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January 30, 2023

Cortez Masto, Grassley Continue Their Push to Protect Small Businesses from Organized Retail Crime

Washington, D.C. -Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) are continuing their push to help protect small businesses by reintroducing legislation to provide law enforcement with resources to crack down on organized retail crime like flash mob robberies and cargo theft. Organized retail crime costs retailers $720,000 for every $1 billion in sales - up 50 percent since 2015. Cortez Masto and Grassley's bipartisan, bicameral Combating Organized Retail … Continue Reading


January 26, 2023

ICYMI: Cortez Masto Push to Bring Down Gas Prices And Hold Big Oil Accountable

In Case You Missed It, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) is continuing her fight to hold Big Oil accountable for profiting off the backs of families in Nevada while raking in historic profits. This week, she reintroduced her Fair and Transparent Gas Prices Act to investigate unfair practices, provide market transparency, and prevent price gouging by Big Oil and gas companies. Senator Cortez Masto has led efforts in the Senate to lower costs for Nevadans, leading bicameral legislation … Continue Reading


January 26, 2023

Cortez Masto, Rosen Announce $2 Million to Support Virginia City Biofuel Company

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced that they have secured a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to help Nevada-based Comstock Inc. produce biofuel. Comstock has developed an innovative and cost-effective process that produces sustainable, renewable fuel from wood byproducts. This project will create new jobs and help lower Nevada's carbon footprint. "Nevada is a hotspot for clean energy, and the federal … Continue Reading


January 26, 2023

Cortez Masto Announces Funding for More Mental Health Professionals in Nevada Schools

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that Nevada State College will receive $1, 218,626 to train school counselors, social workers, psychologists, and other mental health professionals to provide school-based mental health services in Nevada. Senator Cortez Masto led the effort to include these funds in the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act that was signed into law last year to address the acute shortage of mental health professionals in Nevada … Continue Reading


January 25, 2023

Cortez Masto, Luján Continue Fight to Hold Big Oil Accountable and Lower Gas Costs

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) are continuing their fight to hold Big Oil accountable by reintroducing legislation to increase transparency and help bring down high prices at the gas pump in Nevada and across the country. The Fair and Transparent Gas Prices Act would give the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) the tools it needs to investigate unfair practices, provide market transparency, and prevent price gouging by Big … Continue Reading


January 20, 2023

Cortez Masto Announces $57 Million She Secured to Combat Wildfires

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that Nevada will receive $57 million she secured in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) to help the state reduce wildfire risk. In Nevada, these funds will invest in high-risk communities and improve fuels management along approximately 3.4 million acres of the Sierra and Elko Fronts. "I've fought for historic funding to combat wildfires and reduce the risk they pose to … Continue Reading


January 06, 2023

Cortez Masto Statement on Anniversary of the January 6th Insurrection

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the follow statement on the second anniversary of the January 6th insurrection. "We cannot and will not forget the violent attack on our democracy and law enforcement on January 6," said Senator Cortez Masto. "On this hard day for our nation, I am thinking of the brave police officers who stood up to the mob and continue to protect us every day. My thoughts are with the families of the officers who lost their lives as a … Continue Reading


January 03, 2023

Senator Catherine Cortez Masto Sworn in to the United States Senate for Her Second Term

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), the senior senator from Nevada, was officially sworn in to the United States Senate today for her second term. Cortez Masto was joined in Washington by her husband Paul and their extended family. "Nevadans sent me back to the Senate to fight for them, and I'll keep delivering for working families all across the state," said Senator Cortez Masto. "Right now that means bringing down high prices while continuing to create … Continue Reading


December 23, 2022

Cortez Masto Announces Funding to Increase Number of Mental Health Professionals in Schools

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that Nevada State College will receive $67,131 as part of the Mental Health Service Professionals Demonstration Program. This program provides competitive grants to support partnerships between institutions of higher education and local schools to train school counselors, social workers, psychologists, and other mental health professionals to provide school-based mental health services, especially to low-income students … Continue Reading


December 23, 2022

Cortez Masto Unveils 2022 Year in Review

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today released her 2022 Year in Review to highlight her work over the last year. "I worked across the aisle this year in the Senate this year to lower costs for working families, increase the supply of affordable housing, support Nevada's businesses, combat the climate crisis, and make sure all Nevadans can access the federal resources and benefits they need to succeed," said Senator Cortez Masto. "I look forward to another year … Continue Reading


December 23, 2022

Cortez Masto Secures Measures to Protect Nevada Lakes and National Heritage Areas

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced passage of two of her bills to extend protections for Nevada's desert terminal lakes and heritage areas are headed to the president's desk for signature after passing the House of Representatives. "Protecting Nevada's natural and cultural resources is critical," said Senator Cortez Masto. "I'll keep working to maintain our state's unique sites." Senator Cortez Masto passed her legislation to extend-the authorization … Continue Reading


December 23, 2022

Cortez Masto Secures Bipartisan Measures to Prevent Human Trafficking

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced a legislative package she helped secure to prevent human trafficking is headed to the president's desk for signature after passing the House of Representatives. "My important bipartisan measures to prevent human trafficking and make sure victims get critical assistance from law enforcement just passed the House," said Senator Cortez Masto. "I'm thrilled that these provisions are part of a bipartisan package to combat … Continue Reading


December 22, 2022

Cortez Masto: Bipartisan Government Funding Bill Includes Vital Support for Mental Health Care, Law Enforcement, and Affordable Housing

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) voted to pass the bipartisan Fiscal Year 2023 omnibus funding package. This bill now heads to the U.S. House of Representatives and then to President Biden's desk to be signed into law. The package makes historic investments in mental health, including through legislation Senator Cortez Masto championed to expand mobile crisis services and virtual peer support services for Nevadans navigating mental health crises. The package … Continue Reading


December 21, 2022

Cortez Masto, Rosen Secure Major Federal Investments in Critical Community Projects Across Nevada

Senators Secured More Than $167 Million for 85 Nevada Projects in Bipartisan Government Funding Package Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced that they have secured $167.62 million in Community Project Funding to support 85 programs and projects across Nevada as part of the Fiscal Year 2023 omnibus appropriations package. Both senators submitted these project funding requests in the summer of 2022 and ensured they were … Continue Reading


December 21, 2022

Cortez Masto Announces Senate Passage of Her Bipartisan Bills to Combat Human Trafficking

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that last night, two legislative packages she helped secure to prevent human trafficking passed the Senate. Senator Cortez Masto's bipartisan provision in the Abolish Human Trafficking Reauthorization Act of 2022 will ensure that Department of Justice grant funding can be used for training to help law enforcement officers identify child trafficking cases and give critical assistance to victims. The bipartisan measure she … Continue Reading


December 20, 2022

On Senate Floor, Cortez Masto Calls for Protections for Dreamers

"Nevadans sent me back to the Senate because they believe not only that I can reach across the aisle to make change, but that I will do it. They've seen me do it before, and they know I will work with anyone who's willing to come to the table. "But we need serious action from my colleagues, no matter what party they're in. We need a real willingness to work together and to act on issues-like Dreamers, like border security. We can do both, and we can do right by so many and move this country … Continue Reading


December 20, 2022

Cortez Masto’s Legislation to End Child Exploitation Passes Senate

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced the Senate passage yesterday evening of bicameral, bipartisan legislation she led with Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) to help protect children from online abuse and trafficking. The END Child Exploitation Act will assist law enforcement investigations into these heinous crimes by extending the period of time that technology companies are required to preserve information about child sexual abuse images they report to … Continue Reading


December 16, 2022

Cortez Masto Announces Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Support Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced the Senate passage of her bipartisan legislation, with John Boozman (R-Ark.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), to ensure that veterans who have survived military sexual trauma (MST) have access to trained peer support specialists within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Currently, veterans who file disability claims with the VA for benefits due to the physical and mental effects of MST have no formal mental or … Continue Reading


December 15, 2022

Cortez Masto Votes to Pass FY2023 NDAA, Highlights Nevada Priorities She Secured in Legislation Including Responsible Expansion of the Fallon Range Training Complex

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023 and announced the Nevada priorities she helped secure in the bill. Senator Cortez Masto's legislation to responsibly expand the Navy's Fallon Range Training Complex (FRTC) was included in the final NDAA. In addition, Senator Cortez Masto worked so the bill includes additional support for Nevada military installations, pay raises for service members, … Continue Reading


December 08, 2022

Cortez Masto, Cornyn Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Law Enforcement Identify Child Trafficking Victims

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) introduced legislation to train law enforcement officers to recognize and rescue at-risk, trafficked, and exploited children. The Interdiction for the Protection of Child Victims of Exploitation and Human Trafficking Act would ensure that Department of Justice grant funding can be used for training to help federal, state, Tribal, and local law enforcement officers identify child trafficking cases … Continue Reading

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