Rosen Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Access to Broadband Services to Rural Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced that she and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) have introduced the American Broadband Buildout Act, bipartisan legislation to increase access to fast and reliable broadband service to unserved communities.

“Access to fast, reliable broadband is critical for families all across the state of Nevada -- including in our rural communities -- to do everything from...

Rosen, Rubio Introduce Bipartisan Media Diversity Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) announced their re-introduction of a bipartisan resolution calling for increased diversity in American media. The resolution reaffirms Congress’s commitment to increasing media diversity and pledges Congress to work with media entities and diverse stakeholders to develop common-ground solutions to eliminate barriers to media diversity.

“Especially now, as we battle the coronavirus pandemic, it is more...

Rosen Announces Opening of 14-Day Window of the Paycheck Protection Program for Small Businesses With Fewer than 20 Employees

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, released the following statement announcing that the Treasury Department has implemented a 14-day period, beginning February 24 through March 9, during which only businesses with fewer than 20 employees can apply for relief through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The 14-day application period will help to lay the foundation for a robust and equitable recovery...

Rosen Transcript Following Hearing on Nomination of Xavier Becerra to Serve as HHS Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) questioned Xavier Becerra, President Joe Biden’s nominee to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), about getting vaccines where they are needed most, as well as addressing Nevada’s medical provider shortage. A transcript of the Senator’s full exchange can be found below, and a video of the Senator’s full...

Rosen Transcript Following Hearing to Examine January 6 Attack on U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) questioned Robert J. Contee III, Acting Chief of Police of the Metropolitan Police and Steven A. Sund, Former Capitol Chief of Police about the role of intelligence on violent extremist activity leading up to the January 6th insurrection, as well as the threat of future attacks. A transcript of the Senator’s full exchange can be found below, and a...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Announce $6.5 Million Grant Funding to Support Affordable Housing in Nevada

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the Reno Housing Authority and the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority a series of grants totaling $6,546,189. These grants will be used to fund the development and modernization of public affordable housing properties in Nevada.

“We are pleased to see this grant funding go toward Nevada organizations as they make...

Rosen Co-Sponsors the Equality Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced her co-sponsorship of the Equality Act, legislation that would explicitly prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in education, employment, housing, credit, jury service, public accommodations, and the use of federal funds. The Equality Act would close legal loopholes that allow both the government and private actors to discriminate against LGBTQ individuals.

“Despite the progress we’ve...

Rosen Co-Sponsors The Unemployment Insurance Technology Modernization Act to Modernize State Unemployment Systems

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, announced her co-sponsorship of the Unemployment Insurance Technology Modernization Act, legislation that would establish one set of technology and security capabilities for state unemployment offices.

“Outdated technology systems continue to plague the delivery of timely unemployment assistance to the millions of Americans who have lost their jobs as a result of...

Rosen Named Chairwoman of New Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced that she has been named Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s newly formed Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion.

“It is an honor to be named the chair of the Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion,” said Senator Rosen. “I thank Senator Cantwell, Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, for entrusting me with the responsibility...

Rosen Applauds Over 1 Million Dollars in Grant Funding for Water Restoration and Drought Resiliency Programs in Nevada

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement applauding news that the Bureau of Reclamation has awarded Nevada two WaterSMART grants totaling $1,037,723 to support two development projects aimed at water restoration and drought resiliency.

“Water management and reliability are critical for our state,” said Senator Rosen. “I applaud this grant funding, which will go toward projects that restore our waterways against water-borne diseases and help to...