ Lives Act, bipartisan bills aimed at supporting and improving health care in rural and underserved areas.

“During this public health crisis, it is critical that we ensure proper access to quality, affordable health...

Rosen, Rubio Re-Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Study the Full Health Impacts of COVID-19

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 Marco Rubio (R-FL), announced the re-introduction of their bipartisan Ensuring Understanding of COVID-19 to Protect Public Health Act, legislation that would direct the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct a longitudinal study on mild, moderate, and severe cases of COVID-19 to ensure we gain a full understanding of both the short and...

Rosen Applauds Biden Administration Actions to Strengthen and Improve Access to Affordable Health Care

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 President Biden for taking action to strengthen our nation’s health care system, and improve access to quality, affordable health care for Americans:

“Access to quality, affordable health care is more important than ever before,” said Senator Rosen. “President Biden’s actions will reverse the previous...

Rosen’s Bipartisan Suicide Prevention Legislation is Now Law

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 Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, released the following statement announcing that the Advancing Research to Prevent Suicide Act is now law. This bipartisan legislation will require the National Science Foundation (NSF) to award grants to institutes of higher education that support research on suicide treatment and prevention....

Rosen, Cortez Masto Call on Administration to Immediately Address Significant COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Failures

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) joined 43 of their Senate Democratic colleagues in a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar demanding the Trump Administration take immediate action to fix the significant failures of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution as coronavirus cases continue to climb.

 “The Trump Administration must act to correct the lack of transparency and communication from the federal government around COVID...

Rosen-Backed Effort to Address Nevada Doctor Shortage Included in Recently Passed Government Spending Package

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 highlighting her efforts to address Nevada’s doctor shortage by increasing the number of Medicare-supported graduate medical education (GME) residency slots, and the successful addition of GME 1,000 residency positions included as part of the recently passed Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. Nevada currently ranks...

Rosen’s Bipartisan Data Mapping to Save Moms’ Lives Act Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement announcing that the Data Mapping to Save Moms’ Lives Act, bipartisan legislation she introduced in January with Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE), Todd Young (R-IN), and Brian Schatz (D-HI), passed the U.S. Senate by unanimous consent. This legislation would utilize data mapping to show where high rates of poor maternal health outcomes overlap with lack of access to broadband services in order to help identify...