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Rosen Co-Sponsors Legislation to Fully Fund Program Critical to Responding to and Preventing Future Pandemics

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 co-sponsorship of the Public Health Funding Prevents Pandemics Act, legislation to restore full funding to the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF). Established as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the PPHF supports vital public health programs, including those involved in preventing and responding to pandemics like COVID-19, but has...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Support Health Care Workers’ Mental Health During 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), announced her co-sponsorship of the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, bipartisan legislation to reduce and prevent suicide, burnout, and mental and behavioral health conditions among health care professionals. Health care professionals have long experienced high levels of stress and burnout, and throughout the past year, the COVID-19...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Legislation to Address Racial Health Disparities During COVID-19 Pandemic

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 co-sponsorship of the COVID-19 Health Disparities Action Act of 2021, legislation that would establish and support public awareness campaigns specifically directed at racial and ethnic minority communities with the goal of increasing testing and vaccination outreach efforts to groups that have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

“Lo...

Rosen, Cassidy Introduce the Bipartisan Smartwatch Act to Protect Personal Health Data Stored on Wearable Personal Devices

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA), both members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), announced their re-introduction of the Stop Marketing And Revealing the Wearables And Trackers Consumer Health Data Act (Smartwatch Data Act), bipartisan legislation to prevent data mining of Americans’ personal health data stored on wearable personal devices, such as smartwatches.

“While we enjoy the convenience of...

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...