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April 11, 2017

Cortez Masto Demands Answers From United Airlines Following The Forcible Removal Of A Passenger

Las Vegas, NV - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined a group of 20 senators demanding answers from United Airlines following the forcible removal of a ticketed passenger on Flight 3411 from Chicago, Illinois to Louisville, Kentucky. “Consumer trust and confidence are critical to ensure this industry continues to thrive, and we hope United Airlines will work diligently to immediately address this incident and make necessary improvements to ensure it does not occur again,” the … Continue Reading


April 10, 2017

Cortez Masto Calls For Continued Investment In Public Transportation

Las Vegas, NV - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined a group of 33 senators to call on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development to continue funding the Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Grant (CIG) program, which supports public transportation projects in communities across the United States. In a letter to the subcommittee’s chairwoman and ranking member, the senators expressed concern that CIG funding was … Continue Reading


April 07, 2017

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Legislation to Block Immigration Enforcement at Sensitive Locations

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and ten Senators in introducing legislation to prevent immigration enforcement officers from taking enforcement actions at sensitive locations like schools, hospitals, and religious institutions without prior approval and exigent circumstances. The Protecting Sensitive Locations Act codifies the Department of Homeland Security’s existing policies and expands on those policies to ensure … Continue Reading


April 07, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on Judge Gorsuch Confirmation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement today after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell invoked the nuclear option to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court: “It is an unprecedented and disappointing day in our chamber. Senate Republicans have taken the extreme measure of changing rules and lowered the threshold for confirming Justices to the Supreme Court, the highest court in the land, and a seat that will affect every … Continue Reading


April 07, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on U.S. Missile Strike on Syria

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement on the United States’ strike against the Syrian regime: “President Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons for a second time against innocent civilians, including women and children is unacceptable. We must ensure that Assad’s regime is no longer capable of conducting chemical warfare, and that any remaining chemical weapons in Syria do not fall in the wrong hands. While I support the … Continue Reading


April 07, 2017

Cortez Masto Joins Senate Colleagues to Send Bipartisan Letter in Support of Strong Investments in TIGER Program in Fiscal Year 2018

Senators urged Chairman Collins and Ranking Member Reed to reject President Trump’s proposal to eliminate TIGER funding from budget “We have all seen firsthand the difference TIGER can make in our states,” the letter stated. Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) joined Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Brian Schatz (D-HI) and 38 of their Senate colleagues in a bipartisan letter to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and … Continue Reading


April 06, 2017

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Small Business Cybersecurity Legislation, Advances in Senate

The MAIN STREET Cybersecurity Act passes the Commerce Committee and receives more support Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee passed the Making Available Information Now to Strengthen Trust and Resilience and Enhance Enterprise Technology (MAIN STREET) Cybersecurity Act, legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) The MAIN STREET Cybersecurity Act will provide a consistent set of resources for small businesses … Continue Reading


April 04, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on Equal Pay Day

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today released the following statement in recognition of Equal Pay Day: “Not fairly paying women for the same work that a man does is an outdated and unlawful practice. It is unconscionable that women still have to work 94 extra days to earn what their male colleagues make in a year - and it’s even worse for women of color. Equal pay for equal work is essential for women to achieve economic security and this gap makes it harder … Continue Reading


April 04, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on Opposition to SEC Chair Nominee Jay Clayton

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, issued the following statement after her vote against Jay Clayton's confirmation to be Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): "Throughout the confirmation process, it became clear that Mr. Clayton's long career representing companies regulated by the SEC will pose substantial conflicts of interest. Though Mr. Clayton did not fully respond … Continue Reading


April 03, 2017

Cortez Masto Applauds Federal Grant to Repair Monsoon and Flash Flood Road Damage

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for awarding $769,785 in discretionary grant funding to repair roads on federal lands that have deteriorated due to monsoon rains and flash flooding. “I thank the Department of Transportation for providing these necessary funds to rebuild damaged roads in Clark County’s federal lands,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “Intense monsoon rains and flash floods have severely damaged … Continue Reading


March 31, 2017

Cortez Masto Commemorates César Chávez Day, Cosponsors Resolution in His Honor

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement on her cosponsorship of a resolution to commemorate César Chávez Day: “Today marks the 90th anniversary of César Chávez’s birth. During his distinguished life, Chávez served in the United States Navy, co-founded the United Farm Workers of America union with Dolores Huerta, and advocated for the fundamental rights of workers and Latinos in the United States. Through his use of nonviolence, Chávez … Continue Reading


March 30, 2017

Cortez Masto Joins Senate Democrats to Tell President Trump to Uphold Broadband Privacy Protections

Senate Dems to President Trump: Don’t Sell Americans’ Personal Information to the Highest Bidder Washington, D.C. - Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senate Democrats to send a new letter to President Trump urging him to veto a resolution that would undo consumer privacy rules enacted by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) designed to prohibit internet service providers (ISPs) from selling or sharing the sensitive personal data of their customers without first obtaining … Continue Reading


March 30, 2017

Cortez Masto Announces Opposition to Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch

Cortez Masto will vote 'no' on both cloture and confirmation Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement announcing that she will vote against Judge Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination: "Our nation's highest court requires a judge with an independent legal mind who will uphold our constitution and the separation of powers. Now more than ever, we cannot afford a Justice who will act as a rubberstamp to President Trump's extreme agenda. … Continue Reading


March 29, 2017

Cortez Masto, Senate Dems to President Trump: Abandon ACA Repeal Efforts, Stop Undermining Health Care System and Work in Bipartisan Fashion to Improve the Law, Lower Health Care Costs for All Americans

Senate Dems to President Trump: Drop ACA Repeal, Stop Sabotaging Health Care System, and Work with Dems to Improve Health Care for Millions of Americans Letter Calls on Trump to Immediately Rescind January 20th Executive Order that Undermines Affordable Care Act and Instead Use His Executive Authority to Support a Stable, Competitive Insurance Marketplace Dems Express Concern with the President’s Comments Implying It Would Be Good if ACA were to ‘Explode’, Despite Fact That Millions of … Continue Reading


March 29, 2017

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bill to Rescind President’s Anti-Climate Executive Order

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored legislation led by U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) to rescind President Trump’s Executive Order to reverse several landmark U.S. initiatives to combat climate change. “The Clean Power Plan and other environmental protections motivate states to shift toward clean energy economies, improve our air and water quality, and protect our public lands for our communities,” said Cortez Masto. “Its reversal will affect … Continue Reading


March 28, 2017

Cortez Masto Denounces President Trump’s Executive Order Reversing Environmental Protections

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed a new executive order rescinding environmental protections implemented by the Obama Administration, including the Clean Power Plan and protections for public lands. “Disregarding the overwhelming scientific consensus that carbon pollutants cause global warming does not move our country forward and could cause irreparable damage to our public health and … Continue Reading


March 28, 2017

Cortez Masto and Western Senate Democrats Urge President Trump to Rescind Anti-Climate Executive Order

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today joined nine U.S. Senators from six Western states on a letter to President Trump urging him to rescind the Executive Order issued today that attempts to reverse multiple major U.S. initiatives to combat climate change. The Senators wrote that the Order “fails to bring clean energy jobs to our rural communities, ignores the impacts that extreme weather will have on our economy and our national security, and does not … Continue Reading


March 24, 2017

New Cortez Masto Report Highlights Impact of the Trump Administration Budget on Nevada’s Housing Programs

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto today released a report titled "Slashing Investments in Affordable Housing and Neighborhood Redevelopment: Impact of the Trump Administration Budget in Nevada," which highlights how the President's proposed budget cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development would devastate essential housing programs that assist vulnerable Nevada families. "In total, if the Trump Administration budget were enacted, Nevadans would lose at least … Continue Reading


March 24, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on House GOP’s Failure to Pass Trumpcare

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in response to the House Republicans’ ill-fated American Health Care Act: “The House Republicans’ bill to ‘repeal and replace’ the Affordable Care Act was doomed to fail from the very beginning. This bill would have pulled the rug from under the most vulnerable and the American public saw it exactly for what it is: an ill-conceived, reckless bill. I am thankful to everyone who called their … Continue Reading


March 23, 2017

Cortez Masto Joins 42 Senators in Delivering Warning to Speaker Ryan, House Republicans: We're Not Going to Help You Erode Healthcare Coverage

Just prior to the House vote on healthcare repeal, the letter makes it clear that despite President Trump and Republican leadership’s promise to pass further repeal legislation, their follow-up proposals do not have enough support to pass the Senate SENATORS: “Instead of supporting a fatally-flawed, incomplete, partisan bill, we hope you will take us up on our sincere offer to improve health care for all Americans.” Washington, DC - As the House of Representatives prepares to vote on … Continue Reading

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