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October 02, 2019

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Resolution to Mark Energy Efficiency Day in October

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored a resolution, led by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio), to designate October 2, 2019 as "Energy Efficiency Day" and to mark October as "National Energy Awareness Month." The resolution celebrates and promotes the benefits, both economic and environmental, that result from steps by industry and government to improve energy savings. "I'm so proud that Nevada's businesses, conservation groups and … Continue Reading


October 02, 2019

Cortez Masto, Rosen Welcome LWCF Grant Funding to Improve Nevada’s Public Parks

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced $324,437 in Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants awarded to public improvement projects in Lincoln and Mineral counties. "Nevada's public parks bring communities together by encouraging Nevadans to get outdoors, enjoy time with friends and family and stay healthy. This grant funding will support important improvements and upgrades to the Lions Park Pool and Echo Canyon State Park. … Continue Reading


October 02, 2019

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Legislation to Promote Women, Minorities in STEM Careers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored legislation to support women and minorities pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and careers. Introduced by Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), the STEM Opportunities Act of 2019 would help federal science agencies and institutions of higher education identify and share best practices for overcoming barriers that limit the inclusion of women and other underrepresented groups in STEM … Continue Reading


October 02, 2019

Cortez Masto, Rosen Applaud Grant for Tribal Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced that the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) awarded $495,502 to Reno-Sparks Indian Colony to hire, train, and equip law enforcement officers. "Every community in Nevada benefits from adequate law enforcement to keep people safe and respond to emergencies," said the Senators. "We applaud these funds to support law enforcement on the front lines in our Native … Continue Reading


October 01, 2019

Cortez Masto Commemorates Second Anniversary of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival Massacre

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following video statement commemorating the two-year anniversary of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival Massacre in Las Vegas. You may watch the video HERE. Two years ago, our state of Nevada was transformed. 58 people were enjoying an evening of music with family and friends when their lives were taken from them and hundreds more were injured in what would be the deadliest mass shooting in modern American … Continue Reading


September 29, 2019

Cortez Masto Hosts Roundtable with Local Domestic Violence Prevention Organizations

Reno, Nev. -Yesterday, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) toured Safe Embrace's new safe house facilities for domestic violence victims and hosted a roundtable with representatives from domestic violence support agencies from across Northern Nevada. The Senator spoke with participants about her efforts to secure congressional reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act and highlighted the need for increased funding and resources for state and local domestic violence prevention … Continue Reading


September 28, 2019

Cortez Masto Delivers Remarks Celebrating 100th Anniversary of the Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce

Reno, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) delivered remarks at the 100th anniversary of the Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce yesterday. In her remarks, the Senator addressed issues that affect businesses and workers in Northern Nevada. In addition, Senator Cortez Masto presented the Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce with a Congressional Record Statement commemorating its 100th anniversary. "It's such an honor to join the over 2,000 members of the Reno + Sparks Chamber of … Continue Reading


September 27, 2019

Cortez Masto Discusses Jobs, Trade With Carson City Chamber of Commerce

"All of you are key economic drivers and job creators in Northern Nevada, and my goal is to make sure you have what you need to thrive." "For Carson City and the Silver State to succeed, your companies, organizations, and workers need to prosper." "I'm hopeful we can come to bipartisan solutions so that we can provide certainty for Nevada's businesses." Carson City, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) delivered remarks to the members of the Carson City Chamber of Commerce … Continue Reading


September 27, 2019

Cortez Masto Convenes Nevada Broadband Workshop on the Importance of Bridging the Digital Disconnect

Reno, Nev. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) delivered remarks at the Nevada Broadband Workshop. In her remarks, the Senator discussed her work to improve broadband connectivity and infrastructure across the state, while also ensuring that Nevada's local agencies have the resources they need to spur development and grow their economies. Senator Cortez Masto requested and helped organize this event to give Nevadans the chance to speak directly with federal and state … Continue Reading


September 27, 2019

Cortez Masto Joins Congressional Effort to Overturn DeVos Borrower Defense Rule

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Representative Susie Lee (D-Nev.) in introducing a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapproval on Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' rewritten borrower defense rule that gutted essential protections for student borrowers and taxpayers. CRA resolutions of disapproval allow Congress to overturn regulatory actions of federal agencies with a simple majority vote in both … Continue Reading


September 27, 2019

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bill to Help Nevadans Overcome Barriers to Employment

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today cosponsored the Work Opportunity Tax Credit & Jobs Act, legislation to make permanent the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), which encourages employers to hire individuals who face significant barriers to employment. Currently, the WOTC expires on December 31, 2019. "Too many Nevadans are struggling to secure good-paying, stable jobs, especially vulnerable populations like our veterans. Making this tax credit permanent … Continue Reading


September 26, 2019

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Legislation to Improve Veterans’ Access to Mental Health Services

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored bipartisan legislation, led by Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), to improve veterans' access to mental health care and prevent veteran suicide. The Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act seeks to improve VA care by bolstering the VA's mental health workforce and increasing rural or hard-to-reach veterans' access to VA care, while making sure veterans have access to … Continue Reading


September 26, 2019

Cortez Masto Statement on Vote Against Labor Secretary Nominee Eugene Scalia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement following her vote against the confirmation of Eugene Scalia to be U.S. Labor Secretary:"Eugene Scalia has spent his career fighting for the interests of powerful corporations at the expense of the health and safety of American workers and families. He has sought to weaken workers' rights at every turn, from leading the roll back of protections for retirees to defending companies who undermined the … Continue Reading


September 25, 2019

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Legislation To Combat White Supremacist Terrorist Threat

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored Senator Dick Durbin's (D-Ill.) bicameral legislation to address the growing threat of white supremacists and other violent right-wing extremists. The Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act would enhance the federal government's efforts to prevent domestic terrorism by requiring federal law enforcement agencies to regularly assess this threat and provide training and resources to assist state, local and tribal law … Continue Reading


September 24, 2019

Cortez Masto, Senate Democratic Women Show Solidarity with Asylum Seekers at the Border

Washington, D.C. - While visiting the Arizona-Mexico border in August, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) purchased bracelets handwoven by migrants and asylum seekers at the Kino Border Initiative's Nazareth House women's shelter in Nogales, Mexico. Upon her return to Washington, Senator Cortez Masto gave the bracelets to her female Senate Democratic colleagues as a reminder of the human consequences of America's immigration policies. "To me, these bracelets serve as a reminder … Continue Reading


September 20, 2019

Cortez Masto, Rosen Welcome Nearly $500,000 to Support Community Schools in Las Vegas

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced $498,287 awarded to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) to improve coordination of academic, social, and health services at three Las Vegas elementary schools serving minority and low-income students. Provided through the Department of Education's Full Service Community Schools Program, the grant will establish targeted support for students at Booker Elementary School, Kelly Elementary … Continue Reading


September 19, 2019

Cortez Masto, Rep. Horsford Introduce Legislation to Make Health Care More Affordable for Families

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) introduced the Dependent Income Exclusion Act to make health insurance more affordable for families with children who have part-time jobs or are enrolled in job training programs. Specifically, this legislation would allow families to exclude specific dependent income when calculating their eligibility for Affordable Care Act (ACA) subsidies. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) are cosponsors of this … Continue Reading


September 19, 2019

Cortez Masto Commemorates Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined a resolution recognizing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) Week, which began on September 16th and ends September 22nd. The resolution celebrates the achievements and goals of the 523 Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) in the United States. "The pathway to the middle class is directly tied to a college education, yet Latinos continue to be underrepresented in higher education. Hispanic-Serving Institutions play a key … Continue Reading


September 19, 2019

Cortez Masto, Rosen Announce Over $1.6 Million in Grant Funds for Nevada Substance Abuse Treatment Services

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) applauded a $1,684,013 grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to increase the treatment capacity of Nevada's Medicaid providers to furnish substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and recovery services. "This grant will provide important funding to better equip Nevada Medicaid providers to care for Nevadans with substance use disorders. We'll continue to support federal … Continue Reading


September 19, 2019

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bill Rescinding President’s Climate Regulations

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored a bill, led by Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), to restore U.S. climate regulations to what they were before President Trump took office. The Clean Air, Healthy Kids Act would undo the Executive Order signed by the President in March of 2017, which dismantled health and environmental protections, by ensuring that no federal funds could be used to implement it. "This Administration is endangering the health and … Continue Reading

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