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Rosen Transcript Following Hearing on Nomination of Gina Raimondo to Lead the Department of Commerce

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) questioned Governor Gina Raimondo, President Joe Biden’s nominee to serve as Secretary of Commerce, about repealing solar tariffs, supporting Nevada’s entertainment industry, and promoting cybersecurity jobs and workforce training. A transcript of the Senator’s full exchange can be found below, and a video of the Senator’s full exchange can be found here.

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Rosen Recognizes Grandma’s Fudge Factory in 1st Monthly 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 the launch of her Small Business Spotlight, a monthly initiative to highlight small businesses in Nevada’s communities. This month, Senator Rosen has chosen to highlight Grandma's Fudge Factory, a family-owned candy store in Virginia City, Nevada.

“Small businesses are the engine of our economy in Nevada, and over the last year, they have felt the...

Rosen Announces Re-Opening of the Paycheck Protection Program for Minority and Small Lending Institutions

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 Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has re-opened for new borrowers and will soon reopen for certain existing PPP borrowers looking for a second forgivable loan. To promote access to capital to underserved and underbanked businesses, initially, only minority and small lending institutions will be able to process PPP...

Rosen Works to Protect Taxpayer Dollars, Leads Call for Investigation into PPP and EIDL Fraud

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, led a group of her Senate Small Business Committee colleagues in a letter to U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza. In the letter, the Senators express concern over the SBA’s reluctance to share crucial Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) data with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the...

Rosen Highlights 2020 Work to Support Nevada Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), released the following statement highlighting her work to support Nevada’s small businesses in 2020:

“Across our state, small businesses have felt the crippling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Senator Rosen. “More than 99% of businesses in Nevada are small businesses, and during a time of extreme economic hardship, we cannot afford to leave our small business community behind. Through bipartisan legislation and outreach with our...

Rosen Addresses Vegas Chamber’s Eggs & Issues Virtual Event, Provides Update on Work to Support Nevada Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, addressed the Vegas Chamber’s Eggs and Issues virtual event to provide an update on her work in Congress to support Nevada small businesses and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Over the past several months, I’ve been able to partner with this chamber and others, up and down the state, to help the Nevada small business community navigate the economic impacts...

Rosen and Cortez Masto Co-Sponsor Legislation to Help Millions of Unemployed Workers Impacted by COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) announced their co-sponsorship of the American Worker Holiday Relief Act. The bill would extend the enhanced unemployment insurance programs established in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide stability to millions of Americans who lost their jobs as a result of the ongoing economic crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Nevada’s economy has been greatly...

Rosen Transcript Following Hearing on Future of Paycheck Protection Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) spoke with small business lenders and owners – including Iman McFarland, Chief Operations Officer and Co-Owner of 21st Century Expo Group, Inc. – about funding and providing greater access to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) enhancing emergency financial support to small businesses through her EIDL for Small Businesses Act, and ensuring safe indoor air...

On Small Business Saturday, Rosen Announces Initiative to Highlight Nevada Small Businesses

LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, announced that her office will be launching an initiative to regularly highlight Nevada small businesses. This news comes on Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting small business communities across the United States.

“In Nevada, small businesses are the driving force that powers our state’s economic engine,” said Senator Rosen. “Unfortunately, during...

Rosen, Cortez Masto, Colleagues Introduce the HEROES Small Business Lifeline Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, a member of the Senate Committee on Finance,  joined Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business Committee in introducing the HEROES Small Business Lifeline Act. This comprehensive small business package would provide much-needed support for small businesses, live venues, and restaurants across the...