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March 22, 2022

Cortez Masto’s Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Broadband Access and Bolster Workforce by Establishing a National 6G Strategy Passes Commerce Committee

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that her bipartisan bill to establish a national strategy to implement future generations of telecom services, including 6G and other wireless communications, advanced through the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation with strong bipartisan support. This bill will help the United States lead the way in deploying high-speed internet technologies, including 6G. "This legislation is a key part of … Continue Reading


March 21, 2022

Cortez Masto Applauds Grant for Trucker Training Program at Western Nevada College

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that the Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development Board approved a $400,000 grant to grow a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Training Program at Western Nevada College. Earlier this month, Senator Cortez Masto secured $700,000 for this program as part of the as part of the bipartisan Fiscal Year 2022 omnibus appropriations package. "I'm working in the Senate to lower prices, address supply-chain issues, … Continue Reading


March 18, 2022

Cortez Masto, Rosen Urge President Biden to Prioritize Nevada’s Rural Veterans, Reject Proposed Closures of VA Health Facilities that Could Threaten Their Access to Care

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) sent a letter to President Joe Biden voicing their concerns that the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) proposed closure of facilities in the state could impact Nevada veterans. The Senators urged the President to refrain from implementing recommendations that could undermine rural veterans' access to VA health care and provide concrete plans to ensure that their care won't be interrupted by any … Continue Reading


March 18, 2022

Cortez Masto Applauds Administration’s Appointments to Key USDA Positions in Nevada

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the Biden administration's appointment of two Nevadans to key positions at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The White House recently announced that Lucas Ingvoldstad will be USDA State Director of Rural Development for Nevada. Last month, the USDA also announced that Janice Kolvet will serve as the Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director for Nevada. Senator Cortez Masto worked with the … Continue Reading


March 18, 2022

Cortez Masto Calls on Administration to Do More to Address Energy Costs for Nevadan Families

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined a bipartisan, bicameral letter calling on Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra to take additional steps to reduce energy costs in the wake of Vladimir Putin's illegal war in Ukraine. While the Biden administration has taken action to lower energy costs for families, Americans are feeling the financial impact of Russia's unprovoked invasion. Oil prices have surged to their highest level … Continue Reading


March 17, 2022

Cortez Masto, Grassley Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Invest in Local Police Departments

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) introduced the bipartisan Invest to Protect Act to provide $250 million over the next five years to support small law enforcement agencies across the country. This funding will help them invest in training, equipment, mental health support, and recruitment and retention. The legislation is cosponsored by Senators Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.). "Our local law … Continue Reading


March 16, 2022

Cortez Masto Calls on Small Business Administration to Take Action Against Harmful Practices in Franchise Sector

Washington, D.C. - Today at a hearing at the Senate Committee on Small Businesses & Entrepreneurship, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) testified about actions the Small Business Administration (SBA) should take to prevent harmful practices in the franchise sector and increase transparency for prospective franchise owners. "There are terrific franchise corporations out there that provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to own successful businesses," said Senator Cortez Masto. "But … Continue Reading


March 16, 2022

Cortez Masto: Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Will Provide Vital Support for Survivors

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement celebrating the reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act, which was signed into law by President Biden. Senator Cortez Masto was a cosponsor and vocal supporter of this landmark legislation to help address gender-based violence and provide services and protections for survivors. The bill also includes Cortez Masto's bipartisan Fairness for Rape Kit Backlog Survivors Act to require state … Continue Reading


March 15, 2022

Cortez Masto Announces Administration Will Heed Her Call to Extend Deferment Period for the EIDL Program, Support Small Businesses

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that the Small Business Administration (SBA) will extend the deferment period for repaying loans to the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program for a total of 30 months from inception on all approved COVID EIDL loans. Last week, she led 15 of her colleagues in a letter to SBA Administrator Isabella Guzman urging her to support more than 42,100 businesses and nonprofits in Nevada that benefited from the EIDL … Continue Reading


March 14, 2022

Cortez Masto Joins Bipartisan Letter to Homeland Security Secretary Requesting Information on Efforts to Protect the United States from Russian Cyber Threats

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senators Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), and a bipartisan group of 21 senators in a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security requesting information on efforts to protect the United States from Russian cyber and disinformation threats. The letter references past Russian cyber operations - such the SolarWinds attack - as evidence of their history of engaging in malicious cyber activities that … Continue Reading


March 11, 2022

ICYMI: Sen. Cortez Masto Calls on Oil and Gas Companies to Do More to Help Consumers Facing High Costs at the Pump

In Case You Missed It, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) spoke at the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Hearing yesterday, calling out oil and gas companies for prioritizing payouts to shareholders rather than using their record profits to help lower prices and responsibly ramp up domestic production. The full hearing is available for download here. KRNV: Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto accuses gas companies of "putting profits over consumers" Nevada Senator Catherine … Continue Reading


March 11, 2022

Cortez Masto Announces $4.8 Million For Clean Buses, Energy Efficient Lighting at 250 Bus Stops

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada will receive $4.8 million to purchase three hydrogen fuel cell buses and improve safety at 250 bus stops around the city through the installation of cost-efficient solar lighting. This grant funding will help RTC reach its goal of a fully electrified fleet of buses by 2035. Senator Cortez Masto wrote a letter in support of this grant in November of … Continue Reading


March 10, 2022

Cortez Masto: Bipartisan Government Funding Bill Will Provide Historic Support to Law Enforcement, Victims of Crime, and Ukraine

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the passage of the bipartisan Fiscal Year 2022 omnibus funding package, which now heads to President Biden's desk to be signed into law. Senator Cortez Masto ensured the package includes full funding for the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG) program, which is the leading source of criminal justice funding for local police. She passed her legislation to extend telehealth services for Nevada families and seniors … Continue Reading


March 10, 2022

At Senate Energy and Natural Resources Hearing, Cortez Masto Calls Out Oil and Gas Companies for Putting Profits Over Consumers

Washington, D.C. - Today at a U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Hearing, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) called out oil and gas companies for putting their profits over the needs of Nevadans feeling pain at the pump, and called on them to take more robust action to bring down costs and ramp up responsible oil production. Oil and gas companies currently hold more than 9,000 approved but unused permits to drill in the U.S., and they could use these permits to … Continue Reading


March 09, 2022

Cortez Masto Urges SBA to Support Small Businesses by Extending the Deferment Period for the EIDL Program

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) led her collages in a letter to Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Guzman urging her to extend the deferment period for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. In 2020, Congress expanded the program to businesses impacted by the pandemic and over 42,100 businesses in Nevada benefited from the EIDL program, which provides low-interest capital to cover expenses. Many of these borrowers are still … Continue Reading


March 09, 2022

Cortez Masto Secures Historic Funding for Law Enforcement, Reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act in Bipartisan Government Funding Legislation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after the announcement of the Fiscal Year 2022 omnibus funding package. Senator Cortez Masto ensured the package includes full funding for the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG) program, which is the leading source of criminal justice funding for local police, as well as critical investments in additional law enforcement grant programs. In addition, the package includes her legislation to … Continue Reading


March 09, 2022

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

Senators Secured $93.8 Million for 52 Nevada Projects in Bipartisan Package Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced that they have secured $93.8 million in Community Project Funding to support 52 Nevada programs and construction projects across the state as part of the Fiscal Year 2022 omnibus appropriations package. Both senators submitted these project funding requests in summer of 2021 and ensured they were included in the … Continue Reading


March 07, 2022

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Legislation to Ban Forced Arbitration in Financial Contracts

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto joined U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and other Senate colleagues in introducing the Arbitration Fairness for Consumers Act, legislation to prohibit banks and other financial institutions from using forced arbitration clauses against consumers who want to seek restitution and justice. "Too often big banks use forced arbitration clauses to trick people into giving up their access to the courts. This bill protects Nevadans from … Continue Reading


March 07, 2022

Cortez Masto Presenta Legislación Para Eliminar la Acumulación de Tarjetas de Residencia Permanente

Washington, DC - Hoy, la Senadora de EE. UU. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) se unió al Senador Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) para presentar la Ley de Resolución del Limbo Extendido para Empleados y Familias Inmigrantes (RELIEF por sus siglas en inglés) para eliminar los atrasos la de las tarjetas de residencia permanente y laborales. Casi cuatro millones de futuros estadounidenses están en la lista de espera de visas de inmigrantes del Departamento de Estado, además … Continue Reading


March 07, 2022

Cortez Masto Introduces Legislation to Eliminate the Green Card Backlog

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) in introducing the Resolving Extended Limbo for Immigrant Employees and Families (RELIEF) Act to eliminate the family and employment green card backlog. Almost four million future Americans are on the State Department's immigrant visa waiting list, in addition to hundreds of thousands of immigrants in the U.S. who are also waiting for green cards. However, under current law, only 226,000 … Continue Reading

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