From investing in affordable housing to supporting veterans to increasing funding for the nonprofit Security Grant Program, Rosen’s priorities are included in the landmark bill that was passed by the Senate tonight
The bipartisan program also includes a 2.7% pay rise for troops and $14 billion in aid to Ukraine to fight Russian aggression
WASHINGTON DC — U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced major wins for Nevada in the bipartisan government funding bill for fiscal year 2022 that passed the U.S. Senate tonight. Senator Rosen led funding requests for critical programs that will provide affordable housing, support Nevada veterans, invest in fire suppression, boost the Nonprofit Safety Grant Program (NSGP), improve cybersecurity , expand opportunities in STEM, etc.
The bipartisan package Senator Rosen voted for tonight also included a 2.7% pay raise for U.S. troops, nearly $14 billion in emergency security aid for Ukraine and an increase significant contribution to VA health care funding. Additionally, it includes a Rosen-backed provision that will send $250 million to Brand USA to help promote American travel and tourism abroad.
“This bipartisan funding program will create well-paying jobs, reduce costs for hard-working families, and provide a well-deserved pay raise for our troops while providing essential security assistance to Ukraine,” said Senator Rosen. “I am proud to have achieved major victories in this legislation to make strong investments in affordable housing, schools, workforce training and health care for Nevada. I am also pleased to have secured a major increase in funding for the Security Grants Program for Nonprofit Organizations, allocated resources to the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, and provided security assistance to critically important to Israel, including a much-needed reconstruction of the Iron Dome. ”
These investments are in addition to $93.8 million in community project funding for 52 building programs and projects in Nevada that Senators Rosen and Cortez Masto got in this bill and announcement earlier this week.
Senator Rosen led or co-led efforts to secure the following provisions in the government funding bill passed by the US Senate tonight:
- ZERO funding for the disposal of nuclear waste at Mountain of yucca.
- $166 million for NeighborWorks to address the housing crisis and reduce housing costs with affordable housing assistance.
- $50 million for the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH), providing affordable housing vouchers to help homeless veterans. This is an increase of $10 million over the previous year.
- Over $3 billion for fire suppression to help mitigate structural damage from wildfires and potentially save lives.
- $49 million for the Bureau of Land Management Efforts to protect national conservation lands and cultural resources.
- $23.8 million to continue the implementation of the Lake Tahoe Restoration Actwho has supported the restoration of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding area for decades.
- $250 million for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program, an increase of $70 million over the previous year. Funding from this program will support nonprofits most at risk so faith-based and community-based organizations have the resources and tools they need to protect themselves and worship without fear.
- $6.8 million for the Cyber Security and Education Training Assistance Programthat will build and strengthen a national cybersecurity workforce by supporting cybersecurity education through a program codified by Senator Rosen’s bipartisan committee PROTECT Act. This bill past the senate and was enacted in 2020 as part of the 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 who will pursue post-secondary education in STEM disciplines. This is a 150% increase over the previous year.
- $11 million for the Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Programan increase of $1 million over the previous year.
- $16 million for Junior ROTC STEM Training and Educationa $3 million increase over the previous year for a program created by Senator Rosen’s bipartisan party PROMOTESwhich past the senate and was enacted in 2020 as part of the National Defense Authorization Act.
- $210 million for the National Guard Youth Challenge Programthat helps high school dropouts and at-risk youth get their lives back on track.
- $5.1 million for NOAA Regional Climate Centers – one of which is located in Reno – an increase of $500,000 over the previous year.
- $2 million for the US Holocaust Memorial Museum to implement Senator Rosen’s bipartisan Education Act Never Again, what was signed into law last year and created a dedicated federal fund to provide teachers with the resources and training needed to teach students the important lessons of the Holocaust.
- $2 million for the US-Israeli Homeland Security Program, which supports cybersecurity research and strengthens US-Israeli cybersecurity cooperation.
- $1 million for the Office of the State Department’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitismwhich 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 Programthat supports the development and growth of rural and emerging small businesses.