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April 05, 2021

Cortez Masto Secures More Than $6 Million to Address Nevada’s Affordable Housing Crisis

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today announced that the state of Nevada will receive $6,754,852 in Housing Trust Fund (HTF) grants, more than double what the state usually receives. These grants are a direct result of Cortez Masto's advocacy during the previous administration, which tried to cut funding for this vital program. With HTF funding, Nevada will be able to build, rehabilitate, and maintain affordable housing for extremely low- and very low-income … Continue Reading

April 02, 2021

ICYMI: Cortez Masto vows to oppose potential Biden FDA pick

In Case You Missed It, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) is vowing to lead opposition to President Biden's potential nominee for commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, as reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Cortez Masto is fervently opposed to acting commissioner Janet Woodcock because of her history overseeing the approval of powerful and addictive opioid drugs. "We cannot have an FDA administrator who oversaw the approval of dangerous drugs without sufficient … Continue Reading

March 29, 2021

Cortez Masto Announces $155 Million in Funding to Support Public Transportation, Help Nevadans Get to Vaccine Sites

Las Vegas, Nev. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that $155,465,085 that she helped secure as part of the American Rescue Plan will be delivered to Nevada to support the state's public transportation systems as the state continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cortez Masto has consistently led efforts in the Senate calling for robust investments to help Nevada's public transportation systems during the pandemic, which will now bolster public transit while … Continue Reading

March 26, 2021

Cortez Masto & Rosen Announce New Members of Bipartisan Judicial Commissions

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced the members of two bipartisan judicial commissions to interview and recommend candidates for Nevada's federal judicial vacancies. The commissions include diverse and bipartisan representatives from the legal community across Nevada. "We're dedicated to ensuring that the voices of Nevadans are reflected in the federal judicial nomination process, and our two bipartisan judicial … Continue Reading

March 26, 2021

Cortez Masto Urges VA to Combat Vaccine Misinformation, Encourages Veterans to Get Vaccinated

Washington, D.C. - In light of recent reports on veterans' concerns about the safety and efficacy of the coronavirus vaccine, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) is calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to take an active role in combating vaccine-related misinformation and to encourage our veterans to get vaccinated. A recent poll by the Blue Star Families found that almost half of veteran families surveyed do not expect to receive a vaccine, with 75 percent of those … Continue Reading

March 25, 2021

Cortez Masto Hosts Job Fair to Help Nevadans Get Back to Work

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) co-hosted Nevada's Virtual Job Fair to help get people in the Silver State back to work. The Senator hosted the event with Congresswoman Susie Lee (D-Nev.-03), Washoe County Commissioner Alexis Hill, Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones, Nevada DETR's JobConnect, and Workforce Connections' One-Stop Career Centers to connect furloughed and unemployed Nevadans with more than 50 employers. Nevadans attending the job fair had … Continue Reading

March 25, 2021

NEW: Cortez Masto Announces $25 Million to Expand Vaccine Access in Nevada’s Underserved Communities

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will award a total of $25,172,750 in funding to support 8 community health centers across Nevada to expand access to vaccines in underserved communities. "The key to recovering from this pandemic is getting shots into people's arms, and this significant investment will help ensure that underserved communities across Nevada have equal access to these … Continue Reading

March 25, 2021

Cortez Masto: More Help Is On the Way for Nevada’s Small Businesses

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after voting to extend the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to May 31, 2021, which was originally set to expire at the end of the month: "The Paycheck Protection Program has been a lifeline helping businesses stay afloat throughout the pandemic, and with many borrowers still awaiting loan approvals, this extension will be crucial in helping our businesses keep their employees on the … Continue Reading

March 24, 2021

Cortez Masto, Menendez Introduce Bicameral Resolution Recognizing the Heritage, Culture, and Contributions of Latinas

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) introduced a resolution to celebrate and honor the contributions of Latinas in the United States. The Senators' resolution, introduced during National Women's History Month, honors the heritage, culture and contributions of Latinas in a variety of fields while acknowledging the pervasive barriers that prevent their full recognition as equal members of society. Representative Lou Correa (D-Calif.) … Continue Reading

March 23, 2021

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March 23, 2021

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bill to Address Surge of Anti-Asian Hate Crimes During Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined bicameral legislation introduced by Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Representative Grace Meng (D-N.Y.) to address the rise of hate crimes and violence targeted at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). The COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act would assign a point person at the Department of Justice (DOJ) to expedite the review of COVID-19-related hate crimes, provide support for state and local law enforcement agencies to … Continue Reading

March 23, 2021

On Anniversary of ACA, Cortez Masto Highlights Crucial Health Care Protections in the American Rescue Plan

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today released the following statement on the 11th anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act, which President Obama signed into law on March 23, 2010. Cortez Masto released a new video this morning detailing crucial provisions of the American Rescue Plan she worked to secure in order to protect and expand access to quality, affordable health care. "It has never been more urgent for Nevadans to be able to access … Continue Reading

March 22, 2021

NEW: Cortez Masto Announces $92 Million to Help Safely Open Nevada Schools

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that the American Rescue Plan will provide the state of Nevada with $92.7 million in April to support COVID-19 screening testing for teachers, staff and students so Nevada schools can continue to re-open safely for in-person instruction. "Nevada's children need safe, in-person instruction after a year of uncertainty, and I worked to secure this funding to make sure we can reopen our schools as quickly and safely as … Continue Reading

March 19, 2021

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March 19, 2021

NEW: Cortez Masto, Rosen Announce $10.1 Million for Nevada Tribes’ Housing

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), a member of the Senate Committees on Indian Affairs and Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and Senator Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced that 17 Native and Tribal communities in Nevada will receive a total of $10,125,763 for the development of affordable housing projects. The Senators worked to secure this funding for Tribal governments and Native communities as part of the American Rescue Plan, which represents the single … Continue Reading

March 18, 2021

Cortez Masto Votes to Confirm Xavier Becerra to Lead HHS

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) voted to confirm California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as the next Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "We must work together as a nation to overcome the pandemic, and I look forward to working with Secretary Becerra to defeat COVID-19 and to ensure that Nevada has the resources and support it needs to get us back to normal and to get people back to work. Beyond the pandemic, there are … Continue Reading

March 18, 2021

Cortez Masto Introduces “For the People” Act to Protect Democracy & Voting Rights

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and U.S Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) in sponsoring sweeping legislation to combat voter suppression, get dark money out of politics, and protect our democracy from foreign interference. "American democracy is under attack, with states targeting voters of color and suppressing their right to vote, dark money flooding our elections, and bad actors from … Continue Reading

March 17, 2021

Cortez Masto Introduces Bills to Combat Housing Discrimination

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) re-introduced comprehensive legislation to address housing discrimination. With the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbating the affordable housing crises facing the United States and specifically Nevada, Cortez Masto is introducing the Housing Fairness Act to fully fund nationwide fair housing efforts and the Home Loan Quality Transparency Act to reinstate federal housing protections to ensure lenders are held accountable for … Continue Reading

March 17, 2021

Cortez Masto Leads Bill to Expand Access to Loans

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) introduced the Expanding Access to Lending Options Act, bipartisan legislation to expand access to lending options for hardworking families across the country. The bill will allow credit unions more flexibility in the type of loans they may offer, providing consumers with more options and better payment plans, including for student and agricultural loans. "Credit unions offer opportunity to many Nevadans, … Continue Reading

March 16, 2021

Cortez Masto Introduces Bill to Increase Housing Affordability and Improve Transportation Planning

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today introduced legislation to make more housing available and improve congestion by including housing considerations in transportation planning. The Better Planning and Land-Use for Accessible Neighborhoods (PLAN) Act would create more affordable housing and better integrate transportation between homes and jobs to make it easier to commute to and from work. This legislation would provide a more equitable transportation … Continue Reading

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