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June 17, 2022

Cortez Masto, Rosen Call for Swift Implementation of a New Federal Wildland Firefighter Job Classification

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined Senator Dianne Feinstein's (D-Calif.) letter calling on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to swiftly implement provisions in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to increase federal firefighter recruitment and retention. The provision would include new occupational series for federal wildland firefighters and pay raises for these responders. OPM, responsible for federal … Continue Reading


June 16, 2022

Cortez Masto Votes to Pass Bipartisan Bill to Support Veterans Exposed to Toxins in the Line of Duty

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement celebrating the Senate passage of the bipartisan Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act. Named after Sgt. Robinson, who died in 2020 from toxic exposure during his military service in Kosovo and Iraq. This bipartisan bill will ensure that veterans exposed to toxins during their service to our country get access to health care and … Continue Reading


June 15, 2022

Following Cortez Masto’s Recommendation, Amber Torres, Chairman of the Walker River Paiute Tribe, Is Appointed to the Department of the Interior’s Tribal Advisory Committee

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that Amber Torres, chairman of the Walker River Paiute Tribe, will join the Department of the Interior's (DOI) first-ever Secretary's Tribal Advisory Committee (STAC). Senator Cortez Masto advocated for her selection with DOI, urging them to appoint a Tribal representative from the state of Nevada. The STAC, composed of Tribal representatives from each of the 12 Bureau of Indian Affairs Regions (BIA), will ensure … Continue Reading


June 15, 2022

On the 10th Anniversary of DACA, Cortez Masto Praises its Success and Pushes for More

This morning, Senator Cortez Masto spoke at the U.S. Capitol to honor the DACA program's 10th anniversary and advocate for Congressional action to protect Dreamers Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following statement on the 10th anniversary of the announcement of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. "Dreamers are an essential part of our … Continue Reading


June 10, 2022

Following Months of Engagement From Cortez Masto, CDC Announces It Will Drop COVID Testing Requirement for International Travelers

Cortez Masto led calls to the CDC to support Nevada's travel and tourism economy by suspending the coronavirus testing requirement for international travelers Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) is pleased that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has suspended the coronavirus testing requirement for international travelers. For months, Cortez Masto has worked directly with the administration, leading efforts to make this change to support … Continue Reading


June 07, 2022

Cortez Masto Saves Nevada Jobs Held Up By Federal Red Tape

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that Storey County's new Sierra BioFuels Plant will soon begin production, protecting 120 permanent jobs and over 1,000 indirect jobs across Nevada. As a result of Senator Cortez Masto's advocacy to speed up a stalled rulemaking process, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule to allow for innovative, clean bio-fuel options to be generated and sold on the market. With this fix finalized, Fulcrum … Continue Reading


June 07, 2022

As Reproductive Health Care Is Under Attack, Cortez Masto & Colleagues Introduce Affordable Over-the-Counter Birth Control Legislation

A new poll finds an overwhelming majority of Americans support expanding access to birth control as the Supreme Court is set to overturn Roe v. Wade.Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) in introducing the Affordability is Access Act, legislation to ensure that women across the country can access and afford over-the-counter birth control options and plan their own reproductive lives on … Continue Reading


June 06, 2022

Cortez Masto Applauds Move to Suspend Harmful Solar Tariffs, Highlights Her Continued Support for the Industry

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement applauding the Biden Administration's response to her calls for action to provide certainty for Nevada's solar industry in the face of a Commerce Department investigation into the solar supply chain. The administration announced today that it will create a two-year bridge period suspending tariffs on solar panels and that it will prioritize the growth of the domestic solar panel manufacturing … Continue Reading


May 27, 2022

Cortez Masto, Rosen Visit Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Training Center, Highlight Funding They Secured

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators for Nevada Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen toured the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's (LVMPD) new reality-based training center. During their visit, they were joined by Undersheriff Christopher Darcy and LVMPD Foundation Executive Director Tom Kovach. Senators Cortez Masto and Rosen secured $3 million in federal funding to outfit this state-of-the-art training facility. "Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's new cutting-edge … Continue Reading


May 26, 2022

Cortez Masto Leads Colleagues in Introducing Legislation to Bolster the Solar Manufacturing Supply Chain in the U.S.

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) introduced the Reclaiming the Solar Supply Chain Act to expand the solar manufacturing supply chain in the U.S., create jobs, and support our global competitiveness. "Nevada has a booming solar industry, and bringing the full solar manufacturing supply chain back to the U.S. will help us grow our clean-energy economy and support more good-paying, … Continue Reading


May 26, 2022

Cortez Masto Becomes HillVets Ambassador, Highlights Her Support for Veterans

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that she has signed on to be a HillVets House Ambassador. HillVets is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization that helps veterans and the military-connected community continue to serve and make an impact in public policy. HillVets House Ambassadors are members of Congress who publicly support the HillVets House Fellowship program and consider HillVets House Fellows for placement in their office to undertake … Continue Reading


May 24, 2022

Cortez Masto Calls on Administration to Resolve Uncertainty Around Solar Panel Supply Chain

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) spoke on the Senate floor about the urgent need for the administration to act to protect jobs in Nevada's booming solar energy industry. An investigation into solar panels by the Department of Commerce has caused disruption to the solar industry because of concerns that it could result in harmful tariffs that create uncertainty, threaten renewable progress, and put jobs at risk. During her speech, Senator Cortez Masto … Continue Reading


May 24, 2022

Cortez Masto Joins Bipartisan Letter Urging Biden Administration to Swiftly Advance NATO Applications for Sweden and Finland

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), and a bipartisan group of 79 other senators in writing a letter to President Biden urging him to expedite the Executive Branch's process to advance Sweden and Finland's applications for NATO membership and pledging to work with the administration to ensure swift ratification of the Washington Treaty. In the letter, the senators noted that NATO's expansion will send a … Continue Reading


May 20, 2022

Cortez Masto Urges FTC to Protect Data Privacy of Women Seeking Reproductive Health Care

Senators express concern that data brokers are selling personal location data related to reproductive health care, including abortion servicesWashington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), and 13 other Senate colleagues in urging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to protect the data privacy of women seeking reproductive health care, following the Supreme Court’s leaked decision … Continue Reading


May 20, 2022

Cortez Masto Announces Grant Funding for Las Vegas Program to Combat Opioid Epidemic Among Young People

In recent years, drug overdoses have increased 550% among young people and 120% among LatinosWashington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that $50,000 in federal funding is headed to the PACT Coalition for Safe and Drug Free Communities in Las Vegas to help prevent opioid, methamphetamine, and prescription drug misuse among young people.“I’m glad this funding I helped secure will support mental health treatment and reduce substance abuse among young … Continue Reading


May 20, 2022

Cortez Masto Statement on Senate Passage of Bipartisan Resolution Commemorating National Police Week

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement commemorating the end of National Police week. This week, the Senate unanimously approved a bipartisan resolution that she cosponsored to designate the week of May 15 through May 21, 2022 as “National Police Week” and express support for law enforcement officers across the United States. “I’m proud to support this bipartisan resolution honoring our law enforcement officers who put their … Continue Reading


May 19, 2022

Cortez Masto, Rosen Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Federal Wildfire Science

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), and a coalition of other senators in introducing the National Wildland Fire Risk Reduction Program Act. This legislation will help the country's federal science agencies to identify and invest in research and development (R&D) and cutting-edge technology to help improve wildfire preparedness and response. "Wildfires are becoming … Continue Reading


May 19, 2022

Cortez Masto Joins Colleagues Calling for Senate Indian Affairs Committee Hearing on Bipartisan Bill to Investigate Indian Boarding School Policies

Legislation Would Establish a Formal Commission to Investigate, Document, and Acknowledge Past Injustices of Federal Government’s Indian Boarding School PoliciesWashington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev) joined 18 of her Senate colleagues in a letter to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) leadership, requesting a committee hearing as quickly as possible on the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies in the United States Act, … Continue Reading


May 19, 2022

Cortez Masto’s Bipartisan Bill to Fund Small Police Departments Advances Through Committee

Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto's (D-Nev.) legislation to support small law enforcement agencies across the country passed the Senate Judiciary Committee. The legislation now heads to the Senate floor for consideration by the full Senate. The bipartisan Invest to Protect Act would provide $250 million over the next five years to support small law enforcement agencies across the country so they can invest in training, equipment, mental health support, and recruitment and … Continue Reading


May 17, 2022

Cortez Masto Joins Colleagues in Urging WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal to Stop Spread of Spanish-Language Mis/Disinformation on Their Group Messaging Apps

A study found that 66% of respondents whose primary language is Spanish received mis/disinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine through messaging apps like Signal, Telegram, and WhatsApp.Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), and 20 other colleagues in sending bicameral letters to the heads of WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal to express serious concerns about the rise of Spanish-language … Continue Reading

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