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March 23, 2017

Cortez Masto Celebrates the Nevada Department of Transportation’s 100th Anniversary

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in celebration of the Nevada Department of Transportation’s 100-year anniversary: “The Nevada Department of Transportation opened their doors 100 years ago to pave dirt roads in what was then a young, less populated state. A century later, they now serve millions of Nevadans and travelers from all over the world, dedicating their work to keeping our state’s roads safe and our communities … Continue Reading


March 23, 2017

Cortez Masto Commemorates 7th Anniversary of Affordable Care Act

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement commemorating the 7th anniversary of former President Barack Obama’s signing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law: “Seven years ago, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. This historic law has given access to healthcare to millions of Americans, many of whom never had healthcare before the ACA. Millions of Americans rely on the Affordable Care Act for their prescriptions, … Continue Reading


March 22, 2017

Cortez Masto Denounces Trump Budget Blueprint’s Impact on Latino Community

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement denouncing the potential impact of President Donald Trump's budget blueprint on the Latino community: "The Latino community throughout Nevada and the United States faces many unique challenges, and President Trump's budget will do nothing more than ensure that these challenges become permanent barriers. President Trump's budget is morally reprehensible for failing to invest in long-term solutions to … Continue Reading


March 22, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on Nevada’s Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment

Nevada becomes 36th state to ratify ERA, 45 years after Amendment was passed by U.S. Congress Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today issued the following statement after the Nevada Legislature voted in favor of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), becoming the 36th state to do so. “Today is a historic - albeit long overdue - day in Nevada’s history, as we officially ratify the equal treatment of women under the law. I commend and thank all those in … Continue Reading


March 21, 2017

Cortez Masto, Colleagues Slam Trump’s Department of the Interior Budget

Senators Point to Harmful Cuts, Reckless Deregulation Within DOI Budget Blueprint in Letter to Trump Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, joined eleven of her colleagues today to send a letter to President Trump calling on him to work with Democrats to reverse the indiscriminate cuts in his proposed budget for the Department of Interior (DOI) and instead make important infrastructure investments of the … Continue Reading


March 20, 2017

Cortez Masto Joins 23 Senate Colleagues to Introduce Bill Rescinding President Trump’s Executive Order to Construct Border Wall, Ramp Up Deportations and Detentions

Legislation would rescind President Trump’s executive order requiring construction of a wall along the U.S. southern border with Mexico and increased detention and deportations of undocumented immigrants Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined 23 of her Senate colleagues to introduce legislation to rescind President Trump’s executive order to construct a border wall and ramp up deportations and detentions of undocumented immigrants. The executive order, … Continue Reading


March 20, 2017

Cortez Masto Applauds Nevada Legislature’s Joint Resolution to Oppose the Revival of Yucca Mountain

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in support of the Nevada Legislature’s joint resolution to oppose the Trump administration’s proposal to restart the licensing process for creating a nuclear repository in Yucca Mountain: “Nevadans will not stand idle while President Trump irresponsibly forces our backyards to become the country’s dumping site for nuclear waste. I commend the Nevada Legislature for coming together and introducing … Continue Reading


March 16, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on President Trump’s Irresponsible Attempt to Revive Yucca Mountain

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), a member of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, released the following statement in response to President Trump's $120 million proposal to restart the licensing process for creating a nuclear repository in Yucca Mountain: "Trump's attempt to revive Yucca Mountain is naïve and would be a colossal waste of taxpayer money. Recent reports estimate that licensing hearings alone would cost more than $1.6 billion … Continue Reading


March 16, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on Trump Administration’s Budget Proposal

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s budget proposal released this morning: “This budget is a moral affront to all Americans who believe that we should be creating ladders of opportunity, investing in our communities, and building an economy that works for everyone. President Trump and his Administration would rather waste billions on an ineffective border wall than invest in our children and … Continue Reading


March 16, 2017

Cortez Masto Attends Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project Commissioning Ceremony

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following statement after attending the Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project Commissioning Ceremony: “There is no doubt renewable energy is the way of the future for energy sustainability, and Nevada has the unparalleled natural resources to be a national leader in investment and development of clean energy technology and green job creation. The Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project is the perfect example of this great … Continue Reading


March 15, 2017

Cortez Masto Urges Trump and Sessions to Preserve Integrity of Russian Investigation

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) sent a letter to President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, urging them to limit contact between White House officials and the Department of Justice in order to preserve the integrity and impartiality of any investigation into Russia's interference with the 2016 elections. "It has been a long-standing policy throughout both Republican and Democratic administrations that DOJ's investigative and prosecutorial … Continue Reading


March 14, 2017

Cortez Masto Calls on DHS to Reject Cuts to TSA Funds to Pay for Border Wall

"The proposed budget cuts to TSA airport security will not only threaten our national security, but also could increase wait times and harm our nation's traveling economy." "Diverting funds from the TSA to construct a wall along the southern border is an inefficient use of taxpayer money…building a wall will do nothing to improve our national security." Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) wrote to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly … Continue Reading


March 14, 2017

Cortez Masto Meets with Latina Senate Staffers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) met with Latina Senate staffers to discuss the importance of increasing workforce diversity and ensuring equal pay for equal work throughout the country. The roundtable discussion served as a unique opportunity for Senator Cortez Masto to talk about the obstacles women face throughout their careers in Senate offices and learn about their ideas to help correct the lack of diversity on Capitol Hill. Senator Cortez Masto and the … Continue Reading


March 13, 2017

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Legislation to Rescind Trump’s Muslim Ban 2.0

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and 35 Democratic colleagues today introduced a bill to rescind President Trump's discriminatory executive order barring immigrants from six Muslim-majority countries and suspending the U.S. refugee program. "President Trump should have learned from his mistake the first time he made it - that his Muslim ban is immoral, illegal and un-American," said Cortez … Continue Reading


March 13, 2017

Cortez Masto, Banking Committee Democrats Question Carson on Plans to Slash HUD Budget

Washington Post Report on Trump Administration Considering 14 Percent Cut to Housing and Urban Development Budget Contradicts Secretary Carson's Confirmation Hearing Testimony Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined a group of Democrats on the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs to question Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on a report that the Trump Administration has considered slashing the department's fiscal 2018 … Continue Reading


March 13, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on CBO’s TrumpCare Report

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today released the following statement in response to the new Congressional Budget Office report on the effects of the Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act: "The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office confirms what we knew all along: the Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act would result in millions of Americans losing their health care - an astonishing 52 million people would be uninsured by 2026. … Continue Reading


March 10, 2017

Cortez Masto Launches Grants Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) launched her official Grants Assistance Program to provide Nevadans with the necessary resources and guidance they need when applying for federal grant funding. "Federal grant funds provide critical resources to Nevada-from DOJ grants to fund equipment for Las Vegas police officers to FEMA grants to boost first responders' ability to respond to emergencies," said Senator Cortez Masto. "Although Nevada benefits greatly from all … Continue Reading


March 08, 2017

Sens. Cortez Masto and Heller Sign Letters to Trump Administration, Army Corps of Engineers For Additional Disaster Assistance for Nevada

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Dean Heller (R-NV) sent letters to President Trump and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requesting disaster assistance for the state of Nevada following devastating flooding. The Nevada lawmakers released the following statements: "Northern Nevada is still recovering from the severe weather last month and additional funding is imperative to ensure state and local officials have the necessary resources to address damages … Continue Reading


March 08, 2017

Cortez Masto Demands Clarity from Trump SEC Nominee Jay Clayton on Potential Conflicts of Interest

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), member of the Senate Banking Committee, sent a letter to Jay Clayton, the Trump Administration's nominee for Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), regarding concerns about Clayton's ability to effectively serve as SEC Chair, citing Clayton's numerous conflicts of interest and work on behalf of corporations with ties to Russia and Iran. "Based on publicly available information, I am concerned that you will have … Continue Reading


March 07, 2017

Cortez Masto Joins Entire U.S. Senate in Calling on DHS, DOJ to Address Threats to Jewish Institutions

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) joined U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Rob Portman (R-OH), Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) as part of the entire U.S. Senate in urging the Trump administration to take action in response to the recent anonymous bomb threats made against Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), Jewish Day Schools, and Synagogues. In a bipartisan letter sent to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, Attorney General Jeff … Continue Reading

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