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March 2, 2018
Press Release


Photo: Valley Electric Association

LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) hosted a successful infrastructure roundtable with Nevada stakeholders to discuss policy proposals to improve energy delivery and grid resiliency, strengthen cybersecurity, and build a capable energy workforce for a 21st century economy.

“Finding solutions to tackle our nation’s infrastructure problem starts with input right here in my district,” said Rosen. “For too long, we’ve ignored our infrastructure needs, leaving our country’s roads and rail lines to deteriorate and our energy grid vulnerable to cyber and physical attacks. Today’s discussion was timely, and I’m thankful to everyone who participated and shared their ideas for infrastructure reforms that meet the demands of Nevada’s 21st century economy. I look forward to taking what I heard at this roundtable back to Congress, as we hopefully move forward with a bipartisan framework to rebuild our infrastructure.”

“We were very pleased to have Congresswoman Rosen listen to our concerns and facilitate a productive discussion," said Angela Evans, Executive Vice President of Operations for Valley Electric Association. "We also thank Congresswoman Rosen for her willingness to gather pertinent information to start the process of making an informed decision in order that we are able to move forward with enhancing the critical infrastructure and cybersecurity needs in Nevada with her relationships in Washington DC. We enjoyed hearing about the Congresswoman’s work with the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus and believe today’s discussion served as a positive step in addressing Nevada’s infrastructure needs. We look forward to working with her, her team, and the other members present today.”

BACKGROUND: Earlier this year, Rosen joined her colleagues on the Problem Solvers Caucus to unveil a report that includes bipartisan policy proposals to tackle infrastructure reform. Congresswoman Rosen is a member of the Problem Solvers Caucus and a member of their Infrastructure task force.