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September 05, 2018

Cortez Masto Applauds $2.39 Million HHS Grant for Family Planning Services in Nevada

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for awarding $2,391,000 to assist with family planning services in Nevada. "I want to thank HHS for investing in family planning services in the state. We must ensure that providers of family planning services in Nevada continue to receive the critical funding they need so that we can deliver the best care to women, expectant mothers and children. I will continue my … Continue Reading


September 04, 2018

Cortez Masto Applauds $2.2 Million Head Start Grant for Northeastern Nevada

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for awarding $2,255,180 to Head Start of Northeastern Nevada, which provides support and services for low-income children and their families. "Every Nevadan deserves the opportunity to succeed, regardless of their family's income or access to resources. The Head Start program, for more than 50 years, has provided opportunities to countless low-income families and … Continue Reading


August 31, 2018

Cortez Masto Statement on Texas v. Nielsen

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen declined to issue a preliminary injunction in Texas' lawsuit to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. "I'm glad the court recognized that halting DACA would not serve the best interests of the country. Congress must act to spare undocumented youth from further pain and uncertainty resulting from the crisis President Trump … Continue Reading


August 31, 2018

Cortez Masto Statement on Labor Day

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in honor of Labor Day, which falls on Monday, September 3rd: "On Labor Day, we honor the contributions of American workers who fought for better protections, a safer workplace, and a more prosperous economy. Today, our fight continues to make our workplaces more equitable: to end workplace discrimination, to increase wages so that hardworking Americans can lift themselves into the middle class, … Continue Reading


August 31, 2018

Cortez Masto Announces Over $8 Million in Housing and Community Improvement Grants for Communities Across Nevada

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) thanked the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for awarding over $8 million in grant funding through the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Programs. The funds will be used to expand access to affordable housing, rehabilitate affordable housing stock, provide stability to people experiencing homelessness, and fund economic … Continue Reading


August 30, 2018

Cortez Masto Applauds Over $29 Million to Expand Broadband Services in Nevada

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today applauded the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for awarding $29,232,782 to expand access to broadband throughout the state of Nevada. "Access to broadband is a necessity in today's economy. Nevadans who don't have Wi-Fi in their homes can't get access to tele-health services, pay their bills online, do their homework, learn new skills, apply for jobs, or even check the weather forecast. The announcement that the FCC … Continue Reading


August 29, 2018

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Legislation to Overturn the Expansion of Junk Insurance Plans

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored legislation introduced by Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) to overturn the Trump administration's final 'junk insurance' plan rule. The resolution of disapproval would rescind the Trump administration's rule expanding 'junk insurance' plans that don't have to provide health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. "The expansion of junk plans will only hurt Americans in need of affordable health care, … Continue Reading


August 28, 2018

Cortez Masto, Portman Introduce Bill to Create Rural Interagency Council

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) introduced a bill to create a standing 'Council on Rural Community Innovation and Economic Development' to work across executive departments, agencies, and offices to streamline the work of agencies and programs specifically designed to support rural communities. The council will maximize the impact of federal investments across the different agencies in order to promote economic prosperity and quality of … Continue Reading


August 28, 2018

Cortez Masto Announces Over $1 Million in Grant Funding for Early Child Care Programs in Nevada

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today applauded the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for awarding $1,263,498 to Early Head Start, a program that supports infants, toddlers, and pregnant women from low-income families. "Too many children in our state are born without the resources they need to learn, grow, and prepare for school. Early Head Start is a federally funded program that makes sure that babies and toddlers born in low-income families get … Continue Reading


August 27, 2018

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bill to Enhance the Nation’s Energy Storage Capabilities

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored the Advancing Grid Storage Act to increase America's energy storage capabilities and help expand the role that renewable energies like wind and solar play in the nation's energy portfolio. This bill also supports the utilization of renewable energy production and storage on personal residential properties. "I am proud to cosponsor a bill that prioritizes investments in renewable energy and good paying green jobs," … Continue Reading


August 25, 2018

Cortez Masto Statement on the Passing of Senator John McCain

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement on the passing of Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.): "Paul and I are heartbroken by tonight's news. Senator McCain was a true statesman and gentleman in every possible sense. He was an American hero and has represented the people of Arizona with humor, integrity, dignity, and compassion. This is an enormous loss for the Senate, for Arizona, and for the nation-he will be deeply missed. We extend our … Continue Reading


August 25, 2018

Cortez Masto Attends Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada STEAM Career Conference

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today joined Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada for its inaugural STEAM Career Conference for girls in 6th to 12th grade. The conference was an opportunity for girls to explore STEAM careers and hear directly from professionals in those fields. "America's girls are its greatest untapped resource to build a 21st Century economy. We must do everything in our power to encourage their interest and success in the STEAM fields. Girl … Continue Reading


August 25, 2018

Cortez Masto Attends the Citizenship Project’s Citizenship Fair

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) attended a citizenship fair hosted by the Citizenship Project, Culinary Union 226 and UNITE HERE! Bartenders Local 165, which provided free assistance to applicants navigating the citizenship process. The senator met with union members and applicants to thank them for their time and effort serving the immigrant community in Southern Nevada. "While President Trump continues to vilify and attack immigrants with his dangerous … Continue Reading


August 24, 2018

Cortez Masto Applauds Passage of Amendment to Study Link between Domestic Violence and Traumatic Brain Injuries

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded yesterday's passage of an amendment she introduced with Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) to require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to report on federal efforts to study the prevalence of traumatic brain injuries in victims of domestic violence. The amendment passed as part of the Defense and Health and Human Services "minibus III" funding bill. "As Nevada Attorney General, I learned that the scars of domestic … Continue Reading


August 24, 2018

Cortez Masto Tours Military Housing Complex on Nellis Air Force Base

Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick and Colonel Craddock, the Commander of Nellis Air Force Base, accompanied Senator Cortez Masto on a tour of a Nellis Air Force Base housing complex. Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) toured a military housing complex on Nellis Air Force Base to highlight the efforts being made to improve military housing for active duty service members and discuss future ways to prioritize the housing needs of Nevada's service … Continue Reading


August 24, 2018

Cortez Masto Announces $5 Million in Preparedness Grants for Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nev.- U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Las Vegas metropolitan area five million dollars under the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) program. The UASI grant program provides federal funding to support preparedness in high-threat, high-density urban areas and improves the ability of local communities to prevent and respond to acts of terrorism. "Las Vegas welcomes 39 million visitors … Continue Reading


August 24, 2018

Cortez Masto Applauds HHS Grants for Nevada Department of Health and Human Services

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) announcement of two grants aimed at keeping Nevadans healthy. HHS is awarding the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services a $1,158,632 grant to help combat prescription drug abuse and overdoses and another $1,690,222 for improving diabetes, heart disease and stroke prevention programs in the State of Nevada. "I commend the Department of Health and Human Services … Continue Reading


August 24, 2018

Cortez Masto Applauds $1.5 Million Department of Transportation Grant to Lake Tahoe for Zero-Emission and Low-Emission Transit Buses

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the Department of Transportation's (DOT) $1.5 million grant to the Tahoe Transportation District Project, which will provide funding for state and local authorities for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses. "Investments to improve public transportation in Lake Tahoe will benefit the area's local tourism economy and enhance the quality of life for local residents. I'm pleased that the … Continue Reading


August 23, 2018

Cortez Masto Supports Kimberly Reed’s Nomination to Head Ex-Im Bank

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 on her committee vote earlier today in support of the nomination of Kimberly Reed to serve as President of the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank of the United States. "The Ex-Im bank has financed more than $7 million in exports from Nevada in the past five years, and is vital to ensuring that Nevada's exporters have the … Continue Reading


August 23, 2018

Cortez Masto: CFPB Nominee Kraninger Will Not Stand Up for Servicemembers, Students and Seniors Against Powerful Special Interests

Washington, D.C. - At today's U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs executive session, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) delivered a statement in opposition to Kathy Kraninger's nomination as the next director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Cortez Masto brought attention to Acting Director Mick Mulvaney's elimination of the office for students and young consumers, an office tasked to protect student loan borrowers, and the Consumer … Continue Reading

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