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March 13, 2018

Cortez Masto Statement on President Trump’s Trip to View Border Wall Prototypes

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after Pesident Trump's trip to San Diego, California: "It is unfortunate that President Trump's first visit to California is to examine prototypes for his monumentally wasteful and ill-conceived southern border wall. The President doesn't know how to build a Cabinet let alone a wall. President Trump's continued insistence on a costly and ineffective wall does nothing to improve our national … Continue Reading


March 13, 2018

Cortez Masto on Dismissal of Tillerson, Nomination of Pompeo

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement reacting to President Trump's dismissal of Secretary Tillerson and his nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State. "In the last few weeks, President Trump has antagonized many of our closest allies around the world and chosen to make policy by blackmail, rather than work with our international partners. President Trump has failed to articulate a clear strategy for any of his … Continue Reading


March 13, 2018

Cortez Masto Presses Secretary Zinke on Administration’s Proposed Cuts to Renewable Energy Development

Washington, D.C. - At today's U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) pressed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on the Trump administration's proposed cuts to renewable energy funding. Cortez Masto cited the administration's apparent focus on solely defunding investments to renewable energy development, while proposing increased funding for other energy resources such as offshore drilling. "Solar now supports more jobs than … Continue Reading


March 10, 2018

Cortez Masto Attends Citizenship Naturalization Ceremony at Red Rock Canyon

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today attended a citizenship naturalization ceremony at Red Rock Canyon. Cortez Masto addressed newly naturalized citizens to emphasize the importance of diversity, and encouraged them to partake in civic engagement. "I am honored to share this moment with the newest members of our American family. The journey to get here is not always easy, and this is a moment many of them have waited long for. Immigrants bring something unique … Continue Reading


March 08, 2018

Cortez Masto, Menendez, Durbin, Colleagues Call on DHS to Expedite DACA Renewal Process

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), and Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) led a group of Democratic Senators in sending a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Nielsen urging DHS to expedite the processing of DACA renewal applications. In January and February, two United States District Courts issued preliminary injunctions, which partially block the administration's termination of the DACA program, and direct DHS to … Continue Reading


March 08, 2018

Cortez Masto, Menendez Introduce Resolution to Celebrate Latinas During Women’s History Month

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) introduced a resolution to celebrate and recognize the heritage, culture and contributions of Latinas in the United States during National Women's History Month. Representative Lou Correa (D-Calif.) introduced a companion resolution in the House of Representatives. "Throughout our nation's history, the contributions of Latinas in science, the arts, medicine and many other fields have strengthened and … Continue Reading


March 08, 2018

Cortez Masto Introduces Amendments to Strengthen Consumer Protections, Fight Fraudulent Financial Institutions

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) introduced ten amendments to S. 2155, a bill sponsored by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo that will roll back important Wall Street Reform rules that protect hardworking families. Cortez Masto's amendments aim to strengthen protections for consumers and fight predatory and fraudulent behavior by financial institutions. "In a state home to more than 2 million families, Nevada had more than 219,000 foreclosures during … Continue Reading


March 08, 2018

Cortez Masto: Don’t Roll Back the Progress We Made Under Wall Street Reform

FTP for TV Stations Available Here Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) delivered a speech on the Senate floor, urging her colleagues to support an amendment she introduced that would preserve important protections against housing discrimination. A video of the speech is available here. Below are her remarks as prepared for delivery: I ask that the quorum be dispensed with. I recently read an article from the Center for Investigative Journalism about a young … Continue Reading


March 07, 2018

Cortez Masto, Senate Democrats, Survivors, Family Members Hold Hearing on Protecting Children from Gun Violence

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) participated in a hearing with Senate Democrats titled "America Speaks Out: Protecting Our Children from Gun Violence." The Senators heard testimony from survivors of gun violence and family members who want Congress to take swift action to strengthen our nation's gun laws. "Across our country, communities are being impacted by senseless gun violence," said Senator Cortez Masto. "Today, I heard heartbreaking stories of mothers … Continue Reading


March 06, 2018

Cortez Masto Applauds Department of Transportation’s $7.5 Million TIGER Program Award to Carson City

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement applauding the U.S. Department of Transportation's announcement that it's TIGER program will award $7,570,202 to the Carson City Public Works Department. "The TIGER program is an essential resource for cities looking to invest in infrastructure projects that will make a positive difference in their communities' economy and way of life. I applaud the U.S. Department of Transportation for … Continue Reading


March 06, 2018

Cortez Masto, Senators Call on Inspector General to Investigate FCC Commissioner’s Potential Violation of Ethics Regulations

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) led a group of senators in a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Inspector General David L. Hunt and Special Counsel Henry Kerner, urging them to examine the recent conduct of FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly that may have violated federal ethics regulations and the Hatch Act. The senators cite O'Rielly's political advocacy at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last month and raise concerns over how … Continue Reading


March 06, 2018

Cortez Masto Calls on Secretary Zinke to Keep Sage-Grouse Protections in Place

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement calling on U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to keep sage grouse protections in place, in light of a recently released DOI-BLM scoping report that appears to have undercounted more than 100,000 public comments against policy changes that may trigger an Endangered Species Act (ESA) finding. "Based on DOI's recently released report, it appears that Secretary Zinke has ignored the … Continue Reading


March 05, 2018

Cortez Masto Seeks Information on Sec. Carson’s Extravagant Taxpayer-Funded Furniture Order

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to Suzanne Tufts, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Assistant Secretary for Administration, urging the department to explain the process that led to approval of an expenditure in excess of $31,000 for an office dining set, which is an apparent violation of federal law. "These actions are the latest in a troubling pattern of senior … Continue Reading


March 02, 2018

Cortez Masto Applauds $1 Million National Park Service Grant to Open New State Park

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement applauding the National Park Service's Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant of $1,091,451, which will go toward state efforts to create the State of Nevada's newest state park at the Pitchfork Ranch section of the Walker River State Recreation Area. "My love for the great outdoors is shared by many of my fellow Nevadans. Nevada's parks have given us access to explore and enjoy all the … Continue Reading


March 02, 2018

Cortez Masto Calls on DHS to Fix Funding Formula to Help Las Vegas Prevent Terrorism

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Governor Brian Sandoval and the entire Nevada congressional delegation today urged the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to modify its relative risk formula to better reflect the threats posed to high volume tourist cities like Las Vegas. In a letter sent to DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, the group requested that DHS reconfigure its Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) grant program, which was established to ensure the … Continue Reading


March 02, 2018

Cortez Masto Statement on Women’s History Month

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in celebration of Women's History Month: "2017 was a landmark year for women. Millions of us marched across the nation to reiterate our fight for equality, and protest misogyny, sexism and discrimination. More women are running for elected office and even more are turning out in droves to vote for candidates who are champions for women's rights. We persisted, despite being silenced by those who … Continue Reading


March 01, 2018

Cortez Masto, Warren, Feinstein Seek Data on Prevalence of Sexual Harassment in Financial Sector

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today sent letters to the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), requesting information on the prevalence of sexual harassment within the financial sector. The financial services industry employs over six million people. According to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) data, the "finance and insurance" … Continue Reading


March 01, 2018

Cortez Masto Joins Bipartisan Senate Delegation to U.K., Israel, Jordan, and Greece

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after her trip to the United Kingdom, Israel, Jordan, and Greece as part of a bipartisan Senate delegation from Saturday, February 17 to Sunday, February 25, led by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). In addition to Cortez Masto and Graham, the delegation included U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.). "It … Continue Reading


March 01, 2018

Cortez Masto, Flake, Heinrich Introduce Bill To Ban Bump Stock Devices

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) introduced a bill to prohibit the sale of bump stock devices and other mechanisms which enable semi-automatic firearms to effectively operate as fully automatic weapons. A bump stock was used during the October 1, 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas, resulting in the deaths of 58 victims. "The deadliest shooting in modern American history was due in large part to bump stocks, a … Continue Reading


March 01, 2018

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Fair Day in Court for Kids Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement announcing her cosponsorship of the Fair Day in Court for Kids Act, legislation that will require the government to provide legal counsel to unaccompanied children. This bill will address the surge of unaccompanied children coming to the United States after fleeing violence in their countries of origin, and ensure that they get legal representation while seeking asylum. Children who do not receive … Continue Reading

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