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August 03, 2017

Cortez Masto, Banking Democrats Demand Answers from Wells Fargo on Latest Auto Insurance Fraud Scandal

Washington, D.C. - Following a request from Democratic members of the Senate Banking Committee for a September hearing with Wells Fargo leaders, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) along with Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) sent a letter to the bank's CEO Tim Sloan and Board of Directors Chairman Stephen Sanger, demanding responses to specific questions regarding … Continue Reading


August 02, 2017

Forever GI Bill Cosponsored by Cortez Masto to Benefit Veterans’ Education Passes Senate

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement on the Department of Veterans Affairs Educational Assistance Improvement Act of 2017 or Forever GI Bill: "This bill will create opportunities for veterans to pursue higher education, regardless of when they choose to do so in their careers, and also allows them to gain the skills required to remain competitive in the job market. We must continue to seek ways to improve their quality of life and … Continue Reading


August 02, 2017

Cortez Masto’s Bipartisan Bill to Prevent, Prosecute Elder Abuse Passes Senate

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), a member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, released the following statement after the Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act, a bill Senator Cortez Masto cosponsored to prevent and prosecute elder abuse throughout the country, was approved by the Senate. "The principle of respecting and honoring our elders was instilled in me at a very young age," said Senator Cortez Masto. "Our elders, however, are all too often … Continue Reading


August 02, 2017

Cortez Masto, Senate Banking Committee Democrats Ask Chairman Crapo for September Hearing with Wells Fargo CEO, Board Chair

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and her Democratic colleagues in the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs asked Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) for a September hearing with Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan and Board of Directors Chair Stephen Sanger, to receive testimony about new developments in the bank's fake accounts scandal and related matters. In a letter to Chairman Crapo, Senator Cortez Masto and her colleagues noted a … Continue Reading


August 01, 2017

Cortez Masto, Senate Dems Lay Out Three Key Principles For Tax Reform

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and fellow Senate Democrats today wrote to President Donald J. Trump, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), urging Republicans to come to the table and work with Democrats in a bipartisan way on tax reform. Forty-five Senate Democrats laid out their three main tenants ahead of any negotiations, and said they hope to work with the GOP to craft legislation that prioritizes working … Continue Reading


July 31, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in recognition of Black Women's Equal Pay Day: "On Black Women's Equal Pay Day, we celebrate black women and their contributions to our communities. We also recognize that the fight to achieve equal pay for women often fails to highlight the unique struggles that black women face in the workplace," said Cortez Masto. "I look forward to a day when equal pay for black women - and all women - is … Continue Reading


July 30, 2017

Cortez Masto: Our National Monuments are Worth Fighting For

U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released a new video urging Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to protect Nevada's national monuments, while highlighting the overwhelming amount of Nevadans who have reached out via emails and letters to call on Senator Cortez Masto and Secretary Zinke to defend Gold Butte and Basin and Range from being revoked by the Trump administration: "Secretary Zinke is in Nevada this weekend and he's going to be looking at Gold Butte and he's going to be looking … Continue Reading


July 28, 2017

Cortez Masto, 44 Senators Send Bipartisan Letter Urging Mattis Not to Implement Transgender Ban

Transgender service members have been serving openly since the policy was changed in June 2016 No military branch has reported any issues associated with their service Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and 44 additional senators sent a bipartisan letter today to U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis urging him to advise President Donald J. Trump against implementing the announcement he made via Twitter Wednesday that transgender Americans can no longer … Continue Reading


July 28, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on the Fifty-Second Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement on the fifty-second anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson's signing of Medicare and Medicaid into law, which will be celebrated on Sunday, July 30: "Fifty-two years ago, President Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law. Both pieces of landmark legislation brought health care to millions of impoverished seniors, children, people with disabilities and families that could not afford … Continue Reading


July 28, 2017

Cortez Masto Applauds Federal Grants for Native American Housing Development

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for providing a grand total of $14,617,582 in block grant funding for low-income Native American housing development and operations across Nevada. "I am grateful that HUD has distributed over $14.6 million in grant funding for low-income Native American housing developments throughout Nevada," said Senator Cortez Masto. "This funding will help ensure that … Continue Reading


July 28, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on Failed Republican Effort to Repeal the ACA

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after the latest Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed to advance in the Senate: "In the dead of night, Senate Republicans tried and failed to rip away the health care of hundreds of thousands of Nevadans and millions of Americans. Their failed attempt is the result of overwhelming public opposition - your calls, letters, protests and tweets put Republicans on notice. "The … Continue Reading


July 27, 2017

Cortez Masto, Congressional Colleagues Urge DeVos to Reverse Course, Enforce Student Protections against High-Debt Career Training Programs

Members of Congress sent a letter highlighting concerns that Secretary DeVos is once again putting interests of for-profit colleges ahead of students Gainful employment protections are designed to prevent students from drowning in debt like those at Corinthian and ITT Tech Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and 61 members of Congress sent a letter today urging Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to reverse the U.S. Department of Education's decision to delay … Continue Reading


July 27, 2017

Cortez Masto Presses OCC Nominee Joseph Otting on Unfair Practices Conducted by OneWest Under His Leadership

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released a video of her questioning at today's Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Development hearing for Office of the Comptroller of the Currency nominee Joseph Otting, pressing him on predatory behaviors OneWest engaged in under his leadership. Senator Cortez Masto specifically questioned Otting on a legal agreement he signed, conceding that OneWest engaged in robo-signing, a practice that has cost thousands of … Continue Reading


July 27, 2017

Cortez Masto, Democratic Senators Call on Trump to Protect Dreamers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and 42 of her Democratic Senate colleagues today asked President Donald Trump to use his executive authority to the greatest extent possible to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides temporary relief from deportation to immigrants who arrived in the United States as children if they register with the government, pay a fee, and pass criminal and national-security background checks. Texas … Continue Reading


July 27, 2017

Cortez Masto Files Amendment to Remove Cuts to Medicaid from Trumpcare Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement on filing her first official floor amendment as a U.S. Senator, an amendment to the latest Trumpcare bill that will remove all language that proposes cuts to Medicaid: "Hundreds of thousands of low-income Nevada families, women, seniors, children, veterans and people with disabilities benefit from the life-saving services that Medicaid provides. This amendment will protect our most vulnerable … Continue Reading


July 27, 2017

Cortez Masto to Secretary Zinke: Protect Nevada’s National Monuments

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released a video urging Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to protect Basin and Range, and Gold Butte national monuments in Nevada. Both are currently under review and are at risk of being revoked by the Trump administration. "I was born and raised in Nevada, and I understand how important these monuments are for our communities," Senator Cortez Masto said. "Outdoor recreation supports 148,000 jobs and contributes almost $15 billion … Continue Reading


July 27, 2017

Cortez Masto to Secretary Zinke: Protect Nevada’s National Monuments

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released a video urging Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to protect Basin and Range, and Gold Butte national monuments in Nevada. Both are currently under review and are at risk of being revoked by the Trump administration. "I was born and raised in Nevada, and I understand how important these monuments are for our communities," Senator Cortez Masto said. "Outdoor recreation supports 148,000 jobs and contributes almost $15 billion … Continue Reading


July 26, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on Aetna Decision to Leave Nevada Health Insurance Marketplaces

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in response to Aetna's decision to not participate in Nevada's health insurance marketplaces: "Senate Republicans have created a self-fulfilling prophecy in their crusade to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. These efforts to rip away the health care of Nevadans, along with President Trump's efforts to sabotage the individual market, has resulted in uncertainty in the country's health care … Continue Reading


July 26, 2017

Cortez Masto Urges Nevadans to Attend Vigil to Expose Human Cost of Trumpcare

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following statement urging Nevadans to attend a healthcare vigil in Southern Nevada to bring attention to the thousands of Nevadans who face the danger of losing their healthcare due to Senate Republicans' insistence on advancing their callous healthcare legislation: "As my Republican colleagues in the Senate try to force Trumpcare onto the American people, I cannot reiterate how important it is for Americans to … Continue Reading


July 26, 2017

Cortez Masto: Discrimination Has No Place in Our Armed Forces

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after President Trump announced his Administration would reinstate a ban on transgender Americans serving in the U.S. military. There are more than 15,000 transgender Americans who currently serve in our military and more than 134,000 transgender veterans who are alive today. "Discrimination has no place in our Armed Forces. Our brave transgender service members put their lives on the line for our … Continue Reading

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