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Rosen-Backed Suicide Prevention Bill Passes Senate

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, a bill she co-led, has passed the United States Senate. This bipartisan legislation would require the National Science Foundation (NSF) to award grants to institutes of higher education that...

Rosen Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter Calling for Permanent Expansion of Telehealth Coverage

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 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation joined a bipartisan, bicameral letter led by Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) calling on Congressional Leadership to make permanent the expanded access to telehealth services that have been available during the COVID-19 pandemic. In their letter, the lawmakers highlight the growing use and benefits of...

Rosen Introduces Bipartisan Resolution Designating November as National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, Resolution Passes Senate

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 and a co-chair of the Comprehensive Care Caucus, announced her introduction of a bipartisan resolution to honor November as Hospice and Palliative Care Month. The resolution also unanimously passed the U.S. Senate last night. Fellow caucus co-chairs Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Deb Fischer (R-NE)...

Rosen Transcript Following HSGAC Hearing on COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) questioned Dr. Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH, Dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University on the potential for at-home COVID-19 testing options, support for caregivers and the medical workforce, and the need to ensure food security for Americans through this pandemic’s most critical times. A transcript of the Senator’s full exchange can be...

Rosen Announces American Hospital Association Endorsement of Her 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 Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement announcing that her bipartisan Ensuring Understanding of COVID-19 to Protect Public Health Act (S.3595) has recently been endorsed by the American Hospital Association (AHA):

“Given the recent accelerated spread of COVID-19, we must work diligently to not only track patient treatment outcomes, but also study the full health...

Rosen Statement on Supreme Court Hearing to Determine Affordable Care Act’s Future

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 in response to the United States Supreme Court hearing California v. Texas, a case that may determine the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA):

“Access to quality, affordable health care coverage is critical, especially now,” said Senator Rosen. “Since becoming law, the Affordable Care Act has guaranteed health care to...

Rosen Joins Nevada Health Link for Virtual Open Enrollment Kick-Off

LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), joined representatives of Nevada Health Link, as well as Governor Steve Sisolak, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), and Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford in support of the state’s health care open enrollment kick-off.

“We are in the midst of a global pandemic that has impacted far too many. Health care coverage is now more critical than ever,” said...

In Floor Speech, Rosen Opposes Confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Calls on Congress to Protect the Affordable Care Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen spoke against the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court. In her remarks, Senator Rosen highlighted the importance of protecting the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and coverage for Nevadans with pre-existing conditions, as well as stories of Nevadans who would be gravely impacted by the dismantling of the ACA. This confirmation comes right before a November Supreme...

Rosen Announces $388,000 in Grant Funding to Support UNR Rural Health Promotion

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 news that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently awarded a grant in the amount of $388,964 to the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) to assist Nevada’s health care in rural communities:

“Nevada’s rural communities need our help during these challenging times,” said Senator Rosen. “This grant...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Co-Sponsor Legislation to Increase Telehealth Access, “Virtual Visits” for Nursing Homes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) announced their co-sponsorship of the Advancing Connectivity During the Coronavirus to Ensure Support for Seniors (ACCESS) Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) to enhance telehealth support for seniors and increase access to technology for "virtual visits" during the coronavirus pandemic.

“During this unprecedented public health crisis, we must do everything in our power to...