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May 01, 2020

Cortez Masto, Colleagues Request Emergency Funds for Behavioral Health During Coronavirus Pandemic

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined a letter to Congressional leadership led by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and 67 other Senate and House colleagues requesting funding for mental health disorder and addiction treatment providers as the nation grapples with the coronavirus pandemic. With many behavioral health organizations (BHOs) at risk of closing their doors as a result of the … Continue Reading


May 01, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Press Forest Service on Wildfire Season Plans Amid COVID-19

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and 8 Western Democrats yesterday seeking answers on the planning efforts of the U.S. Forest Service to protect communities and firefighters heading into the upcoming 2020 wildfire season amid the COVID-19 crisis. "The impacts of the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), combined with high levels of drought throughout the West, will create unprecedented wildland … Continue Reading


May 01, 2020

Cortez Masto Applauds FAA’s Implementation of Collegiate Drone Training Program

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) implementation of the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Collegiate Training Initiative, which was originally proposed as part of the senator's Safe DRONE Act and included in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. "Nevada is a national leader in drone technology, and we must ensure our workforce has the necessary skills to drive innovation and growth in this industry. I'm pleased … Continue Reading


May 01, 2020

Cortez Masto Pushes to Strengthen Food Assistance Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) along with 12 of their colleagues in a letter urging Senate leadership to support and strengthen SNAP-also known as food stamps-to help ensure that families across America can keep food on their tables despite the mounting economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. "SNAP is the nation's first line of defense against hunger and is proven to help lift … Continue Reading


May 01, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Applaud $4.5 Million in Coronavirus Funds to Help Workers

Las Vegas, Nev. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced $4,508,311 in Department of Labor (DOL) grants to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) to help address the workforce-related impacts of this public health emergency. The grants were funded under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will provide reemployment services to eligible individuals affected by mass layoffs. "We voted … Continue Reading


April 30, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Urge House and Senate Leadership to Address the Needs of People with Disabilities in the Next COVID-19 Package

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and 12 more colleagues in a letter urging House and Senate leadership to address the needs of people with disabilities as House and Senate leadership negotiates a fourth stimulus package to mitigate the health, social and economic impacts … Continue Reading


April 30, 2020

Cortez Masto Urges FTC to Protect Franchisees During COVID-19 Pandemic

Las Vegas, Nev. - As many small business franchise owners struggle to survive, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to make changes to the Franchise Rule in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The senator's recommendations seek to protect prospective franchisees from inaccurate and outdated performance data, and to protect current franchisees from coercive practices that condition financial relief on disadvantageous changes in their franchise … Continue Reading


April 30, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Call For More Funding For Social Service Nonprofits In Next Coronavirus Relief Bill

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i) and 25 of their colleagues to urge Senate leadership to include additional emergency funding for nonprofit organizations in the next COVID-19 relief bill. Nonprofits are an essential part of the frontline coronavirus pandemic response, providing important social services such as nutrition assistance, shelter for those experiencing homelessness, child care, … Continue Reading


April 29, 2020

Cortez Masto Commemorates Denim Day

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following release commemorating Denim Day, a day Americans are able to show solidarity and support for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. During Sexual Assault Awareness Month, this day brings awareness to victim blaming and destructive myths that surround sexual violence. As part of today's commemoration, Senator Cortez Masto held a video conference with the Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual … Continue Reading


April 29, 2020

Cortez Masto Pushes Administration to Ensure Minority Owned Businesses Have Equal Access to SBA Relief

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Small Business Administrator (SBA) Jovita Carranza, calling on the agencies to ensure unbanked and minority owned businesses are receiving the relief funding they need to weather this pandemic. Nevada is one of the most underbanked states in the nation, and countless Nevada small businesses owned by minorities and other underserved groups have struggled to access the SBA's … Continue Reading


April 29, 2020

Cortez Masto Leads Rosen, Colleagues in Letter Urging Administration to Implement Solutions that Allow Eligible Immigrants to Complete Naturalization Process

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), along with Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), led a letter to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which has suspended live interviews and U.S. Citizenship Oath of Allegiance Ceremonies during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, urging the Administration to implement technological solutions that will allow eligible immigrants to complete the last steps on their path to citizenship. … Continue Reading


April 29, 2020

Cortez Masto Leads Letter Urging the CFPB to Reinstate Vital HMDA Data Collection

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) led 18 of her Senate colleagues in sending a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathy Kraninger urging her to reverse her decisions to suspend the quarterly reporting of information under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) during the COVID-19 pandemic and halt reporting of all HMDA data for lenders. Eliminating these reporting requirements could allow discrimination in mortgage lending to go unchecked … Continue Reading


April 28, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Announce an Additional $74 Million for Nevada Health Providers in Coronavirus Pandemic

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has distributed $74,478,095 to 53 health care providers across Nevada to address costs associated with the coronavirus pandemic. These funds were allocated as part of the CARES Act-and are in addition to the first allocation of over $241 million that went to 2,581 medical providers in Nevada, for a total of nearly $316 million as of April 24, … Continue Reading


April 28, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Ask That Immigrant Domestic Violence Survivors Get Protections During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and 12 other colleagues in urging the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to ensure that immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other serious crimes can continue to access programs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic through which they can obtain legal status independent of abusers and perpetrators. At a … Continue Reading


April 28, 2020

Cortez Masto, Colleagues Urge Administration to Take Action to Ensure Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Funds Reach Most Impacted Small Businesses

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senator Amy Kobuchar (D-MN) and 20 colleagues in a letter sent to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza, calling on the Administration to develop strong supervisory mechanisms to identify instances of unjust enrichment and ensure that Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds reach struggling small businesses who truly need the money. Recent reports indicate that the initial … Continue Reading


April 28, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Applaud Over $7 Million in Funds to Help Nevada Law Enforcement Respond to Coronavirus

Las Vegas, Nev. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced $7.3 million in Department of Justice (DOJ) funding to state, local, and tribal governments to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. This was appropriated by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020. "We are glad to see Nevada get funds from the CARES Act to support law enforcement and first responders in fighting the coronavirus pandemic," said the Senators. … Continue Reading


April 28, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Call on Trump Administration to Cut Red Tape in Distributing CARES Act Funds to States

Letter calls on Treasury to follow Congressional intent and allow states to use funding to make up for lost tax revenue so they can continue providing essential services. Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and 42 colleagues in responding to the Trump Administration's needless bureaucratic restrictions on how governors can distribute Coronavirus Relief Funds … Continue Reading


April 27, 2020

Cortez Masto, Scott Applaud FHFA Decision to Allow Federal Home Loan Banks to Accept PPP Loans as Collateral

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) applauded the decision by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to allow the nation's eleven Federal Home Loan Banks to accept Payment Protection Program (PPP) loans as collateral on advances to their qualifying member banks. This move will allow small community banks to pledge PPP loans as collateral in order to obtain additional financing from the FHLBanks to make new loans to small business owners in … Continue Reading


April 27, 2020

Cortez Masto, Scott Applaud FHFA Decision to Allow Federal Home Loan Banks to Accept PPP Loans as Collateral

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) applauded the decision by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to allow the nation's eleven Federal Home Loan Banks to accept Payment Protection Program (PPP) loans as collateral on advances to their qualifying member banks. This move will allow small community banks to pledge PPP loans as collateral in order to obtain additional financing from the FHLBanks to make new loans to small business owners in … Continue Reading


April 27, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Applaud $7.2 Million in CARES Act Funding to Help Nevada Combat Coronavirus and Safely Reopen

Las Vegas, Nev. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced $7.2 million in Centers for Disease Control (CDC) funding to help Nevada's efforts to safely reopen. This was appropriated by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020. "This funding will help get Nevada's economy back on its feet by ensuring the state has additional resources to perform the robust contact tracing, enhanced testing, and increased protections … Continue Reading

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