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Rosen Announces Opening of 14-Day Window of the Paycheck Protection Program for Small Businesses With Fewer than 20 Employees

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, released the following statement announcing that the Treasury Department has implemented a 14-day period, beginning February 24 through March 9, during which only businesses with fewer than 20 employees can apply for relief through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The 14-day application period will help to lay the foundation for a robust and equitable recovery...

Rosen Co-Sponsors The Unemployment Insurance Technology Modernization Act to Modernize State Unemployment Systems

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, announced her co-sponsorship of the Unemployment Insurance Technology Modernization Act, legislation that would establish one set of technology and security capabilities for state unemployment offices.

“Outdated technology systems continue to plague the delivery of timely unemployment assistance to the millions of Americans who have lost their jobs as a result of...

Rosen Recognizes Reno Roots Nursery in February Small Business Spotlight

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, announced that Reno Roots Nursery, a home based nursery that specializes in growing and sourcing rare plants, has been chosen for her February Small Business Spotlight, a monthly initiative to highlight Nevada small businesses.
 
“Small businesses are the driving force behind Nevada’s economy,” said Senator Rosen. “During this challenging time, it is important that...

Rosen Named Chairwoman of New Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced that she has been named Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s newly formed Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion.

“It is an honor to be named the chair of the Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion,” said Senator Rosen. “I thank Senator Cantwell, Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, for entrusting me with the responsibility...

Rosen Holds Virtual Roundtable with Workforce Leaders to Discuss Nevada’s Manufacturing Industry

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, held a roundtable with workforce leaders from Nevada to discuss the Silver State’s manufacturing industry. During the roundtable, Senator Rosen discussed her bipartisan Advanced Manufacturing Jobs in America Act, legislation that would invest in education and training to get Americans back...

Rosen Joins Video Conference with Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce, Discusses Resources for Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, participated in a video conference with members of the Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce to provide an update on the federal government’s COVID-19 response, discuss her actions to support Nevada’s economy, and answer questions from the Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce members.

“We all know that here in Nevada, small businesses are the backbone of our economy....

Rosen Transcript Following Hearing on Nomination of Marty Walsh to Serve as Labor 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 Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, President Joe Biden’s nominee to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, about improving state unemployment system technology to get benefits out faster, as well as building out our STEM and cybersecurity workforce. A transcript of the Senator’s full exchange can be found below, and a video of the...

Rosen Helps Introduce Relaunching America’s Workforce Act

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 original co-sponsorship of the Relaunching America’s Workforce Act, legislation introduced by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) that would invest $15 billion in America’s workforce training infrastructure and career and technical education.

“We must take action to swiftly reverse the job losses in Nevada and across our country brought on by the...

Rosen Transcript Following Hearing on Nomination of Isabel Guzman to Oversee Small Business Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) questioned Isabel Guzman, President Joe Biden’s nominee to serve as Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), about gaming small businesses’ access to  Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, lifting the caps on EIDL loans and grants, and providing SBA resources to legally operating cannabis businesses in Nevada. A transcript of the...

Rosen Re-Introduces Trio of Bills Focusing on Bringing Jobs Back to Nevada

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced her re-introduction of the Hire Student Veterans Act, the Advanced Manufacturing Jobs in America Act, and the FRESH AIR for Businesses Act, all bipartisan bills aimed at helping get Americans back to work and supporting our struggling businesses.

“Congress must take action in order to address the jobs crisis our workers and businesses are facing as a result of COVID-19,” said Senator Rosen. “These important bipartisan bills...