WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement announcing that she has been awarded a perfect score in the Defenders of Wildlife’s 2020 Conservation Report Card for the 116th Congress:

“Now more than ever, Nevada’s wildlife and the public lands they call home need defenders in Congress,” said Senator Rosen. “Over the past few decades, we have seen climate change accelerate and threaten wildlife, as well as the landscapes and resources they depend on. I am honored to receive a perfect score from the Defenders of Wildlife for my conservation efforts in Congress. I will continue to work to protect the wildlife that depends on our public lands, and our environment and planet for future generations.”

BACKGROUND: The Defenders of Wildlife is a national, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities. The organization engages in vigorous congressional advocacy efforts in support of legislation affecting wildlife and public lands and work to achieve acceptable pro-wildlife and habitat outcomes.

The Defenders of Wildlife Conservation Report Card measures the commitment of U.S. Senators and Representatives to wildlife and habitat conservation during each Congressional session. It reviews both House and Senate votes on key conservation issues, providing a clear assessment of how well members of Congress are doing to protect wildlife and wild lands for future generations.

The 2020 Report Card measures the commitment of U.S. senators and representatives to wildlife and habitat conservation during the 116th Congress and can be viewed here.