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September 17, 2021

Cortez Masto & Rosen Urge Administration to Increase Federal Firefighter Pay

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) are joining Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) in urging the Biden administration to implement provisions related to wildland firefighters in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act following its expected enactment. Amid historic wildfires across the West, federal firefighting agencies are facing major staffing shortfalls due to a significant pay gap between federal and state wildland … Continue Reading


September 14, 2021

Cortez Masto Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Help Nevadans Recover From Natural Disasters

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) introduced bipartisan legislation Senators John Kennedy (R-La.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) to provide relief for impacted taxpayers in states that have issued state-level disaster declarations. Currently, the IRS has the authority to postpone filing deadlines in the event of a presidentially-declared federal disaster, but this does not extend to state-level emergencies. This summer, Nevada has declared state-level emergencies … Continue Reading


September 11, 2021

Cortez Masto Statement on the 20th Anniversary of September 11th

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following statement for the 20th anniversary of September 11th, 2001: "Twenty years ago nearly 3,000 Americans were killed in a senseless act of terrorism. Paul and I continue to remember the lives we lost and stand with the countless families and communities touched by this horrific attack. This day is also a reminder of the heroism of the firefighters, first responders, law enforcement officers, and every day … Continue Reading


September 10, 2021

Cortez Masto, Colleagues Introduce Historic Transit Expansion Legislation As Congress Drafts Reconciliation Measure

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senators Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) and Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) to introduce the Public Transportation Expansion Act, which would for the first time fund construction of public transportation specifically connecting affordable housing with transit networks in order to serve riders and commuters in low-income communities. "To address the affordable housing crisis we must invest in accessible public transportation that will … Continue Reading


September 10, 2021

ICYMI: Cortez Masto Shows How Infrastructure Deal Will Make a Difference for Nevada

In Case You Missed It - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) traveled across Nevada during the in-state work period to highlight the bipartisan infrastructure package she passed and the impact this historic investment will have on Nevada communities. The funding Cortez Masto secured in this bipartisan legislation will help create thousands of new jobs for Nevadans, strengthen the local economy, boost the clean energy sector, and address two of the greatest environmental crises facing … Continue Reading


September 09, 2021

Newsletter - Preparing for the future


September 01, 2021

Cortez Masto Leads Federal Push to Secure Funding For Innovation Research in Nevada

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) is leading a bipartisan, bicameral effort to deliver federal research dollars to underserved states like Nevada with Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), as well as Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) and Rep. Dusty Johnson (R- S. Dak.). Cortez Masto and her colleagues are highlighting the importance of provisions in the Senate-passed U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA) that set aside … Continue Reading


August 31, 2021

Cortez Masto & Rosen Urge VA to Address Impact of Afghanistan Withdrawal on Veterans’ Mental Health

Washington, D.C. - Nevada's U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined Senators Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), and a group of 30 colleagues calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to swiftly develop and conduct outreach to veterans of the Global War on Terrorism - especially those who served in Afghanistan - and connect them to available mental health resources. Their call for action … Continue Reading


August 30, 2021

Cortez Masto Statement on the U.S. Military Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following statement on the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan. "I join Nevadans and all Americans in thanking the brave men and women who served our nation in Afghanistan. My heart goes out to the service members who died in the line of duty as well as their family members and communities who continue to mourn the loss of our American heroes. "My focus remains on getting Americans and our Afghan allies out of … Continue Reading


August 27, 2021

Photo Release: Cortez Masto’s Western Jobs Tour

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after her Western Jobs Tour, where she traveled across Northern and rural Nevada to highlight the jobs driving the local economy and her work to bring federal resources to the region. The tour focused on Nevada issues and priorities including clean energy jobs, mining, outdoor recreation, and wildfire preparation and response. Cortez Masto is leading legislation through her Innovation State … Continue Reading


August 16, 2021

Cortez Masto Joins Bipartisan Group of Senate Colleagues Urging Biden Administration to Protect Afghan Allies and Women Leaders

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued a statement urging the Biden administration to focus on quickly and safely evacuating Americans and our allies following the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan. She also joined a bipartisan group of 45 of her Senate colleagues in calling on the Biden administration to take swift, robust action to protect and support Afghan women leaders. "I am closely monitoring the situation unfolding in Afghanistan and remain focused on … Continue Reading


August 16, 2021

Cortez Masto Joins Bipartisan Group of Senate Colleagues Urging Biden Administration to Protect Afghan Allies and Women Leaders

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued a statement urging the Biden administration to focus on quickly and safely evacuating Americans and our allies following the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan. She also joined a bipartisan group of 45 of her Senate colleagues in calling on the Biden administration to take swift, robust action to protect and support Afghan women leaders. "I am closely monitoring the situation unfolding in Afghanistan and remain focused on … Continue Reading


August 14, 2021

Newsletter - Time is running out – get covered today!


August 11, 2021

Cortez Masto Votes to Begin Negotiations on a Senate Budget Deal that Works for Nevadans

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after voting to move forward with negotiations on legislation to help Nevada families. "I'm focused on giving working Nevadans a break, and that means cutting taxes for the middle class. I want to make sure that any legislation we pass through the budget reconciliation process is a good deal for Nevadans. Today, I voted to begin this important discussion, and I look forward to working with my … Continue Reading


August 10, 2021

Newsletter - Historic investments in Nevada


August 10, 2021

Cortez Masto Delivers Historic Investments for Nevada in Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after passing a bipartisan infrastructure package in the Senate. The funding Senator Cortez Masto secured makes historic investments in Nevada, from upgrades to our roads and bridges to support for water recycling projects and wildfire mitigation. The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act includes numerous bills introduced as part of the Senator's Innovation State Initiative and will … Continue Reading


August 09, 2021

Cortez Masto Promotes Legislation to Spur Local Economic Growth, Job Creation by Connecting Affordable Housing and Access to Public Transit

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) that creates a federal grant program to incentivize the coordinated development of affordable housing and transit. The Livable Communities Act of 2021 encourages local communities to partner strategically to develop bold, innovative solutions that reflect their unique character, while leveraging existing assets, including access to transit, to help revitalize … Continue Reading


August 05, 2021

Cortez Masto, Murkowski Recognize Next Steps in Bipartisan Efforts to Protect Native Women

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) today released statements regarding the announcement by the Departments of Interior (DOI) and Justice (DOJ) that the agencies are taking the next steps in the senators' bipartisan Not Invisible Act to address the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women. DOI and DOJ are now consulting with tribal leaders and soliciting nominations for a joint commission, as the law requires. "The crisis of … Continue Reading


August 05, 2021

Cortez Masto Introduces Legislation to Help Small Businesses Become More Energy Efficient

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) introduced legislation to help small business owners make energy efficiency upgrades to their businesses and reduce their energy costs. The Main Street Energy Efficiency Act would establish a Small Business Energy Efficiency Grant program to provide funds to small businesses for energy efficiency projects, particularly in underserved, rural, and economically disadvantaged communities. It would also help support the almost 12,000 … Continue Reading


August 05, 2021

Cortez Masto Introduces Legislation to Help Small Businesses Become More Energy Efficient

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) introduced legislation to help small business owners make energy efficiency upgrades to their businesses and reduce their energy costs. The Main Street Energy Efficiency Act would establish a Small Business Energy Efficiency Grant program to provide funds to small businesses for energy efficiency projects, particularly in underserved, rural, and economically disadvantaged communities. It would also help support the almost 12,000 … Continue Reading

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