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April 14, 2020

Cortez Masto: SBA Announcement Does Nothing for Small Gaming Operators in Nevada

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released a statement today after the Small Business Administration (SBA) refused to follow congressional intent under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act by maintaining their practice of denying small gaming operators in the State of Nevada access to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), harming a critical state industry and threatening the jobs of thousands of Nevadans. "When I voted in support of the … Continue Reading


April 14, 2020

Cortez Masto Reintroduces Resolution to Promote Awareness of Risks to Black Maternal Health

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and 21 other Senate colleagues in reintroducing a resolution designating April 11th - 17th, 2020, as Black Maternal Health week to raise awareness about African American women and their babies at risk during and after pregnancy. According to the Centers for Disease Control, black mothers in the United States are three to four times more likely than white mothers to die from … Continue Reading


April 14, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen, Colleagues Urge State Department to Take Steps to Ensure Immediate and Safe Return of Americans Stranded Abroad Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Las Vegas, Nev. - As thousands of Americans and lawful permanent residents remain stranded overseas due to COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined a letter led by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) calling on the State Department to take steps to secure their immediate and safe return to the United States. The Senators urged the State Department to provide up-to-date and detailed data on the number of Americans … Continue Reading


April 14, 2020

Cortez Masto Leads Nevada Delegation in Bipartisan Letter Calling for Expanded Eligibility for Hospitality in Critical Economic Programs

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) led Nevada's Congressional delegation, including Senator Jacky Rosen (D-Nev), Congresswoman Dina Titus (D-Nev.-01), Congressman Mark Amodei (R-Nev.-02), Congressman Steven Horsford (D-Nev.-04), and Congresswoman Susie Lee (D-Nev.-03), in a bipartisan letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. In their letter, the Nevada delegation calls on Treasury and the Reserve to expand the … Continue Reading


April 13, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Press Trump Administration to Ensure Workers Receive Unemployment Benefits

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined a letter led by Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) pressing the Department of Labor to clarify guidance to ensure workers Congress intended to be covered by the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program receive the benefits they deserve. "[P]arts of the guidance appear narrow or ambiguous, which could make states think they need to exclude workers who Congress clearly intended to receive unemployment … Continue Reading


April 10, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Cosponsor Bill to Protect Immigrants During COVID-19 Pandemic

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senators Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) to cosponsor the Coronavirus Immigrant Families Protection Act to ensure that all communities have access to urgently needed COVID-19 testing, public health information, and relief benefits regardless of immigration status or limited English proficiency. "We're in the middle of a public health crisis, and protecting Nevadans from … Continue Reading


April 10, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Announce over $241 Million in HHS Direct Payments to Medicare Providers in Nevada

Las Vegas, Nev. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has provided $241,471,841 to Medicare providers in the State of Nevada. This funding is the first distribution of the $100 billion Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund provided by the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act recently passed by Congress. In Nevada, 2,581 Medicare providers will … Continue Reading


April 10, 2020

Cortez Masto Urges Nevadans to Protect Themselves from Coronavirus Scams

Las Vegas, Nev. - In a Medium post published today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) urged Nevadans to be extra vigilant about scammers who may seek to defraud them of their federal stimulus checks, exploit personal information or charge outrageous prices for vital medical, cleaning and household supplies. The Senator's Disaster Resource Guide has extensive information to help Nevadans identify and avoid scams and protect their families. Full text of the post can be found here and … Continue Reading


April 10, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Announce $6 Million in Grants to Nevada Health Centers Fighting Coronavirus

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced $6,253,215 in grant funding to help community health centers maintain capacity and detect, prevent, diagnose, and treat coronavirus. This funding was appropriated in the recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. "Nevada's health centers are on the front lines battling this pandemic, screening patients, and keeping our communities safe." said the Senators. "As … Continue Reading


April 09, 2020

Cortez Masto Highlights Resources Available to Help Nevadans Stay Mentally and Physically Healthy During Coronavirus Pandemic

Las Vegas, Nev. - In a Medium post published today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) highlighted health care and mental health resources available to Nevadans and encouraged them to read her Disaster Resource Guide for more information. Full text of the post can be found here and below: Staying Mentally and Physically Healthy During COVID-19 By U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto The fallout from COVID-19 has been tough on communities across our state. From families with loved … Continue Reading


April 09, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen, Colleagues to Treasury Secretary: Make Sure Americans Experiencing Homelessness Get Coronavirus Relief Payments

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined a letter led by Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) pushing the Trump Administration to ensure it is taking the steps necessary to make certain that people experiencing homelessness in Nevada and across the country receive coronavirus relief payments. In a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the Senators urged him to consider the steep barriers people experiencing homelessness will confront when … Continue Reading


April 08, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Press Trump Administration on Unemployment Benefits

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined a letter led by Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) urging the Trump Administration to take additional action to ensure workers receive Pandemic Unemployment Assistance as quickly as possible. The senators outline a number of actions the administration should take to help states disburse supercharged unemployment insurance: provide technological support, assist states in meeting the requirements to receive … Continue Reading


April 08, 2020

Cortez Masto Highlights Resources Available for Nevadans Struggling to Pay Bills During Coronavirus Pandemic

Las Vegas, Nev. - In a Medium post published today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) highlighted resources available to Nevadans who are having trouble paying bills during the coronavirus crisis and encouraged them to consult her Disaster Resource Guide for more information. Full text of the post can be found here and below: What to Do If You Have Trouble Paying Your Bills in the Middle of the Coronavirus Crisis By U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto Given the economic effects … Continue Reading


April 07, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Announce Over $4.5 Million in Grants to Support Tribal Affordable Housing Programs During Coronavirus Pandemic

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced $4,595,058 in grant funding to help Native American communities across Nevada maintain operations and funding for affordable housing programs during the coronavirus pandemic. This funding was appropriated in the recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The awards will be distributed through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Indian Housing … Continue Reading


April 07, 2020

Cortez Masto Shares Updated Coronavirus Disaster Resource Guide, Unveils Spanish Language Disaster Guide & Frequently Asked Questions on CARES Act

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today shared new and updated resources to help Nevadans navigate the public health crisis and economic dislocation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the Senator's website at http://www.cortezmasto.senate.gov/coronavirus-resources, Nevadans may find an updated Coronavirus Disaster Resource Guide, a newly released Spanish Resource Guide, Medium posts explaining various portions of the Senator's guide and FAQs on important issues … Continue Reading


April 06, 2020

Cortez Masto Encourages Nevadans Abroad in Need of Support to Reach Out

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following press release urging Nevadans stranded abroad, or with family and loved ones on international travel who have been impacted by the public health response to coronavirus, to reach out to her office for assistance. Senator Cortez Masto has been working with dozens of Nevadans stranded abroad to ensure they receive support and transportation to safely return home. "The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has led … Continue Reading


April 06, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Join Colleagues in Push to Ensure All Students Can Continue Education Online During Coronavirus Pandemic

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and 29 of their colleagues in a letter to House and Senate leadership requesting robust funding for all K-12 students to have adequate home internet connectivity if their schools close due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The senators expressed their disappointment with the lack … Continue Reading


April 06, 2020

Cortez Masto, Horsford Send Letter to HHS Secretary Azar Calling on Agency to Make Available Support for Employer-Funded Clinics and Health Centers

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Congressman Steven Horsforsd (D-Nev.04) sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar calling on the Administration to provide support for employer-funded clinics during the COVID-19 pandemic. "More than 150,000 workers and their families rely on six of these employer-funded clinics for primary care services across Las Vegas alone. During the COVID-19 pandemic, these clinics have provided access to … Continue Reading


April 06, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Call on Administration to Ensure Veterans, SSI Beneficiaries Get Stimulus Checks Automatically

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined a letter led by Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) calling on the Trump Administration to issue stimulus checks automatically to recipients of benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs or the Supplemental Security Income program. In their letter, the senators point out that these are two groups with large amounts of … Continue Reading


April 05, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Send Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter to USDA Urging Support for Cattle Producers Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) led a bipartisan, bicameral letter with U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) along with U.S. Reps. Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) and Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue. In the letter, the Members of Congress requested that he provide immediate assistance to cattle producers by using the resources provided in the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and … Continue Reading

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