From investing in affordable housing to supporting veterans to increasing funding for the nonprofit security grant program, Rosen’s priorities are included in a key bill passed by the Senate tonight
The bipartisan package also includes a 2.7% pay rise for troops and $14 billion in support for Ukraine in fighting Russian aggression
WASHINGTON, DC – US Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced major achievements for Nevada in the bipartisan fiscal year 2022 government funding bill passed by the US Senate tonight. Senator Rosen has led motions to secure funding for important programs that provide affordable housing, support Nevada veterans, invest in firefighting, support the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP), improve cybersecurity, expand STEM opportunities and more .
The bipartisan package voted for by Senator Rosen tonight also included a 2.7% pay rise for American troops, nearly $14 billion in emergency aid for Ukraine’s security and a significant increase in healthcare funding in Virginia . It also includes a Rosen-backed provision that will send $250 million to Brand USA to help promote U.S. travel and tourism abroad.
“This bipartisan funding package will create good-paying jobs, reduce costs for hard-working families and provide our troops with a well-deserved pay rise, while providing vital security assistance to Ukraine.” said Senator Rosen. “I’m proud to have made big gains in this legislation to make solid investments in affordable housing, schools, workforce education and healthcare for Nevada. I am also pleased to have secured a significant increase in funding for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program, provided resources to the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, and provided Israel with critical security assets, including a much-needed replenishment of Iron Dome. ”
These investments are in addition to the $93.8 million in community project funding for 52 programs and developments in Nevada that Senators Rosen and Cortez Masto backed this legislation and announced earlier this week.
Senator Rosen led or co-led efforts to secure the following provisions in the Government Funding Act passed by the US Senate tonight:
- ZERO funding for nuclear waste disposal Yucca mountain.
- $166 million for NeighborWorks to address the housing shortage and reduce housing costs with affordable housing.
- $50 million for them HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH), who provides affordable housing vouchers to help homeless veterans. This is an increase of $10 million over the previous year.
- More than $3 billion for firefighting to mitigate structural damage caused by wildfires and potentially save lives.
- $49 million for the Bureau of Land Management National Conservation Lands and Efforts to Protect Cultural Resources.
- $23.8 million to continue implementing the Lake Tahoe Restoration Actwho has supported the restoration of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding area for decades.
- $250 million for them Nonprofit Safety Grant Program, an increase of $70 million over the prior year. Funds allocated from this program will support nonprofits that are most at risk, so religious and community-based organizations have the resources and tools they need to protect themselves and worship without fear.
- $6.8 million for the Cybersecurity Support and Education Programwhich will build and strengthen a national cybersecurity force by supporting cybersecurity education through a program codified by Senator Rosen’s bipartisan party PROTECT law. This bill passed the Senate and was signed into law in 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.
- $1 million for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (WAMS) program, which supports increasing the number of rural women and minorities pursuing post-secondary STEM degrees. That’s an increase of 150% over the previous year.
- $11 million for that Pediatric Mental Health Access Programan increase of $1 million over the previous year.
- $16 million for Junior ROTC STEM training and educationa $3 million increase from last year for a program created by Senator Rosen’s bipartisan party PROMOTES lawwhich passed the Senate and was signed into law in 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.
- $210 million for that National Guard Youth Challenge Programhelping early school leavers and at-risk youth regain control of their lives.
- $5.1 million for NOAA Regional Climate Centers — one of which is in Reno — a $500,000 increase from last year.
- $2 million for that US Holocaust Memorial Museum to implement Senator Rosen’s bipartisan proposal Never again education law, what was law signed last year and established a special federal fund to provide teachers with resources and training needed to teach students the important lessons of the Holocaust.
- $2 million for that US-Israeli Homeland Security Program, which supports cybersecurity research and strengthens cooperation between the US and Israel in the field of cybersecurity.
- 1 million dollars for the State Department‘s Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitismwhich is responsible for developing and implementing policies and projects to combat global antisemitism by working closely with foreign governments, intergovernmental organizations and civil society.
- $37 million for the USDA Rural Business Development Grant Schemewhich supports the development and growth of small and emerging businesses in rural areas.