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May 15, 2019

Cortez Masto, Rosen Support Renaming Henderson Post Office to Honor Veterans

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) wrote a letter in support of H.R. 1198, which would officially rename a post office in Henderson as the "Henderson Veterans Memorial Post Office Building" to honor the legacy of military personnel and veterans in the area. H.R.1198 was introduced by Rep. Susie Lee and has the support of the full Nevada delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives. This legislation passed the House … Continue Reading


May 15, 2019

Cortez Masto Grills Otting About Administration’s Efforts to Silence Civil and Consumer Rights Advocates

Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Banking Committee, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) questioned Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting about his office's unprecedented decision to publicly chastise critics of its proposed changes to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). Last fall, the agency published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and received nearly 1,500 public comments. In January, a top official at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) … Continue Reading


May 14, 2019

Cortez Masto Presses for Permanent Protections for Ruby Mountains

VIDEO HERE Washington, D.C. - At today's hearing of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources' Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests and Mining, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) spoke in support of her Ruby Mountains Protection Act, which would protect "Nevada's Alps" from any future oil and gas leasing attempts. She also questioned Mr. Frank Beum, Acting Associate Deputy Chief of the National Forest System, on the National Forest Service's decision not to support the Ruby … Continue Reading


May 14, 2019

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bill to Address Root Causes of Central American Migrant Crisis

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today joined Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) in reintroducing legislation to address the root causes of the Central American migrant crisis. The Central America Reform and Enforcement Act outlines a coordinated regional response to effectively manage the endemic violence and humanitarian crises in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras that are forcing many women, children, and families to flee to seek refuge in the … Continue Reading


May 14, 2019

Cortez Masto Honors National Police Week

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement recognizing National Police Week 2019, which began on Sunday, May 12th and concludes on Saturday, May 18th. Senator Cortez Masto is a cosponsor of a resolution officially recognizing National Police Week. Kyle L. Eng, a Nevada law enforcement officer who died in the line of duty last year, is named in the resolution. "Nevada's law enforcement officers are dedicated and courageous public servants … Continue Reading


May 10, 2019

Cortez Masto, Rosen Tour Nevada National Security Site with Energy Secretary Rick Perry

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry and National Nuclear Security Administration Administrator Lisa Gordon-Hagerty to tour the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). "Today, we had an informative tour and productive conversation with Secretary Perry at the Nevada National Security Site. We'd like to thank the many Nevadans who work at the site for their commitment and dedication to … Continue Reading


May 10, 2019

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bill to Reduce Gun Violence in Communities

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Senate colleagues to cosponsor the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act, which would provide grants to states to implement extreme risk laws. This bill would empower states to develop court processes that allow family members to temporarily remove guns from the hands of dangerous individuals. "Family and friends are often the first to notice when their loved ones are in distress. It is … Continue Reading


May 09, 2019

Cortez Masto, Colleagues Urge CFPB to Protect Manufactured Homebuyers from Predatory Lending

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) led a group of eight senators in calling on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to improve transparency around manufactured home financing. Currently, manufactured housing retailers are not legally required to disclose their affiliations with lenders, often leading borrowers to take on expensive chattel loans when they qualify for lower-cost options. Nearly 20 million Americans live in manufactured homes, and manufactured … Continue Reading


May 09, 2019

Cortez Masto, Murray Demand Information After Third Migrant Child Dies in U.S. Custody

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) sent a letter today to Secretary Alex Azar following the death of a 16-year-old unaccompanied minor in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). The letter requests a staff briefing on the medical treatment for children in U.S. Government custody. "This is the third migrant child who has died while in the custody of the U.S. … Continue Reading


May 08, 2019

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Lower Taxes on Gold Star Families

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senator Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and 27 other bipartisan Senators in introducing legislation to provide tax relief for children receiving benefits who have lost a parent serving in the military. The Republican tax reform passed in 2017 inadvertently caused higher taxes on military survivor benefits. This bipartisan legislation resolves the unintended tax treatment of survivor benefits. "The kids, spouses and family members of … Continue Reading


May 08, 2019

Cortez Masto Statement on Confirmation Vote for Ex-Im Bank President, Board of Directors

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, released the following statement after voting in support of Kimberly A. Reed to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, as well as Spencer Bachus III and Judith DelZoppo Pryor to be members of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. With today's confirmation of these three nominees, the Export-Import … Continue Reading


May 07, 2019

Cortez Masto: Congress Must Act to Protect the Lives of Native Women and Girls

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) spoke today on the Senate floor about the importance of passing three pieces of legislation - the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, Savanna's Act and the Not Invisible Act - in order to address the epidemic of violence against Native American women. Senator Cortez Masto delivered her remarks in recognition of the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls, which was recognized this … Continue Reading


May 07, 2019

Cortez Masto Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Legislators Asking for Federal Study on Crisis of Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women

Washington, D.C. - Following the "National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls" on Sunday, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined a bipartisan, bicameral group of legislators asking the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a study on the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW). "As Members of the Indian Affairs Committee and the Indigenous Peoples Subcommittee and Senators and Representatives representing the majority of … Continue Reading


May 07, 2019

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bill to Permanently Fund the LWCF

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and a bipartisan group of senators in cosponsoring the Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act, legislation to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at a level of $900 million. This legislation comes after the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act was enacted into law last month, which permanently authorized the LWCF. "Nevadans … Continue Reading


May 06, 2019

Cortez Masto Hosts Immigration Workshop, Unveils Immigration Resource Guide

Washington, D.C. - On Saturday, the Office of U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) held a free workshop to provide Elko-area residents with information about the immigration and naturalization resources offered by federal agencies. Representatives from USCIS and the senator's office were present to provide guidance and answer questions. Additionally, the Office of Senator Cortez Masto unveiled a new Immigrant Resource Guide to help Nevadans navigate America's immigration system, … Continue Reading


May 06, 2019

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Legislation to Address Health Disparities for Native Americans in Urban Areas

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored the bicameral Urban Indian Health Parity Act, legislation to address Medicaid reimbursement inequity for Urban Indian Health Programs that serve Native patients. "Native American Nevadans deserve high-quality, affordable health care regardless of where they live. Yet, Native people living outside tribal lands often face additional barriers to access comprehensive, culturally competent medical services. This … Continue Reading


May 03, 2019

Cortez Masto Statement on National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement commemorating the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls, which falls on Sunday, May 5th. Earlier this month, she joined Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) in introducing a resolution designating May 5, 2019 as a day of observance to shed light on the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women. "The growing number of missing and murdered American Indian and … Continue Reading


May 03, 2019

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bipartisan Improving HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.), and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) on the bipartisan Improving HOPE (Health, Outcomes, Planning, and Education) for Alzheimer's Act to increase awareness among health care providers and utilization among patients and caregivers of individual care planning resources - a critical new Medicare benefit. In 2017, the first … Continue Reading


May 02, 2019

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Clean Energy for America Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored the Clean Energy for America Act of 2019, which would streamline several existing energy-related tax incentives to consolidate tax deductions and credits for the production of or investment in clean electricity, the production of clean transportation fuels, and energy efficient homes and commercial buildings. The bill was introduced by Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). "Nevada's leadership in renewable energy technology is … Continue Reading


May 02, 2019

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Legislation to Help Increase Drug Pricing Transparency

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) to support two pieces of legislation that will help increase transparency in drug pricing and to rein in the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs. The Stopping the Pharmaceutical Industry from Keeping Drugs Expensive (SPIKE) Act would require drug manufactures to publicly justify large price increases in prescription drugs. The Reducing Existing Costs Associated with Pharmaceuticals for … Continue Reading

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