Senators Rosen, Cortez Masto call for hearing to advance Washoe County lands bill

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) recently called on the leadership of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to hold a legislative hearing for the Truckee Meadows Public Lands Management Act as part of a push to bring the bill to the Senate floor for a vote. The legislation, introduced by Senator Rosen and co-sponsored by Senator Cortez Masto, would expand economic development and affordable housing opportunities in Washoe County, support local Tribal communities, increase conservation, protect public lands and outdoor recreation, and keep proceeds from land sales in Nevada for priorities like education and restoration around the Truckee River.

“We write to respectfully request your assistance in securing a legislative hearing for the Truckee Meadows Public Lands Management Act (S.3593),” wrote the Senators. “This proposal reflects years of collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders to allow for responsible growth in Washoe County, Nevada, protect public lands and outdoor recreation, and support Tribal communities. Our bill will also expand economic development and affordable housing opportunities while increasing conservation across the region.”

“The Truckee Meadows Public Lands Management Act is designed to make targeted and meaningful improvements on these issues, which is why it is supported by not only the Washoe County Board of Commissioners and the City of Sparks, but also by the Chairman of the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, the Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, Friends of Nevada Wilderness, the Nevada Wildlife Federation, and Backcountry Hunters & Anglers.” the Senators continued.

The full text of the letter can be found HERE

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