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September 17, 2019

Cortez Masto, Rosen Applaud Over $1.8 Million in Nevada Transportation Safety Grants

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) released the following statement applauding a combined $1,847,425 in grant funding from the Department of Transportation to support transportation safety investments within the Silver State. "We're thankful the Department of Transportation is supporting education and outreach programs that will help our state, local and tribal officials better understand and respond to transportation related public … Continue Reading


September 16, 2019

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Legislation to Increase Mental Health Providers in Low-Income Schools

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored the Increasing Access to Mental Health in Schools Act, legislation that would help expand the workforce of mental health providers serving students in school. Through grants and student loan forgiveness, the bill incentivizes trained psychologists, social workers, and school counselors to serve low-income and rural schools. "Nevada's children deserve all the tools for academic and personal success. Yet our state faces … Continue Reading


September 13, 2019

Cortez Masto Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins on Sunday, September 15th and ends on Tuesday, October 15th. "Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to celebrate the rich traditions and contributions of our Hispanic community. In Nevada, our state's Hispanic heritage transcends the names of our cities and towns. From Raphael Rivera's exploration of the Las Vegas Springs, to the Mexican miners … Continue Reading


September 13, 2019

Cortez Masto Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

Washington, D.C. - Nearly two years after the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, the Route 91 massacre in Las Vegas, Nevada, and as Senate Democrats continue to keep the pressure on Republican Leader McConnell and President Trump to take action on House-passed universal background checks legislation, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) delivers this week's Weekly Democratic address. In the address, Senator Cortez Masto outlines the immediate need for the Senate to vote … Continue Reading


September 13, 2019

Cortez Masto Joins Bipartisan Resolution Condemning North Korean Labor Camps

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) co-led a bipartisan resolution with Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) condemning the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) political prison labor camp system. The resolution calls on the DPRK to dismantle their brutal system, noting instances of religious persecution, rape, forced abortions and brutal executions within the camps. "It's unacceptable that hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians have disappeared at the hands … Continue Reading


September 12, 2019

Cortez Masto Joins Demand for Capital One to Protect Consumers Impacted by Data Breach

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senate Banking Committee Democrats, led by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), in demanding that Capital One take action to protect the more than 100 million consumers impacted by the March 2019 data breach. The Senators lay out how Capital One has failed to take adequate steps to correct the many deficiencies leading to the breach. "To date, we believe Capital One has not taken sufficient steps to make good on its commitment … Continue Reading


September 12, 2019

Cortez Masto, Rosen Announce $1.3 Million in Funding for Nevada Health Centers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) applauded two U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grants, totaling $1.3 million, to fund community health centers in Nevada. These grant funds will help underserved communities in Southern Nevada access affordable, quality, and cost-effective primary health care services. "Community health and wellness centers offer affordable and compassionate health care services to Nevada's most … Continue Reading


September 12, 2019

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Legislation to Help Small Businesses Grow

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today cosponsored legislation introduced by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) called the Small Business Regulatory Relief Act, a bill that will help small businesses navigate obstacles and help them grow and create jobs. "Small businesses are the drivers of Nevada's economy, and the federal government should be working overtime to ensure they have the resources they need to grow and create jobs. By allowing the Small Business … Continue Reading


September 11, 2019

Cortez Masto Calls on Majority Leader McConnell to Take Action on Ban of High-Capacity Magazines

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and 28 colleagues in calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConell to act on their Keep Americans Safe Act, which would prohibit the transfer, importation, or possession of magazines able to hold more than ten rounds of ammunition. Companion legislation passed the House Judiciary Committee today. "America's epidemic of mass shootings must be … Continue Reading


September 11, 2019

Cortez Masto, Rosen Applaud Grants to Help Nevada Tribal Communities Combat Sexual Assault, Promote Community Health

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) applauded two grants to help Northern Nevada tribal communities. The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe received a $349,501 Department of Justice (DOJ) grant to fund their Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program (TSASP). In addition, the Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California will be awarded $374,124 annually for the next five years by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through their Good Health … Continue Reading


September 11, 2019

Cortez Masto Honors 18th Anniversary of September 11th

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement commemorating the 18th anniversary of September 11th, 2001: "The September 11th attacks remain seared in the memory of all Americans. Today, I honor the memory of those who lost their lives, and my heart goes out to their loved ones. We have not forgotten those we lost, nor the brave firefighters, police officers, and other first responders who worked tirelessly to save lives, sometimes at the … Continue Reading


September 10, 2019

Cortez Masto Questions Carson and Mnuchin About Administration’s Failure to Address Affordable Housing Crisis

Washington, D.C. - At a Senate Banking Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) questioned HUD Secretary Ben Carson and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin about the Trump Administration's proposal to gut the Housing Trust Fund, which provides millions of dollars for affordable housing in Nevada and across the country. She also debunked some of their claims about the causes of the affordable housing crisis and expressed support for manufactured housing as one solution to … Continue Reading


September 09, 2019

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Resolution to Designate September 2019 as “National Workforce Development Month”

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored a resolution to recognize September 2019 as "National Workforce Development Month." Introduced by U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Michael B. Enzi (R-Wyo.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.), the Workforce Development Month Resolution expresses support for federal initiatives that promote skills training and development so workers are supported through a transitioning and growing … Continue Reading


September 09, 2019

Cortez Masto Highlights Nevada’s Leadership in the Future of Drone Delivery at Flirtey Event

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Flirtey, a pioneer of commercial drone delivery, at the national unveiling of their 'Flirtey Eagle' drone. Last year, Flirtey and the City of Reno were selected to participate in the highly competitive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program, which continues to attract investments, create jobs and drive innovation in Nevada. Senator Cortez Masto also highlighted the … Continue Reading


August 30, 2019

Cortez Masto Participates in Law Enforcement Training on How to Identify Child Trafficking

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today participated in a training led by the Texas Department of Public Safety to help Southern Nevada law enforcement identify and rescue child trafficking victims. The training is part of the Interdiction for the Protection of Children (IPC) Program created by Captain Derek Prestridge to teach patrol officers to recognize suspicious behaviors in adults and children indicative of child trafficking and exploitation. "As Nevada … Continue Reading


August 30, 2019

Cortez Masto, Rosen Welcome $3.5 Million to Help Low-Income Students Thrive in School

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced $3.5 million awarded to the Nevada Department of Education to increase opportunities for low-income middle and high school students. Provided through the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), the grant will finance educational services at high-poverty schools and fund scholarships for low-income students. "Education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty, … Continue Reading


August 30, 2019

Cortez Masto Delivers Remarks to National Native American Law Enforcement Association

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) delivered remarks at the 27th Annual National Native American Law Enforcement Association Training Event. In her remarks, the Senator addressed ways to support Native American law enforcement so that they can stem the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. Below are her remarks as prepared for delivery: Good afternoon, and thank you for letting me be here with you as you close out the 27th Annual NNALEA … Continue Reading


August 29, 2019

Cortez Masto to AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention: We Must Expand Collective Bargaining Power

"For decades, the AFL-CIO has been leading the charge in the fight for workers' rights and stronger unions. You have been pioneers for social and economic justice throughout the Silver State." "We're building the economy of the 21st century in the Silver State-not just because it's good for our environment, but because it means thousands of good paying labor jobs that support those innovative, cutting-edge industries coming to our state, at a time when the whole world needs those creative … Continue Reading


August 29, 2019

Cortez Masto, Colleagues Demand Trump Administration End Remain in Mexico Policy

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today joined a group of 23 Democratic Senate colleagues in calling on the Trump administration to stop restricting access to the U.S. asylum system by ending its Remain in Mexico policy. The deceptively named Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) policy blocks legal asylum seekers from being in the U.S. while they await court hearings in their cases, forcing them to wait in dangerous cities in Mexico for extended periods of … Continue Reading


August 29, 2019

Cortez Masto Hosts Trade Roundtable with Nevada Businesses, Visits Pershing County

Reno, Nev. - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) met with local businesses to discuss trade, participated in a demonstration of innovative broadband delivery solutions in rural communities, and met with local officials in Pershing. "Yesterday, I met with businesses in Nevada that are job creators and economic drivers in our state. It's critical that we ensure that the playing field is fair for American businesses and that they have the certainty to plan for their … Continue Reading

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