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March 20, 2019

Cortez Masto Addresses the Nevada State Legislature: All Nevadans Deserve a Fair Shot at Success

"We're so lucky to call ourselves Nevadans. Our state is blessed with pristine landscapes, abundant natural resources, world-class tourism, and growing economic diversity. But I think we'd all agree that what makes the Silver State special is its people." "Every day, I'm working to find common ground with my Republican colleagues and put forth commonsense solutions that provide a fair shot for Nevada families." "I'm grateful to have you as partners as we work toward our goals. I know that … Continue Reading


March 20, 2019

Cortez Masto Tours Head Start and Workforce Development Programs at Reno’s Community Services Agency

Reno, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today toured Head Start and workforce development programs at Community Services Agency (CSA) to learn more about the services CSA provides to the Reno community and discuss her commitment to support federal funding for critical early education and workforce training programs. "The resources, training, and programs that Community Services Agency provides have helped empower the Reno community for more than 50 years. I'm especially … Continue Reading


March 19, 2019

Cortez Masto Tours Mabel Hoggard Math and Science Magnet Elementary School

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today joined Clark County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara and members of the Board of School Trustees on a tour of Mabel Hoggard Math and Science Magnet Elementary School to learn more about the deferred maintenance challenges at CCSD schools and discuss her support for federal funding for necessary school repair, renovation and construction. "Thank you to Clark County School District Superintendent Jara, … Continue Reading


March 19, 2019

Cortez Masto Attends “Score a Better Future” Event to Help Nevada Families Improve their Financial Health

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined financial analytics firm FICO last night at a free consumer financial event that focused on helping families improve their understanding of their credit score and overall financial health. The Senator spoke to attendees about the importance of education and encouraged Nevadans to take proactive steps to achieve their financial goals. "Last night I spoke with many hardworking Nevadans with exciting dreams, from buying a … Continue Reading


March 18, 2019

Cortez Masto Attends Launch of Bird Habitat Conservation Effort

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today joined representatives of First Solar and The Nature Conservancy as they unveiled a new collaboration to restore wild bird habitat along the Amargosa River. During a launch event at Torrance Ranch Preserve, local officials, community members, and elementary school students planted willow cuttings to expand and enhance existing bird habitat. "As someone who was born and raised in Nevada, I take great pride in our state's … Continue Reading


March 18, 2019

Cortez Masto Speaks with Juvenile Court Judges

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) spoke with criminal justice advocates, stakeholders and juvenile and family court judges at The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)'s National Conference of Juvenile Justice. "Juvenile and family courts are important parts of our criminal justice system that help support children, families and communities in Nevada and across the country. For over 80 years NCJFCJ has brought together criminal justice … Continue Reading


March 16, 2019

Cortez Masto Attends Academy Information Day

Reno, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) attended Service Academy information day at the University of Nevada, Reno for students, parents, teachers, school counselors and community influencers and spoke about service and higher education opportunities in the U.S. military through the Service Academies and ROTC programs. "It is one of my greatest honors as Senator to be able to nominate inspiring young Nevadans to represent the Silver State at the five U.S. Service Academies. … Continue Reading


March 15, 2019

Cortez Masto Attends Annual Latino Leaders Network Luncheon Series, Accepts Chairman’s Award for Late Manny Cortez

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) spoke today at the Latino Luncheon Series hosted by the Latino Leaders Network. The luncheon brings together Hispanic leaders and entrepreneurs from across the country to forge connections, celebrate accomplishments and advance the interests of Hispanic communities in Nevada, and across the country. At the luncheon, Senator Cortez Masto introduced former Governor Brian Sandoval, who was honored with the Eagle Leadership Award, and … Continue Reading


March 15, 2019

Cortez Masto Hosts Roundtable on Child Trafficking with Las Vegas Law Enforcement, Community Organizations

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined local law enforcement professionals to discuss their work on child sex trafficking cases. She also discussed her new legislation, the Interdiction for the Protection of Child Victims of Exploitation and Human Trafficking Act, to help train federal, state, tribal and local law enforcement officers to recognize and rescue child trafficking victims and provide more support for child survivors. "Since my time as Nevada Attorney … Continue Reading


March 14, 2019

Cortez Masto Slams Mnuchin Over His Inability to Answer Basic Questions About National Debt

Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) pressed Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on his inability to tell her the national debt. In her questioning about the Republican tax cut, Senator Cortez Masto asked Secretary Mnuchin to confirm the size of the national debt. "We'll get back to you with the exact number," Mnuchin responded. "You do not know, sitting right here, what our national debt is as the Treasury Secretary?" … Continue Reading


March 14, 2019

Cortez Masto: Bipartisan Senate Vote of Disapproval a Strong Condemnation of President’s Political Power Grab

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after she voted in support of a joint resolution of disapproval on President Trump's national emergency declaration. The resolution of disapproval passed 59-41 in a bipartisan vote. "Our system of checks and balances is sacred. Congress passed the National Emergencies Act to allow presidents to declare national emergencies as a result of a threat to our country, or natural disaster, but it does … Continue Reading


March 14, 2019

Cortez Masto, Cornyn, Carper and Cassidy Introduce Prescription Cost Reporting Legislation to Reduce Drug Costs on American Taxpayers

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), John Cornyn (R-Tex.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) introduced drug pricing transparency legislation. This bill allows the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) as well as the Medicaid and CHIP Payment Advisory Commission (MACPAC) access to critical information on pricing and contracts under Medicaid and Medicare. "One of the things I hear from Nevadans every day is the challenges they face … Continue Reading


March 14, 2019

Cortez Masto Cosponsors the Hire Student Veterans Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored the Hire Student Veterans Act, a bill led by Senators Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) to increase work opportunities for student veterans. The bipartisan legislation expands the existing Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) to allow student veterans using GI Bill benefits to pursue paid internships or part-time work while in school. "Nevada's 300,000 veterans deserve every support we can provide them as … Continue Reading


March 14, 2019

Cortez Masto Statement on the U.S. Forest Service’s Decision to Not Allow Oil and Gas Leasing in the Ruby Mountains

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest released its draft decision in the Ruby Mountains Oil and Gas Leasing Availability Analysis. The U.S. Forest Service found that proposed lands within the Ruby Mountains are not suitable for oil and gas leasing. "I commend the Forest Service for recognizing what the majority of Nevadans have loudly said: oil and gas drilling has no place in the Ruby … Continue Reading


March 14, 2019

Cortez Masto: President Trump’s Budget Doesn’t Put Nevada First

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after reviewing the specifics of President Trump's budget proposal and its impact on the State of Nevada. "While I commend the Administration for recognizing that the issue of childcare is crucial for families, there is little in this budget that is good for America. From repealing the Affordable Care Act, targeting Medicaid and SNAP, to gutting crucial housing and education funding; the … Continue Reading


March 14, 2019

Cortez Masto, Menendez Introduce Resolution Recognizing the Contributions of Latinas

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) introduced a resolution to celebrate the contributions of Latinas in the United States during National Women's History Month. The Senators' resolution 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.) introduced a companion … Continue Reading


March 13, 2019

Cortez Masto Statement on Yemen Resolution Vote

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after she voted in support of a joint resolution to end the United States' role in Yemen's civil war. "As we approach four years of war in Yemen, Congress must do more to push for an end to the conflict and ensure humanitarian aid reaches the millions of innocent civilians who have been suffering for far too long. We must also take action to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for its role in this … Continue Reading


March 13, 2019

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bill to Provide Debt Relief to Students Pursuing Higher Education

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored legislation led by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to ease students' debt burdens by allowing eligible borrowers to refinance their federal loans. By closing tax loopholes and providing options for lower interest rates, the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act significantly reduces barriers for eligible students to pursue higher education and save for their futures. "Nevada students averaged over $23,000 … Continue Reading


March 13, 2019

Cortez Masto Cosponsors EQUALITY Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored the Equality Act, introduced by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.). This legislation would amend existing federal civil rights laws to explicitly ban discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity and sexual orientation. "For decades, LGBTQ Americans have fought relentlessly to achieve social and political equality in the United States. While we've made strides together, LGBTQ Americans continue to face … Continue Reading


March 12, 2019

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Native American Voting Rights Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored the Native American Voting Rights Act of 2019, which defends Native Americans' civil rights by ensuring their right to vote is protected. "For too long Native communities throughout America have waited for the federal government to guarantee their civil rights, including the right to vote. The Native American Voting Rights Act is essential to removing barriers to voting that are all too common in Tribal communities. … Continue Reading

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