ROSEN SENDS APPROPRIATIONS REQUESTS TO PROTECT VITAL FUNDING FOR NEVADA PROGRAMS
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) released the following statement after sending the first of several requests to lead appropriators in the House of Representatives to be included in the FY 2018 appropriations package:
“I have made it my priority to work with lead appropriators in the House to ensure that Nevada is not left behind in the Congressional budgeting process,” said Congresswoman Jacky Rosen.
“We have an obligation to continue funding programs that move Nevada forward. That’s why I have written to appropriators to ask their full support for programs that have benefited Nevada’s economy, environment, and the health and safety of my constituents.”
List of key appropriations requests:
- Request to keep intact Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA), which has raised $3.5 billion from land sale revenue for more than 1,200 projects across the state, spurring economic development.
- Strong support for programs authorized by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) that address the opioid epidemic, including preventative educational efforts, treatment for first responders, and evidence-based treatment and intervention programs for addicts.
- Support for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) integration of the Arts in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields to prepare students for the 21st century economy and beyond.
- Full funding for Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT), which helps offset payments for vital local government services for municipalities with federal lands, including law enforcement, search and rescue, education, road maintenance, and public health.
- Robust funding for the Small Business Administration (SBA) entrepreneurial development programs, which help minority-owned small businesses including women, veterans, and others with training, counseling, and technical assistance.
- Extension of the Lautenberg Amendment, which would continue protections for persecuted religious minorities fleeing oppressive regimes, including Iran.