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 Co-Sponsors Legislation Reasserting U.S. Global Leadership on LGBTQ Protections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen announced her co-sponsorship of the Greater Leadership Overseas for the Benefit of Equality (GLOBE) Act, legislation introduced by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ed Markey (D-MA), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR). The legislation would ensure LGBTQ rights are prioritized in U.S. foreign policy; affirm that discrimination, hatred and violence against LGBTQ individuals will not be tolerated by the United States; and assert that the United States...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Legislation to Support Nevadans Harmed by Radiation During Cold War

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen announced her co-sponsorship of the Downwinders Parity Act, legislation that would extend eligibility for compensation due to sickness caused by radiation exposure from nuclear testing at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). This bill would ensure that all individuals in Clark County, Nevada who were present during the atmospheric nuclear testing at the NNSS and exposed to radiation are eligible for federal compensation.

“During the Cold...

Rosen Attends 1st Annual NAACP Las Vegas Juneteenth Jubilee Breakfast

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen attended the 1st annual Juneteenth Jubilee Breakfast hosted by the Las Vegas branch of the NAACP. The event, commemorating June 19th – the anniversary of the emancipation of African American slaves in the Southern United States – follows the recent establishment of Juneteenth National Independence Day as a Federal holiday.

“Juneteenth is a day to recognize and commemorate an important turning point in American History,” said Senator Rosen. “On...

Rosen Applauds SCOTUS Decision on the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen released the following statement applauding news that the Supreme Court rejected attempts to strike down the Affordable Care Act:

“I am thrilled to see the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act as the law of the land. This is an important day for our nation,” said Senator Rosen. “Ensuring that all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care is more important than ever – and this decision will impact the lives of Nevadans...

Rosen Joins Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Access to Pharmacy and Medical Services for Older Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) and the Special Committee on Aging, announced that she has joined the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act of 2021. This bipartisan legislation would allow Medicare reimbursement for pharmacists to provide health care services according to their scope of practice within their state – including health and wellness screenings, immunizations...

Rosen Receives U.S. Chamber of Commerce Lincoln Leadership Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, was awarded the United States Chamber of Commerce’s annual Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award. The award recognizes members of Congress from both sides of the aisle who demonstrate the bipartisan leadership and constructive governing necessary to move our country forward, based on their support of pro-growth legislation important to the business community....

Rosen TOURISM Act Part of Legislation That Passes Committee, Heads to the Senate Floor

Three Rosen-Led Amendments Also Adopted as Bipartisan Package Advances by Vote of 25-3

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen, a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, released the following statement after voting to advance the Surface Transportation Investment Act (STIA) out of committee. This legislation includes Senator Rosen’s bipartisan Travel Optimization by Updating and Revitalizing Infrastructure (TOURISM) Act, which requires the Department...

Rosen Co-Sponsors the Save Hotel Jobs Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Chair of the Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion, announced her co-sponsorship of the Save Hotel Jobs Act, legislation that would provide hotel owners and operators new grant opportunities and tax credits to help pay hotel employees, rehire laid-off workers, and help the hotel industry recover.

“In 2020, the peak of the economic crisis brought on by the pandemic, Nevada lost tens of thousands of jobs in the hospitality...

Rosen and Colleagues Call for Action Ahead of Wildfire Season

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced that she joined other Western Senators in a letter to the Biden Administration urging them to provide additional relief to states that have been affected by wildfires and extreme drought.

“Nevada’s Lake Mead hit its lowest water level on record last week. Unfortunately, this drought is likely a sign of the new normal—in the world of climate change—with extreme drought conditions crippling western states like Nevada and contributing to...