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September 22, 2023

ICYMI: Cortez Masto Works With Law Enforcement to Crack Down on Illicit Drugs

In Case You Missed It, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) published a new op-ed in the Nevada Appeal highlighting her efforts to combat the spread of illicit drugs in Nevada. She’s working with local law enforcement across the state to raise awareness about the dangers of these deadly drugs and crack down on fentanyl trafficking and the illicit use of xylazine. Nevada Appeal: Working with Law Enforcement to Get Drugs Off Our Streets By Senator Catherine Cortez Masto Two decades ago, … Continue Reading

September 21, 2023

Cortez Masto Legislation to Create Jobs at Apex Industrial Park & Upgrade Water Infrastructure in Las Vegas Advance Out of Committee

Cortez Masto’s bills will help attract new businesses and create jobs at the North Las Vegas Apex Industrial Center and help build the Horizon Lateral water pipeline. Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) passed vital legislation to help create thousands of new jobs at the Apex Industrial Park and to protect the water supply for more than 1 million Nevadans through the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Both bills passed with bipartisan support … Continue Reading

September 18, 2023

Cortez Masto Leads Push to Protect Support Services for Domestic Violence Survivors

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) led Senator Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and Representatives Dina Titus (D-Nev.-01), Susie Lee (D-Nev.-03), and Steven Horsford (D-Nev.-04) in calling on congressional leadership to fully fund the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), which provides essential services for victims of violent crime, including domestic violence and sexual assault, in Nevada and across the country. In 2021, Cortez Masto helped pass the VOCA Fix to Sustain the … Continue Reading

September 18, 2023

In Las Vegas, Cortez Masto Kicks Off Hispanic Heritage Month with Nevada Families and Local Community Leaders

Las Vegas, Nev. - This weekend in Las Vegas, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined local leaders, small businesses, and Nevada families to celebrate Latino culture and contributions at the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. “I am proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with so many of our families and recognize the incredible milestones we’ve achieved,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “Across Nevada and this country, Latinos are making a difference and building their American Dream … Continue Reading

September 15, 2023

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Crack Down on Crypto-Money Laundering, Drug Trafficking, And Ransomware Attacks

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) in cosponsoring the bipartisan Digital Asset Anti-Money Laundering Act, which would close loopholes in current law and bring cryptocurrency companies into grater compliance with the anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AMF/CFT) frameworks that govern much of the financial … Continue Reading

September 14, 2023

Cortez Masto Announces $2 Million to Expand Mental Health Services in Las Vegas

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that Bridge Counseling Associates (BCA) will receive $2 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support their work to provide mental health services to Nevadans. One of the oldest and largest mental health providers, BCA was hard hit by the COVID pandemic, but they were able to keep their doors open and their employees paid thanks to a refundable tax credit for eligible businesses. When … Continue Reading

September 13, 2023

On Senate Floor, Cortez Masto Highlights Cost Savings for Nevada Seniors Thanks to Medicare Negotiating Drug Prices

FTP for TV stations is available here.  “Let me give you an example: Sue Bird and her husband Tom. They live in rural Nevada in Fernley, Nevada. Tom has diabetes, and even though they are both on Medicare, covering all their health care expenses costs them nearly $1,000 a month… So, why are Tom and Sue's medication so expensive? Year after year, Big Pharma has decided that they need to jack up prescription drug prices, all while their executives are raking in millions of dollars in profits.” … Continue Reading

September 12, 2023

Cortez Masto, Rosen Respond to Biden Administration Report on Mining

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) released the following statements in response to the Biden administration’s new report regarding mining on federal lands. “Nevada’s critical minerals are the key to clean energy jobs and lower costs for tens of millions of Americans across the country, and we should be working together to build our domestic supply chain because it’s good for our economy and our environment,” said Senator Cortez Masto. … Continue Reading

September 12, 2023

VIDEO: Tribal Leaders in Nevada Push to Create Bahsahwahbee National Monument

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released a new video with representatives from the Duckwater Shoshone Tribe, the Ely Shoshone Tribe, and the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute calling for the creation of the Bahsahwahbee National Monument in Eastern Nevada where nearly 1,000 indigenous Newe ancestors were killed during three 19th-century religious gatherings that turned into massacres. In the video, Tribal leaders discuss the urgent need to preserve this … Continue Reading

September 07, 2023

Cortez Masto, Cornyn Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Combat Human Trafficking at Transit Hubs

Washington, D.C. - Today , U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) reintroduced legislation to help airports, bus stations, and other transit hubs identify signs of human trafficking, engage in public awareness campaigns, and provide support to victims and survivors through the U.S. Department of Transportation. This legislation is modeled on successful human trafficking prevention policies in the state of Nevada. “Human trafficking survivors are often … Continue Reading

September 07, 2023

Cortez Masto Highlights New Funding to Combat Drought From Her Water Recycling Program

Cortez Masto created this program in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to help Nevada and other western communities combat drought. Washington, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Department of Interior launched a large-scale water recycling program that Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) created and passed as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Overall, the program will provide a total of $450 million for projects to combat drought and protect the water supply of millions of Americans living … Continue Reading

September 07, 2023

Senator Cortez Masto Calls for FTC to Crack Down on Fraudulent Business Impersonation

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined a letter led by Congresswoman Susie Lee (D-Nev.-03) to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan calling for new protections for small businesses in the wake of a concerning uptick in fraudulent business impersonation. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Congressman Steven Horsford (D-Nev.-04), and Congresswoman Dina Titus (D-Nev.-01) also joined the letter. Business impersonation fraud causes significant economic … Continue Reading

September 06, 2023

Cortez Masto Highlights Grant She Secured to Kick Off Nevada-Based Lithium Manufacturing Facility & Create Clean Energy Jobs

Senator Cortez Masto secured funding for American Battery Technology Company through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to create clean energy jobs in battery manufacturing and recycling. Washington, D.C. - Through her Innovation State Initiative, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that American Battery Technology Company (ABTC) has kicked off a multi-year project to design, construct, and operate it first commercial-scale lithium hydroxide manufacturing facility in … Continue Reading

September 06, 2023

ICYMI: Cortez Masto Calls for Worker Protections from Extreme Heat with Southern Nevada Union Members

In Case You Missed It, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) is leading efforts to protect workers during extreme heat conditions. Last week she joined Executive Secretary-Treasurer Vince Saavedra of Southern Nevada Building Trades Union (SNBTU) and union members at a local construction site to discuss her legislation to ensure the safety and health of workers who are exposed to dangerous heat conditions in the workplace. KNPR: Nevada senator introduces bill on heat-related work … Continue Reading

September 01, 2023

Cortez Masto, Rosen Announce $3.2 Million to Support Critical Water Infrastructure Upgrades in Carlin

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced that the City of Carlin will receive a $3.2 million U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) loan to help the City make vital repairs to their wastewater treatment system, including replacing aging pipes and equipment. The funding will also help replace over five miles of sewer and 50 manhole covers in the area. “This investment will help the City of Carlin create new construction jobs and make … Continue Reading

August 30, 2023

Cortez Masto Highlights Efforts to Protect Nevada Workers During Extreme Heat

Las Vegas, Nev. - With the Las Vegas Valley continuing to experience record-setting high temperatures, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Executive Secretary-Treasurer Vince Saavedra of Southern Nevada Building Trades Union (SNBTU) and union members at a local construction site to discuss her urgent fight to protect workers during extreme heat conditions. Senator Cortez Masto is leading legislation to ensure the safety and health of workers who are exposed to dangerous heat … Continue Reading

August 29, 2023

Cortez Masto Visits West Wendover, Discusses Work to Support Community with Mayor and City Manager

West Wendover, Nev. - On Friday, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) visited West Wendover and spoke with Mayor Jasie Holm and City Manager Chris Melville about her work to support the city. Senator Cortez Masto has secured over $1.8 million in federal funding to help both the West Wendover Police Department and the West Wendover Clinic purchase vital new equipment and to support road improvements and business development opportunities downtown. She is working with the city to secure … Continue Reading

August 29, 2023

Cortez Masto, Rosen, Feinstein, Padilla Advocate for Reno to Receive Upgraded Aircraft for Firefighting Efforts

Reno Is One Of Eight Candidates Eligible to Receive C-130J Aircraft for the Nevada Air National Guard’s Firefighting Mission Las Vegas, Nev. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) sent a letter to the Secretary of the Air Force and the Director of the Air National Guard urging them to select Reno to receive C-130J aircraft, a newer and more capable plane which the Nevada Air National Guard can use … Continue Reading

August 28, 2023

Cortez Masto & Las Vegas Metro Police Discuss Joint Efforts to Crack Down on Xylazine, Fentanyl

Las Vegas, Nev. - Today , U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez (D-Nev.) joined Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMD) Deputy Chief Nick Farese to deliver a community update on their targeted efforts to fight the spread of illicit drugs in Southern Nevada, including her work to crack down on fentanyl trafficking and the illicit use of xylazine. Cortez Masto has been working to combat the rise of illicit drugs since she was Nevada’s Attorney General, when she worked with law enforcement … Continue Reading

August 25, 2023

Cortez Masto Visits Nevada Businesses and Communities in Pershing, Humboldt, Lander, Eureka and Elko Counties

West Wendover, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) spent the week in Pershing, Humboldt, Lander, Eureka, and Elko Counties to meet with rural Nevadans and discuss her work to support their communities, families, and businesses. Cortez Masto has now visited all seventeen Nevada counties this year. “Every year, I make an effort to visit all seventeen Nevada counties because I know how important our rural communities are to our state’s economy and culture,” said Senator Cortez … Continue Reading

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