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March 31, 2020

Cortez Masto: Here’s How Nevadans Can Get Unemployment Assistance

Las Vegas, Nev. - In a Medium post published today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) directed Nevadans to her Disaster Resource Guide and outlined how they can obtain unemployment assistance during the coronavirus pandemic. The full text of the post can be found here and below. If You've Been Laid Off Because of COVID-19, Here's How to Get Unemployment Assistance by U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto The coronavirus pandemic means that many businesses across the Silver State … Continue Reading


March 31, 2020

Cortez Masto Statement on Equal Pay Day

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today released the following statement marking Equal Pay Day: "At this time of economic uncertainty, it's even more important than ever that Nevada's women can earn the equivalent of men and provide crucial support for their families. I'm working in the Senate to make sure everyone's work is valued, and I'll continue pushing to make the promise of equal pay a reality." BACKGROUND: This year, Equal Pay Day, which marks how much … Continue Reading


March 30, 2020

Cortez Masto Delivers Message to Nevadans: Reach Out to My Office, We Can Help You Access Federal Assistance in Wake of COVID-19

Las Vegas, Nev. - In a Medium post published today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) directed Nevadans to her Disaster Resource Guide and outlined how her office can help Nevadans access the federal resources they need during the coronavirus pandemic. The full text of the post can be found here and below. If You Need Assistance with a Federal Agency in the Wake of COVID-19, My Office is Here to Help By U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto As the coronavirus continues to … Continue Reading


March 29, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Press Trump Administration on Failure to Help States with Dire Medical Supply Shortages

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined a letter led by Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) to Vice President Mike Pence demanding increased transparency and answers regarding the Trump Administration's failure to assist states as they face dire shortages of medical supplies needed to combat coronavirus. The Senators also urged the White House to empower the recently announced Supply Chain Stabilization Task Force to activate every avenue … Continue Reading


March 28, 2020

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bill to Provide Broadband Access to Students Affected by Coronavirus Crisis

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) in cosponsoring bipartisan legislation to provide assistance to families who need internet connectivity during the coronavirus crisis. The Keeping Critical Connections Act would appropriate $2 billion for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help small broadband companies provide students and their families with access over the course of this public health … Continue Reading


March 26, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Join Bill to Stop Price Gouging in Emergencies

Washington, D.C. - As consumers across Nevada continue to report excessive prices from some sellers during the coronavirus outbreak, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) to introduce a bill that would prohibit price gouging. The Disaster and Emergency Pricing Abuse Prevention Act would prohibit selling or offering for sale essential goods and services at … Continue Reading


March 25, 2020

Cortez Masto: Coronavirus Relief Package an Investment in Nevada’s Economy and Health Care System

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) spoke on the Senate floor tonight to discuss the work she is doing to protect the health, safety and economic wellbeing of Nevada's workers, businesses and families during the coronavirus pandemic. In her remarks, the Senator highlighted the perseverance of Nevadans during this crisis, commemorated the lives of the six Nevadans who lost their lives, expressed her hopes for the continued health of the over 300 Nevadans who have … Continue Reading


March 25, 2020

Cortez Masto, Colleagues Call for Task Forces to Streamline Vaccine Development, Medical Supply Chain

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined a bipartisan group of Senators, led by Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Tom Carper (D-Del.), in sending a letter to Vice President Mike Pence urging the Trump administration to establish two temporary task forces, one to "expedite and coordinate the development of COVID-19 vaccines, diagnostics, and treatments," and the other to "coordinate medical supply shortages and the development of innovative solutions to address … Continue Reading


March 24, 2020

Cortez Masto, Senate Democrats Raise Concerns About Harmful Medicaid Regulation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) led 25 of their Senate colleagues in calling on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to withdraw the proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule (MFAR), a dangerous proposal to disrupt state Medicaid financing. The rule's complex technical changes would limit the types of financing mechanisms states can use to … Continue Reading


March 24, 2020

Cortez Masto Unveils Disaster Resource Guide for Nevadans Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - In a Medium post published today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) unveiled a comprehensive Disaster Resource Guide for Nevadans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The guide includes critical information on medical care, mental health services, financial and housing assistance, aid for seniors, resources for small business owners, and more. The Disaster Resource Guide can be found on the senator's website here. Full text of the post can be found here and … Continue Reading


March 24, 2020

Rosen, Cortez Masto Announce $2 Million in Funding to Support Nevada Seniors Impacted by Coronavirus

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released a statement announcing that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $2,082,648 to the state of Nevada to help communities across the Silver State provide meals for older adults. "These funds will help support Nevada's seniors by ensuring they're able to receive meals as they stay safe at home during the coronavirus pandemic to protect themselves from the virus," said … Continue Reading


March 24, 2020

Senator Cortez Masto Shares Message with Nevada’s Rural Communities on Coronavirus

Washington, D.C. - In a Medium post published today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) outlined the work she is doing to protect the health, safety and economic security of Nevada's rural communities during the coronavirus pandemic and shared resources for Nevadans to be aware of as a result of COVID-19. The full text of the post can be found here and below. A Message to Nevada's Rural Communities on Coronavirus By U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto Protecting the health and … Continue Reading


March 24, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Call for Access to Remote Education for All Students’ Education During Coronavirus Emergency

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined a letter led by Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass.) to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Commerce Committee Chairman Roger Wicker, urging them to support robust funding for all K-12 students to have adequate home internet connectivity if their schools close due to the ongoing pandemic in the next version of the coronavirus relief package. "Children without connectivity are at risk of not only … Continue Reading


March 23, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Urge SBA to Help Small Businesses Harmed by Coronavirus Outbreak

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined a letter led by Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) urging the Small Business Administration (SBA) to lower the interest rate for disaster loans to 0% due to the unprecedented economic disruption from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As part of its disaster assistance program, the SBA is providing loans of up to $2 million to small businesses. However, the rates for these loans remain high: 3.75% … Continue Reading


March 23, 2020

Cortez Masto Commemorates 10th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement commemorating the 10th anniversary of President Barack Obama's signing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. "The Affordable Care Act has been helping families in Nevada and across the country access affordable, quality health care for ten years. Not only has the ACA given an unprecedented number of Americans access to health insurance, it has also ensured that patients with pre-existing … Continue Reading


March 22, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Statement on Ongoing COVID-19 Legislation Negotiations

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) released the following statement following their procedural vote against Senator McConnell's partisan coronavirus legislation. "The priority for any coronavirus relief legislation must be supporting our hard working families and strengthening our health care system to meet the challenges ahead," said the Senators. "We will continue fighting for Nevada until we are confident that the Senate package … Continue Reading


March 20, 2020

Cortez Masto Leads Colleagues in Urging Congress to Support Clean Energy Industry in Economic Relief Packages

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) led 17 Senate colleagues in sending a letter calling on Congress to include support for the United States' clean energy industry and workforce in any economic aid packages. "As Congress takes steps to ensure that our nation's workforce is prepared to emerge stronger from the coronavirus health and economic crisis, we must act to shore up clean energy businesses and workers who are uniquely impacted by the crisis," said the … Continue Reading


March 20, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Urge Health Insurers to Waive Testing Costs in Response to COVID-19 Test Shortages

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined a letter to health insurers urging them to waive cost sharing for diagnostics that are being used to screen patients in the absence of COVID-19 tests. The Families First Coronavirus Relief Act has authorized free COVID-19 testing for all Americans and expanded benefits for those who've tested positive. But due to the current shortage of coronavirus tests in Nevada, physicians are performing other … Continue Reading


March 20, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Cosponsor Bill to Protect Seniors, People with Disabilities During Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) cosponsored legislation led by Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.) to address critical health and economic needs for older adults, people with disabilities, front-line workers, and family caregivers. The Coronavirus Relief for Seniors and People with Disabilities Act would increase funding for nursing home inspectors, waive certain Medicare costs for seniors, promote home and community-based services and protect … Continue Reading


March 20, 2020

Cortez Masto, Menendez Introduce Bill to Provide Relief to Small Businesses Suffering from Economic Fallout Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) introduced legislation that would help small businesses recover from the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. In an effort to slow the spread of the virus, many states, such as Nevada, have put restrictions on the operations of businesses, which have already caused a decline in customers and lower profits. This week, the Small Business Administration (SBA) approved Nevada's disaster … Continue Reading

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