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November 02, 2018

Cortez Masto Visits Mineral, Esmeralda, and Nye Counties

Goldfield, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) met with the Walker Lake Working Group in Hawthorne, Nevada, to discuss federal support for local conservation efforts. She later toured the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project in Tonopah, Nevada, and visited the Historic Goldfield Hotel in Goldfield, Nevada. "Today I heard from members of the Walker Lake Working Group about the importance of preserving Walker Lake for Nevada's ecological and economic future. I will continue to … Continue Reading


November 01, 2018

Cortez Masto Statement on Latina Equal Pay Day

Hawthorne, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement marking Latina Equal Pay Day: "It is unconscionable that in 2018 Latinas must work nearly two years to earn what their white male colleagues make in a year. These lost wages make it harder for Latinas to achieve economic security and success and perpetuate the widening wealth gap between Latino and white families. As U.S. Senator, I'm fighting to give all Americans a fair shot at the American … Continue Reading


November 01, 2018

Cortez Masto Meets with Walker River Paiute Tribe, Discusses Challenges Facing Tribal Members

Schurz, Nev. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) visited with the Walker River Tribe in Mineral County. "I was honored today to meet with leaders of the Walker River Paiute Tribe in Schurz, Nevada. We discussed the need for important reforms to support economic development for tribes, protect indigenous rights, and uphold the scared trust responsibility. I look forward to continuing to work with the Walker River Paiute Tribe in years to come in order to ensure that their … Continue Reading


October 31, 2018

Cortez Masto Meets with Lovelock Paiute Tribe Leadership, Hosts Rural Affordable Housing Roundtable

Reno, Nev. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) visited Pershing, Churchill, and Lyon counties to meet with leaders of the Lovelock Paiute Tribe and discuss how best to continue to advocate for them at the federal level. She also hosted a roundtable with local stakeholders to discuss the need for greater access to affordable housing in Nevada's rural communities. "I was honored to meet with leaders of the Lovelock Paiute Tribe to discuss the challenges facing Indian Country. … Continue Reading


October 31, 2018

Cortez Masto Applauds Federal Funding Awards to Improve Healthcare in Nevada

Fernley, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for awarding Health Insight of Nevada $3,726,982 to help improve the quality of care and reduce avoidable hospitalizations for those enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid programs. She also thanked the United States Department of Agriculture for awarding over $603,449 to support telehealth services in rural Nevada through the Distance … Continue Reading


October 30, 2018

Cortez Masto Visits Eureka, Humboldt and Lander Counties, Hosts Rural Broadband Roundtable

Winnemucca, Nev. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) visited Eureka, Humboldt, and Lander counties and met with Lander County officials. In the afternoon, Cortez Masto hosted a roundtable in Winnemucca where local business owners, telecom industry representatives, public safety officials and state and local leaders discussed the importance of broadband access for rural communities. "Today, I heard from Nevadans in Eureka, Humboldt and Lander counties about their needs for … Continue Reading


October 30, 2018

Cortez Masto Meets with Nevada Cattlemen’s Association, Tours Elko & Eureka County Ranches

Beowawe, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) visited Elko and Eureka Counties to meet with the Nevada Cattlemen's Association, Association President Sam Mori, and local ranchers. She toured the Maggie Creek Ranch in Elko and the Horseshoe Ranch in Beowawe, where she discussed the federal government's role in supporting wildfire fighting and mitigating the economic impact of wildfires on rural communities. "For generations, ranching has been the backbone of the Silver State's … Continue Reading


October 30, 2018

Cortez Masto Statement on White House Plan to End Birthright Citizenship

Beowawe, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following statement in response to President Trump's announcement that he will issue an executive order ending birthright citizenship. "Our President continues to promote hate in America, undermine our country's values, and attack our Constitution. Birthright citizenship is a constitutional guarantee. President Trump should be uniting our country in the wake of the violence and tragedy of the past few days, not attacking … Continue Reading


October 29, 2018

Cortez Masto Hosts Wildfire and Conservation Roundtable

Elko, Nev. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) toured Lamoille Canyon, where she inspected the damage caused by the recent Lamoille Canyon wildfire. In addition, she hosted a roundtable with stakeholders from around the Ruby Mountain area to discuss the importance of proper land management, conservation and wildfire prevention in the Ruby Mountains and across the state. "The livelihoods of Nevadans in Elko, and around the state, are tied to the continued maintenance and … Continue Reading


October 28, 2018

Cortez Masto Tours Downtown West Wendover with Mayor Daniel Corona

West Wendover, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today joined Mayor Daniel Corona for a tour of downtown West Wendover, Nevada. She and Mayor Corona visited the site of the proposed West Wendover Amtrak stop, and discussed the importance of Amtrak service in Northern Nevada's rural communities. "I want to thank Mayor Corona for taking me on a tour of West Wendover, and for taking the time to discuss the proposal to expand service for rural communities on Amtrak's California … Continue Reading


October 26, 2018

Cortez Masto Statement on Energy Secretary Perry’s Remarks on Yucca Mountain

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after Energy Secretary Rick Perry stated in an interview that President Trump and his Administration will continue to support the failed Yucca Mountain project that has cost American taxpayers $19 billion and threatened to put a nuclear waste dump in Nevadans backyards. "On Saturday President Trump made a promise to Nevadans that his Administration would end their policy of supporting the failed … Continue Reading


October 26, 2018

Cortez Masto Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

"This week, citizens around the country are getting ready to cast their ballots in the midterm elections. And they are looking for candidates that deliver on their promises. For many families the most important promise a candidate can make is the promise to support programs that keep families healthy and protect their financial security." "Let's stand up for Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, pre-existing condition protections, and the peace of mind America's seniors and hardworking … Continue Reading


October 26, 2018

Cortez Masto Urges Amtrak to Continue to Support California Zephyr Line, Advocates for New Stop in West Wendover

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) sent a letter to Amtrak President Richard Anderson to advocate for continued service of the California Zephyr line and to support expanding service to a new station in West Wendover. This letter is a continuation of the Senator's efforts to promote the importance of Amtrak service for Northern Nevada's rural communities. During Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearings earlier this year, the Senator has repeatedly … Continue Reading


October 26, 2018

Cortez Masto Celebrates Nevada Day

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement commemorating the 154th anniversary of the State of Nevada's admission to the Union: "As a native Nevadan, I've seen our state grow and evolve into a place that is booming with economic opportunity, diversity and strength. Every day, I strive to represent all of the people of the Silver State: diverse, hardworking men and women from all walks of life whose contributions and pioneering spirit make … Continue Reading


October 25, 2018

Cortez Masto Calls on Energy Secretary Perry, OMB Director Mick Mulvaney to Keep Trump’s Promise to Nevada

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) sent a letter to Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney in response to President Trump's remarks in Elko, where he said he "would be very inclined to be against" turning Yucca Mountain into a nuclear waste dump. The letter urges the members of President Trump's cabinet to make good on this promise to Nevada by not including funding for Yucca Mountain in the Trump Administration's … Continue Reading


October 24, 2018

Cortez Masto Applauds Signing of Bipartisan Opioids Bill

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after two of her bipartisan bills addressing the opioids crisis were signed into law. "I am proud to see two of my bipartisan bills in the opioids package signed into law by the President today. This legislation prioritizes the health and safety of Nevadans impacted by the opioid crisis, and provides our law enforcement with vital tools to help keep our communities safe. I will continue to fight in … Continue Reading


October 24, 2018

Cortez Masto, Klobuchar Express Concern over Google’s Decision to Delay Notifying Consumers of Serious Data Breach

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) in sending a letter to Google's CEO, Sundar Pichai, expressing serious concerns about reports that Google waited six months before notifying the public of a data breach that exposed the private information of nearly 500,000 users participating in the Google+ social media network. "Despite Google's assertions that "none of the thresholds were met" to require notifications of such a breach, … Continue Reading


October 23, 2018

Cortez Masto Amendment to Preserve Truckee Meadows Flood Control Funding Signed Into Law

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement following the signing of the America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, which includes the Senator's provision to help preserve federal funding for critical flood control projects in the Truckee Meadows. "I'm pleased that President Trump has signed bipartisan legislation to improve and protect America's water infrastructure," said Cortez Masto. "My amendment to preserve federal flood control … Continue Reading


October 19, 2018

Cortez Masto Participates in Roundtable Discussion on Domestic Violence

Las Vegas, Nev. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) participated in a domestic violence roundtable with advocates, law enforcement, health care partners, tribal clinicians, and community members on how best to protect survivors and prevent domestic violence in the state. "Providing support services for survivors and preventing domestic violence was one of my top priorities as Nevada's attorney general, and it remains a top priority for me now that I am a member of the United … Continue Reading


October 19, 2018

Cortez Masto Tours UNLV Medicine Ackerman Autism Center & Grant a Gift Autism Foundation

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today toured the UNLV Medicine Ackerman Autism Center and the Grant a Gift Autism Foundation. She heard from doctors and advocates about the resources and treatment options available to Nevada children on the autism spectrum as well as the challenges families face accessing care. "Families with autism need the support of their doctors and their communities. The partnership of Grant a Gift Autism Foundation and the UNLV Ackerman … Continue Reading

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