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June 01, 2018

Cortez Masto Hosts Roundtable with Alzheimer’s Advocates, Caregivers and Patients

Reno, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) hosted a roundtable today with members of the State Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease, the Dementia Friendly Nevada initiative, family caregivers and individuals living with Alzheimer's and related dementias. Senator Cortez Masto heard from local caregivers and advocates about their experiences and highlighted federal efforts to support individuals living with Alzheimer's disease and their families. She also discussed the unique … Continue Reading


June 01, 2018

Cortez Masto Statement on LGBT Pride Month

Reno, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in recognition of LGBT Pride Month: "In June, the LGBTQ community and allies come together to celebrate Pride Month. Born out of the Stonewall riots that rocked our nation almost 50 years ago, this month celebrates truth, it honors courage, and it embraces love. LGBTQ Nevadans contribute to our communities in our military, law enforcement, social services, and as small business owners. LGBTQ Americans … Continue Reading


June 01, 2018

Cortez Masto Celebrates Immigrant Heritage Month

Reno, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month: "This month, we are reminded of the challenges faced by our immigrant ancestors in search of a better life and the contributions they've made to our nation. But may we also remember the challenges that immigrants face now in an environment where hate and vitriol run rampant, anti-immigrant rhetoric is normalized, and families are separated every day. During … Continue Reading


June 01, 2018

Cortez Masto: Our Public Lands Belong to All of Us

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today joined Patagonia and Nevada conservation advocates in an event focused on the importance of civic activism to protect our public lands. She spoke about the role that public lands play in Nevada's outdoor economy and the need for conservation efforts to preserve these beautiful natural places for generations to come. "Nevada's public lands belong to all of us. They are home to ancient Native American artifacts, unique animal … Continue Reading


May 31, 2018

Cortez Masto Hosts Innovation State Initiative Roundtable

Reno, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) hosted a roundtable with stakeholders at the Truckee Meadows Community College's Applied Technology Center to discuss how Nevada can integrate technology in transportation, service delivery, housing and other sectors, as well as workforce development. Cortez Masto toured the center and learned about specialized programs in Nevada focused on emerging technologies. She also touted several bills she introduced in the Senate to advance her … Continue Reading


May 30, 2018

Cortez Masto Visits the Best Buy Teen Tech Center

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) toured the Best Buy Teen Tech Center at the Clark County Library on Flamingo Avenue today, where she spoke with Las Vegas-Clark County Library District representatives about the impact this innovative partnership has on youth in Las Vegas. This center is the first of its kind in Nevada. It provides state-of-the art technology and a safe learning environment for teens in underserved communities through afterschool programs and … Continue Reading


May 30, 2018

Cortez Masto Hosts Women Veterans Roundtable

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) hosted a roundtable discussion today with women veterans and leaders in the Southern Nevada veterans community at Las Vegas City Hall. The discussion focused on the challenges women veterans face as they transition out of the military, as well as the steps lawmakers can take to better support women veterans. "Serving as a voice and an advocate for Nevada's veterans is one of my top priorities as a United States Senator. The … Continue Reading


May 29, 2018

Cortez Masto Tours Affordable Housing Complex

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Nevada HAND, a Las Vegas-based affordable housing organization, to tour the newly opened Boulder Highway Collaborative Community Campus. This development provides safe and affordable homes to 264 low-income individuals and families, a Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada clubhouse, a Lutheran Social Services of Nevada office building, and is in proximity to a Title I charter elementary school. This campus is the first of … Continue Reading


May 25, 2018

Cortez Masto Statement on Memorial Day

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement commemorating Memorial Day, observed on Monday, May 28th: "This Memorial Day, we recognize the bravery of our fallen servicemembers and remember their dedication in defense of our freedom. We will never forget your commitment to our nation's values and can never repay your sacrifice. In their honor, I am committed to being a voice for our nation's veterans and members of our military, and I … Continue Reading


May 25, 2018

Cortez Masto Hosts Roundtable on Threats to the Affordable Care Act

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) hosted a roundtable today in Las Vegas on the current threats to the Affordable Care Act, including increasing premium costs and the short-term "junk plans" proposed by the Trump Administration. Senator Cortez Masto spoke with local patients and advocates about their concerns with the current state of healthcare in America and discussed Congress's responsibility to ensure patients have access to quality, affordable … Continue Reading


May 24, 2018

Cortez Masto, Grijalva, Langevin Lead Bicameral Letter Urging Secretary DeVos to Preserve Educational Equity for English Learners

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Representatives Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and James R. Langevin (D-R.I.) led a bicameral group of Members of Congress in sending a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, opposing the consolidation of the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) and integration into the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE). Twenty-five Members of Congress joined Cortez Masto, Grijalva and Langevin, urging the … Continue Reading


May 23, 2018

Cortez Masto, Colleagues Call on Sessions to Uphold Protections for LGBTQ Asylum Seekers Fleeing Persecution

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez (D-Nev) Masto joined Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) and other Senate Democrats in sending a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions urging that the Justice Department uphold a ruling by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) that provides protections for LGBTQ asylum seekers who are fleeing persecution. In the letter, the senators highlight the increasing threat of violence LGBTQ individuals face in … Continue Reading


May 23, 2018

Cortez Masto, Colleagues Urge Action on Key FERC Renewable Energy Rule

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and fourteen other senators in urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to finalize a rule that paves the way for Americans to connect their rooftop solar, wind, and energy storage devices to the electrical grid. Allowing these distributed energy resources (DER) better access to America's power distribution system would help to grow a more flexible and … Continue Reading


May 23, 2018

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bicameral POWER Act to Protect Immigrant Workers Filing Labor Violation Claims

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored the Protecting Our Workers from Exploitation and Retaliation (POWER) Act, a bicameral bill led by Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Representative Judy Chu (D-Calif.). The legislation will provide protections for immigrant workers who report unsafe or unlawful labor practices. "President Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric has emboldened unethical employers to threaten immigrants, causing immigrant workers to endure … Continue Reading


May 23, 2018

Cortez Masto Applauds HHS Grant to Support Lyon and Storey Counties

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement applauding the Department of Health and Human Services for awarding a $200,000 Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program grant to the Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties. This grant will help enhance health care quality in Lyon and Storey counties by improving access to essential services and providing local residents with educational health forums and programs. "The … Continue Reading


May 23, 2018

Cortez Masto: Casino Workers Deserve to Have Their Rights Upheld

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after Las Vegas union members voted in favor of better pay, enhanced workplace safety and stronger anti-harassment policies. There are ongoing negotiations to renew contracts, which will expire on June 1st, between Las Vegas hotel and casino properties, Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165. "Hotel and casino workers work behind the scenes and in the front of the house to … Continue Reading


May 22, 2018

Cortez Masto, Menendez Call on NCAA to Permanently Change Policy on Championship Site Selection

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) sent a letter to National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) President, Dr. Mark Emmert, urging the NCAA to reevaluate its policy on championship site selection in light of the recent U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) is unconstitutional. The senators urge the NCAA Board of Governors to consider sites with well-regulated sports betting ahead … Continue Reading


May 22, 2018

Cortez Masto Introduces Legislation to Support Nevada’s RPA Community

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) introduced legislation today to require the Air Force to take steps to reduce physical and mental stress on members of Nevada's remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) community and their families. "I am proud to introduce legislation that prioritizes the concerns of many of Nevada's service members," said Cortez Masto. "I have continually called on the Air Force to ensure that Nevada's RPA pilots are provided with the appropriate level … Continue Reading


May 22, 2018

Cortez Masto, Cornyn Introduce Legislation to Improve the Quality of Military Housing

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) introduced legislation today to improve housing on military bases by calling on the Department of Defense to increase oversight of privatized military housing projects. "Service members and their families in Nevada, and across the country, all deserve have access to quality, affordable housing. This legislation would direct the Department of Defense to increase oversight on privately owned … Continue Reading


May 22, 2018

Cortez Masto Amendments to Protect American Companies, Military Bases and Democratic Institutions From Foreign Threats Advance Through Committee

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced today that three of her amendments to protect American companies, military bases and democratic institutions from foreign threats were included in the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018, which was reported out of committee today. S.2098 would protect US businesses and military bases from undue foreign interference, through the Treasury Department's Committee on Foreign Investment in the United … Continue Reading

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