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March 24, 2020

Rosen, Cortez Masto Announce $2 Million in Funding to Support Nevada Seniors Impacted by Coronavirus

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released a statement announcing that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $2,082,648 to the state of Nevada to help communities across the Silver State provide meals for older adults. "These funds will help support Nevada's seniors by ensuring they're able to receive meals as they stay safe at home during the coronavirus pandemic to protect themselves from the virus," said … Continue Reading


March 24, 2020

Senator Cortez Masto Shares Message with Nevada’s Rural Communities on Coronavirus

Washington, D.C. - In a Medium post published today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) outlined the work she is doing to protect the health, safety and economic security of Nevada's rural communities during the coronavirus pandemic and shared resources for Nevadans to be aware of as a result of COVID-19. The full text of the post can be found here and below. A Message to Nevada's Rural Communities on Coronavirus By U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto Protecting the health and … Continue Reading


March 24, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Call for Access to Remote Education for All Students’ Education During Coronavirus Emergency

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined a letter led by Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass.) to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Commerce Committee Chairman Roger Wicker, urging them to support robust funding for all K-12 students to have adequate home internet connectivity if their schools close due to the ongoing pandemic in the next version of the coronavirus relief package. "Children without connectivity are at risk of not only … Continue Reading


March 23, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Urge SBA to Help Small Businesses Harmed by Coronavirus Outbreak

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined a letter led by Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) urging the Small Business Administration (SBA) to lower the interest rate for disaster loans to 0% due to the unprecedented economic disruption from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As part of its disaster assistance program, the SBA is providing loans of up to $2 million to small businesses. However, the rates for these loans remain high: 3.75% … Continue Reading


March 23, 2020

Cortez Masto Commemorates 10th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement commemorating the 10th anniversary of President Barack Obama's signing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. "The Affordable Care Act has been helping families in Nevada and across the country access affordable, quality health care for ten years. Not only has the ACA given an unprecedented number of Americans access to health insurance, it has also ensured that patients with pre-existing … Continue Reading


March 22, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Statement on Ongoing COVID-19 Legislation Negotiations

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) released the following statement following their procedural vote against Senator McConnell's partisan coronavirus legislation. "The priority for any coronavirus relief legislation must be supporting our hard working families and strengthening our health care system to meet the challenges ahead," said the Senators. "We will continue fighting for Nevada until we are confident that the Senate package … Continue Reading


March 20, 2020

Cortez Masto Leads Colleagues in Urging Congress to Support Clean Energy Industry in Economic Relief Packages

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) led 17 Senate colleagues in sending a letter calling on Congress to include support for the United States' clean energy industry and workforce in any economic aid packages. "As Congress takes steps to ensure that our nation's workforce is prepared to emerge stronger from the coronavirus health and economic crisis, we must act to shore up clean energy businesses and workers who are uniquely impacted by the crisis," said the … Continue Reading


March 20, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Urge Health Insurers to Waive Testing Costs in Response to COVID-19 Test Shortages

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined a letter to health insurers urging them to waive cost sharing for diagnostics that are being used to screen patients in the absence of COVID-19 tests. The Families First Coronavirus Relief Act has authorized free COVID-19 testing for all Americans and expanded benefits for those who've tested positive. But due to the current shortage of coronavirus tests in Nevada, physicians are performing other … Continue Reading


March 20, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Cosponsor Bill to Protect Seniors, People with Disabilities During Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) cosponsored legislation led by Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.) to address critical health and economic needs for older adults, people with disabilities, front-line workers, and family caregivers. The Coronavirus Relief for Seniors and People with Disabilities Act would increase funding for nursing home inspectors, waive certain Medicare costs for seniors, promote home and community-based services and protect … Continue Reading


March 20, 2020

Cortez Masto, Menendez Introduce Bill to Provide Relief to Small Businesses Suffering from Economic Fallout Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) introduced legislation that would help small businesses recover from the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. In an effort to slow the spread of the virus, many states, such as Nevada, have put restrictions on the operations of businesses, which have already caused a decline in customers and lower profits. This week, the Small Business Administration (SBA) approved Nevada's disaster … Continue Reading


March 19, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Call on Administration to Reverse Limits on Choice of Doctor for Medicaid Beneficiaries

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined 30 of their Senate colleagues, led by Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), in condemning the Trump administration's decision to approve a Medicaid waiver request submitted by Texas that allows the state to receive federal funding while excluding providers like Planned Parenthood from their family planning programs. In a letter addressed to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid … Continue Reading


March 19, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Join Colleagues in Seeking Answers on Coronavirus Preparedness in Immigration Detention Facilities

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) in a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Matthew T. Albence, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner Mark A. Morgan requesting information about the policies and procedures their respective agencies have in place to prepare for … Continue Reading


March 18, 2020

Nevada Congressional Delegation Calls on Mortgage Industry to Implement Relief for Homeowners Impacted by COVID-19

Washington, D.C. - As Nevada's workforce braces for the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) - along with U.S. Representatives Dina Titus (D-Nev.-01), Mark Amodei (R-Nev.-02), Steven Horsford (D-Nev.-04), and Susie Lee (D-Nev.-03) - urged mortgage industry leaders to implement relief for homeowners affected by the outbreak. In a letter, Nevada's congressional delegation called on mortgage lenders to work with struggling … Continue Reading


March 18, 2020

Nevada Congressional Delegation Calls on Congress to Provide Relief for Nevada’s Tourism Industry and Workers Affected by Coronavirus Closures

Washington, D.C. - As Nevada's workforce braces for the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) - along with U.S. Representatives Dina Titus (D-Nev.-01), Mark Amodei (R-Nev.-02), Steven Horsford (D-Nev.-04), and Susie Lee (D-Nev.-03) - urged leaders in Congress to provide financial support to the gaming, hospitality, travel, and outdoor recreation industries and the workers they employ. "We are very proud that Nevada's tourism … Continue Reading


March 18, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Statement On Senate Passage of Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) issued the following statement after the Senate voted 90-8 in favor of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The legislation now heads to the President's desk for signing. "We need immediate, decisive action to combat the coronavirus pandemic and mitigate its impact on working families. This legislation takes bold steps toward ensuring every American can access coronavirus testing free of … Continue Reading


March 18, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Request Administration Provide Leniency to Nevada’s Public Health Grant Recipients Combating Coronavirus

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) sent a letter to Vice President Pence requesting that the Administration direct all federal agency heads to provide leniency to federal grant recipients to allow flexibility in staffing requirements of the grant so needed personnel may be diverted to work on the COVID-19 response. In order to qualify for many of the federal grants that support Nevada's public health initiatives, recipient agencies are … Continue Reading


March 17, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Statement on Governor Sisolak Actions to Reduce Spread of Coronavirus

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) issued this statement following Governor Sisolak's announcement that he would be closing restaurants, bars, non-essential retail stores, and casinos for 30 days to protect the safety and health of Nevadans in order to ensure Nevada's public health infrastructure does not become overwhelmed: "Governor Sisolak has taken unprecedented action tonight in order to slow down the spread of the coronavirus to … Continue Reading


March 17, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Press Coronavirus Task Force on Situation in Nursing Homes and Preparedness for Seniors, People with Disabilities

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and more than 25 U.S. Senators to press the Coronavirus Task Force on their preparedness and response plans for seniors and individuals with disabilities. The Senators sent three letters to the Trump Administration regarding the safety of people living in nursing homes, the ability of seniors living in the community to maintain critical services including delivered meals … Continue Reading


March 17, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Request Administration Address Needs of Federal Workers in Coronavirus Response

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and 29 U.S. senators in demanding that Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia ensure the federal government's response to coronavirus address the immediate and long-term needs of workers. The senators expressed concern regarding the Department of Labor's (DOL) continued absence or exclusion from the President's Coronavirus Task Force. As the coronavirus spreads to … Continue Reading


March 16, 2020

Cortez Masto Calls for Debt Waiver to Protect Civilian Coronavirus Patients Treated at Military Treatment Facilities from Aggressive Debt Collection Practices

Washington, D.C. - As coronavirus cases surge, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) called on Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to protect civilians who may be treated at military treatment facilities during the coronavirus pandemic from aggressive debt collection tactics like garnishing patients' wages, tax refunds, and Social Security benefits. In a letter, the Senator asks that the U.S. Treasury use any applicable flexibility to allow exceptions to their debt collection requirements … Continue Reading

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