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March 03, 2022

Cortez Masto, Rosen Introduce Bill to Cap Out-of-Pocket Costs and Lower Price of Insulin for Nevadans

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced they are co-sponsoring the Affordable Insulin Now Act introduced by Senator Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) to cap the out-of-pocket cost of insulin for Nevadans and Americans across the country. This bill will require Medicare and private group or individual plans to cap patients' out-of-pocket costs for insulin at $35 per month. More than 10 percent of adults in Nevada are diagnosed with … Continue Reading


March 02, 2022

Cortez Masto Works to Address Rural Healthcare Shortages

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senator John Tester's (D-Mont.) Rural Physician Workforce Production Act. This bipartisan bill would strengthen partnerships between medical schools and rural hospitals and would support work to recruit new medical residents to rural communities. "Many of Nevada's rural communities are facing doctor shortages and struggling to retain key medical staff, and this bill would give them the tools they need to recruit and … Continue Reading


March 02, 2022

Cortez Masto, Rosen Call on IRS to Discuss Tip Allocation Rate with Nevada Labor Unions

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) sent a letter to United States Commissioner of Internal Revenue Charles Rettig urging him to consult with Nevada hospitality workers, including the Culinary Workers Union Local 226, to discuss what a fair tip allocation rate would be for tipped workers in Nevada. The Senators wrote this letter in response to reports that on January 1, the IRS raised the tip allocation rate for Nevada tipped workers … Continue Reading


March 01, 2022

Cortez Masto Statement on the State of the Union Address

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in response to President Biden's State of the Union address: "This evening, I was proud to attend President Biden's first State of the Union address, where he laid out the challenges and opportunities facing the United States. We've made incredible progress combating the pandemic, getting Nevadans back to work, and supporting our infrastructure, but there is more to do. My focus in the Senate will … Continue Reading


March 01, 2022

Cortez Masto Announces Truckee Meadows Fire Chief as Virtual Guest for State of the Union

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced Charles Moore, Fire Chief for the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, as her virtual guest for President Biden's State of the Union speech. The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed this year included the Senator's legislation to deploy wildfire detection equipment, and it also includes funds the Senator secured to support prevention, suppression, and restoration activities. "As Nevada's … Continue Reading


March 01, 2022

Cortez Masto Calls on Administration to Offer Protections to Ukrainians Currently in the US

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and other Senate colleagues in a bipartisan letter to President Biden urging the Administration to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Ukrainians in the United States following the Russian military invasion of Ukraine. "In light of Russia's military invasion of Ukraine, we respectfully request that your Administration promptly take … Continue Reading


February 28, 2022

Cortez Masto Calls on Senate to Protect Women’s Reproductive Rights

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today called on her colleagues to support the Women's Health Protection Act as the Senate votes on the legislation, which she cosponsored to guarantee equal access to abortion everywhere. "It's a crucial moment for reproductive rights in America, as millions of women in this country are on the brink of losing access to critical reproductive health care. If Roe v. Wade is overturned, nearly half of women nationwide will see the … Continue Reading


February 25, 2022

Cortez Masto Announces $7.3 Million to Improve Broadband in Elko County

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced $7.3 million in funding to expand broadband in Spring Creek, Nevada as part of her Innovation State Initiative. This grant funding, will serve 5,568 households across the county as well as 169 businesses and 21 community institutions. Senator Cortez Masto wrote a letter of support for this grant application last year. "Every Nevada community deserves fast and reliable internet services. I've spoken to many Spring … Continue Reading


February 25, 2022

Cortez Masto Statement on Nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following statement on the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to the Supreme Court of the United States. "The Supreme Court makes decisions on the most critical issues of our time, including a woman's right to choose, voting rights, presidential power, campaign finance, and environmental protections. We need a justice who respects the rights and … Continue Reading


February 24, 2022

Cortez Masto Statement on Russian Attack on Ukraine

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in response to Russia's attack on Ukraine: "Putin's decision to launch a violent, unprovoked attack on Ukraine must be met with crushing sanctions and a strong, unified response from the United States and our allies. I stand with the Ukrainian people. Russia made a grave mistake and will be held accountable." Senator Cortez Masto has consistently advocated for the U.S. to stand up to Russia … Continue Reading


February 22, 2022

Cortez Masto: Russia Must Be Held Accountable for This Invasion

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement calling for devastating economic sanctions in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine: "Russia will be held accountable. The United States must send a clear message to Putin and enact devastating economic sanctions to ensure Russia pays for this invasion." Senator Cortez Masto has consistently advocated for the U.S. to stand up to Russia aggression and support Ukrainian sovereignty. Last month, … Continue Reading


February 18, 2022

Cortez Masto Leads Bipartisan Letter Urging Support for Medicare Advantage Program

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) led a bipartisan group of their Senate colleagues in urging the administration to continue support for the Medicare Advantage program, which provides quality health care to 27 million seniors and individuals with disabilities. "As you consider annual updates for plan year 2023," wrote the Senators, "we ask you to ensure that payment or policy changes allow Medicare Advantage plans to continue to … Continue Reading


February 18, 2022

Cortez Masto’s Bill to Protect Federal Student Aid for Families of Fallen Heroes Passes the Senate

Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto released the following statement after her Protecting Our Gold Star Families' Education Act passed the Senate. Cortez Masto introduced this bill alongside Senators Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.). The legislation will expand the Children of Fallen Heroes (CFH) Scholarship to cover all dependents of first responders and law enforcement officers that die in the line of duty. It would also protect the CFH Scholarship and Iraq … Continue Reading


February 16, 2022

At Senate Finance Hearing, Cortez Masto Calls for More Support for Children’s Mental Health, Highlights Efforts to Provide Resources to Vital Programs

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday at a U.S. Senate Finance Committee Hearing, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) talked about the importance of supporting kids' mental health and the critical aid she's delivered to Nevada's schools during this pandemic to help them stay open and support their students. Cortez Masto is also working in the Senate on legislation to increase mental health resources for students, including telehealth and peer-to-peer counseling programs. "I hear every day … Continue Reading


February 15, 2022

Cortez Masto Joins Bipartisan Bill to Treat Veterans Dealing With Toxic Exposures

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined bipartisan legislation to expand Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care coverage for post 9/11 combat veterans exposed to toxic chemicals. The Health Care for Burn Pit Veterans Act is an important first step in making sure that veterans exposed to toxins during their military service get access to health care and treatment. This legislation unanimously passed the U.S. Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee this month … Continue Reading


February 14, 2022

Cortez Masto Joins Senate Colleagues in Letter Urging Administration to Limit Junk Health Plans that Undermine Standards of Affordable Care Act

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined her colleagues in a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra urging the Biden administration to limit the sale and availability of short-term, limited-duration insurance (STLDI) plans, also known as "junk plans" because of their failure to provide adequate, comprehensive health insurance coverage. In 2018, in an effort to sabotage the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Trump … Continue Reading


February 14, 2022

Cortez Masto está trabajando para aumentar la disponibilidad de recursos y servicios del gobierno federal en más idiomas

Washington, D.C. - La senadora de EE.UU. Catherine Cortez Masto se unió a 19 senadores liderados por el Senador Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) para aumentar la disponibilidad de recursos y servicios del gobierno federal en más idiomas, diferentes al inglés. La Senadora Cortez Masto se unió a un grupo de 19 senadores los cuales hicieron un llamado hoy al fiscal general de los Estados Unidos, Merrick Garland, para que ordene a las agencias federales a que actualicen sus Planes … Continue Reading


February 14, 2022

Cortez Masto Joins Effort to Make Government Services Accessible in More Languages

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto joined a group of 19 Senators led by Senator Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) calling on U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to direct Federal agencies to update their Language Access Plans, helping ensure people whose primary language is not English can access critical information and resources in their preferred language. "Language barriers can impact access to vital services and information related to education, the legal system, health care, … Continue Reading


February 10, 2022

Cortez Masto Calls on Congress to Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in support of the reintroduction of the bipartisan Violence Against Women Act. This landmark legislation expired more than three years ago, and Cortez Masto has consistently advocated for its reauthorization to help address gender-based violence and provide services and protections for survivors. The Senator also announced that her bipartisan Fairness for Rape Kit Backlog Survivors Act is included … Continue Reading


February 10, 2022

Cortez Masto Announces $5.6M in Funding for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in Nevada

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that $5,618,414 would be coming to Nevada to help build a network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. In addition, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Energy will receive resources to establish a Joint Office of Energy and Transportation. This new office will help develop an EV commission, implement a national strategy to produce and deploy EVs, and create a database on EV … Continue Reading

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