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April 20, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Ask for Training and Protection for Frontline Workers in the Coronavirus Pandemic

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined a letter led by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to ensure that any future COVID-19 pandemic legislation include language requiring the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring employers to develop and implement a comprehensive … Continue Reading


April 20, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen, Colleagues Call for Trump Administration to Ensure That Minority-Owned Small Businesses Are Not Shut Out Of Funding From Paycheck Protection Program

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined a letter led by Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.-07) and Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.-05) calling for the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury Department to ensure that minority-owned businesses are not shut out of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The lawmakers also called for the Administration to amend guidance … Continue Reading


April 20, 2020

Cortez Masto Urges USDA To Protect Dairy Farmers Impacted by Coronavirus Pandemic

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) sent a letter calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide swift and directed assistance to dairy farmers, dairy processors, and other associated businesses, who have experienced a reduction in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The University of Nevada, Reno's Center for Economic Development recently highlighted that milk prices have dropped significantly due to a reduction in demand amid the coronavirus … Continue Reading


April 20, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Call for Health Insurance Subsidies for Furloughed and Laid-Off Workers

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined a letter led by U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to include COBRA subsidies in any future coronavirus legislation. As Nevadans lose their jobs, many will also lose the health insurance coverage associated with their employment. A COBRA subsidy would enable them to maintain their negotiated … Continue Reading


April 17, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Support Resolution Condemning Anti-Asian Racism Prompted by COVID-19

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced their plan to support a resolution led by Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.,), and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) condemning discrimination against Asian-Americans and Asian immigrants caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. Recent reports show anti-Asian sentiment has increased since the COVID-19 crisis began. According to an FBI intelligence report, hate crimes against Asian … Continue Reading


April 17, 2020

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bill to Reimburse Americans Who Faced High Costs Traveling Home Due to COVID-19

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) in cosponsoring legislation to protect Americans from high international travel costs when returning home from abroad during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Repatriation Reimbursement Act would require U.S. commercial airlines and the State Department to reimburse and waive those travel costs associated with repatriating Americans. "This spring, many Nevadans were virtually stranded … Continue Reading


April 16, 2020

Cortez Masto Joins Finance Democrats in Outlining Priorities for Health Provider Pandemic Aid Fund

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) in calling on the Trump Administration to distribute the remaining critical COVID-19 aid to health care providers in an equitable and transparent way. In the letter, sent to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, the senators also noted the distribution of the first $30 billion dollars failed to deliver funds to where they are needed most. "While we … Continue Reading


April 16, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Press President Trump to Automatically Extend Work Authorizations for DACA & TPS Recipients

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined a letter led by Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) to President Donald Trump urging him to automatically extend work authorizations for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients and other immigrants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 200,000 DACA recipients are working in occupational areas the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) identifies … Continue Reading


April 16, 2020

Cortez Masto Pushes for Relief for Farmers Struggling During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and a bipartisan group of senators in urging the Trump Administration to provide relief for local farmers who are struggling as the nation works to combat the spread of COVID-19. In a letter sent to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue, the senators urged USDA to ensure that a portion of the $9.5 billion they secured … Continue Reading


April 15, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Welcome Social Security Administration Announcement for SSI Recipients, More Must be Done

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) released a statement today after the Social Security Administration announced it will allow Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients without dependents to receive automatic Economic Impact Payments directly from the Treasury Department. Treasury anticipates these automatic payments no later than early May. This new guidance has been issued in the wake of their call - along with their Senate colleagues … Continue Reading


April 15, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Urge Support for Victims and Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined a bipartisan letter led by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and Bob Casey (D-Penn.) requesting that any future legislation to address COVID-19 includes support for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The Senators express concern that abusers are using COVID-19 to isolate their victims, withhold financial resources, and refuse medical aid; rape … Continue Reading


April 15, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Announce over $32 Million in Grant Funding to Provide Families with Child Care Options During Coronavirus Pandemic

Las Vegas, Nev. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced $32,926,105 for the state's Child Care and Development Block Grant to help ensure Nevada families have child care options during this public health crisis. These funds were appropriated as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act recently passed by Congress, and supported by both Senators, and will provide assistance to child care providers throughout Nevada. … Continue Reading


April 14, 2020

Cortez Masto: SBA Announcement Does Nothing for Small Gaming Operators in Nevada

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released a statement today after the Small Business Administration (SBA) refused to follow congressional intent under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act by maintaining their practice of denying small gaming operators in the State of Nevada access to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), harming a critical state industry and threatening the jobs of thousands of Nevadans. "When I voted in support of the … Continue Reading


April 14, 2020

Cortez Masto Reintroduces Resolution to Promote Awareness of Risks to Black Maternal Health

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and 21 other Senate colleagues in reintroducing a resolution designating April 11th - 17th, 2020, as Black Maternal Health week to raise awareness about African American women and their babies at risk during and after pregnancy. According to the Centers for Disease Control, black mothers in the United States are three to four times more likely than white mothers to die from … Continue Reading


April 14, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen, Colleagues Urge State Department to Take Steps to Ensure Immediate and Safe Return of Americans Stranded Abroad Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Las Vegas, Nev. - As thousands of Americans and lawful permanent residents remain stranded overseas due to COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined a letter led by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) calling on the State Department to take steps to secure their immediate and safe return to the United States. The Senators urged the State Department to provide up-to-date and detailed data on the number of Americans … Continue Reading


April 14, 2020

Cortez Masto Leads Nevada Delegation in Bipartisan Letter Calling for Expanded Eligibility for Hospitality in Critical Economic Programs

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) led Nevada's Congressional delegation, including Senator Jacky Rosen (D-Nev), Congresswoman Dina Titus (D-Nev.-01), Congressman Mark Amodei (R-Nev.-02), Congressman Steven Horsford (D-Nev.-04), and Congresswoman Susie Lee (D-Nev.-03), in a bipartisan letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. In their letter, the Nevada delegation calls on Treasury and the Reserve to expand the … Continue Reading


April 13, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Press Trump Administration to Ensure Workers Receive Unemployment Benefits

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined a letter led by Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) pressing the Department of Labor to clarify guidance to ensure workers Congress intended to be covered by the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program receive the benefits they deserve. "[P]arts of the guidance appear narrow or ambiguous, which could make states think they need to exclude workers who Congress clearly intended to receive unemployment … Continue Reading


April 10, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Cosponsor Bill to Protect Immigrants During COVID-19 Pandemic

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senators Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) to cosponsor the Coronavirus Immigrant Families Protection Act to ensure that all communities have access to urgently needed COVID-19 testing, public health information, and relief benefits regardless of immigration status or limited English proficiency. "We're in the middle of a public health crisis, and protecting Nevadans from … Continue Reading


April 10, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Announce over $241 Million in HHS Direct Payments to Medicare Providers in Nevada

Las Vegas, Nev. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has provided $241,471,841 to Medicare providers in the State of Nevada. This funding is the first distribution of the $100 billion Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund provided by the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act recently passed by Congress. In Nevada, 2,581 Medicare providers will … Continue Reading


April 10, 2020

Cortez Masto Urges Nevadans to Protect Themselves from Coronavirus Scams

Las Vegas, Nev. - In a Medium post published today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) urged Nevadans to be extra vigilant about scammers who may seek to defraud them of their federal stimulus checks, exploit personal information or charge outrageous prices for vital medical, cleaning and household supplies. The Senator's Disaster Resource Guide has extensive information to help Nevadans identify and avoid scams and protect their families. Full text of the post can be found here and … Continue Reading

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