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February 08, 2018

Cortez Masto Meets with TPS Workers Employed by Government Contractors in U.S. Senate and Pentagon

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) met with U.S. Senate and Pentagon workers on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) employed by government contractors. These men and women provide essential services to the United States Congress and the Pentagon, serving as custodians and cafeteria workers, among other positions. The group of thirteen TPS recipients originally from El Salvador discussed their fears and the challenges they've faced in coming to the United States and … Continue Reading


February 08, 2018

Cortez Masto Calls on Consumer Protection Bureau to Continue its Investigation of Equifax Data Breach

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined a letter led by Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) which expresses concerns about recent reports that the bureau has halted its investigation into the massive Equifax data breach, which compromised the personal information of 145.5 million Americans. "We are deeply troubled by recent news reports that, under Director Mulvaney's leadership, the CFPB may have stopped its … Continue Reading


February 07, 2018

Cortez Masto Testifies in Support of Critical Nevada Lands Bills

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) testified today before the Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining Legislative Hearing in support of two lands bills critical to Nevada. These two bills, the Pershing County Economic Development and Conservation Act and the Eastern Nevada Economic Development and Land Management Improvement Act for the State of Nevada, were introduced by both Senators Cortez Masto and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) and are supported by every … Continue Reading


February 07, 2018

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Resolution to Establish an Investigation into the U.S. Olympic Committee & USA Gymnastics Over Decades of Sexual Abuse

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) consponsored a resolution led by U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) to establish a special committee in the Senate to investigate the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) and USA Gymnastics regarding how team doctor Larry Nassar was allowed to sexually abuse female gymnasts over decades. Cortez Masto previously called for an oversight hearing in a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and … Continue Reading


February 06, 2018

Cortez Masto Calls for Details on President Trump’s Joint Action Plan to Address High Veteran Suicide Rates

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined in a letter led by Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) requesting further information on President Trump's Executive Order Joint Action Plan aimed at expanding mental and behavioral health care resources for service members and newly discharged veterans during their period of transition out of the military. This Joint Action Plan is part of an effort to reduce the rate of veteran suicides, which are nearly 15% higher among newly … Continue Reading


February 06, 2018

Cortez Masto Calls on Senate Leadership to Prioritize Funding for Community Health Centers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined in a letter led by Senators Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), calling on Senate leadership to immediately reauthorize funding for community health centers. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), the senators expressed their strong support for community health centers, which provide access to cost-effective primary and preventive care … Continue Reading


February 05, 2018

Cortez Masto Demands Answers for Systemic Failure to Enter Court-Martials and Criminal Convictions into the Federal Background Check System

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined in a letter led by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) demanding answers from Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray regarding a dangerous lapse in the incorporation of courts martial or criminal convictions into the FBI's background check database. Under the current system, even if the Department of Defense attempts to notify the FBI of a servicemember's criminal conviction, it may not be properly … Continue Reading


February 05, 2018

Cortez Masto Calls on Banking Committee to Hold Oversight Hearing on Puerto Rico Housing Crisis

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) sent a letter to U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Ranking Member Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) urging them to hold an oversight hearing on the current housing crisis facing Puerto Rico. In the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, delinquency in mortgage payments have worsened as Puerto Ricans struggle to recover and rebuild their homes and businesses, many of whom are … Continue Reading


February 05, 2018

Cortez Masto: The 1.3 Million Nevadans Impacted by Equifax Deserve Accountability

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in reaction to news reports that the Consumer Bureau will drop its investigation of Equifax at the behest of the contested head of the Consumer Bureau, Trump appointed OMB agency director Mick Mulvaney. "In Nevada, 1.3 million people - nearly half of the population - were impacted by Equifax's data breach. The Consumer Bureau has a central role in the fight to ensure accountability from Equifax, … Continue Reading


February 02, 2018

Cortez Masto Announces USDA Grant to Assist Low-Income Homeowners from Rural Counties

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement announcing a grant of $50,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development agency to assist homeowners from Churchill, Douglas, Lyon and Storey Counties with repairs to their homes. "When people live in homes with leaky roofs, outdated windows, safety hazards or that are not accessible to someone who uses a wheelchair or walker, families suffer ill health and threats to their … Continue Reading


February 02, 2018

Cortez Masto on Nunes Memo: Chairman Nunes is Enabling Trump Assault on Law Enforcement

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after the Trump Administration authorized the release of the partisan House Intelligence Committee memo authored by Chairman Nunes' staff. "Chairman Nunes has enabled President Trump in his assault on law enforcement and on the integrity of the investigation over foreign interference in our elections. This partisan memo is nothing more than an attempt to distract from the very real issue: Did a … Continue Reading


February 01, 2018

Cortez Masto Calls on President to Preserve Rights and Integrity of Federal Workforce

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) sent a letter to President Trump urging him to nominate two qualified individuals to key positions on the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). The MSPB serves a critical function in protecting the rights of the federal workforce by ensuring that actions taken against government employees are fair and not politically motivated. However, due to vacancies on the three-member board since January 2017, the board has been unable to … Continue Reading


February 01, 2018

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Legislation to Enhance Medical Care for Veterans

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement announcing her cosponsorship of the No Hero Left Untreated Act. This legislation will enhance medical care for veterans by providing access to additional treatment options. Senators David Perdue (R-Ga.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) reintroduced the No Hero Left Untreated Act in 2017 as a companion legislation to a bill introduced by Representative Steve Knight (R-Calif.) in the House of … Continue Reading


February 01, 2018

Cortez Masto Urges President to Prioritize Rural Broadband in Infrastructure Proposal

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined in a letter led by Senators Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) urging President Trump to include funding to support broadband deployment in unserved rural areas across the country. While the Administration prepares a broad infrastructure plan, around 23 million Americans living in rural areas across the country still lack access to high-speed broadband. "In an increasingly interconnected world and global … Continue Reading


February 01, 2018

Cortez Masto Statement on African American History Month

A black-and-white photographic postcard of Jack Johnson's corner before the "Fight of the Century" between Johnson and James J. Jeffries. Johnson wears a robe and is surrounded by training and support staff.Source: National Museum of African American History & Culture Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement commemorating the celebration of African American History Month, which begins on Thursday, February 1 and ends on Wednesday, … Continue Reading


January 31, 2018

Cortez Masto, Lee Call for Oversight Hearing on Systemic Sexual Abuse Under the Watch of U.S. Olympic Committee

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) sent a bipartisan letter to U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) and Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), urging them to hold an oversight hearing on the reports of systemic sexual abuse of youth and amateur Olympic-sport athletes, under the governance of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC). The issue was most recently brought to light by several members of … Continue Reading


January 31, 2018

Cortez Masto: Today’s Court Decision to Uphold CFPB Independence is a Win for the Watchdog on Wall Street

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, released the following statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld as constitutional key elements of Wall Street reform legislation that govern the organizational structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: "Today's decision affirmed the independence and constitutionality of America's watchdog on Wall … Continue Reading


January 31, 2018

Cortez Masto Applauds EPA Grant to Reduce Harmful Emissions in Nevada

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for awarding a Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) grant to Nevada to help curb harmful pollution from large diesel sources. "Thanks to innovation and new technologies, we now have the ability to produce cleaner diesel and reduce harmful pollution," said Cortez Masto. "It is vital that we invest in projects like these to protect the air we breathe and support Nevada's growing … Continue Reading


January 30, 2018

Cortez Masto on Trump SOTU: We’ve Heard This All Before

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in reaction to President Trump's State of the Union address: "We've heard this all before. During the election and his first year, President Trump promised middle class Americans he'd fight for them, make big investments in infrastructure, have huge job growth and show 'great heart' to Dreamers. He's failed to deliver. President Trump has offered an agenda that's actively tried to harm Nevadans … Continue Reading


January 30, 2018

Cortez Masto Joins Letter to Tillerson: Failure to Impose New Sanctions Required in Counteracting America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act is Unacceptable

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), joined her Democratic Senate colleagues Tuesday in a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson led by U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking Committee, expressing their concern that six months after Congress overwhelmingly passed mandatory sanctions measures to hold Russia accountable for their destabilizing … Continue Reading

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