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March 28, 2017

Cortez Masto Denounces President Trump’s Executive Order Reversing Environmental Protections

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed a new executive order rescinding environmental protections implemented by the Obama Administration, including the Clean Power Plan and protections for public lands. “Disregarding the overwhelming scientific consensus that carbon pollutants cause global warming does not move our country forward and could cause irreparable damage to our public health and … Continue Reading


March 28, 2017

Cortez Masto and Western Senate Democrats Urge President Trump to Rescind Anti-Climate Executive Order

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today joined nine U.S. Senators from six Western states on a letter to President Trump urging him to rescind the Executive Order issued today that attempts to reverse multiple major U.S. initiatives to combat climate change. The Senators wrote that the Order “fails to bring clean energy jobs to our rural communities, ignores the impacts that extreme weather will have on our economy and our national security, and does not … Continue Reading


March 24, 2017

New Cortez Masto Report Highlights Impact of the Trump Administration Budget on Nevada’s Housing Programs

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto today released a report titled "Slashing Investments in Affordable Housing and Neighborhood Redevelopment: Impact of the Trump Administration Budget in Nevada," which highlights how the President's proposed budget cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development would devastate essential housing programs that assist vulnerable Nevada families. "In total, if the Trump Administration budget were enacted, Nevadans would lose at least … Continue Reading


March 24, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on House GOP’s Failure to Pass Trumpcare

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in response to the House Republicans’ ill-fated American Health Care Act: “The House Republicans’ bill to ‘repeal and replace’ the Affordable Care Act was doomed to fail from the very beginning. This bill would have pulled the rug from under the most vulnerable and the American public saw it exactly for what it is: an ill-conceived, reckless bill. I am thankful to everyone who called their … Continue Reading


March 23, 2017

Cortez Masto Joins 42 Senators in Delivering Warning to Speaker Ryan, House Republicans: We're Not Going to Help You Erode Healthcare Coverage

Just prior to the House vote on healthcare repeal, the letter makes it clear that despite President Trump and Republican leadership’s promise to pass further repeal legislation, their follow-up proposals do not have enough support to pass the Senate SENATORS: “Instead of supporting a fatally-flawed, incomplete, partisan bill, we hope you will take us up on our sincere offer to improve health care for all Americans.” Washington, DC - As the House of Representatives prepares to vote on … Continue Reading


March 23, 2017

Cortez Masto Celebrates the Nevada Department of Transportation’s 100th Anniversary

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in celebration of the Nevada Department of Transportation’s 100-year anniversary: “The Nevada Department of Transportation opened their doors 100 years ago to pave dirt roads in what was then a young, less populated state. A century later, they now serve millions of Nevadans and travelers from all over the world, dedicating their work to keeping our state’s roads safe and our communities … Continue Reading


March 23, 2017

Cortez Masto Commemorates 7th Anniversary of Affordable Care Act

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement commemorating the 7th anniversary of former President Barack Obama’s signing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law: “Seven years ago, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. This historic law has given access to healthcare to millions of Americans, many of whom never had healthcare before the ACA. Millions of Americans rely on the Affordable Care Act for their prescriptions, … Continue Reading


March 22, 2017

Cortez Masto Denounces Trump Budget Blueprint’s Impact on Latino Community

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement denouncing the potential impact of President Donald Trump's budget blueprint on the Latino community: "The Latino community throughout Nevada and the United States faces many unique challenges, and President Trump's budget will do nothing more than ensure that these challenges become permanent barriers. President Trump's budget is morally reprehensible for failing to invest in long-term solutions to … Continue Reading


March 22, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on Nevada’s Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment

Nevada becomes 36th state to ratify ERA, 45 years after Amendment was passed by U.S. Congress Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today issued the following statement after the Nevada Legislature voted in favor of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), becoming the 36th state to do so. “Today is a historic - albeit long overdue - day in Nevada’s history, as we officially ratify the equal treatment of women under the law. I commend and thank all those in … Continue Reading


March 21, 2017

Cortez Masto, Colleagues Slam Trump’s Department of the Interior Budget

Senators Point to Harmful Cuts, Reckless Deregulation Within DOI Budget Blueprint in Letter to Trump Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, joined eleven of her colleagues today to send a letter to President Trump calling on him to work with Democrats to reverse the indiscriminate cuts in his proposed budget for the Department of Interior (DOI) and instead make important infrastructure investments of the … Continue Reading


March 20, 2017

Cortez Masto Joins 23 Senate Colleagues to Introduce Bill Rescinding President Trump’s Executive Order to Construct Border Wall, Ramp Up Deportations and Detentions

Legislation would rescind President Trump’s executive order requiring construction of a wall along the U.S. southern border with Mexico and increased detention and deportations of undocumented immigrants Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined 23 of her Senate colleagues to introduce legislation to rescind President Trump’s executive order to construct a border wall and ramp up deportations and detentions of undocumented immigrants. The executive order, … Continue Reading


March 20, 2017

Cortez Masto Applauds Nevada Legislature’s Joint Resolution to Oppose the Revival of Yucca Mountain

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in support of the Nevada Legislature’s joint resolution to oppose the Trump administration’s proposal to restart the licensing process for creating a nuclear repository in Yucca Mountain: “Nevadans will not stand idle while President Trump irresponsibly forces our backyards to become the country’s dumping site for nuclear waste. I commend the Nevada Legislature for coming together and introducing … Continue Reading


March 16, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on President Trump’s Irresponsible Attempt to Revive Yucca Mountain

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), a member of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, released the following statement in response to President Trump's $120 million proposal to restart the licensing process for creating a nuclear repository in Yucca Mountain: "Trump's attempt to revive Yucca Mountain is naïve and would be a colossal waste of taxpayer money. Recent reports estimate that licensing hearings alone would cost more than $1.6 billion … Continue Reading


March 16, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on Trump Administration’s Budget Proposal

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s budget proposal released this morning: “This budget is a moral affront to all Americans who believe that we should be creating ladders of opportunity, investing in our communities, and building an economy that works for everyone. President Trump and his Administration would rather waste billions on an ineffective border wall than invest in our children and … Continue Reading


March 16, 2017

Cortez Masto Attends Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project Commissioning Ceremony

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following statement after attending the Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project Commissioning Ceremony: “There is no doubt renewable energy is the way of the future for energy sustainability, and Nevada has the unparalleled natural resources to be a national leader in investment and development of clean energy technology and green job creation. The Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project is the perfect example of this great … Continue Reading


March 15, 2017

Cortez Masto Urges Trump and Sessions to Preserve Integrity of Russian Investigation

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) sent a letter to President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, urging them to limit contact between White House officials and the Department of Justice in order to preserve the integrity and impartiality of any investigation into Russia's interference with the 2016 elections. "It has been a long-standing policy throughout both Republican and Democratic administrations that DOJ's investigative and prosecutorial … Continue Reading


March 14, 2017

Cortez Masto Calls on DHS to Reject Cuts to TSA Funds to Pay for Border Wall

"The proposed budget cuts to TSA airport security will not only threaten our national security, but also could increase wait times and harm our nation's traveling economy." "Diverting funds from the TSA to construct a wall along the southern border is an inefficient use of taxpayer money…building a wall will do nothing to improve our national security." Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) wrote to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly … Continue Reading


March 14, 2017

Cortez Masto Meets with Latina Senate Staffers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) met with Latina Senate staffers to discuss the importance of increasing workforce diversity and ensuring equal pay for equal work throughout the country. The roundtable discussion served as a unique opportunity for Senator Cortez Masto to talk about the obstacles women face throughout their careers in Senate offices and learn about their ideas to help correct the lack of diversity on Capitol Hill. Senator Cortez Masto and the … Continue Reading


March 13, 2017

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Legislation to Rescind Trump’s Muslim Ban 2.0

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and 35 Democratic colleagues today introduced a bill to rescind President Trump's discriminatory executive order barring immigrants from six Muslim-majority countries and suspending the U.S. refugee program. "President Trump should have learned from his mistake the first time he made it - that his Muslim ban is immoral, illegal and un-American," said Cortez … Continue Reading


March 13, 2017

Cortez Masto, Banking Committee Democrats Question Carson on Plans to Slash HUD Budget

Washington Post Report on Trump Administration Considering 14 Percent Cut to Housing and Urban Development Budget Contradicts Secretary Carson's Confirmation Hearing Testimony Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined a group of Democrats on the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs to question Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on a report that the Trump Administration has considered slashing the department's fiscal 2018 … Continue Reading

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