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September 28, 2017

Cortez Masto Applauds Nearly $15 Million in Federal Grant Funds for Magnet Schools in Clark County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the United States Department of Education for awarding $14,829,400 over five years to the Clark County School District. These grants will be utilized by magnet schools in Clark County to promote academic achievement among minority and low-income students. "These awards will help young scholars in Southern Nevada develop the skills they need to become our state, and our country's, future leaders," said Sen. Cortez Masto. … Continue Reading


September 27, 2017

Cortez Masto on Trump’s Tax Proposal

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after President Donald Trump announced his tax proposal: "While announcing his new tax plan, President Trump said: 'it's not good for me.' Well, I am more interested in knowing whether this tax plan is good for Nevada. I am reviewing this plan but cannot support legislation that would be a windfall for the wealthiest Americans and special interests, increases the deficit, and refuses to make the … Continue Reading


September 27, 2017

VIDEO: Cortez Masto, Senate Democrats Address Importance of Protecting Consumers

Watch the Video Here Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to speak out against Senate Republican efforts to overturn the Consumer Financial Protect Bureau's (CFPB) consumer protection rule on forced arbitration. The Senators discussed how forced arbitration clauses waive a customer's right to sue a … Continue Reading


September 26, 2017

Cortez Masto Congratulates Nevada State College for Earning U.S. Department of Education Grant

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement congratulating Nevada State College (NSC) in Henderson for earning a $2.7 million grant over five years under the U.S. Department of Education's Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) program: "The U.S. Department of Education's Hispanic-Serving Institutions program has been instrumental in empowering colleges and universities throughout the United States with the means to successfully … Continue Reading


September 26, 2017

Cortez Masto: Puerto Ricans and U.S. Virgin Islanders deserve the full support of our government

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement on the importance of responding to the growing humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: "In the aftermath of not one but two historically destructive hurricanes, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are running out of food and potable water. In Puerto Rico, 70% of hospitals have been shut down, 95% of households have lost power, and 250,000 homes have been destroyed. The … Continue Reading


September 25, 2017

Cortez Masto: Graham-Cassidy Takes Nevada Backwards

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its preliminary analysis of the Graham-Cassidy bill which would rip away health care from millions of Americans and cut $1 trillion from Medicaid: "Graham-Cassidy continues to confront Nevada with a false choice that takes our state backwards. This legislation will not open a new hospital, fund a new opioid addiction treatment program, or cover … Continue Reading


September 25, 2017

Cortez Masto, Colleagues Call for Extension of DACA Renewal Deadline in Wake of Storms

Washington, D.C. - In the wake of three massive storms that have disrupted the day-to-day lives of millions of people in the U.S., U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and 37 of her colleagues called today on the Trump Administration to extend the crucial October 5 deadline for DREAMers to renew their DACA status. The group made the request in a letter to Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke. "These major hurricanes significantly disrupted day to day living and operations … Continue Reading


September 22, 2017

Cortez Masto Announces Intern Scholarship for First-Generation College Students

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement announcing an intern scholarship program for first-generation college students. The scholarship is for students applying for internships at her offices in both Nevada and Washington, DC. Prospective interns can apply here. "First-generation college students have overcome many barriers in order to become the first in their families to attend college. These students blaze their own trail to find … Continue Reading


September 22, 2017

Cortez Masto Condemns Education Department Decision to Rescind Obama-Era Policy to Combat Campus Sexual Assault

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement denouncing the Education Department's decision to roll back protections for victims of sexual assault on college campuses: "In the midst of an epidemic of sexual abuse on our college campuses, Secretary DeVos has chosen to strip protections from victims in order to confer virtual immunity on their attackers. The Trump administration's failure to act to prevent sexual violence will go down as one … Continue Reading


September 22, 2017

Cortez Masto on Graham-Cassidy: False Choice that Takes Nevada Backwards

Washington, D.C. - In a series of short videos released today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) explained how the Graham-Cassidy bill will devastate rural Nevada's communities and leave tens of millions of Americans, including over 243,000 Nevadans, without health care. "Graham-Cassidy presents Nevada with a false choice that takes our state backwards. The Graham-Cassidy bill is the worst version of Trumpcare we've seen yet and pits the most vulnerable in our state against one … Continue Reading


September 21, 2017

Cortez Masto Joins Senate & House Democrats in Calling on FEC to Prevent Foreign Governments from Using Social Media Ads to Influence U.S. Elections

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined today a coalition of Democratic House and Senate members led by U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, in sending a letter to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) urging the agency to consider new rules that would prevent foreign nationals from using online advertising platforms, like Facebook and Twitter, to influence U.S. elections. Following … Continue Reading


September 19, 2017

VIDEO: Cortez Masto Advocates for Bill to Grant State and Local Officials Power to Shut Down Sex Trafficking Websites

Washington, D.C. - In today's Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) advocated to allow state and local law enforcement to shut down websites used by human traffickers. Federal criminal prosecutors are already authorized to do this, but acting alone, they have been unable to prevent the rapid growth of the online sex trade. Cortez Masto spoke with stakeholders, including Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) and Yvonne … Continue Reading


September 19, 2017

Cortez Masto Joins Bipartisan Effort to Extend Critical Funding for Community Health Centers Before End of Month Deadline

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined a bipartisan group of Senators today to call for immediate action to extend critical funding for community health centers before funding runs out at the end of this month. In a letter to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Chairman, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member, Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Senator Cortez Masto, and 69 other Senators expressed their strong support for … Continue Reading


September 19, 2017

Amendment Cosponsored by Cortez Masto to Prevent Discharge of Non-Citizen Military Personnel Passes with Defense Authorization Act

Washington, D.C. - Legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) to retain military personnel in the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI) program until their background screenings are completed was adopted as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Senate passed the NDAA yesterday evening. "The MAVNI program enhances our Armed Forces' readiness by allowing it to enlist service members with unique skills that are vital to … Continue Reading


September 19, 2017

Cortez Masto & Heller Announce Over $190 Million for Defense-Related Projects in Nevada

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) announced that over $190 million was included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) bill approved by the Senate for defense-related projects in the State of Nevada: "I am proud to have worked with my colleagues in a bipartisan way to ensure that our military facilities in Nevada, and throughout our country, receive the vital resources they need to keep our country safe," said Cortez Masto. "It … Continue Reading


September 18, 2017

Cortez Masto Touts Support for Nevada’s Service Members, Applauds Passage of National Defense Authorization Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement touting provisions she sponsored and cosponsored that were included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). These provisions strengthen our support for Nevada's service members, support diversity in our military, and ensure ongoing investment in our military's combat readiness, as well as critical military capabilities. "Our service members make great sacrifices to keep us safe and … Continue Reading


September 18, 2017

Cortez Masto Commemorates U.S. Air Force’s 70th Anniversary

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement commemorating the 70th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force's (USAF) founding: "For seven decades, the U.S. Air Force has protected our country and way of life. Our state of Nevada has a special relationship with the USAF. Both Creech and Nellis Air Force Bases welcome, house, and train countless airmen, as well as their families from all over the country. They are home to some of the premier … Continue Reading


September 18, 2017

Cortez Masto: Graham-Cassidy Threatens Nevada

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement on the Graham-Cassidy bill currently being discussed by Senate Republicans. "The latest Republican proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act would take our state backwards. We cannot roll back the hard fought coverage gains Governor Sandoval's Medicaid expansion brought to our state. Republicans in the Senate must return to an open and bipartisan process where we focus on stabilizing the … Continue Reading


September 18, 2017

Cortez Masto Celebrates Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in celebration of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) Week which is observed from September 18 to 24, 2017. Cortez Masto is a proud cosponsor of the Senate Resolution recognizing the work, goals, and achievements of over 470 non-profit Hispanic Serving Institutions throughout our nation. "A college education has never been so important. Unfortunately, those who come from families with limited … Continue Reading


September 15, 2017

Cortez Masto Applauds Federal Grant for Battery-Electric Bus

Reno, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded today the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for awarding an $850,000 grant to the Tahoe Transportation District Project for a battery-electric bus. "As a growing state, Nevada has a special interest in strengthening public transportation through innovation and clean sources of energy. I thank the U.S. Department of Transportation for supporting Nevada's efforts towards realizing this priority. With their new … Continue Reading

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