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Rosen Recognizes Eileen Entertainment in April 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 Eileen Entertainment, located in Las Vegas, Nevada, has been chosen for her April Small Business Spotlight, a monthly initiative to highlight Nevada small businesses.

“Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world, so what better business to highlight for my April Small Business Spotlight than Eileen Entertainment,” said Senator Rosen. “This...

Rosen Addresses Nevada AFL-CIO During Virtual Legislative Conference

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 after attending the annual Nevada AFL-CIO Legislative Virtual Conference.

“I appreciate everything that the AFL-CIO does to fight for Nevada’s working families,” said Senator Rosen. “Nevada’s union members keep our economy going. It is critical we ensure that past and present union members are getting the benefits and...

Rosen, Scott Announce Inaugural Hearing for the Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s newly formed Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion, and Ranking Member Rick Scott (R-FL) released the following statement announcing that the Subcommittee will hold its first hearing on the state of travel and tourism during COVID-19.

“In my state of Nevada, travel and tourism-related industries are drivers of job creation and economic growth. The...

Rosen Visits AAPI-Owned Restaurant in Las Vegas, Discusses Work to Support Small Businesses During Pandemic

LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, visited Truffles N Bacon Cafe, a Las Vegas restaurant that has been impacted by COVID-19. Senator Rosen spoke with owner Magnolia Magat and Executive Chef Jackie Lim, who recently secured a second Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan through Navy Federal Credit Union in order to keep their business afloat. They also discussed the Senator’s work to support Nevada’s small...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Bill to Provide Legal Nevada Marijuana Businesses with Access to Banking Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, announced her co-sponsorship of the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act of 2021. The bipartisan bill would allow access to banking services for licensed cannabis businesses operating in states, like Nevada, that have legalized the sale of marijuana.

“A lack of access to banking services has hindered our state’s legally-operating marijuana businesses, as...

Rosen Votes to Pass Bipartisan Legislation to Extend Paycheck Protection Program Through End of May

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 after voting to pass H.R. 1799, the bipartisan PPP Extension Act of 2021, identical companion legislation to a Senate bill Rosen co-sponsored earlier this month to extend the PPP application window through the end of May:

“During this challenging time, countless Nevada businesses have been able to stay afloat thanks to the Paycheck...

During Senate Small Business Committee Hearing, Rosen Applauds SBA Announcement to Increase Lending Limit for EIDL Loans

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during an oversight hearing of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship on the implementation and performance of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) COVID-19 relief programs, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) questioned SBA officials and applauded the SBA’s announcement from earlier in the day that the maximum amount small businesses and non-profit organizations can borrow through its COVID-19...

Rosen Urges SBA to Lift Prior Administration’s Arbitrary Caps on Disaster Loan Program to Assist Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, sent a letter to U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabel Guzman urging one of her first actions as SBA Administrator to be lifting the prior Administration’s caps on Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and EIDL Advance grants.

“A few weeks after passage of the CARES Act, the SBA under the Trump Administration took the unprecedented action of...

Rosen Announces DOL Funding Availability for Apprenticeship Programs 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 Department of Labor’s announcement of $87.5 million for grants available to states to expand registered apprenticeships across the country. Up to $40 million of those funds in grants will be awarded to states that implement diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

“I am thrilled the Department of Labor has...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Fast FIX Act to Boost R&D Grants and Support Job Growth In Nevada’s Underserved Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, announced her co-sponsorship of the FAST Fix Act, bipartisan legislation to improve underserved states’ ability to successfully compete for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) awards.

“Nevada small businesses are the engine of our economy and particularly during this period of economic uncertainty, we must do more...