We’re guessing you’ve already seen Jacky Rosen’s newest campaign ad? The one where she touts herself as a non-partisan white knight of sorts who is deeply committed to reaching across the aisle and always does what is best for Nevadan families?
In the ad, Rosen focuses on healthcare, and with feigned sincerity, she essentially pledges to put people over party. But no matter how hard Rosen tries to convince voters that she won't play party politics, her actions during her one and only term in Congress will always drown out her disingenuous words.
We took the liberty of fact checking Rosen’s claim that she can put partisan politics aside to do what's right for Nevadans, and as is generally the case, the facts pretty much speak for themselves.
- Since taking office, Rosen has voted with her party’s leadership and liberal wing 9 out of 10 times – including voting with Barbara Lee (D-CA), the most ideologically liberal member of Congress, almost 90% of the time.
- Even with the fate of nearly 70,000 Nevadan children hanging in the balance, Rosen fell in line with the far left wing of her party and voted against a short-term spending bill that would prevent a government shutdown.
- When the government did shutdown, Rosen voted against re-opening it.
- Rosen also voted against the GOP tax cuts that have sparked job growth and a renewed entrepreneurial spirit and resulted in pay-raises and bonuses for thousands of Nevadan families.
- Although the sweeping benefits of tax cuts are undeniable in the Silver State – Rosen continues to parrot Democratic Party talking points, calling the new law “reckless” and maintaining that its benefits are just “crumbs.”
"Jacky Rosen can keep releasing campaign ads where she pretends to look and sound genuinely concerned about her constituents, but voters knows it’s all just an act. The truth is that Rosen has never had any real desire to reach across party lines, and she certainly has no problem throwing Nevadans under the bus to appease the most liberal wing of her party.” Keelie Broom, RNC Spokesperson
Check out more details on Rosen’s anything-but-bipartisan track record below!
Since Taking Office, Representative Jacky Rosen Has Voted With Her Party’s Leadership And Liberal Wing About 90 Percent Of The Time
This Congress, Representative Jacky Rosen (D-NV) Has Voted With House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) 90 Percent Of The Time. (“Head To Head: Compare Voting Records,” ProPublica, Accessed 5/8/18)
This Congress, Representative Rosen Has Voted With House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) 91 Percent Of The Time. (“Head To Head: Compare Voting Records,”ProPublica, Accessed 5/8/18)
This Congress, Representative Rosen Has Voted With Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) 89 Percent Of The Time. (“Head To Head: Compare Voting Records,” ProPublica, Accessed 5/8/18
- In 2017, Lee Was Given An “Ideology Score” Which Made Her The Most Liberal Member Of Congress. (GovTrack.Us, Accessed 5/8/18)
Representative Rosen Voted Against A Short-Term Spending Bill To Keep The Government Open And Then Voted Against Reopening The Government Once It Closed
On January 18, 2018, Rosen Voted Against A Bill To Keep The Government Open. (H.R. 195, Roll Call Vote 33, Passed 230-197: R 224-11; D 6-186, 1/18/18, Rosen Voted Nay)
- The Bill Kept The Government Open Through February 16. “But the bill, which would keep the government open through Feb. 16, provided only a faint glimmer of hope that a crisis could be averted before funding expires at midnight on Friday. In the Senate, at least about a dozen Democratic votes would be needed to approve the measure, and there was little chance that those would materialize.” (Thomas Kaplan and Sheryl Gay Stolberg, “House Passes Short-Term Spending Bill, Setting Up Shutdown Battle In Senate,” The New York Times, 1/18/18)
- The Bill Provided Funding For The Children’s Health Insurance Program For Six Years And Suspended Some Of The Taxes Imposed By The Affordable Care Act. “In addition to keeping the government open, the bill would provide funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years, and it would delay or suspend a handful of taxes imposed by the Affordable Care Act.” (Thomas Kaplan and Sheryl Gay Stolberg, “House Passes Short-Term Spending Bill, Setting Up Shutdown Battle In Senate,” The New York Times, 1/18/18)
- As Of FY 2016, There Are 68,951 Children Using CHIP In Nevada. (“Total Number Of Children Ever Enrolled In CHIP Annually,” Kaiser Family Foundation, Accessed 5/9/18)
On January 22, 2018, Rosen Voted Against Ending The Government Shutdown. (H.R. 195. Roll Call Vote #44: Motion To Concur Passed 266-150-14: R 221-6-10; D 45-144-4, 1/22/18, Rosen Voted Nay)
- The Short-Term Spending Bill Funded The Government Through February 8, 2018, Extended The CHIP Program Through 2023, And Suspended Three Taxes And Fees Related To Obamacare. “President Trump signed a short-term spending bill that will fund the government through Feb. 8, ending a weekend-long government shutdown. The measure also extends the Children's Health Insurance Program through 2023 and suspends three Obamacare-related taxes and fees.” (John Nolen, Nancy Cordes, Rebecca Shabad, Walt Cronkite, Emily Tillett and Rebecca Kaplan, “Trump Signs Bill To End Government Shutdown And Reopen Government,” CBS News, 1/22/18)
Representative Rosen Voted Against The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act And Has Repeatedly Spoken Out Against The Law Calling It A “Monstrosity” And Bad For Nevadans
On December 20, 2017, Rosen Voted Against The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act. (HR 1, Roll Call Vote 699, Passed 224-201: R 221-12; D 0-189, 12/20/17, Rosen Voted Nay)
- The Bill Reduced Tax Rates And Modified Policies, Credits, And Deductions For Individuals And Businesses. “This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) to reduce tax rates and modify policies, credits, and deductions for individuals and businesses.” (“HR 1 – Tax Cuts And Jobs Act,” Congress.gov, Accessed 5/8/18)
In A Press Release Announcing Her Vote, Rosen Stated That The GOP Tax Cuts Did Not Help The Middle Class And Asserted Under The Law “Everyday People Get Crumbs.” “As Republicans ram this bill through Congress, it’s becoming crystal clear that this plan is designed to provide tax relief to wealthy donors and corporate special interests while everyday people get crumbs or eventually face a tax hike. My constituents deserved real bipartisan tax reform and a simpler, fairer tax code aimed at supporting the middle class, and this Republican-controlled Congress failed to deliver.” (Press Release, “Rosen Votes Against Reckless Republican Tax Bill,”Representative Jacky Rosen, 12/19/17)
On The Floor, Rosen Called The GOP Tax Cuts A “Monstrosity,” And “Disastrous” And Claimed It Would “Hurt Countless Families In Nevada And Across This Country.” REP. JACKY ROSEN (D-NV): “This week, Republicans are continuing to work behind closed doors to put the finishing touches on their disastrous tax bill that will hurt countless families in Nevada and across this country. Let's be clear: this monstrosity of a bill would eventually slam many of Nevada's hardworking families with a tax increase while adding more than $1 trillion dollars to our national debt. And to make matters worse, the Senate version of this bill would spike health care premiums and cause millions to lose their health care coverage -- all so billionaires and giant corporations can receive an unnecessary tax cut. Mr. Speaker, Americans can see clearly that this bill is just a giveaway to wealthy campaign donors and giant corporations at the expense of regular hardworking families.” (Representative Jacky Rosen, Remarks On The House Floor, 12/7/17)
Before It Passed, Rosen Claimed That The Tax Bill Would, “Increase The Economic Anxiety Of Too Many Nevada Families At Their Kitchen Tables.” “But as it stands today, the Republican tax plan will tilt the playing field for the rich and increase the economic anxiety of too many Nevada families at their kitchen tables. Our efforts in Congress should focus on what we can agree on: investing in the success of local entrepreneurs to create jobs, helping hard-working families get ahead and reducing our spiraling debt.” (Representative Jacky Rosen, Op-Ed, “Working Nevada Families Lose, Wealthy Win In GOP Tax Scheme,” Las Vegas Sun, 11/29/17)
Once Enacted Into Law, Rosen Was Critical Of The GOP Tax Cuts. “Like her Democratic colleague in the Senate, Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen criticized the tax bill as ‘reckless,’ saying that congressional Republicans voted to give a ‘massive tax cut’ to billionaires and corporations at the expense of working families in Nevada.” (Megan Messerly, “Revelry And Rage Over Tax Bill's Passage Dominate Nevada Congressional Press Releases This Week,” The Nevada Independent, 12/23/17)
Rosen Called The Tax Law “A Giveaway To Special Interests And The Wealthy.” “For its stop in Las Vegas on Jan. 15, 2018, the group called on Republicans to ‘repeal the Trump Tax on middle-class Families,’ as the group's press release put it. We watched the full video of the event. Rosen left no room for doubt that she opposed the Republican tax cuts. ‘This tax bill at its core is a giveaway to special interests and the wealthy,’ Rosen said. ‘And it will disadvantage millions of working families in the long run. In 10 years, by 2027, more than half of all Americans will pay more in their tax bill.’” (Jon Greenberg, “Middle-Class Tax Cuts As Weapon In Nevada Senate Race,”Politifact, 4/24/18)
CVS Increased Its Minimum Wage To $11 An Hour, And They Will Not Increase Employee Healthcare Premiums For The 2018-2019 Plan Year. “CVS Health will increase the starting wage rate for hourly employees to $11 an hour, effective April 2018. As part of this change, the company also plans to adjust pay ranges and rates for many of its retail pharmacy technicians, front store associates and other hourly retail employees later in the year to ensure a competitive compensation structure that supports the company's plans to evolve its retail stores into a health care destination. As part of ensuring access to affordable health care, CVS Health will not increase employee premiums for the 2018-2019 plan year. While medical and prescription costs have increased 5% year-over-year, CVS Health will absorb the entire increase for the 100,000 employees who have elected to enroll in the company-sponsored health plan.” (Press Release, “CVS Health Investing In Long-Term And Sustainable Wage Increases And Benefits Enhancements Following The Passage Of The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act,”CVS, 2/8/18)
- CVS Has 86 Pharmacies In Nevada. (“Facts By State,” CVS, Accessed 5/9/18)
Lowes Gave Employees Bonuses Of Up To $1,000 Following The Passage Of The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act. “Lowe's will follow rival Home Depot in giving thousands of its hourly employees a one-time bonus of up to $1,000 due to new tax legislation, according to an internal company memo reviewed by CNBC on Wednesday.” (Lauren Thomas, “Lowe's To Give Some Employees Bonuses Of Up To $1,000 And Expand Benefits Due To Tax Reform,” CNBC, 1/31/18)
- Lowes Has 17 Stores And Over 2,000 Employees In Nevada. (“Nevada,” Lowes, Accessed 5/9/18)
As A Result Of The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act, AT&T Will Pay $1,000 Bonuses To Over 200,000 “‘Union-Represented, Non-Management” Workers, And Will Invest An Additional $1 Billion Into The United States In 2018 Alone. “AT&T, the No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier, said it will pay $1,000 bonuses to more than 200,000 employees and invest an additional $1 billion in the United States in 2018, once the tax reform bill is signed into law. An AT&T spokesman said the bonuses were unrelated to the $1,000 that 20,000 AT&T Mobility employees will receive as part of an agreement with the Communications Workers of America announced last week. Employees eligible for the bonus are all ‘union-represented, non-management and front-line managers,’ AT&T said in a statement.” (“AT&T, Two Banks Offer Bonuses, Pay Hikes In Wake Of U.S. Tax Reform,” Reuters, 12/20/17)
- There Are 1,100 AT&T Employees In Nevada. “More than 1,100 AT&T employees working in Nevada as of January 31, 2018.” (“Jobs And Economic Support,” AT&T, Accessed 5/9/18)
Bank Of America Will Give About 145,000 Employees $1,000 Bonuses, CEO Brian Moynihan Cited The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act As The Reason For The Companies Generosity. “Bank of America will give some of its employees a $1,000 bonus, citing the tax bill that was just signed into law. ‘Beginning in 2018, we will see benefits from the tax reform ... in the form of lower corporate tax rates,’ CEO Brian Moynihan said in an internal memo to employees obtained by CNBC. He also said that about 145,000 employees will receive the bonus.” (Fred Imbert, “Bank Of America Is Giving Some Employees A $1,000 Bonus, Citing Tax Bill,” CNBC, 12/22/17)
- Bank Of America Has 67 Financial Centers In Nevada. (“Nevada,” Bank Of America, Accessed 5/9/18)
As A Result Of The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act Walmart Will Increase Its Minimum Wage To $11 An Hour, And Give Employees A One Time $1,000 Bonus. “Walmart's workers will soon reap the benefits of the recent tax law changes, as the world's largest private employer raises its starting wage, creates new benefits and distributes bonuses to eligible workers. The big-box retailer announced Thursday it will increase its starting wage rate for hourly employees in the U.S. to $11, and expand maternity and parental leave benefits. Currently, Walmart's starting wage is $9 until workers complete a training program. Then, they receive $10. Walmart will also pay a one-time cash bonus to eligible employees of as much as $1,000. The payouts, which should total roughly $400 million, will result in a one-time charge that the company will take in its fiscal fourth quarter.” (Lauren Thomas, “Walmart To Raise Its Starting Wage To $11, Give Some Employees Bonuses Following Tax Bill Passage,” CNBC, 1/11/18)
- Walmart Has 14,175 Employees In Nevada. “Associates in Nevada: 14,175.” (“Nevada, Walmart, Accessed 5/9/18)
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