Rosen Highlights Support for Coronavirus Education Relief in Video Call with Nevada Superintendents

LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined a video call with leaders from Nevada’s public school districts to provide an update on her work in Congress to support education and to discuss student and educator safety in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Nevada’s educators and school administrators have worked tirelessly throughout this pandemic to prepare for the next school year while adapting to this new reality of teaching our children on new platforms and with new...

Rosen Joins Bipartisan Letter Calling for Permanent Expansion of Telehealth

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined a bipartisan group of 29 colleagues calling for the continuation of expanded access to telehealth services for Medicare beneficiaries. The letter asks Congressional leadership to make permanent several temporary provisions in federal law that Congress passed earlier this year in order to provide greater access to care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

New data shows a staggering increase in the number of Medicare beneficiaries...

Rosen Joins Bipartisan Letter Asking to Fix the Community Service Block Grant Formula in the Next Pandemic Response Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), joined a bipartisan letter led by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) to Senate Leadership urging them to include a technical fix for the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) “maximum allotment” issue in the next coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic response package.  

“Community Action Agencies (CAAs) are the primary recipients of CSBG funds....

Rosen Joins Letter Calling for Department of Justice to Address the Mass Closure of Polling Locations in Tribal Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined a letter led by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tom Udall (D-NM) to Attorney General William Barr expressing concern regarding the mass closures of polling locations in Tribal communities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The absence or closure of polling locations on Tribal lands disenfranchises Native American voters; polling location closures recently forced Native American voters in Arizona to travel up to 280 miles one way to...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Bill to Support State Medicaid Programs During Economic Crisis Caused by COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), announced her co-sponsorship of the Coronavirus Medicaid Response Act, legislation that would respond to the increased need for health care during the coronavirus pandemic by creating a quicker and more responsive process for federal funding of state Medicaid programs.

 

Nevada’s hard-working families should never have to worry about losing access to their...

Rosen Joins Bipartisan Letter Calling for Additional Funding for Children’s Hospitals Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined a bipartisan letter led by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) urging Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar to provide additional funding for children’s hospitals impacted by COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, many children’s hospitals have been forced to halt critical elective procedures.

Many children’s hospitals have had to resort to furloughs and lay-offs at a time when...

Rosen Helps Introduce Legislation to Combat Racism by Expanding African American History and Cultural Education Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), along with Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Bob Casey (D-PA), announced the introduction of their 1619 Act, legislation that would expand the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s education programming to public school teachers across the country to improve awareness and understanding about African American history and the African American...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Announce Over $10 Million in DHS Grant Allocations to Nevada

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) released the following statement announcing $10,038,135 in grant allocations awarded to Nevada from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to be used for Fiscal Year 2020 preparedness programs.

“Our top priority is looking out for the safety and well-being of Nevadans and all who visit our state,” said the Senators. “We applaud the Department of Homeland Security for allocating these funds to Nevada...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Bill to Support Child Care, Education During COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), announced her co-sponsorship of the Coronavirus Child Care and Education Relief Act (CCCERA), a bill that would provide $430 billion in funding to address the national childcare and education crises and provide relief to students, families, schools, and educators across the country during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

“As we work to mitigate the harmful effects of...

Rosen, Cassidy Introduce Bipartisan PROTECT Act, Legislation to Support U.S. Cybersecurity Education and Workforce Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) announced their introduction of the PROTECT (Providing Resources for Ongoing Training and Education in Cyber Technologies) Act, bipartisan legislation that would authorize and provide stability to the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity Education and Training Assistance Program (CETAP). CETAP is an existing initiative that provides cybersecurity career awareness, curricular resources, and professional...