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During Armed Services Committee Hearing, Rosen Secures Important Commitments from the Air Force for Increased Firefighting Capabilities, Consultation With Stakeholders on Public Lands Withdrawal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen secured commitments from the Air Force’s Acting Secretary John Roth and General Charles Q. Brown, Jr., Chief of Staff of the Air Force, to consider upgrading the Nevada Air National Guard’s C-130H fleet with C-130Js. This upgrade would increase the Guard’s readiness and firefighting capabilities in Nevada and the western United States, where every year Nevada is plagued by devastating fires....

Rosen Urges Full Funding For U.S-Israel Missile Defense Cooperation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), announced she has joined Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Mike Rounds (R-SD) in a bipartisan letter calling for $500 million to fully fund U.S.-Israel cooperative missile defense programs in the Defense Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2022. Israel’s missile defense system is made up of four operational layers: Iron Dome, David’s Sling, Arrow 2, and Arrow 3. In addition to contributing to ballistic missile defense, the funding...

Rosen Questions Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs on DOD Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during a hearing of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) questioned Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin III and General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on the Department of Defense budget request for fiscal year 2022. Rosen asked about the critical MQ-9 mission at Nevada’s Creech Air Force Base and about protecting deployed U.S. troops from Iranian-backed militias. A transcript of the Senator’s exchange can be...

Rosen Questions General on U.S. Military Space Operations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) questioned General David Thompson, Vice Chief of Space Operations for the United States Space Force, about military space operations, policy, and programs during a hearing held by the Senate Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces. During her questioning, Senator Rosen asked General Thompson about Space Force’s efforts to protect our nation’s space program from cyber attacks and their efforts to strengthen the STEM...

Following Armed Forces Day, Rosen Announces Co-Sponsorship of Trio of Bills to Help Military and Veteran Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), announced her co-sponsorship of the Military Childcare Expansion Act, the bipartisan Veterans Economic Recovery Act, and the bipartisan Elaine M. Checketts Military Families Act – bills aimed at providing flexible childcare options for military families, helping get veterans and reserve component servicemembers back to work after COVID-19, and supporting our military families during...

Ahead of Armed Forces Day, Rosen Releases Statement Honoring Servicemembers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), released the following statement commemorating Armed Forces Day, a holiday held during the third Saturday of May, honoring current U.S. servicemembers:

“Armed Forces Day is an opportunity to thank our military servicemembers who keep our nation safe,” said Senator Rosen. “In addition to their regular duties, our military members have been critical to keeping our nation running this...

Rosen Transcript Following Armed Services Subcommittee Hearing on Posture for U.S. Nuclear Forces

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) questioned Department of Defense officials about the potential consequences of resuming nuclear explosive testing in Nevada and authorizing nuclear waste transportation through Nevada.  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.

ROSEN: Ms. Tomero, as you know, in...

Senators Rosen, Blackburn and Reps. Panetta, Calvert Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation Establishing Cyber Reserve to Protect Nation from Growing Cyber Threats

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) alongside Representatives Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) and Ken Calvert (R-CA) announced their introduction of the Civilian Cyber Security Reserve Act. This bipartisan and bicameral legislation would establish a pilot Civilian Cybersecurity Reserve program to provide the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with cybersecurity-trained civilian personnel -- with prior...

Senators Rosen, Collins, Whitehouse, and Young, Reps. Langevin and Garbarino, Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Support U.S.-Israel Cybersecurity Partnership

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Todd Young (R-IN) alongside Representatives Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Andrew Garbarino (R-NY) announced their introduction of the U.S.-Israel Cybersecurity Cooperation Enhancement Act. This bipartisan and bicameral legislation would establish a Department of Homeland Security grant program to facilitate closer U.S.-Israel cybersecurity cooperation.

 “As cybersecurity threats continue...

Rosen Transcript Following Homeland Security Hearing on January 6 Capitol Attack

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 Melissa Smislova, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary within the Office of Intelligence and Analysis at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Jill Sanborn, Assistant Director of Counterterrorism Division for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) about DHS’s intelligence gathering in the lead up...