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Rosen Commemorates Purple Heart Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement in commemoration of Purple Heart Day, honoring those who have served in the military and, through their sacrifice, have been awarded the Purple Heart. 

“The members of our armed forces who have borne the wounds of battle and been awarded a Purple Heart have made immeasurable sacrifices in defense of our nation and its freedoms,” said Senator Rosen. “Today, and each day, we honor the brave men and women...

Rosen, Cramer Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Reimburse Veterans For Emergency Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced that she has joined Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) to introduce the Veterans Reimbursement for Emergency Ambulance Services Act (VREASA), S.2392. This bipartisan legislation would authorize veterans’ expenses for emergency ambulance services to non-VA facilities to be reimbursed by the VA. This legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives earlier this year by Reps. Scott Tipton (R-CO) and Rosa DeLauro (D-CT). 

“Eac...

Rosen, Moran, Cramer, Jones Introduce Bipartisan Veterans Jobs Opportunity Act to Assist Veterans in Starting Small Businesses in Underserved Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) introduced S. 2100, the bipartisan Veterans Jobs Opportunity Act, legislation that would create a small business startup tax credit to help veterans who establish small businesses in underserved communities. Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), and Doug Jones (D-AL) joined her in introducing the bill. In the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Al Lawson (D-FL) introduced companion legislation. 

“We owe it to our veterans...

Rosen Celebrates Enactment of Bipartisan Legislation She Backed to Extend Disability Benefits for Vietnam Era Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), released the following statement celebrating the enactment of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation she helped introduce that extends disability benefits associated with Agent Orange exposure to Blue Water Navy veterans who served on U.S. ships off the coast of Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The law also extends benefits to the dependents of Blue Water Navy veterans born with spina bifida as a result...

Rosen Commemorates 75th D-Day Anniversary with Bipartisan Congressional Delegation in Normandy

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, FRANCE – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined a bipartisan Congressional Delegation to Normandy, France for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion by Allied forces during World War II. The Delegation participated in an official ceremony at the American Cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer. In late May, Rosen visited with Dr. Leedell Neyland, a WWII veteran from Henderson who served aboard a Navy Minesweeper off the shores of Normandy on D-Day. 

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With Student Veterans Overpaying on Student Loans, Rosen Joins Call to Provide Combat Troops the Zero Interest Loans they are Owed

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced that she has joined Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and seventeen of their Senate colleagues in sending a letter to Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan expressing strong support for the newly proposed Department of Defense (DOD) and Department of Education (ED) data matching agreement, which will finally ensure that military student loan borrowers serving in combat zones will automatically receive the zero interest...

Rosen Helps Introduce Legislation to Reunite Families of Filipino Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced her co-sponsorship of legislation to exempt children of Filipino World War II veterans, who were naturalized by President George H.W. Bush, from caps on immigrant visas. Rosen also helped introduce the Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Act last Congress was she was a Member of the House. 

“Our previous failure to thank and acknowledge Filipino World War II veterans for their service is a shameful chapter in our history...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Legislation to Provide Benefits to Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced her co-sponsorship of legislation to allow Vietnam War-era veterans exposed to Agent Orange while serving in Thailand to qualify for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits, without the undue burden of proving toxic exposure that took place decades ago.

“Countless Vietnam-era veterans who served in Thailand, including many Nevadans, were exposed to Agent Orange and have been denied the service-connected VA benefits they...

Rosen Leads Letter to VA Secretary about Alleged Problems at Southern Nevada VA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) led her fellow members of the southern Nevada Congressional delegation in sending a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie regarding allegations from a recent local news report of inadequate patient care, low staff morale, and misconduct at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHS).
 
“We write regarding a report of serious allegations of inadequate patient care and potential misconduct at the VA Southern...

Rosen Holds Student Veteran Roundtable at University of Nevada, Reno, Discusses Her Bipartisan Hire Student Veterans Act

RENO, NV -- Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) took part in a roundtable discussion with student veterans at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). The Senator discussed her bipartisan Hire Student Veterans Act, legislation she introduced earlier this year. 

“Our veterans have served our country proudly and deserve all the resources available to them to find pathways towards gainful employment,” said Senator Rosen. “I am honored to represent our heroes in Congress, and I appreciate having...