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October 17, 2019

Cortez Masto, Menendez Lead Group of 19 Senators in Urging FHFA to Fulfill its Duty to Underserved, Limited-English Proficient Borrowers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) led a group of 19 senators in calling on the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to rescind its decision to remove a language preference question and housing counseling information from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's Uniform Residential Loan Application (URLA). The FHFA's decision to remove these sections from the URLA could reduce access to mortgage financing for limited-English proficient, … Continue Reading


October 17, 2019

Cortez Masto Urges CMS to Address Medicare Website Concerns

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) sent a letter to Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, expressing concerns with the readiness of the Plan Finder website, a critical tool that helps seniors select a plan. The Plan Finder website was recently updated to improve the user experience, and recent reports indicate that problems with the new website could leave consumers with misleading or incorrect information about plan cost and … Continue Reading


October 16, 2019

Cortez Masto, Rosen Statement on Nomination of Nevada’s Jennifer Togliatti to U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced the nomination of Jennifer Togliatti to the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. "We welcome the nomination of Judge Togliatti, a Nevadan who served twenty years on our state court bench, including as Chief Judge for Clark County's Eighth Judicial District Court. Over the course of her three decades of service in the … Continue Reading


October 08, 2019

Cortez Masto, Rosen, Amodei Applaud Final Release of $40.4 Million Grant for Reno’s Virginia Street Project

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and Representative Mark Amodei (R-Nev.-02) released the following statement celebrating the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) release of $40.4 million in a Capital Investment Grant (CIG) to fund the Washoe Regional Transportation Commission's (RTC) Reno Virginia Street BRT Extension Project. The project, which began this past April, will upgrade aging utilities infrastructure along Virginia Street … Continue Reading


October 08, 2019

Cortez Masto Unveils New College Resource Guide at Visit to Coral Academy

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) toured the Coral Academy of Science in Las Vegas where she spoke to students and introduced her new College and Beyond Guide. The Senator's guide, available in both English and Spanish, includes resources for Nevadans pursuing higher education, through a college degree or vocational education. "Nevada's students, like the ones I met today at the Coral Academy, are leaders, trailblazers and innovators, and they deserve every … Continue Reading


October 07, 2019

Cortez Masto Speaks to Nevada Law Enforcement at Human Trafficking Summit

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) delivered remarks at the Nevada Attorney General Office's Law Enforcement Summit, which focused on the prosecution and prevention of human trafficking. The Senator spoke about her efforts in the Senate to make it harder for human traffickers to do business online, and the need to support law enforcement and empower survivors. "I'm proud to be here today with Nevada's law enforcement community who are on the ground every day … Continue Reading


October 07, 2019

Cortez Masto Hosts Roundtable with LGBTQ Nevadans

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today hosted a roundtable with LGBTQ community leaders and advocates in Southern Nevada to discuss the concerns of the LGBTQ community and the consequences of the Trump administration's efforts to undermine hard-fought protections for LGBTQ Americans. During the roundtable, she discussed her efforts in the Senate to fight anti-LGBTQ discrimination in housing, employment, the military and education. "On the eve of Las Vegas PRIDE, … Continue Reading


October 04, 2019

Cortez Masto Delivers Keynote Address to Prosecutors About Gun Violence Prevention

"On this second anniversary, those who survived the Route 91 massacre are again struggling with the lasting scars of body and mind they sustained that night." "Today's summit is an extraordinary opportunity to bring together law enforcement, advocacy groups, survivors, authorities on extremists, and others to dig into the causes of and solutions to gun violence and mass shootings." "Together, let's seize on this chance to learn from one another and find new approaches to one of the most … Continue Reading


October 03, 2019

Cortez Masto Joins Call for Financial Certainty for Rural Counties

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today joined a bipartisan group of 31 senators requesting that any end-of-year legislation include at least a two-year reauthorization of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) and the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (SRS) programs. In a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, the senators wrote, "Congress has an obligation to ensure counties with large swaths of … Continue Reading


October 02, 2019

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Resolution to Mark Energy Efficiency Day in October

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored a resolution, led by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio), to designate October 2, 2019 as "Energy Efficiency Day" and to mark October as "National Energy Awareness Month." The resolution celebrates and promotes the benefits, both economic and environmental, that result from steps by industry and government to improve energy savings. "I'm so proud that Nevada's businesses, conservation groups and … Continue Reading


October 02, 2019

Cortez Masto, Rosen Welcome LWCF Grant Funding to Improve Nevada’s Public Parks

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced $324,437 in Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants awarded to public improvement projects in Lincoln and Mineral counties. "Nevada's public parks bring communities together by encouraging Nevadans to get outdoors, enjoy time with friends and family and stay healthy. This grant funding will support important improvements and upgrades to the Lions Park Pool and Echo Canyon State Park. … Continue Reading


October 02, 2019

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Legislation to Promote Women, Minorities in STEM Careers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored legislation to support women and minorities pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and careers. Introduced by Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), the STEM Opportunities Act of 2019 would help federal science agencies and institutions of higher education identify and share best practices for overcoming barriers that limit the inclusion of women and other underrepresented groups in STEM … Continue Reading


October 02, 2019

Cortez Masto, Rosen Applaud Grant for Tribal Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced that the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) awarded $495,502 to Reno-Sparks Indian Colony to hire, train, and equip law enforcement officers. "Every community in Nevada benefits from adequate law enforcement to keep people safe and respond to emergencies," said the Senators. "We applaud these funds to support law enforcement on the front lines in our Native … Continue Reading


October 01, 2019

Cortez Masto Commemorates Second Anniversary of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival Massacre

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following video statement commemorating the two-year anniversary of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival Massacre in Las Vegas. You may watch the video HERE. Two years ago, our state of Nevada was transformed. 58 people were enjoying an evening of music with family and friends when their lives were taken from them and hundreds more were injured in what would be the deadliest mass shooting in modern American … Continue Reading


September 29, 2019

Cortez Masto Hosts Roundtable with Local Domestic Violence Prevention Organizations

Reno, Nev. -Yesterday, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) toured Safe Embrace's new safe house facilities for domestic violence victims and hosted a roundtable with representatives from domestic violence support agencies from across Northern Nevada. The Senator spoke with participants about her efforts to secure congressional reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act and highlighted the need for increased funding and resources for state and local domestic violence prevention … Continue Reading


September 28, 2019

Cortez Masto Delivers Remarks Celebrating 100th Anniversary of the Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce

Reno, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) delivered remarks at the 100th anniversary of the Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce yesterday. In her remarks, the Senator addressed issues that affect businesses and workers in Northern Nevada. In addition, Senator Cortez Masto presented the Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce with a Congressional Record Statement commemorating its 100th anniversary. "It's such an honor to join the over 2,000 members of the Reno + Sparks Chamber of … Continue Reading


September 27, 2019

Cortez Masto Discusses Jobs, Trade With Carson City Chamber of Commerce

"All of you are key economic drivers and job creators in Northern Nevada, and my goal is to make sure you have what you need to thrive." "For Carson City and the Silver State to succeed, your companies, organizations, and workers need to prosper." "I'm hopeful we can come to bipartisan solutions so that we can provide certainty for Nevada's businesses." Carson City, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) delivered remarks to the members of the Carson City Chamber of Commerce … Continue Reading


September 27, 2019

Cortez Masto Convenes Nevada Broadband Workshop on the Importance of Bridging the Digital Disconnect

Reno, Nev. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) delivered remarks at the Nevada Broadband Workshop. In her remarks, the Senator discussed her work to improve broadband connectivity and infrastructure across the state, while also ensuring that Nevada's local agencies have the resources they need to spur development and grow their economies. Senator Cortez Masto requested and helped organize this event to give Nevadans the chance to speak directly with federal and state … Continue Reading


September 27, 2019

Cortez Masto Joins Congressional Effort to Overturn DeVos Borrower Defense Rule

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Representative Susie Lee (D-Nev.) in introducing a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapproval on Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' rewritten borrower defense rule that gutted essential protections for student borrowers and taxpayers. CRA resolutions of disapproval allow Congress to overturn regulatory actions of federal agencies with a simple majority vote in both … Continue Reading


September 27, 2019

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bill to Help Nevadans Overcome Barriers to Employment

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today cosponsored the Work Opportunity Tax Credit & Jobs Act, legislation to make permanent the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), which encourages employers to hire individuals who face significant barriers to employment. Currently, the WOTC expires on December 31, 2019. "Too many Nevadans are struggling to secure good-paying, stable jobs, especially vulnerable populations like our veterans. Making this tax credit permanent … Continue Reading

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