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August 13, 2020

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Coronavirus Language Access Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored legislation introduced by Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) to expand access to coronavirus-related resources. The Coronavirus Language Access Act increases language access services and supports culturally appropriate COVID-19 response programs to help older Americans, those who have limited English proficiency, and people with disabilities. The pandemic has magnified … Continue Reading


August 13, 2020

Cortez Masto Joins Senate Democratic Caucus in Demanding Answers from the U.S. Postal Service

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D- Minn.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and the entire Senate Democratic caucus in a letter urging U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to provide answers regarding reports of recent changes to long-standing practices at USPS that would result in increased delivery times and costs for election mail, and urged him not take any further action that makes it harder … Continue Reading


August 13, 2020

Cortez Masto Applauds HHS Grant Funding to Help Prevent Opioid Misuse Among Seniors

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today announced a $706,312 Elder Justice and Adult Protective Services Grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to fund the State Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division's program to prevent opioid misuse in older adults. "For many vulnerable seniors and those struggling with addiction, the coronavirus pandemic has compounded stressors and limited access to preventative services and treatment … Continue Reading


August 13, 2020

Cortez Masto Receives Alliance for Retired Americans’ Heroes Award

Senator Cortez Masto has received a perfect score every year since coming to Congress Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) was awarded the "Heroes Award" by the Alliance of Retired Americans for receiving a perfect Congressional voting record score on a wide variety of legislative priorities important to retirees and seniors in Nevada. "It's a great honor to receive this award from an organization that works tirelessly to safeguard the health and … Continue Reading


August 12, 2020

Cortez Masto Joins Entire Democratic Caucus in Opposing Bureau of Land Management Director Nominee William Perry Pendley

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Energy and Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.V.), and her colleagues in a letter to President Trump opposing Bureau of Land Management Director nominee William Perry Pendley. "We write to express opposition to Mr. Pendley's nomination to the position of Director of the Bureau of Land Management," the Senators wrote. "Mr. Pendley's public record, including … Continue Reading


August 12, 2020

Cortez Masto, Colleagues Call for Extension of Census Deadlines to Ensure a Full and Accurate Count

Senators Urge Extension Be Included In Upcoming COVID-19 Relief Package Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and 48 of their colleagues in a bipartisan manner to call for the extension of the statutory deadlines for the 2020 Census. The senators urged House and Senate leaders to include the extension in any upcoming COVID-19 relief package. "As you work on the next legislative package to address … Continue Reading


August 12, 2020

Cortez Masto Spotlights Vulnerable Nursing Home Residents During Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) spoke today on the Senate floor about vulnerable Nevadans in nursing homes. She called on the Senate to pass legislation that includes more funding for PPE, testing, staffing, and other support to keep Nevadans safe. Senator Cortez Masto's remarks are available in VIDEO FORMAT. Below are her remarks as prepared for delivery: Thousands of Nevadans know the anxiety that comes because a spouse, parent, or grandparent is in a … Continue Reading


August 12, 2020

Cortez Masto Fights for Worker Protections During COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and congressional colleagues in cosponsoring the Every Worker Protection Act. This bill would require the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) within 7 days to all those working during the pandemic from exposure to the coronavirus. "Countless Nevadans are working on the front lines during this health crisis without maximum … Continue Reading


August 11, 2020

Cortez Masto Announces $619,000 HHS Grant for the Nevada Department of Health & Human Services

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today announced a $619,660 Preventative Health and Human Services block grant awarded to the Nevada Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS). Grant funding will enable DHHS to address prioritized public health needs in the state of Nevada. "The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services has done a great job protecting the health of Nevada families in its response to the current health care crisis. This new grant … Continue Reading


August 11, 2020

Cortez Masto Demands More Support for Nevadans Facing Eviction

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) spoke today on the Senate floor about the looming eviction crisis in Nevada and across the country. She called on the Senate to pass meaningful legislation to help renters and homeowners stay in their homes and get financial support paying their rents or mortgages. Senator Cortez Masto's remarks are available in VIDEO FORMAT. Below are her remarks as delivered: When I'm talking to constituents in Nevada, they look at Washington … Continue Reading


August 11, 2020

Cortez Masto Presses White House to Restore Full Funding for National Guard’s COVID-19 Response

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined 33 U.S. Senators, led by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), in a letter asking President Trump to restore full funding to states, including Nevada, for the National Guard forces responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, the President reduced FEMA reimbursement for National Guard units from 100 percent to 75 percent, with no explanation, and with the unexplained exception of Florida and Texas. Since March, National … Continue Reading


August 07, 2020

Cortez Masto Calls on Majority Leader McConnell to Protect At-Risk Americans

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) recently joined 42 Senate colleagues in urging Senate Majority Leader McConnell to protect at-risk Americans in the next COVID-19 pandemic relief package. The Senators are pushing for Congress to affirm its commitment to securing the health and well-being of older adults, people with disabilities, children, Indian Tribes, communities of color, and low-income families. The letter advocates for strengthening Medicaid, improving the … Continue Reading


August 07, 2020

Cortez Masto Announces Over $4.5 Million in Federal Funding for Nevada Children and Education Programs

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $2,605,791 to support child health and wellness programs in Northern Nevada and that the Department of Education has awarded $2,369,676 to Nevada institutions of higher education to fund student support services and promote academic development. "These grant funds will help support Nevada education programs from early childhood interventions to higher … Continue Reading


August 07, 2020

Cortez Masto Applauds Over $4 Million in Grant Funding to Improve Washoe County Public Transportation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced $4,080,000 in Department of Transportation (DoT) grant funding for the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe Country (RTC Washoe) to upgrade its public bus fleet. Senator Cortez Masto wrote a letter in support of this grant award. "As Nevadans safely return to work, this grant funding will help ensure Washoe County's public transportation infrastructure has the resources it needs to make upgrades, and health and … Continue Reading


August 07, 2020

Cortez Masto, Wyden Introduce Bill to Improve Emergency Response to Mental Health Crises

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) proposed a new bill to help states adopt mobile crisis response teams that can be dispatched when a person is experiencing a mental health or substance use disorder (SUD) crisis instead of immediately involving law enforcement. "For individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis, the assistance of trained health care and social workers is more effective than interventions from law enforcement in … Continue Reading


August 06, 2020

Cortez Masto Applauds $7 Million Initiative to Prevent Domestic Violence and Aid Survivors in Nevada

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced today that the Department of Justice, through the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Violence Against Women (OVW), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), is awarding nearly $7 million in grant funding to assist law enforcement agencies, tribes, victims of domestic violence, and local and state government in Nevada in combating domestic and sexual violence. The grant awards will fall under the title "Project … Continue Reading


August 06, 2020

Cortez Masto Fights to Provide Mental Health Care for American Indian & Alaska Native Youth During Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) recently joined U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and Senate colleagues in demanding accessible, comprehensive, and culturally competent mental health care and related services for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth during the coronavirus pandemic. "We must act quickly to ensure that Tribes, Native communities, and the schools serving Native students - whether at the early childhood, primary, secondary, or … Continue Reading


August 06, 2020

Cortez Masto Statement on the 55th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today released the following statement on the 55th anniversary of the day President Lyndon Johnson signed the monumental Voting Rights Act into law in 1965. "Representative John Lewis often reminded us that the right to vote was democracy's most precious, powerful tool. Yet until President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law 55 years ago, millions of Black, Latino, Asian and Native Americans were shut out of the … Continue Reading


August 05, 2020

Cortez Masto Celebrates Senate Passage of Olympics Reform Legislation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) celebrated the Senate's passage, by unanimous consent, of the bipartisan Empowering Olympic and Amateur Athletes Act. Senator Cortez Masto is a proud cosponsor of this legislation that will improve oversight and accountability at the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee so that athletes are better protected against sexual abuse and intimidation. "The passage of this legislation will help hold the U.S. Olympic & … Continue Reading


August 05, 2020

Cortez Masto Calls for More Support for Schools, Broadband During Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) spoke today on the Senate floor about the need to support schools in upcoming coronavirus legislation. She also emphasized the importance of funding critical broadband access at a time of social distancing. Senator Cortez Masto's remarks are available in VIDEO FORMAT. Below are her remarks as prepared for delivery: In a couple of weeks, students in Nevada and around the country are going to begin their studies again. I want … Continue Reading

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