Rosen Applauds Over $800,000 in Funds Awarded to UNLV to Expand STEM Education and Research

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement applauding the National Science Foundation (NSF) for awarding $828,904 in funding to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. This funding will be used to purchase equipment to further research in the University’s Departments of Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Geoscience. 

“As a former computer programmer, I know from my own experience the many...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Bill to Prevent Illness and Death Caused By Extreme Heat

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced her co-sponsorship of the Preventing Health Emergencies and Temperature-related (HEAT) Illness and Deaths Act, which would strengthen and expand interagency efforts to address extreme heat, provide $100 million in financial assistance to communities for projects that would help reduce extreme heat exposure, and offer recommendations for federal action on heat-health related issues.

“Nevada has long experienced extreme heat, but...

Following Rosen Legislation, Advocacy, Administration Includes Support for Nonprofit Prescription Drug Manufacturers in Plan to Reduce Drug Costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and the Senate Special Committee on Aging, released the following statement applauding the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for including support for nonprofit prescription drug manufacturers – in line with Rosen’s Expanding Access to Affordable Prescription Drugs and Medical Devices Act – as a provision in its plan to reduce prescription drug costs....

Rosen, Kelly Send Letter Urging HHS to Implement COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Plan for Seniors

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Mark Kelly (D-AZ), both members of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, sent a letter to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services urging them to build and implement a comprehensive plan for seniors to receive COVID-19 vaccine booster shots as soon as recommended by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

“The CDC reports cite that over time, vaccinated adults over the age of 75 become more vulnerable to hospitalizations as...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Bill to Establish Task Force to Address Affordable Housing Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced her co-sponsorship of the Task Force on the Impact of the Affordable Housing Crisis Act (S.2190). This bipartisan legislation, which was recently reintroduced, would create a bipartisan task force to better understand and address the affordable housing crisis in America. The task force would evaluate and quantify the impact that a lack of affordable housing has on other areas of life and life outcomes, as well as on state and...

Rosen Applauds National Science Foundation for Providing Over $735,000 in Grant Funding to Nevada for Promotion of Diversity and Inclusion in Science

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, released the following statement applauding the National Science Foundation (NSF) for awarding grants totaling $735,679 to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and Nevada State College to support their efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in science education.

“To solve the pressing...

Rosen Announces Co-Sponsorship of Wildfire Smoke Emergency Declaration Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced her co-sponsorship of the Wildfire Smoke Emergency Declaration Act, legislation that would allow the president of the United States to declare a “smoke emergency” when wildfire smoke creates hazardous air quality conditions.

“Last month, Nevada recorded the worst air quality index levels on record due to the toxic smoke caused by wildfires. This summer, we’ve seen Nevada schools closed, COVID vaccine clinics cancel appointments...

Rosen Applauds Over $1 Million in Funds to Expand Health Care Enrollment in Nevada

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement applauding the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for awarding $1,046,499 in funding to the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange to increase consumer access to affordable, comprehensive health insurance coverage. This funding comes as part of the Rosen-backed American Rescue Plan Act’s State Marketplace Modernization Grant initiative.

“The health challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic have...

Rosen Statement Commemorating 20th Anniversary of September 11th

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), released the following statement commemorating the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attack:

“On this day, twenty years ago, our country was attacked. During that horrific act of terror, the lives of nearly 3,000 Americans were taken from us. Today, we remember those lost to us on that dark day, we share in the mourning of their families and loved...

Rosen Visits Harry Reid International Airport, Highlights Infrastructure Investments She Secured in Senate-Passed Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), one of the co-authors of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion, joined Clark County Commissioner James Gibson, and Rosemary Vassiliadis, Clark County Director of Aviation for a press conference at Harry Reid International Airport to discuss the Senate-passed infrastructure package, Senator Rosen’s role as one of the bill’s co-authors and...