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May 02, 2022

Cortez Masto Applauds Investments She Secured in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Boost Domestic Battery Manufacturing and Supply Chains

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today will begin distributing over $3.6 billion in funding to boost production and recycling of batteries used to power everything from computers to electric vehicles. Senator Cortez Masto helped secure this funding through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and it will strengthen our domestic battery supply chain and spur the creation of clean energy jobs. "I secured … Continue Reading


April 29, 2022

Cortez Masto Leads Colleagues in Urging Administration to Expand Housing Affordability Through Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) led a group of colleagues on the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee in urging the administration to implement her Better PLAN Act, which Cortez Masto passed in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, to help lower housing costs by expanding affordable housing options near transportation services. These provisions will help the Department of Transportation align investments in … Continue Reading


April 27, 2022

Cortez Masto, Rosen Applaud Senate Confirmation of Jason Frierson as U.S. Attorney for Nevada

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) issued the following statements on the Senate confirmation of Nevada State Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson to be U.S. Attorney for the state of Nevada. "Jason Frierson is a passionate, dedicated, and deeply knowledgeable Nevadan who will make an excellent U.S. Attorney for Nevada," said Senator Cortez Masto. "This position has been vacant for over a year, and I'm thrilled to celebrate his … Continue Reading


April 22, 2022

Cortez Masto Applauds New Special Enrollment Period to Protect Seniors from Coverage Gaps

Following Cortez Masto’s urging, the administration will help ensure seniors have a smooth path to Medicare coverage after the COVID-19 public health emergency ends Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposal to create a new Medicare special enrollment period for seniors currently enrolled in Medicaid and waive any accrued late-fees to improve their access to care.“The COVID pandemic … Continue Reading


April 21, 2022

Cortez Masto, Kelly to Introduce Bill to Promote Economic Development and Strengthen Key Industries

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced a new bill with Senator Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) to promote economic development, including in Nevada's key travel and tourism industries, by expanding funding available under the Economic Development Administration (EDA). The Increasing Our Nation's Value through Economic Support and Tourism (INVEST) in Our Communities Act would increase the access to and use of funding available from the EDA for Nevadans across the … Continue Reading


April 20, 2022

Cortez Masto Highlights Plan to Implement Her Initiative to Help Rural Communities Access Federal Resources

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement on the administration’s all-of-government plan to provide rural communities with additional federal funds and services. A strong advocate for Nevada’s rural and agricultural communities, Cortez Masto passed legislation in 2018 calling for this collaborative mechanism to help leverage resources across all federal agencies to assist rural areas in all areas — from improving … Continue Reading


April 15, 2022

Cortez Masto Announces Nearly $3.5 Million in Support for Nevada’s Rural Communities From Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that $3,495,275 million in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will support public schools, roads, and other local services in rural Nevada through the U.S. Forest Service's Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program, which helps provide economic support to rural communities. "I'm proud to announce that funding I secured in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will support Nevada's rural communities. I'll … Continue Reading


April 13, 2022

Cortez Masto Leads Letter Calling on Administration to Protect Seniors From Health Coverage Gaps

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) led a group of senators in calling on the administration to ensure that seniors currently enrolled in Medicaid have a smooth path to Medicare coverage after the COVID-19 public health emergency ends. The letter calls on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) Administrator Brooks-LaSure to establish a special enrollment period for these beneficiaries to sign up for coverage, and waive any related late-enrollment … Continue Reading


April 13, 2022

Cortez Masto Announces Funding for Nevada Rural Development Corporation to Support Small Businesses

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that the Rural Nevada Development Corporation (RNDC) has received a $1 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support small businesses across rural Nevada through their Intermediary Relending Program (IRP). "This loan I helped secure will allow the Rural Nevada Development Corporation to support a range of small businesses that are the lifeblood of Nevada's rural communities," said Senator … Continue Reading


April 13, 2022

Cortez Masto Joins Bipartisan Resolution to Support Ukrainian Women in Conflict With Russia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and a bipartisan group of women Senators in a resolution to recognize women's roles in all aspects of the defense of Ukraine and the preservation of Ukraine's freedom. The resolution recognizes that women are often the targets of deliberate violence during conflicts, which is evident through Russia's deliberate attacks on maternity wards and use of rape as a weapon of war. This … Continue Reading


April 08, 2022

Cortez Masto, Cornyn Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Survivors of Domestic Violence

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) introduced legislation providing survivors of domestic violence with the opportunity to withdraw money from their retirement plans in an emergency. The Savings Access for Escaping and Rebuilding (SAFER) Act would allow survivors to withdraw up to $10,000 penalty-free from their retirement plans for a year following domestic abuse and would permit them to replace the funds withdrawn over a period … Continue Reading


April 08, 2022

Cortez Masto, Luján Introduce Legislation to Provide Transparency and Hold Big Oil and Gas Companies Accountable for High Gas Prices

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) introduced new legislation to investigate high gas prices and look into ways to lower costs for hardworking families. The Fair and Transparent Gas Prices Act would provide the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) with the resources it needs to investigate markets for unfair practices and price gouging by big oil and gas companies. "Nevadans are facing rising costs at the pump, and we … Continue Reading


April 07, 2022

Cortez Masto Statement on the Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court: "Judge Jackson brings an outstanding record to the Supreme Court, and I'm proud to have voted for her historic confirmation. I appreciated the chance to meet with her, and I believe she will work diligently to uphold the Constitution, protect the rule of law, and safeguard the … Continue Reading


April 07, 2022

Cortez Masto: Bipartisan Measures Will Help Hold Putin Accountable, Aid Ukraine

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following statement after voting to impose new economic costs on Russia in response to the illegal and devastating war in Ukraine. She supported bipartisan bills to suspend normal trade relations with both Russia and Belarus, which has given Russia key support in the war, and to prohibit oil and gas imports from Russia. Both bills will now go to the president's desk to be signed into law. In addition, Senator Cortez … Continue Reading


April 06, 2022

Cortez Masto Announces $89 Million in Funding for Nevada Transportation Projects From the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that $89 million would be coming to Nevada for a range of transportation solutions that she pushed to secure in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced funding levels for the coming year for transportation programs nationwide, including $59,073,252 for the Las Vegas-Henderson area, $11,668,176 for the Reno area, and $4,203,118 for the Lake Tahoe region. … Continue Reading


April 05, 2022

Cortez Masto Applauds New Administration Rule to Expand Access to Affordable, Quality Health Care Coverage

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the Biden administration's announcement of a new rule that will lower health care costs for Americans by fixing the so-called "family glitch" to increase access to quality, affordable health care for Nevadans. Cortez Masto has been a leader in the Senate on protecting access to affordable health care and previously led legislation to address this problem. "Health care costs are one of the top issues I hear about … Continue Reading


April 04, 2022

Cortez Masto Applauds Implementation of Her Legislation to Support School Infrastructure and Sustainability Improvements

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the implementation of bipartisan legislation from her Innovation State Initiative that she secured as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to help America's schools make energy-efficiency infrastructure upgrades and purchase electric school buses. Today, the Biden administration announced that it would be rolling out over $500 million in grant funding from Senator Cortez Masto's Renew America's Schools Act … Continue Reading


April 01, 2022

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bill to Extend Flexibility in School Nutrition Programs

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and 49 other Senate colleagues in introducing the Support Kids Not Red Tape Act to extend USDA school meal flexibilities from June 30, 2022 to September 30, 2023. These flexibilities have been crucial to feeding children throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Almost 90% of our schools are still facing funding and other ongoing challenges, and these flexibilities … Continue Reading


March 31, 2022

Cortez Masto Calls on Administration to Address Census Undercount of Communities of Color

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and 17 other Senate colleagues in urging the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Census Bureau to provide answers on what the Bureau is doing to address the decades-long problem of undercounting minority communities across the country - a problem the previous administration intentionally made worse while … Continue Reading


March 31, 2022

Cortez Masto Announces Support for Supreme Court Nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) met with Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Biden's nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States. Following the meeting, Senator Cortez Masto announced she intends to support Judge Jackson's confirmation. "Judge Jackson is incredibly well-qualified and accomplished, and her background and experiences will bring an important perspective to the Supreme Court. I reviewed Judge Jackson's record ahead of our meeting, … Continue Reading

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