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October 16, 2020

Cortez Masto Applauds Grant Funding for Broadband Projects in Elko and Humboldt Counties

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) announcement that it is investing $43.2 million in grants and loans to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas across the country. Over $12.8 million dollars of this funding will go to deploy fiber-to-the-premises network to connect rural farms and businesses to high-speed broadband across Idaho, Oregon and Nevada, including in Humboldt and … Continue Reading


October 15, 2020

Cortez Masto Supports Expanding Tribal Broadband

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) in a bill to expand the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC's) 2.5 GHz Rural Tribal Priority Window. The Extending Broadband Tribal Priority Act of 2020 will allow Tribal Nations and Native Hawaiian organizations the time they need to apply for spectrum licenses for unassigned spectrum over their own lands-a critical step to expanding … Continue Reading


October 15, 2020

Cortez Masto, Cramer Lead Legislation to Support the Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Industries

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) today unveiled new bipartisan legislation to provide comprehensive relief and recovery measures for the convention, trade show, entertainment, travel and hospitality industries and their workers. The Hospitality and Commerce Job Recovery Act of 2020 would stimulate the economy by creating new recovery incentives for hospitality and trade shows, enhance the employee retention tax credit to help maintain … Continue Reading


October 14, 2020

Newsletter - Important Update: Census Deadline is Tomorrow – Fill Out Your Census Form TODAY


October 14, 2020

Cortez Masto Urges All Nevadans to Complete their 2020 Census

FTPs for TV stations are available here. Washington, D.C. - The Census Bureau just announced that the deadline for the 2020 Census was moved to tomorrow, October 15th. U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement urging all Nevadans across the Silver State to complete their census: "The 2020 Census is incredibly important for all Nevadans. An accurate census means more federal funding for our state to improve our schools, hospitals, infrastructure, and so … Continue Reading


October 14, 2020

Cortez Masto Applauds Almost $1.7 Million for Nevada Hospital System During Coronavirus Pandemic

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a grant of $1,695,024 to Dignity Health of Nevada so that its hospitals and health care facilities can better cope with the coronavirus pandemic. "Nevada needs this federal support during the pandemic for everything from PPE to testing to supplies and equipment. As we head into flu season, these funds will help Dignity … Continue Reading


October 13, 2020

200 Days Since the President Signed the CARES Act, Cortez Masto Condemns McConnell’s Failed Priorities

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following statement as the Senate continues hearings on the appointment of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. It has been 200 days since the last major COVID relief package, the CARES Act, was signed into law by President Trump. While last week President Trump walked away - and then came back to the negotiating table, Senator Cortez Masto continues to push for much-needed relief for Nevadans, including in … Continue Reading


October 13, 2020

Cortez Masto Supports Improving Health and Safety Around the Senate Complex

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) in a resolution to address health and safety concerns in the Senate. "The U.S. Senate has seen a spike in coronavirus cases endangering the health and safety of Senate complex workers, Senate staff and their families. As Senators, it's our responsibility to uphold the health guidelines issued by our country's top scientists and … Continue Reading


October 13, 2020

Cortez Masto Applauds College of Southern Nevada’s Inclusion in Drone Training Program

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) has been certified as one of the schools under the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft Systems-Collegiate Training Initiative (UAS-CTI). The initiative, which was originally proposed as part of Senator Cortez Masto's Safe DRONE Act and included in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, allows partner schools to prepare students for careers in drone … Continue Reading


October 11, 2020

Cortez Masto, Murkowski Hail Trump Signing of Bills to Curb Epidemic of Missing, Murdered and Trafficked Native Women

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)-champions in the Senate of the Not Invisible Act and Savanna's Act, respectively-today released the following statements after both bills were signed into law by the president: "For too long, the epidemic of missing, murdered and trafficked Native women and girls has gone unaddressed. Former Senator Heidi Heitkamp bravely took up this effort in the last Congress, and I'm proud to have worked to get … Continue Reading


October 08, 2020

Cortez Masto Applauds $1.3 Million for College Students, Environment in Nevada

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have awarded grants of $1,323,397 to Nevada institutions of higher education to support distance learning and pollution prevention. "I'm glad to see Nevada's system of higher education, including Western Nevada College, get funds to support distance learning. With so many students all over Nevada attending … Continue Reading


October 07, 2020

Cortez Masto Announces Alternative Text for Naval Air Station Fallon Expansion, Northern Nevada Lands Bills After Consultation with Nevada Stakeholders

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released a draft of the Northern Nevada Rural Land Management, Conservation, and Military Readiness Act, which includes land management bills for Churchill, Pershing, Douglas and Lander counties and an alternative proposal for the expansion of the Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon. This proposal, intended for consideration in the final version of the FY2021 National Defense Reauthorization Act (NDAA), allows NAS Fallon to continue … Continue Reading


October 07, 2020

Cortez Masto Honored As Friend of American Farm Bureau for the 116th Congress

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) was named a "Friend of the Farm Bureau" by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) for her work supporting Nevada's farmers, ranchers and agricultural communities during the 116th Congress. She was nominated for the award by the Nevada Farm Bureau. "Nevada's agricultural industry is an important part of our economy and our state's cultural heritage. These businesses - from large cattle ranches to family-owned farms - nourish … Continue Reading


October 06, 2020

Cortez Masto Statement After Trump Announcement Withdrawing from Coronavirus Relief Negotiations

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after President Trump announced that he was putting politics above the needs of Nevadans and refusing to continue to negotiate on vital coronavirus relief legislation, while urging Senate Majority Leader McConnell to jam through a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court less than a month before the election. It has been nearly 200 days since the President signed coronavirus relief legislation, … Continue Reading


October 06, 2020

Cortez Masto: 78,000 COVID Survivors in Nevada Deserve Preexisting Conditions Protections Under ACA

Washington, D.C. - As the Supreme Court begins its new term this week, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following statement highlighting a Center for American Progress report that underscores the critical role of the Affordable Care Act in protecting Nevadans' health and wellbeing. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, over 78,000 Nevadans have survived the illness, and each one now has a preexisting condition that is protected by the Affordable Care Act. "As a new Supreme Court … Continue Reading


October 05, 2020

Cortez Masto Announces Grant Funding to Support Transportation Services in Low-Income Areas

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation's award of $125,000 to the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC). The grant funding is authorized through the Helping Obtain Prosperity for Everyone (HOPE) Program and will be used to enhance transit service in areas of persistent poverty. "I'm glad to see that the Regional Transit Commission of Southern Nevada is receiving federal funding to assist with … Continue Reading


October 05, 2020

Cortez Masto, Brown Lead Letter to Administration for Failure to Provide Restitution to Veteran Victims of Deceptive Marketing Practices

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) led 14 of their Senate colleagues in sending a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Kathleen Kraninger regarding the Bureau's recent public enforcement actions against mortgage originators offering Veterans Administration (VA)-guaranteed loans. Between July 2020 and September 2020, the CFPB announced consent orders against eight different mortgage lenders for deceptive … Continue Reading


October 05, 2020

Cortez Masto Highlights the Need for State Assistance to Prevent Ongoing Threat of Foreign Interference One Month Before the Election

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) in a letter to the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) asking what steps are being taken in the final month before the election to assist states in administering safe, secure, and successful elections. "Election officials are on the front lines of the democratic process and many have worked around the clock to ensure … Continue Reading


October 02, 2020

Cortez Masto Announces Grant Funding to Support Nevada’s Older Homeless Youth

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) celebrated the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' award of $252,803 to provide Nevada's older homeless youth with long-term residential services. "The Transitional Youth Program (TLP) is so important for Nevada's young adults who are in need of safe and stable housing. TLP supports settings that provide essential services like life building skills, educational opportunities, job attainment services, mental health care … Continue Reading


October 02, 2020

Cortez Masto, Scott Introduce Bill to Connect Military Members with Helpful Resources for Transitioning Out of Service

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) introduced bipartisan legislation to connect military members separating from service with veteran service officers (VSOs) offering resources ranging from housing assistance and health care guidance to job training opportunities. The Know Your Vets Act of 2020 would direct the Secretary of Defense to provide service members separating from the military the option to share their name and contact information … Continue Reading

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