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Rosen Visits Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases, Meets with Airmen and Leadership

LAS VEGAS, NV – This week, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, visited Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases. During her visits, she met with senior leaders from both bases, along with the Airmen responsible for the missions taking place in Southern Nevada that support global operations.

“My visits to Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee will help me be more effective in supporting national defense...

National Cybersecurity Education Week Resolution, Introduced By Rosen, Passes the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Dr. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) released the following statement after their bipartisan resolution designating National Cybersecurity Education Week unanimously passed the Senate. The resolution designates the week of June 21 through 25 as National Cybersecurity Education Week. The resolution also commits the Senate to raising awareness about cyber education and taking legislative actions to address cybersecurity education expansion and address the...

Rosen Secures Commitment from Navy’s Top Admiral to Work with Nevada Stakeholders on Fallon Modernization and Compensation for Local Tribe

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, during a Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) hearing on the Posture of the Department of the Navy in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2022, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) questioned Admiral Michael Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations, about the Navy’s proposed expansion of Naval Air Station Fallon. Additionally, Senator Rosen secured a commitment from Admiral Gilday to incorporate recommendations from Nevada stakeholders regarding...

Rosen, Cassidy Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Create National Cybersecurity Education Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Dr. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) announced their introduction of a bipartisan resolution that would designate the week of June 21 through 25 as National Cybersecurity Education Week. The resolution also commits the Senate to raising awareness about cyber education and taking legislative actions to address cybersecurity education expansion and address the cybersecurity workforce shortage.

“Recent, unprecedented cyberattacks like the SolarWinds and...

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...