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September 22, 2022

Cortez Masto Introduces Bicameral Bill to Strengthen Tribal Law Enforcement, Protect Public Safety in Indian Country

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Representative Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.-7) led Tom Cole (R-Okla.-4), Sharice Davids (D-Kansas-3), and Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.-3) in introducing bipartisan, bicameral legislation to strengthen Tribal law enforcement and increase public safety in Indian Country. The Bridging Agency Data Gaps & Ensuring Safety (BADGES) for Native Communities Act would address federal inefficiencies that hurt Bureau of Indian Affairs law enforcement … Continue Reading


September 21, 2022

Cortez Masto, Rosen Announce That Nevada Will Receive $5.9 Million From the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Help Reduce Wildfire Risk

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced that over $5.9 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law they helped pass is headed to Nevada to reduce wildfire risk. This funding, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, will support fuels management projects in Nevada on 14,655 acres of land across the state. "I secured historic funding levels in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to help reduce wildfire risk, expand … Continue Reading


September 21, 2022

Cortez Masto Announces That SMART Community Grants Are Now Available

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that the SMART community grants she worked to secure in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law are now available to help communities in Nevada and across the nation improve their transportation systems. The infrastructure law incorporated Senator Cortez Masto's bipartisan Moving FIRST Act to promote smart-city innovations that use technology to solve transportation challenges. "I've led bipartisan efforts to help Nevada … Continue Reading


September 20, 2022

Cortez Masto, Rosen Announce Funding to Support Nevada’s Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Economy

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced $5.6 million in Economic Development Administration (EDA) funding they secured to support Nevada's tourism and outdoor recreation industry. The Nevada Department of Tourism will receive $3.7 million to construct outdoor recreation visitors centers in Boulder City and Carson City to enhance adventure tourism throughout the state. Boulder City will also receive an additional $1.9 million to … Continue Reading


September 20, 2022

Cortez Masto, Rosen, Titus, Lee, Horsford Issue Statements of Support for Nevada’s Legal Motion to Bring an End to Yucca Mountain

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) led Members of the Nevada Congressional delegation - including Senator Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and Representatives Dina Titus (D-Nev.), Steven Horsford (D-Nev.), and Susie Lee (D-Nev.) - in expressing their support for Governor Sisolak and the Nevada Agency for Nuclear Project's new legal motion to terminate federal licensing efforts at the failed Yucca Mountain site. The state of Nevada has also launched a new website … Continue Reading


September 19, 2022

Cortez Masto Announces $1.7 Million to Support North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Combat Wildfires

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District $1,771,818.18 in Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program funding to support their operations and combat wildfire risk. This funding will help the department obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other necessary resources. "I've always worked to protect the Lake … Continue Reading


September 19, 2022

ICYMI: Sen. Cortez Masto Announces Completion of Agreement She Secured to Remove Plutonium Secretly Shipped to Nevada

In Case You Missed It, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced on Friday the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) completed the removal of all weapons-grade plutonium that was secretly shipped to Nevada under the Trump administration. In 2019, Senator Cortez Masto negotiated a deal with the DOE to remove this from the state starting in 2021. Following continued advocacy from the Senator, the NNSA completed the removal four years … Continue Reading


September 16, 2022

Cortez Masto Announces that DOE Has Completed the Agreement She Secured to Remove Plutonium Secretly Shipped to Nevada, Four Years Ahead of Schedule

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have completed the removal of all weapons-grade plutonium that was secretly shipped to Nevada under the Trump administration. In 2019, Senator Cortez Masto negotiated a deal with the DOE to remove this from the state starting in 2021. Following continued advocacy from the Senator, the NNSA completed the removal four years … Continue Reading


September 15, 2022

Cortez Masto Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined a bipartisan Senate resolution to formally recognize Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated from September 15 through October 15th. "Hispanic Heritage Month is an important time to recognize our community's rich traditions and celebrate the impact we have had across the country. Latinos have long shaped Nevada's story. We have deep roots here. I'm so proud of my heritage, and I'm especially honored to be the … Continue Reading


September 14, 2022

On Senate Floor, Cortez Masto Calls Out Republican Efforts to Pass a National Abortion Ban, Override Nevadans’ Right to Choose

"[T]his was never about states' rights, really, to my right-wing colleagues who want to restrict a woman's fundamental rights. And we know that because now they are pushing for a national abortion ban." "The current legislation introduced by Senator Graham stops the people in pro-choice states like mine, like Nevada, from choosing to protect the rights of women. At the same time, it leaves in place stricter abortion bans in 14 states." "Right now we're seeing some politicians once again … Continue Reading


September 13, 2022

Cortez Masto, Rosen Announce More Than $5M to Walker River Paiute Tribe for Water Upgrades

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced that the Walker River Paiute Tribe will receive $5.2 million in Economic Development Administration (EDA) grants for improvements to water infrastructure that will boost the local economy. These funds were allocated through the American Rescue Plan's Indigenous Communities program to support Tribes. "Tribes in Nevada and across the country were hit hard by the pandemic, and I supported … Continue Reading


September 11, 2022

Cortez Masto Statement on the Anniversary of September 11

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following statement on the 21st anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 attacks on the United States: "Today marks 21 years since September 11, a horrific day when terrorists attacked our nation and killed thousands of innocent Americans. Paul and I stand with all Americans remembering the lives we lost and the families that were forever changed by this tragedy. We will never forget the heroism and bravery of the many … Continue Reading


September 09, 2022

Cortez Masto, Rosen Announce More Than $88M for Transportation Upgrades in Washoe County

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded $88,917,130 to Washoe County for additional lanes for US-395, as well as improvements to North Virginia Street. This funding was made available as a result of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which both Senators worked to pass. "This grant funding for Washoe County is great news for Reno and the surrounding areas, and it's going … Continue Reading


September 09, 2022

Cortez Masto Introduces Bill to Strengthen Strategic Partnerships With Pacific Islands, Defend U.S. National Security

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) introduced a bill to strengthen the U.S.'s strategic partnerships with Pacific Island nations and help counter aggression from the Chinese government in the region. The Boosting Long-term U.S. Engagement (BLUE) in the Pacific Act would allow the United States to establish stronger long-term diplomatic, security, and economic partnerships with Pacific Island nations. "As the Chinese government becomes increasingly aggressive in the … Continue Reading


September 09, 2022

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Legislation to Stop Anti-Abortion Disinformation by Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and a group of Senate colleagues in cosponsoring the Stop Anti-Abortion Disinformation (SAD) Act, which would crack down on false advertising related to abortion services by crisis pregnancy centers. The bill directs the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to prohibit deceptive or misleading advertising related to the provision of abortion services and to collect penalties from organizations in violation of … Continue Reading


September 01, 2022

Cortez Masto Announces Release of First Report Required by Her Law to Help Reduce Law Enforcement Suicides

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) sent to Congress the first report required under her bipartisan Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection Act, which was signed into law in 2020 to address an epidemic of law enforcement suicides. This Act requires the FBI to collect voluntary, anonymous data from local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies on police suicides and attempted suicides and issue an annual report to … Continue Reading


August 31, 2022

Cortez Masto Joins AAPI Community Leaders in Las Vegas to Discuss How the Inflation Reduction Act Will Lower Costs for Nevadans

Las Vegas, Nev. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) hosted a roundtable with Asian American and Pacific Islander community leaders in Las Vegas to discuss how the Inflation Reduction Act will lower health care costs, create good-paying clean energy jobs, and combat climate change. Senator Cortez Masto and participants discussed the cost-cutting provisions in the legislation, including the extended tax credits for families who receive health insurance through the Affordable … Continue Reading


August 31, 2022

In Response to Calls From Cortez Masto, Federal Housing Finance Agency Announces Necessary Review of Federal Home Loan Bank System

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) announcement that it would conduct a review of the Federal Home Loan Bank system, which includes 11 regional government-sponsored entities that lend to their member financial institutions and insurance companies. The FHLB system's explicit mission is to support housing investment and meet communities' economic development needs. Under Director Sandra Thompson, the FHFA has begun a … Continue Reading


August 25, 2022

Cortez Masto Meets with Veterans in Elko to Discuss Her Work to Secure the New Elko National Cemetery, Support Veterans and their Families

Elko, Nev. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined veterans in Elko to discuss her work to secure approval for the Elko National Cemetery. Senator Cortez Masto was instrumental in the approval of this rural national cemetery, which will for the first time provide burial benefits in the Elko region to approximately 3,700 veterans and their eligible family members. During the roundtable discussion, Cortez Masto also discussed legislation she helped pass to support Nevada's … Continue Reading


August 23, 2022

Cortez Masto in Las Vegas: The Inflation Reduction Act Will Lower Prescription Drug Costs for Nevadans

Las Vegas, Nev. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) hosted a roundtable at Nevada HAND's Silver Sky Assisted Living facility with AARP, local health care advocates, and Las Vegas seniors to discuss how the Inflation Reduction Act will lower drug prices for Nevadans. During the roundtable, Senator Cortez Masto outlined the cost-cutting provisions in this historic legislation, including those that to allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices, cap the cost of insulin at … Continue Reading

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