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 Co-Sponsors Legislation to Establish Housing Assistance Fund

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced her co-sponsorship of legislation that would establish a $75 billion Housing Assistance Fund. The legislation, introduced by Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) would create a fund through the Treasury Department to help prevent renters and homeowners from foreclosures, evictions, and utility shut offs.

“Access to affordable housing in Nevada, and across the country, is an issue that has only been exacerbated during the coronavirus pandemic,” sa...

Senate Adopts Rosen Amendments and Provisions in NDAA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement after voting in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, highlighting provisions that benefit Nevada, including several of her amendments and other provisions that she championed that were included in the final bill. By a vote of 86 to 14, the Senate today passed the bipartisan legislation, which sets the nation’s defense policy and includes a three-percent pay increase for our...

During Senate Small Business Committee Hearing, Rosen Discusses Her EIDL for Small Businesses Act, How Congress Can Support Minority-Owned Businesses

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen spoke with business leaders about her recently introduced bipartisan EIDL for Small Businesses Act, as well as the lack of access to capital and other issues that minority businesses enterprises (MBEs) or minority-owned small businesses have experienced during the coronavirus pandemic, and how Congress can best provide...

Rosen’s Bipartisan Data Mapping to Save Moms’ Lives Act Passes Senate Commerce Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement announcing that the Data Mapping to Save Moms’ Lives Act (S. 3152), bipartisan legislation she introduced in January with Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE), Todd Young (R-IN), and Brian Schatz (D-HI), was voted out of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. This legislation would utilize data mapping to show where high rates of poor maternal health outcomes overlap with lack of access to...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Legislation to Address Racial Health Disparities During COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced her co-sponsorship of the COVID-19 Health Disparities Action Act. This legislation, introduced by Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), would require new, targeted testing, contract tracing, public awareness campaigns, and outreach efforts to be specifically directed at racial and ethnic minority communities and other populations that have been made vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Longstanding inequities have caused communities of color...

Rosen Helps Introduce Bipartisan John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to Restore and Modernize the Voting Rights Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT) and 46 of her Senate colleagues in introducing the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, bipartisan legislation that would restore the landmark Voting Rights Act, as well as strengthen it in order to address modern day instances of voter suppression.

“The right to vote is something to be held sacred in this country,” said Senator Rosen. “Since our nation’s founding, brave men and women have fought to...

Rosen, Cornyn Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Increased EIDL Loans and EIDL Advance Grants, Assist Nation’s Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) announced their introduction of the Ensuring Increased Disaster Loans (EIDL) for Small Businesses Act (S.4227). This bipartisan legislation would assist the nation’s small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic by providing an additional $180 billion for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance programs. The...

Rosen, Colleagues Urge Administration to Uphold Ban on Housing Evictions During COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined a letter led by Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Doug Jones (D-AL) to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, and Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark Calabria, urging their enforcement of bans on housing evictions for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.

As you know, the CARES Act created temporary protections from eviction for...

During Senate Aging Hearing, Rosen Questions Medical Experts About the Disproportionate Effect of COVID-19 on Communities of Color

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during a hearing of the Senate Aging Committee, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen questioned medical experts on the effect race has on health outcomes among seniors of color affected by COVID-19, and to identify ways in which Congress can help address these dramatic health disparities. During her questioning, Senator Rosen heard from Dr. Dominic Mack, Professor of Family Medicine and Director of the National Center for Primary Care at...