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September 15, 2017

Cortez Masto: DREAMers Are Not Alone In This Fight

Reno, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement unveiling her resource guide for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients to understand the resources and support available to them in Nevada. Click here to download the resource guide in English and in Spanish here. "For DREAMers, the United States is the only country they have ever known. They are our family members, our neighbors, our coworkers, and our soldiers. DREAMers should not … Continue Reading


September 15, 2017

Cortez Masto, Colleagues Urge DeVos to Uphold Protections for Sexual Assault Survivors and Instead Invest in Civil Rights Office

Reno, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and 28 other U.S. Senators in a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos advising her not to create chaos and uncertainty by rescinding guidance that directs schools on how to handle investigations of campus sexual assault. The Senators urged her to abandon her efforts to undermine survivors of sexual assault, and instead focus on her Department's ability to support schools, students and … Continue Reading


September 15, 2017

Cortez Masto Participates in Roundtable at Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce, Unveils Small Business Guide

Reno, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) participated today in a roundtable discussion hosted by the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce. The Senator discussed the importance of increasing access to capital for Nevada businesses, creating more opportunities for women and people of color to open and grow small businesses, and unveiled her new Resource Guide for Nevada's Small Businesses. The guide will be available in both English and Spanish. "Nevada's business community is a … Continue Reading


September 15, 2017

Cortez Masto Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Reno, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement on Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated from September 15 to October 15: "Today marks the beginning for Hispanic Heritage Month. As a Mexican American, this month is special and dear to me. Hispanic people, history, culture, music, and the Spanish language have been instrumental in building the modern American identity. In Nevada alone, Hispanic culture has shaped our communities and even the … Continue Reading


September 14, 2017

Cortez Masto, Burr Introduce Bill to Promote Innovation in Transportation Systems to Address Challenges in Communities

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.) introduced the Moving and Fostering Innovation to Revolutionize Smarter Transportation or the Moving FIRST Act, a bill that will enhance the transportation systems of American communities through the use of innovative technology. This legislation will establish and build on the successes of the 2015 Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Cities Challenge administered by the … Continue Reading


September 13, 2017

Cortez Masto Commemorates 23rd Anniversary of Violence Against Women Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement commemorating the 23rd anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) becoming law: "Twenty-three years ago, Congress made history by passing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). This monumental legislation has made enormous strides in combating violence and strengthened the rights of domestic violence survivors. VAWA has been instrumental in providing resources to law enforcement and … Continue Reading


September 13, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement in Recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week, which runs from September 10-16, 2017: "This week, we send a message to everyone struggling with suicidal thoughts and depression: you are not alone. We recognize that depression is not a choice or a failure of willpower but a deadly disease that claims the lives of 44,193 Americans every single year. Depression is treatable and suicide is … Continue Reading


September 13, 2017

Cortez Masto Urges SEC, DOJ, & FTC to Investigate Equifax Stock Sales Following Data Breach

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined a bipartisan group of 36 U.S. Senators led by Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and John Kennedy (R-La.) in a letter asking the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate the sale of nearly $2 million in Equifax securities held by high-level Equifax executives shortly after the company learned of a massive cybersecurity breach. Equifax, a major … Continue Reading


September 13, 2017

Cortez Masto Prioritizes Supporting Nevada’s Service Members in National Defense Authorization Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced today that she has introduced four amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and worked with Senate colleagues on the Senate Armed Services Committee to protect remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) personnel. The amendment's Senator Cortez Masto offered address our country's cybersecurity defense readiness, safeguards funding for scholarship opportunities for minority serving institutions that educate … Continue Reading


September 12, 2017

Cortez Masto Celebrates Senate Passage of Anti-Human Trafficking, Banking Bills

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today applauded the Senate's passage of three pieces of legislation, the Abolish Human Trafficking Act of 2017, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2017, and the U.S. Territories Investor Protection Act. Cortez Masto co-sponsored these bills, which were designed to protect victims of human trafficking and strengthen safeguards for investors. "Combating human trafficking and protecting consumers were two of my top priorities … Continue Reading


September 12, 2017

Cortez Masto Launches New Bilingual Website

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement announcing the launch of her new bilingual website in both English and Spanish: "Spanish has always had a special role in Nevada. Our state's name and many of our towns and cities are Spanish and hundreds of thousands of Nevadans speak it as their native language at home, school, and businesses throughout the Silver State. As Nevada's Senator, I have the responsibility to ensure that all … Continue Reading


September 11, 2017

Cortez Masto, Franken Lead Coalition of Senators Pushing Equifax to End Use of Forced Arbitration Clauses that Harm Consumers

Senators Also Ask Equifax to Clarify if It Supports New Consumer Financial Protection Rule That Would Limit Forced Arbitration Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.) led a broad Democratic effort to push Equifax-the massive credit bureau that recently made public a data breach affecting 143 million Americans-to completely end its use of forced arbitration agreements, which limit the ability of consumers to pursue justice in a public court … Continue Reading


September 11, 2017

Cortez Masto, Harris Host Mentorship Initiative Meeting with African American Staffers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) hosted her third Cafecito con Catherine as part of her mentorship series to discuss challenges faced by minority congressional staffers in an effort to improve and help advance their career opportunities. Cortez Masto was joined by Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) to meet with African American female staffers to hear their perspective and talk about their ideas. In March and in May, Cortez Masto met with Latina Senate staffers … Continue Reading


September 11, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement On Anniversary of September 11th

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement commemorating the 16th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks: "No one will ever forget where they were on September 11, 2001. I was in a courtroom in Washington, D.C. working as a district attorney when we were asked to evacuate after a plane crashed into the Pentagon. The horror of that day is still marked in our hearts, but even more powerful than the fear we felt is the hope and unity … Continue Reading


September 08, 2017

Cortez Masto Applauds Federal Grant for Elko Regional Airport Improvements

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement applauding the U.S. Department of Transportation for disbursing a total of $2,741,111 in grant funds to the Elko Regional Airport for runway and apron improvements: "There is no doubt that Nevada, being the seventh largest state in the country by size, is vast and many people who call the Silver State home live in the rural heartland of our state. The size of our state and the distances between … Continue Reading


September 06, 2017

Bill Cosponsored by Cortez Masto to Extend Bankruptcy Judgeships Passes Senate

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement on a bill she cosponsored to extend temporary bankruptcy judgeships. The Bankruptcy Judgeship Act of 2017 calls for a five-year extension for 14 temporary bankruptcy judgeships and will create four new bankruptcy judgeships. The bill passed the Senate yesterday and extends one of the temporary judgeships in Nevada for five years. "An efficient bankruptcy court system is critical for individuals … Continue Reading


September 06, 2017

Cortez Masto Calls on Congress Pass the DREAM Act Now

"People ask me, 'What would you tell the DREAMers and these families in your state?' I would tell them, you belong here." "These are the kids and families who are in our communities, who go to our churches, who are in our grocery stores, who are in our schools, who are our neighbors and our friends. Why would we make them live a dual life? Why would we treat them differently?" Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer … Continue Reading


September 05, 2017

Cortez Masto: Trump DACA Repeal Betrays America’s Immigrant Heritage

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement condemning President Donald Trump's revocation of President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: "Moments ago, President Trump hid behind his Attorney General to attack the lives of hundreds of thousands of productive, taxpaying, and patriotic aspiring Americans. The President's actions clearly show he stands with racists like Stephen Bannon and Joe Arpaio. Today's … Continue Reading


September 01, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on Labor Day

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in honor of Labor Day, which will be celebrated on Monday, September 4th: "Each year on Labor Day, we honor the hardworking men and women whose contributions form the foundation of our economy. Unions have not only made our workplaces safer and more equitable, they have helped millions of American families lift themselves into the middle class. "Yet much work remains to be done. I will continue to … Continue Reading


August 31, 2017

Cortez Masto Calls on Trump Administration to End Efforts to Sabotage the Affordable Care Act

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced that it will sharply cut funding for health care sign-ups under the Affordable Care Act: "In July, Republicans in Congress failed to strip away the health care of thousands of Nevadans. Today, after a bipartisan group of governors called on the Administration to end its sabotage of the Affordable Care Act and work with Congress to stabilize the health … Continue Reading

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