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April 03, 2017

Cortez Masto Applauds Federal Grant to Repair Monsoon and Flash Flood Road Damage

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for awarding $769,785 in discretionary grant funding to repair roads on federal lands that have deteriorated due to monsoon rains and flash flooding. “I thank the Department of Transportation for providing these necessary funds to rebuild damaged roads in Clark County’s federal lands,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “Intense monsoon rains and flash floods have severely damaged … Continue Reading


March 31, 2017

Cortez Masto Commemorates César Chávez Day, Cosponsors Resolution in His Honor

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement on her cosponsorship of a resolution to commemorate César Chávez Day: “Today marks the 90th anniversary of César Chávez’s birth. During his distinguished life, Chávez served in the United States Navy, co-founded the United Farm Workers of America union with Dolores Huerta, and advocated for the fundamental rights of workers and Latinos in the United States. Through his use of nonviolence, Chávez … Continue Reading


March 30, 2017

Cortez Masto Joins Senate Democrats to Tell President Trump to Uphold Broadband Privacy Protections

Senate Dems to President Trump: Don’t Sell Americans’ Personal Information to the Highest Bidder Washington, D.C. - Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senate Democrats to send a new letter to President Trump urging him to veto a resolution that would undo consumer privacy rules enacted by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) designed to prohibit internet service providers (ISPs) from selling or sharing the sensitive personal data of their customers without first obtaining … Continue Reading


March 30, 2017

Cortez Masto Announces Opposition to Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch

Cortez Masto will vote 'no' on both cloture and confirmation Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement announcing that she will vote against Judge Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination: "Our nation's highest court requires a judge with an independent legal mind who will uphold our constitution and the separation of powers. Now more than ever, we cannot afford a Justice who will act as a rubberstamp to President Trump's extreme agenda. … Continue Reading


March 29, 2017

Cortez Masto, Senate Dems to President Trump: Abandon ACA Repeal Efforts, Stop Undermining Health Care System and Work in Bipartisan Fashion to Improve the Law, Lower Health Care Costs for All Americans

Senate Dems to President Trump: Drop ACA Repeal, Stop Sabotaging Health Care System, and Work with Dems to Improve Health Care for Millions of Americans Letter Calls on Trump to Immediately Rescind January 20th Executive Order that Undermines Affordable Care Act and Instead Use His Executive Authority to Support a Stable, Competitive Insurance Marketplace Dems Express Concern with the President’s Comments Implying It Would Be Good if ACA were to ‘Explode’, Despite Fact That Millions of … Continue Reading


March 29, 2017

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bill to Rescind President’s Anti-Climate Executive Order

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored legislation led by U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) to rescind President Trump’s Executive Order to reverse several landmark U.S. initiatives to combat climate change. “The Clean Power Plan and other environmental protections motivate states to shift toward clean energy economies, improve our air and water quality, and protect our public lands for our communities,” said Cortez Masto. “Its reversal will affect … Continue Reading


March 28, 2017

Cortez Masto Denounces President Trump’s Executive Order Reversing Environmental Protections

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed a new executive order rescinding environmental protections implemented by the Obama Administration, including the Clean Power Plan and protections for public lands. “Disregarding the overwhelming scientific consensus that carbon pollutants cause global warming does not move our country forward and could cause irreparable damage to our public health and … Continue Reading


March 28, 2017

Cortez Masto and Western Senate Democrats Urge President Trump to Rescind Anti-Climate Executive Order

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today joined nine U.S. Senators from six Western states on a letter to President Trump urging him to rescind the Executive Order issued today that attempts to reverse multiple major U.S. initiatives to combat climate change. The Senators wrote that the Order “fails to bring clean energy jobs to our rural communities, ignores the impacts that extreme weather will have on our economy and our national security, and does not … Continue Reading


March 24, 2017

New Cortez Masto Report Highlights Impact of the Trump Administration Budget on Nevada’s Housing Programs

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto today released a report titled "Slashing Investments in Affordable Housing and Neighborhood Redevelopment: Impact of the Trump Administration Budget in Nevada," which highlights how the President's proposed budget cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development would devastate essential housing programs that assist vulnerable Nevada families. "In total, if the Trump Administration budget were enacted, Nevadans would lose at least … Continue Reading


March 24, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on House GOP’s Failure to Pass Trumpcare

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in response to the House Republicans’ ill-fated American Health Care Act: “The House Republicans’ bill to ‘repeal and replace’ the Affordable Care Act was doomed to fail from the very beginning. This bill would have pulled the rug from under the most vulnerable and the American public saw it exactly for what it is: an ill-conceived, reckless bill. I am thankful to everyone who called their … Continue Reading


March 23, 2017

Cortez Masto Joins 42 Senators in Delivering Warning to Speaker Ryan, House Republicans: We're Not Going to Help You Erode Healthcare Coverage

Just prior to the House vote on healthcare repeal, the letter makes it clear that despite President Trump and Republican leadership’s promise to pass further repeal legislation, their follow-up proposals do not have enough support to pass the Senate SENATORS: “Instead of supporting a fatally-flawed, incomplete, partisan bill, we hope you will take us up on our sincere offer to improve health care for all Americans.” Washington, DC - As the House of Representatives prepares to vote on … Continue Reading


March 23, 2017

Cortez Masto Celebrates the Nevada Department of Transportation’s 100th Anniversary

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in celebration of the Nevada Department of Transportation’s 100-year anniversary: “The Nevada Department of Transportation opened their doors 100 years ago to pave dirt roads in what was then a young, less populated state. A century later, they now serve millions of Nevadans and travelers from all over the world, dedicating their work to keeping our state’s roads safe and our communities … Continue Reading


March 23, 2017

Cortez Masto Commemorates 7th Anniversary of Affordable Care Act

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement commemorating the 7th anniversary of former President Barack Obama’s signing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law: “Seven years ago, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. This historic law has given access to healthcare to millions of Americans, many of whom never had healthcare before the ACA. Millions of Americans rely on the Affordable Care Act for their prescriptions, … Continue Reading


March 22, 2017

Cortez Masto Denounces Trump Budget Blueprint’s Impact on Latino Community

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement denouncing the potential impact of President Donald Trump's budget blueprint on the Latino community: "The Latino community throughout Nevada and the United States faces many unique challenges, and President Trump's budget will do nothing more than ensure that these challenges become permanent barriers. President Trump's budget is morally reprehensible for failing to invest in long-term solutions to … Continue Reading


March 22, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on Nevada’s Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment

Nevada becomes 36th state to ratify ERA, 45 years after Amendment was passed by U.S. Congress Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today issued the following statement after the Nevada Legislature voted in favor of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), becoming the 36th state to do so. “Today is a historic - albeit long overdue - day in Nevada’s history, as we officially ratify the equal treatment of women under the law. I commend and thank all those in … Continue Reading


March 21, 2017

Cortez Masto, Colleagues Slam Trump’s Department of the Interior Budget

Senators Point to Harmful Cuts, Reckless Deregulation Within DOI Budget Blueprint in Letter to Trump Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, joined eleven of her colleagues today to send a letter to President Trump calling on him to work with Democrats to reverse the indiscriminate cuts in his proposed budget for the Department of Interior (DOI) and instead make important infrastructure investments of the … Continue Reading


March 20, 2017

Cortez Masto Joins 23 Senate Colleagues to Introduce Bill Rescinding President Trump’s Executive Order to Construct Border Wall, Ramp Up Deportations and Detentions

Legislation would rescind President Trump’s executive order requiring construction of a wall along the U.S. southern border with Mexico and increased detention and deportations of undocumented immigrants Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined 23 of her Senate colleagues to introduce legislation to rescind President Trump’s executive order to construct a border wall and ramp up deportations and detentions of undocumented immigrants. The executive order, … Continue Reading


March 20, 2017

Cortez Masto Applauds Nevada Legislature’s Joint Resolution to Oppose the Revival of Yucca Mountain

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in support of the Nevada Legislature’s joint resolution to oppose the Trump administration’s proposal to restart the licensing process for creating a nuclear repository in Yucca Mountain: “Nevadans will not stand idle while President Trump irresponsibly forces our backyards to become the country’s dumping site for nuclear waste. I commend the Nevada Legislature for coming together and introducing … Continue Reading


March 16, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on President Trump’s Irresponsible Attempt to Revive Yucca Mountain

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), a member of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, released the following statement in response to President Trump's $120 million proposal to restart the licensing process for creating a nuclear repository in Yucca Mountain: "Trump's attempt to revive Yucca Mountain is naïve and would be a colossal waste of taxpayer money. Recent reports estimate that licensing hearings alone would cost more than $1.6 billion … Continue Reading


March 16, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on Trump Administration’s Budget Proposal

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s budget proposal released this morning: “This budget is a moral affront to all Americans who believe that we should be creating ladders of opportunity, investing in our communities, and building an economy that works for everyone. President Trump and his Administration would rather waste billions on an ineffective border wall than invest in our children and … Continue Reading

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