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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


July 25, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on Vote to Advance Trumpcare

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 advanced in the Senate: "This vote today is a disaster for Nevada. It will hurt hundreds of thousands of … Continue Reading


July 24, 2017

Cortez Masto: Nevada Resoundingly Opposes Trumpcare’s Devastating Cuts to Medicaid

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement highlighting Nevada's overwhelming opposition to Trumpcare's massive Medicaid cuts, with more than 180 Nevada and national groups, hospitals, schools and faith leaders expressing concern and disproval over the harmful consequences it would have on Nevadans. These groups have either written the Senator, signed public letters, or released public statements opposing ripping away Medicaid coverage from … Continue Reading


July 21, 2017

Cortez Masto, Senate Dems Challenge Trump Administration Over Move to Slash Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined 37 Senate Democrats in a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price, questioning plans by HHS to unilaterally shorten the duration of grant agreements for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program. Since 2015, the TPP Program has served nearly 1.2 million youth in 40 states and territories, supporting teens in adopting sexual health behaviors that help them avoid unintended pregnancy. In … Continue Reading


July 21, 2017

Cortez Masto Tours Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation

Reno, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after touring the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation with the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Council: "I thank the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Council and the Pyramid Lake Paiute people for their warm welcome to their community today. I had the great opportunity to learn more about the Paiute people's history, culture, and current affairs during my tour of the museum and visitors' center-in addition to learning … Continue Reading


July 21, 2017

Cortez Masto Attends Drone Demonstration at Reno-Stead Airport

Reno, NV - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) attended an unmanned aircraft briefing and demonstration at Reno-Stead Airport. She joined airport administrators and experts to discuss the economic benefits of unmanned aircraft technology. "The Reno area is becoming an epicenter of technology and innovation, but we haven't even scratched the surface of our potential," said Cortez Masto. "The unmanned aircraft systems industry has the potential to generate billions of dollars … Continue Reading


July 20, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on the DREAM Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement on the DREAM Act: "DREAMers are an integral part of our communities - not only do they contribute to our economy, they enrich our everyday lives. They are our teachers, engineers, leaders, business owners and so much more; they are our neighbors and friends. It is wrong that these productive young women and men who were brought to this country as children face constant uncertainty about their … Continue Reading


July 19, 2017

Cortez Masto on Latest Republican Effort to Repeal the ACA

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after Senate Republicans unveiled their latest bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act: "Republicans need to stop playing games with the healthcare of Americans and the millions of lives that depend on the Affordable Care Act. Their desperate attempts do nothing to improve access or decrease costs, but instead will cause premiums to double while leaving half of all Americans without individual … Continue Reading


July 19, 2017

Cortez Masto, Senate Colleagues Urge U.S. Dept. of State, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security to Extend Temporary Protected Status for Individuals from 10 TPS-Designated Countries

As of 2016, approximately 320,000 TPS recipients live in the United States TPS-designated countries include El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, and Yemen Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today with 25 Senate colleagues wrote to the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security urging Secretaries Rex Tillerson and John Kelly to extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) of nationals … Continue Reading


July 18, 2017

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Resolution Celebrating Latino Conservation Week

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement celebrating Latino Conservation Week: "This week marks Latino Conservation Week, a week dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of conservation in the Latino community. The Latino community and other historically marginalized communities face a greater risk of being impacted by pollution and climate change. Many of these communities are based near industrial zones contaminated by toxins, … Continue Reading


July 18, 2017

Cortez Masto, Senate Dems Call on Trump Administration to Reverse Course, Safeguard Protections for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and 25 Senators sent today a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly citing concerns about the impact of President Trump's interior enforcement executive order on immigrant survivors of domestic violence, trafficking, and other crimes. The senators highlight how recent actions by the Department of Homeland Security undermine protections for immigrant survivors of domestic violence and other crimes. "We write to … Continue Reading


July 18, 2017

Cortez Masto: Repeal of ACA Would Be Disastrous for Nevada

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement highlighting her opposition to any attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act: "As we've learned from dozens of failed attempts to get rid of the Affordable Care Act, repealing the current law poses harmful risks to millions of Americans and the public overwhelmingly rejects any effort to take away their healthcare. Republicans should end their partisan crusade to repeal the ACA and start … Continue Reading


July 18, 2017

Cortez Masto Cosponsors LGBT Data Inclusion Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today cosponsored a bicameral legislation led by Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), requiring federal surveys to include data collection on sexual orientation and gender identity. While some federal data on LGBT communities is currently collected, there is no centralized requirement prioritizing the collection of LGBT data in federal surveys which the LGBT Data Inclusion Act addresses. The … Continue Reading

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