LAS VEGAS — U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen of Nevada has been selected to lead a new subcommittee in the Senate overseeing tourism and trade.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Washington Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell tapped Rosen to lead the new committee. Cantwell chairs the Senate’s Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.
Rosen, a Democrat, lobbied Cantwell’s committee to create the tourism-focused subcommittee, which can focus on the needs of visitor-dependent states like Nevada, Hawaii and Florida while also promoting trade and exports.
Rosen says she will use the new role to help the tourism industry recover from the pandemic-related economic crisis.
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