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September 01, 2020

Cortez Masto Applauds $18 Million in Grants for Nevadans’ Health

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded grants totaling $18,096,031 to health organizations across the state of Nevada. These grants will go to prevent and treat substance use disorders, support the community health centers that have been at the forefront of fighting the coronavirus pandemic, assist those living with HIV/AIDS, and monitor water quality to protect public … Continue Reading


August 31, 2020

Virtual Nevada Tour 2020: Cortez Masto Visits Esmeralda and Nye Counties on 6th Day of Virtual Tour

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today wrapped up the sixth day of her Virtual Nevada Tour 2020 with stops at Nye and Esmeralda counties. The Senator began her day by attending a virtual briefing to learn more about the Gemfield Resources Project, a new gold mining operation in Goldfield, Nevada. The briefing was followed by a virtual roundtable discussion hosted by Senator Cortez Masto with veterans from the Pahrump community on their telehealth experience with … Continue Reading


August 31, 2020

Virtual Nevada Tour 2020: Cortez Masto Hosts Virtual Roundtable With Veterans to Discuss Telehealth Services

Las Vegas, Nev. - As part of her Virtual Nevada Tour, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today hosted a virtual roundtable discussion with veterans from the Pahrump community who use the Veterans Affairs (VA) health care services. Since the COVID-19pandemic began, the VA Southern Healthcare System (VASNHS) has prioritized transitioning available appointments for health care and mental health to virtual and telephone. The conversation was focused on veterans' telehealth experience … Continue Reading


August 31, 2020

Cortez Masto Calls Out FCC for Shortchanging Tribes on Tribal Broadband Application Deadline

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), U.S. Representative Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and a bicameral group of lawmakers calling out the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for shortchanging Tribes on the Tribal broadband application deadline. In a letter to the FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, the lawmakers cite challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic and call for a full 180-day extension from the original August 3, 2020, 2.5 GHz … Continue Reading


August 30, 2020

Virtual Nevada Tour 2020: Cortez Masto Makes Virtual Stops in Churchill and Mineral Counties

Las Vegas, Nev. - This week, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) is participating in a virtual tour of all of Nevada's 17 counties, meeting via teleconference with community officials and government representatives, and attending virtual tours of local businesses and non-profits. The Senator virtually toured the family-owned Hillside Dairy Farm in Fallon to discuss the challenges and opportunities that Nevada's agricultural sector is facing. She also held a roundtable to discuss … Continue Reading


August 29, 2020

Virtual Nevada Tour 2020: Cortez Masto Highlights White Pine, Lander and Eureka Counties as Part of Her Virtual Nevada Tour

Las Vegas, Nev. - This week, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) is participating in a virtual tour of all of Nevada's 17 counties, meeting via teleconference with community officials and government representatives, and attending virtual tours of local businesses and non-profits. The Senator spoke with community leaders, county commissioners and local officials from White Pine, Lander and Eureka counties about how their communities are responding to the coronavirus pandemic. She also … Continue Reading


August 28, 2020

Virtual Nevada Tour 2020: Cortez Masto Visits Washoe, Humboldt and Elko Counties

Las Vegas, Nev. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) made virtual stops at Washoe, Humboldt and Elko counties as part of her Virtual Nevada Tour to meet with local officials and community leaders. The Senator's day included a virtual tour of the Eddy House's 24-hour overnight shelter for youth and a meeting with members of the Northern Nevada Central Labor Council for a discussion on the challenges presented by COVID-19. The Senator concluded her virtual tour in Humboldt … Continue Reading


August 28, 2020

Virtual Nevada Tour 2020: Cortez Masto Hosts Roundtable Conversation with Local Conservation Leaders

Las Vegas, Nev. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) hosted a virtual roundtable discussion with Nevada conservation leaders on her work to pass the recently enacted Great American Outdoors Act, which will permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). "From Lake Tahoe to the Great Basin National Park, without a doubt Nevada has some of the most beautiful landmarks our country has to offer. It's important for us to permanently fund the Land and Water … Continue Reading


August 28, 2020

Cortez Masto Announces Over $2.6 Million in HHS Grants for Health and Research

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced two U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grants totaling $2,606,543. The first grant of $1,978,941 was awarded to the Nevada Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. The second grant of $627,602 is awarded to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for oral diseases and disorders research. "I'm proud to announce a new round of HHS … Continue Reading


August 27, 2020

Virtual Nevada Tour 2020: Cortez Masto Visits Storey, Pershing Counties as Part of Her Virtual Nevada Tour

Las Vegas, Nev. - This week, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) is participating in a virtual tour of all of Nevada's 17 counties, meeting via teleconference with community officials and government representatives, and attending virtual tours of local businesses and non-profits. Today, Senator Cortez Masto attended a virtual tour of the Virginia City Boardwalk. She also had a conversation with officials in Pershing County and the City of Lovelock about how they are using … Continue Reading


August 27, 2020

Cortez Masto Urges Administration to Ensure Timely Delivery of Medication to Seniors

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) called on Administrator Seema Verma of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) at the Department of Health and Human Services to take action to ensure that seniors receive prescription medication on time in the face of ongoing delays at the United States Postal Service. "The recent changes implemented by the Postmaster General that have slowed mail delivery across the country will unquestionably impact the timely delivery of … Continue Reading


August 27, 2020

Cortez Masto Applauds Historic Preservation Grant Funding for Nevada Northern Railway

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today announced $487,160 in grant funding to help the Nevada Northern Railway repair their iconic Locomotive No. 40, the "Queen of Steam". The grant funding was awarded by the Save America's Treasures grant program through the Historic Preservation Fund. Senator Cortez Masto wrote a letter in support of this grant. "The Nevada Northern Railway is one of the premier historic railroads in the country, offering everything from rides … Continue Reading


August 27, 2020

Cortez Masto Discusses Investor Protections During Pandemic

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) yesterday joined representatives from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as well as Nevada Securities Administrator Erin Houston to discuss how investors can manage investments and protect themselves from fraud during the COVID-19 pandemic. "I was glad to get a chance to join regulators at the state and federal levels today working hard to make sure investors are protected … Continue Reading


August 26, 2020

Virtual Nevada Tour 2020: Cortez Masto Visits Carson City, Douglas and Lyon Counties as Part of Her Virtual Nevada Tour

Las Vegas, Nev. - This week, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) is participating in a virtual tour of all of Nevada's 17 counties, meeting via teleconference with community officials and government representatives, and attending virtual tours of local businesses and non-profits. Today, the Senator spoke with elected officials from Carson City and Douglas and Lyon counties and conducted virtual tours of the Stewart Indian School Cultural Center and Museum in Carson City and Peri and … Continue Reading


August 26, 2020

Cortez Masto Requests Information from State and Local Election Officials on the Impact of Delays on Election Mail and Other Postal Service Changes

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Chris Coons (D-Del.) and five congressional colleagues in a letter to state election officials requesting information on the impact of delays to election mail, delivery time and prices for election mail, any changes made to state requirements in light of election mail delays and other important information for investigating operational and … Continue Reading


August 26, 2020

Virtual Nevada Tour 2020: Cortez Masto Holds Virtual Meeting With Nevada Veterans

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today met by teleconference with Welcoming All Veterans Everywhere (WAVE) to discuss challenges that Nevada's rural veterans are facing throughout the state. "I am grateful for today's virtual conversation to discuss issues facing veterans across Nevada. At a difficult time for all Americans, I want to make sure that the those who have served their country get the support they need, from medical … Continue Reading


August 26, 2020

Cortez Masto Applauds Nearly $100,000 to Address Microplastics in Lake Tahoe

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $97,000 for projects to address microplastic pollution in Lake Tahoe. "I'm delighted to see these funds go to studying the problem of microplastics at Lake Tahoe, and supporting the excellent research of scientists and community leaders working to address it. I'll keep working in the U.S. Senate to keep Lake Tahoe's waters clean and support the communities … Continue Reading


August 26, 2020

On 19th Amendment’s Centennial, Cortez Masto Honors Women’s Equality Day

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today released the following statement on Women's Equality Day, which this year falls on the hundredth anniversary of the certification of the 19th Amendment of the Constitution granting women the right to vote. "The Nineteenth Amendment marked a turning point in U.S. history, opening the door for women to participate more fully in the political process. Like other landmarks in our history, it created … Continue Reading


August 25, 2020

Cortez Masto Hosts 24th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today hosted the first-ever virtual and 24th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit, entitled "Resilient Tahoe." During the virtual summit, Senator Cortez Masto was joined by members of Nevada's and California's congressional delegations, governors, front-line workers, tribal members, scientists and conservationists. The summit focused on the success of public-private partnerships to protect Lake Tahoe and convened discussions on the challenges … Continue Reading


August 25, 2020

Cortez Masto Delivers Remarks at Virtual Tahoe Summit

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today delivered remarks at the first-ever virtual and 24th annual Lake Tahoe Summit, highlighting the importance of maintaining the lake's resilience and strengthening the communities that depend on it. Below are her remarks as prepared for delivery. We gather today, as we have each year for nearly a quarter century, to rededicate ourselves to working together to protect this incredible lake and the life that depends on it. As … Continue Reading

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