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March 27, 2019

Cortez Masto, Senate Democrats Introduce Sweeping Package of Ethics & Voting Rights Reforms

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and every member of the Senate Democratic Caucus in introducing the For the People Act - a sweeping package of comprehensive reforms that would fix our broken politics and make government work for the people. The landmark legislation, companion legislation to H.R. 1 in the U.S. House of Representatives, aims to restore the promise of American democracy by making it easier to vote, ending the … Continue Reading


March 27, 2019

Cortez Masto Announces Seat on Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today announced her appointment to the new Senate Democrats' Special Committee on the Climate Crisis. The Committee, which includes Senator Cortez Masto and nine other Democratic Senators, will be tasked with investigating, holding hearings, and issuing findings on the economic and national security consequences of climate change and demonstrate how acting on the climate crisis presents significant opportunities for jobs, public … Continue Reading


March 26, 2019

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Legislation to Provide Legal Status to TPS Recipients

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) to introduce the SECURE Act, which would allow eligible Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients to apply for lawful permanent resident status. "Immigrants with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) fled civil unrest, natural disasters and armed conflict in their native countries in order to build a better life for … Continue Reading


March 26, 2019

Cortez Masto to Senate Republican Leadership: Stop this Sham Vote and Join Senate Democrats to Address Climate Change

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) spoke on the Senate floor highlighting the need to take climate change seriously and work in a bipartisan way to confront the growing climate crisis. In her remarks, the Senator urged the Senate Republican Leader to end his sham climate change vote and work across the aisle to confront climate change and protect the future of our planet. Below are her remarks as prepared for delivery. Senator Cortez Masto's remarks are available … Continue Reading


March 26, 2019

Cortez Masto, Harris, Blumenthal, Merkley Demand DHS Reunite Deported Parents with Children

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen demanding the reunification of 17 immigrant parents deported under the Trump Administration's zero tolerance policy with their children. Earlier this month, 29 previously removed parents arrived at the Calexico Port of Entry seeking asylum and to be reunited with their … Continue Reading


March 26, 2019

Cortez Masto Statement on Trump Administration Decision to Repeal Health Care for Nevadans

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in response to the Department of Justice's decision to support a District Court ruling that would repeal the Affordable Care Act. If successful, the lawsuit supported by the Administration would rip away health care for over 200,000 Nevadans, eliminate pre-existing conditions protections, and deny protections for millions of Americans like coverage for dependents under 26 years old and free … Continue Reading


March 22, 2019

Cortez Masto, Rosen Applaud Over $3.7 Million in HHS Grant Funds for Nevada Opioid Treatment Programs

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) released the following statement applauding the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for disbursing $3,768,628 in funding to the State of Nevada through its State Opioid Response (SOR) grant program. These funds will help expand access to opioid abuse prevention, treatment and recovery support programs throughout the state. "Protecting the health and well-being of Nevadans will always be our … Continue Reading


March 20, 2019

Cortez Masto Addresses the Nevada State Legislature: All Nevadans Deserve a Fair Shot at Success

"We're so lucky to call ourselves Nevadans. Our state is blessed with pristine landscapes, abundant natural resources, world-class tourism, and growing economic diversity. But I think we'd all agree that what makes the Silver State special is its people." "Every day, I'm working to find common ground with my Republican colleagues and put forth commonsense solutions that provide a fair shot for Nevada families." "I'm grateful to have you as partners as we work toward our goals. I know that … Continue Reading


March 20, 2019

Cortez Masto Tours Head Start and Workforce Development Programs at Reno’s Community Services Agency

Reno, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today toured Head Start and workforce development programs at Community Services Agency (CSA) to learn more about the services CSA provides to the Reno community and discuss her commitment to support federal funding for critical early education and workforce training programs. "The resources, training, and programs that Community Services Agency provides have helped empower the Reno community for more than 50 years. I'm especially … Continue Reading


March 19, 2019

Cortez Masto Tours Mabel Hoggard Math and Science Magnet Elementary School

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today joined Clark County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara and members of the Board of School Trustees on a tour of Mabel Hoggard Math and Science Magnet Elementary School to learn more about the deferred maintenance challenges at CCSD schools and discuss her support for federal funding for necessary school repair, renovation and construction. "Thank you to Clark County School District Superintendent Jara, … Continue Reading


March 19, 2019

Cortez Masto Attends “Score a Better Future” Event to Help Nevada Families Improve their Financial Health

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined financial analytics firm FICO last night at a free consumer financial event that focused on helping families improve their understanding of their credit score and overall financial health. The Senator spoke to attendees about the importance of education and encouraged Nevadans to take proactive steps to achieve their financial goals. "Last night I spoke with many hardworking Nevadans with exciting dreams, from buying a … Continue Reading


March 18, 2019

Cortez Masto Attends Launch of Bird Habitat Conservation Effort

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today joined representatives of First Solar and The Nature Conservancy as they unveiled a new collaboration to restore wild bird habitat along the Amargosa River. During a launch event at Torrance Ranch Preserve, local officials, community members, and elementary school students planted willow cuttings to expand and enhance existing bird habitat. "As someone who was born and raised in Nevada, I take great pride in our state's … Continue Reading


March 18, 2019

Cortez Masto Speaks with Juvenile Court Judges

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) spoke with criminal justice advocates, stakeholders and juvenile and family court judges at The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)'s National Conference of Juvenile Justice. "Juvenile and family courts are important parts of our criminal justice system that help support children, families and communities in Nevada and across the country. For over 80 years NCJFCJ has brought together criminal justice … Continue Reading


March 16, 2019

Cortez Masto Attends Academy Information Day

Reno, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) attended Service Academy information day at the University of Nevada, Reno for students, parents, teachers, school counselors and community influencers and spoke about service and higher education opportunities in the U.S. military through the Service Academies and ROTC programs. "It is one of my greatest honors as Senator to be able to nominate inspiring young Nevadans to represent the Silver State at the five U.S. Service Academies. … Continue Reading


March 15, 2019

Cortez Masto Attends Annual Latino Leaders Network Luncheon Series, Accepts Chairman’s Award for Late Manny Cortez

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) spoke today at the Latino Luncheon Series hosted by the Latino Leaders Network. The luncheon brings together Hispanic leaders and entrepreneurs from across the country to forge connections, celebrate accomplishments and advance the interests of Hispanic communities in Nevada, and across the country. At the luncheon, Senator Cortez Masto introduced former Governor Brian Sandoval, who was honored with the Eagle Leadership Award, and … Continue Reading


March 15, 2019

Cortez Masto Hosts Roundtable on Child Trafficking with Las Vegas Law Enforcement, Community Organizations

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined local law enforcement professionals to discuss their work on child sex trafficking cases. She also discussed her new legislation, the Interdiction for the Protection of Child Victims of Exploitation and Human Trafficking Act, to help train federal, state, tribal and local law enforcement officers to recognize and rescue child trafficking victims and provide more support for child survivors. "Since my time as Nevada Attorney … Continue Reading


March 14, 2019

Cortez Masto Slams Mnuchin Over His Inability to Answer Basic Questions About National Debt

Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) pressed Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on his inability to tell her the national debt. In her questioning about the Republican tax cut, Senator Cortez Masto asked Secretary Mnuchin to confirm the size of the national debt. "We'll get back to you with the exact number," Mnuchin responded. "You do not know, sitting right here, what our national debt is as the Treasury Secretary?" … Continue Reading


March 14, 2019

Cortez Masto: Bipartisan Senate Vote of Disapproval a Strong Condemnation of President’s Political Power Grab

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after she voted in support of a joint resolution of disapproval on President Trump's national emergency declaration. The resolution of disapproval passed 59-41 in a bipartisan vote. "Our system of checks and balances is sacred. Congress passed the National Emergencies Act to allow presidents to declare national emergencies as a result of a threat to our country, or natural disaster, but it does … Continue Reading


March 14, 2019

Cortez Masto, Cornyn, Carper and Cassidy Introduce Prescription Cost Reporting Legislation to Reduce Drug Costs on American Taxpayers

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), John Cornyn (R-Tex.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) introduced drug pricing transparency legislation. This bill allows the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) as well as the Medicaid and CHIP Payment Advisory Commission (MACPAC) access to critical information on pricing and contracts under Medicaid and Medicare. "One of the things I hear from Nevadans every day is the challenges they face … Continue Reading


March 14, 2019

Cortez Masto Cosponsors the Hire Student Veterans Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored the Hire Student Veterans Act, a bill led by Senators Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) to increase work opportunities for student veterans. The bipartisan legislation expands the existing Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) to allow student veterans using GI Bill benefits to pursue paid internships or part-time work while in school. "Nevada's 300,000 veterans deserve every support we can provide them as … Continue Reading

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