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Rosen, Cortez Masto Announce Over $10 Million in DHS Grant Allocations to Nevada

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) released the following statement announcing $10,038,135 in grant allocations awarded to Nevada from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to be used for Fiscal Year 2020 preparedness programs.

“Our top priority is looking out for the safety and well-being of Nevadans and all who visit our state,” said the Senators. “We applaud the Department of Homeland Security for allocating these funds to Nevada...

Rosen, Cassidy Introduce Bipartisan PROTECT Act, Legislation to Support U.S. Cybersecurity Education and Workforce Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) announced their introduction of the PROTECT (Providing Resources for Ongoing Training and Education in Cyber Technologies) Act, bipartisan legislation that would authorize and provide stability to the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity Education and Training Assistance Program (CETAP). CETAP is an existing initiative that provides cybersecurity career awareness, curricular resources, and professional...

Rosen, Wicker Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Foster Collaboration, Innovation in Cybersecurity

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, joined Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) to introduce the CYBERLEAP Act of 2020, bipartisan legislation that would direct the Secretary of Commerce, in coordination with relevant agencies, to establish “grand challenge” competitions to achieve high-priority breakthroughs in cybersecurity, including expanding our cybersecurity workforce, defending against...

Rosen Opens Application Process for U.S. Service Academy Nominations

LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced that the application process for Nevada students seeking U.S. Service Academy nominations is now open. The four service academies that require congressional nominations are: the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and the U.S. Military Academy.

“One of my highest honors as a Member of Congress is the opportunity to nominate young Nevadans to attend one of our prestigious U.S. Service...

Rosen Helps Introduce Bipartisan DHS Opioid Detection Resilience Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) and the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, announced the introduction of the DHS Opioid Detection Resilience Act. This bipartisan legislation, introduced alongside Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), would ensure that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) personnel have adequate chemical screening devices for synthetic opioid detection, and require...

Nevada Delegation Announces Introduction of Compromise Legislation to Protect DNWR & Modernize NTTR on Existing Lands

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), along with Representatives Steven Horsford (D-Nev.-04), Dina Titus (D-Nev.-01), Mark Amodei (R-Nev.-02) and Susie Lee (D-Nev.-03), today announced compromise legislation, the Desert National Wildlife Refuge and Nevada Test and Training Range Withdrawal and Management Act, that preserves the jurisdiction of the Refuge and boundaries of the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) while also providing Nevada’s...

Rosen Celebrates Senate Passage of FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act Providing Pay Raise for Servicemembers, End to Military Widow’s Tax

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement celebrating the Senate’s 86-8 passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020, which she proudly voted for, as well as highlighting the many legislative victories included within the NDAA, including a 3.1% pay raise for servicemembers and a repeal of the military widow’s tax. 
 
“I’m glad to see both Democrats and Republicans come to the table with a bipartisan defense...

During HSGAC Hearing, Rosen Questions FEMA Nominee Peter Gaynor on UASI Funding Criteria

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), posed several questions to FEMA Administrator nominee Peter T. Gaynor. During her questioning, Rosen asked Gaynor about the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI), and the potential for restructuring it in order to meet the safety needs of Southern Nevada communities.

“Right now the Las Vegas Strip is clustered,...

Rosen-Backed HACKED Act Passes Out of Senate Commerce Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), and the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, announced that the bipartisan Harvesting American Cybersecurity Knowledge through Education (HACKED) Act, which she helped introduced alongside Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and John Thune (R-SD), passed out of the Senate Commerce,...

Rosen Joins Bipartisan Cybersecurity Caucus in the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced that she has joined the bipartisan Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, whose mission is to provide a platform for Senators and their staffs to stay informed on major policy issues and developments in cybersecurity.

“The security of our nation’s cyber infrastructure is put at serious risk without a robust, skilled cyber-workforce,” said Senator Rosen. “I look forward to working with members of this caucus on forward-thinking...