May 13, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Join Clark County School District Students for a Virtual Conversation

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined social studies students from schools across Clark County for a video call discussion on the work they do in Congress. The students engaged in a lively conversation with the Senators about public service and how the U.S. government works.

“It was a joy to check-in with some of Nevada’s students today and share with them our firsthand knowledge about the value of public service and how our system of government works,” said the Senators. “Nevada’s educators and students have shown incredible resiliency and resourcefulness, despite the unprecedented changes they’ve experienced in these past few months. We’ll continue to do our best to support Nevada students and teachers – be that through access to broadband to ensure successful remote learning or additional economic support for their parents and caretakers – and to ensure our schools have the resources they need to educate Nevada’s students.”

BACKGROUND:

Senators Cortez Masto and Rosen have fought to ensure that coronavirus relief includes support for Nevada’s students and teachers during their transition to remote learning. The Senators have sent a letter to the Congressional leadership and the Trump Administration requesting robust funding for all K-12 students to have adequate home internet connectivity, requested and cosponsored legislation for an investment of $100 billion in school construction, cosponsored legislation to support program changes and $4 billion in E-Rate funding in the next coronavirus relief package and urged the Administration to notify families receiving SNAP benefits or Medicaid that they are eligible for broadband payment assistance. They’ve also advocated for additional mental health resources for students struggling with the disruptions caused by coronavirus.

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