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December 11, 2018

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored the bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, legislation that would prevent employers from forcing pregnant women out of the workplace by placing them on unpaid leave, firing them, or forcing them to quit when they are denied the reasonable accommodations that they need to continue working safely during their pregnancies. The bill ensures that, where an employer can provide a reasonable accommodation such as a minor … Continue Reading


December 10, 2018

Cortez Masto Demands Answers Over HHS Removal of Latino Outreach Guidance from Health Insurance Marketplace Website

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) sent a letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma demanding answers about the agency's removal of a document entitled, "Marketplace Outreach: Best Practices for Outreach to Latino Communities" from its Health Insurance Marketplace website. Despite the Affordable Care Act's significant impact in lowering uninsured rates across the country, Cortez Masto notes that Latinos still have the … Continue Reading


December 07, 2018

Cortez Masto Announces Departure of Chief of Staff Scott Fairchild, Names Reynaldo Benitez as New Chief of Staff

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced the departure of her Chief of Staff of nearly two years, Scott Fairchild. Today, Cortez Masto named Reynaldo Benitez as her new Chief of Staff. "Scott has been a steadfast advisor on a host of critical issues, and his keen strategic sense has been crucial to me in my first years," said Cortez Masto. "He has been crucial to helping me establish my office and in fighting for the interests of the people of Nevada. I look … Continue Reading


December 07, 2018

Cortez Masto Statement on Barr Nomination

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement on the nomination of former U.S. Attorney General William Barr to serve as the new Attorney General. "It is imperative that the next Attorney General respect our nation's legal system, recognize the rights and dignity of all those under his purview, and allow the Special Counsel to continue his investigation without any influence or interference. As a former state Attorney General and a former … Continue Reading


December 07, 2018

Cortez Masto, Senators Introduce Bill to Make Public Transit Cleaner, Healthier, More Affordable

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) in introducing a bill that would provide transit authorities with zero-interest loans to purchase electric buses, curbing emissions among the top source of greenhouse gas pollution in the United States and cutting fleet maintenance costs by tens of thousands of dollars. "Nevada is a leader in … Continue Reading


December 06, 2018

Cortez Masto Applauds Senate Passage of Savanna’s Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, applauded the Senate's passage of Savanna's Act, bipartisan legislation to address the crisis of missing and murdered Native American and Alaska Native women. Senator Cortez Masto is a cosponsor of Savanna's Act and had called for it to be passed before the end of the 115th Congress. "By passing Savanna's Act, the Senate sent an important message of solidarity to Native American … Continue Reading


December 06, 2018

Cortez Masto Joins Call for FDA to Go Further in Combatting Youth Tobacco Use

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senators Patty Murray, Dick Durbin, and Ed Markey in urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to act quickly to implement agency plans to ban flavored cigars and menthol cigarettes and follow the FDA's recent efforts to address rising youth e-cigarette use with additional steps including ending marketing of all tobacco products to youth and removing from market all flavored tobacco products that have not undergone a … Continue Reading


December 06, 2018

Cortez Masto: New Sage Grouse Rules Ignore Decades of Local Collaboration

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration's decision to roll back critical protections for sage grouse habitat across Western states. "The Administration's sage grouse plan ignores decades of collaborative negotiations between the federal government and western state stakeholders. The Department of the Interior has decided to put the interests of the oil and gas industry ahead of the best interests … Continue Reading


December 06, 2018

Cortez Masto Applauds $5.3 Million DOT BUILD Grant Award for Las Vegas and RTC of Southern Nevada

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the Department of Transportation's (DOT) decision to award $5,319,838 of the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant funding to the City of Las Vegas and the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada. The grant will support Southern Nevada's advancements in autonomous vehicle (AV) utilization and fund the GoMed project, which will connect passengers from Downtown Las Vegas to … Continue Reading


December 06, 2018

Cortez Masto: Confirmation of Kraninger is the Wrong Choice for Nevadans

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after she voted against the confirmation of Kathy Kraninger to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). "Kathy Kraninger has repeatedly demonstrated that she fails to understand the CPFB's core functions, and that she is eager to continue Mick Mulvaney's inside mission to cripple the Bureau's power in favor of Big Banks and predatory lenders. American consumers deserve better. The … Continue Reading


December 06, 2018

Cortez Masto, Flake Introduce Bill to Cut Wasteful Government Spending

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) introduced the REDUCE Government Waste Act to cut wasteful spending and save the federal government tens of millions of dollars each year. "With the national debt standing at more than $21 trillion dollars, we must begin to eliminate wasteful spending happening in the federal government," said Senator Cortez Masto. "The REDUCE Government Waste Act is a good starting point to help us eliminate unnecessary … Continue Reading


December 04, 2018

Cortez Masto Co-Sponsors Justice for Victims of Lynching Act of 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement announcing her cosponsorship of the Justice for Victims of Lynching Act of 2018 and voicing her support for Congress to finally pass anti-lynching legislation: "Congress has for too long failed to designate lynching as an illegal hate crime. This legislation would allow Congress to finally stand up for justice for all those murdered in the name of hate and racism, and to begin to right the wrongs … Continue Reading


December 04, 2018

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Legislation to Support Auto Industry, American Jobs

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored the American Cars, American Jobs Act, legislation that will support the auto industry and keep auto jobs in the United States. The bill will give consumers a $3,500 voucher towards the purchase of a vehicle produced primarily in the U.S. or Canada and revoke tax breaks for auto manufacturers that send jobs overseas. It was introduced by U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). "The American Cars, American Jobs Act will … Continue Reading


December 01, 2018

Cortez Masto Statement on the Passing of President George H. W. Bush

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement on the passing of President George H. W. Bush. "President Bush was a proud statesman, honored veteran, and man of principle who dedicated his life to serving the American people. He will be remembered not only as a pragmatic and committed leader, but as a dedicated father, husband, brother, and friend. Paul and I extend our deepest condolences to the Bush family during this … Continue Reading


November 30, 2018

Cortez Masto, Rosen: Keep Yucca Mountain Funding out of Future Funding Bills

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Senator-elect Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) today sent a letter to Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Vice Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) urging them to oppose any efforts and funding requests to restart the licensing process for Yucca Mountain in the FY19 … Continue Reading


November 30, 2018

Cortez Masto: On World AIDS Day We Recognize Achievements, Rededicate Ourselves to Goal of Achieving an AIDS Free Generation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released this statement today to mark World AIDS Day, which falls on Saturday, December 1st: "World AIDS Day is a time for us all to reflect and recognize the achievements we've made on the path to realizing an AIDS free generation while also rededicating ourselves to the work we still have left to do to fight the AIDS epidemic worldwide. AIDS-related deaths have been reduced by 51% since their peak in 2004 and yet in 2017, … Continue Reading


November 30, 2018

Cortez Masto Applauds $16.7 Million DOJ Relief for 1October Survivors

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today applauded the Department of Justice's decision to award $16.7 million, through its Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP), to individuals impacted by the 1October Massacre. "More than a year after the Las Vegas shooting that took the lives of 58 individuals and injured hundreds more, my hometown and those directly affected are still recovering from wounds that are both visible and invisible. The DOJ's grant … Continue Reading


November 29, 2018

Cortez Masto Urges Passage of Savanna’s Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, today called for passage of Savanna's Act, in light of a recent report that identified over 500 cases of missing or murdered Native women across 71 American cities. Savanna's Act was introduced by Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and cosponsored by Senator Cortez Masto. "The voices of hundreds of Native women and girls have been tragically silenced, and it's time for Congress to … Continue Reading


November 29, 2018

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bipartisan Resolution to Oppose Privatization of the Postal Service

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored a bipartisan resolution led by Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) that would make clear Congress' opposition to privatizing the United States Postal Service (USPS). "The United States Postal Service - the highest rated government agency in the country - has been integral to connecting rural and urban communities, and serving the needs of hundreds of thousands of businesses," said Cortez Masto. "Any plan to privatize … Continue Reading


November 29, 2018

Cortez Masto Remarks in Opposition to Kathy Kraninger as CFPB Director

As a faithful disciple of Mick Mulvaney, the architect behind this Administration's plan to destroy the CFPB from the inside out, Kraninger will continue crippling its power to protect American consumers The next director of the CFPB will be called upon to make a choice…to stand aside and allow powerful special interests to call the shots in our country's financial system…or to fight for families who want a fair and affordable loan to buy a car, home or college education for … Continue Reading

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