LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, joined a video call with members of the LAMBDA Business Association – the LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce of Southern Nevada – and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Nevada District Director Joe Amato to provide an update on the federal government’s COVID-19 response, discuss her actions to support Nevada’s economy, and answer questions from members of Southern Nevada’s LGBTQ chamber of commerce.

“Small businesses across Nevada are still experiencing the effects of COVID-19, and that includes LGBTQ business owners,” said Senator Rosen. “As we begin safely reopening our state, it is important that Nevada’s many business communities are aware of the federal resources available to them as they work to overcome the many challenges they are currently facing. I will continue working in Congress to secure resources that assist our state’s businesses and protect the health and well-being of all Nevadans.

BACKGROUND: Senator Rosen previously partnered with Nevada's Small Business Administration regional representatives and local chambers of commerce and organizations, including the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce, many of Nevada’s rural chambers of commerce, the Nevada REALTORS, the Las Vegas Urban Chamber of Commerce, the Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce, and the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce to provide updates on the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis and answer questions on access to federal resources.

Senator Rosen was recently appointed to serve on the President’s bipartisan Opening Up America Again Congressional Group.

Senator Rosen’s office is working every day to ensure Nevadans stay up to date on the latest news on the coronavirus, as well as provide a list of resources to assist Nevadans.

Recently, Senator Rosen joined Senate colleagues in a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) urging the Administration to include information on sexual orientation and gender identity as part of any COVID-19 data collection efforts. The letter also urges LGBTQ data reporting, while collaborating with LGBTQ stakeholders to collect community concerns.

Senator Rosen’s website includes a bilingual online resource portal to assist small businesses in Nevada affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Small businesses that are experiencing difficulties navigating federal assistance can also send their inquiries and questions to SmallBusiness@Rosen.Senate.gov, and a team of dedicated bilingual professionals will respond to provide assistance.

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