During Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, Rosen Co-Sponsors Legislation to Address Minority Mental Health Equity and Access

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 Mental Health Equity Act of 2020. This legislation would address the issues of suicide and mental health in people from socially and economically disadvantaged communities by supporting scientific research and increasing funding for existing federal programs focused on minority mental health access.

“For far too long, minority...

In Floor Speech, Rosen Urges Greater Support for Workers, Small Businesses, and Funding for State and Local Governments in Senate COVID-19 Relief Package, and Calls on Congress to Stay in Washington and Work Through Weekend Until a Bipartisan Deal is Reac

Watch Senator Rosen’s full remarks here.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, took to the Senate floor to speak out in opposition to Senator McConnell’s proposed Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act. In her speech, Senator Rosen  called on her colleagues to urgently work towards a bipartisan COVID relief package that delivers real relief to hard working Americans...

In Video Call with Northern Nevada Workforce Consortium, Rosen Discusses Her Efforts in Congress to Support Nevada Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), joined a video call with members of the Northern Nevada Workforce Consortium to discuss her work in Congress to support Nevada workers through increased access to workforce development opportunities.

“During the coronavirus pandemic, organizations like the Northern Nevada Workforce Consortium, that are bringing people together to network, collaborate, and...

Rosen Joins Colleagues in Letter Requesting Support for Indigenous Youth During COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) and Senate colleagues in a letter to education and health officials, requesting mental health support for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Native youth often confronted a number of factors – like historical trauma, housing insecurity, and poverty – that increased their risk for mental and behavioral health problems,” wrote the Senators...

Rosen Leads Colleagues in Call for Department of Education to Reverse Rule That Excludes Many Student Veterans from Emergency COVID-19 Relief Aid

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), led 12 of her Senate colleagues in a letter to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, calling on the Department to immediately rescind a rule that disproportionately denies emergency grant aid to student veterans.

Congress worked diligently to pass the CARES Act in a bipartisan manner providing more than $6 billion in discretionary...

Rosen Applauds $15.3 Million in Grant Funding Awarded to Support Geothermal Energy Projects in Nevada

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement applauding news that the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), and Ormat Nevada, Inc. have each received grant funding totaling $15,361,423 from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in support of their geothermal energy efforts.

“Nevada’s work to support geothermal energy plays a critical part in the development of viable, renewable sources of energy to power our state while protecting our environment,” said...

Rosen Statement Following Trump Administration’s Latest Step Toward Ending DACA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement in response to news that the Trump Administration will not accept new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program applications, defying a federal judge’s order issued earlier this month.

“The Administration’s attempt to dismantle the DACA program, when more than 200,000 Dreamers are essential workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic, is heartless and incomprehensible,” said Senator Rosen. “An...

Rosen, Colleagues Call for Fixes to Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program to be Included in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), joined Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and sixteen of their Senate colleagues in a letter calling on Senate leadership to include fixes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program in the next COVID-19 relief package.

The COVID-19 pandemic has made the work of our nurses, health care providers, teachers, first responders and countless other...

Rosen, Colleagues Demand Answers from SBA on Closure of the Program that Promoted Gender and Racial Diversity in Boardrooms Across the Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, joined Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and six of their Senate colleagues in a letter to U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza inquiring as to why the Open Network for Board Diversity (ONBOARD) initiative has been shut down. The ONBOARD initiative was the first of its kind in the public sector to advance the pipeline of individuals from...

Rosen Applauds $3.3 Million in CARES Act Funding Awarded to Help Rural Nevada Small Businesses Respond to Coronavirus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement applauding news that the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded a CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant totaling $3,300,000 to the Rural Nevada Development Corporation in Ely, Nevada to support Nevada rural small businesses.

“Nevada’s rural small businesses are the economic engine that keeps many of our communities afloat,” said Senator Jacky Rosen. “This grant...