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June 02, 2017

Cortez Masto Tours Community Health Alliance Clinic, Hosts Roundtable Discussion

Reno, NV - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) toured the Community Health Alliance Clinic (CHA) to witness how the CHA works with the Reno-Sparks community to provide quality affordable healthcare. After the tour, Senator Cortez Masto hosted a roundtable discussion with healthcare professionals, experts, and constituents to discuss the benefits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The group also discussed how the ACA's repeal and the implementation of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) … Continue Reading


June 02, 2017

Cortez Masto: Trump’s Budget Does Nothing to Help Housing Needs of Low-Income Families, Seniors and the Homeless

Reno, NV - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement criticizing President Trump's budget proposal for cutting essential funding to address the housing needs of low-income Nevada families, seniors, veterans, people with disabilities and the homeless. "Nevada is still recovering from the effects of the housing crisis and we need to continue our hard-fought progress by investing in families, especially Nevadans who are still struggling," said Cortez Masto. … Continue Reading


June 01, 2017

Cortez Masto Celebrates Official Opening of Patagonia’s Child Development Center

Reno, NV - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today attended the official opening of the Patagonia Truckee River Child Development Center, an onsite day-care designed to meet the needs of the nearly 500 employees working in Patagonia's Reno-based distribution, repair, and customer service center. Cortez Masto participated in the grand opening alongside Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario and toured the facility. "I applaud Patagonia for its leadership in the campaign to change workplace … Continue Reading


June 01, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on Trump Decision to Leave Paris Agreement

Reno, NV - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement on President Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement: "The Paris Agreement provides the necessary framework for the United States to act responsibly on climate change. This historic agreement, joined by all but two countries, requires cuts to greenhouse gas emissions, improvements in our ability to adapt to adverse impacts, and increases in crucial financial investments to … Continue Reading


June 01, 2017

Cortez Masto Promises to Fight Budget Cuts That Would Undermine the Health of Children and Families

Reno, N.V. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) pledged to protect funding for healthcare programs targeted by the Trump administration, noting that children and families would be hit hardest by the proposed budget cuts. Trump's budget plan calls for a $610 billion cut to Medicaid. That comes in addition to the $839 billion cut that would go into effect under the House Republicans' plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. All told, Trump-who on the campaign trail … Continue Reading


May 31, 2017

Cortez Masto, Rubio Urge Trump Administration to Protect Seniors from Eviction Under Reverse Mortgage Program

Las Vegas, NV - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), members of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, sent a letter to HUD Secretary Ben Carson and OMB Director Mick Mulvaney to raise concerns about a proposed legislative provision in the President's FY18 budget that would remove protections for widows and widowers facing eviction under the reverse mortgage program. The senators urged the Administration to keep existing safeguards in place to protect seniors … Continue Reading


May 31, 2017

Cortez Masto Condemns Trump’s Cuts to Tourism, Infrastructure

Las Vegas, NV - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement condemning President Donald Trump's budget proposal that would directly impact Nevada's largest sector, tourism: "Every year, millions of tourists visit the countless attractions our state has to offer. From gaming to the outdoors, the variety of attractions that Nevada boasts makes the tourism industry our largest and most profitable sector. Tourism funds, among other goods and services, our … Continue Reading


May 31, 2017

Cortez Masto, Senate Democrats Raise Concerns over President Trump’s Cuts to Rural Development

Las Vegas, NV - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and 28 U.S. Senate Democrats sent a letter to President Trump expressing strong concerns over recent actions that would have negative impacts on families in rural America. Last week, President Trump issued a budget proposal calling for drastic cuts that would undermine the important rural development mission at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). These damaging cuts come on the heels of recently announced plans to reorganize … Continue Reading


May 31, 2017

Cortez Masto, Heller to Education Secretary DeVos: Don’t Break Promise to Veterans Exploited by For-Profit Colleges

Las Vegas, NV - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) requested information from Secretary Betsy DeVos that the Department of Education is fulfilling its obligation under the law to protect students at failed colleges and universities. Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.) signed the letter alongside Cortez Masto in a bi-partisan effort on behalf of Nevada's students, particularly veterans, who were aggressively targeted by these institutions. Students nationwide are eligible for relief from … Continue Reading


May 30, 2017

Cortez Masto Participates in AAPI Roundtable and Immigration Know Your Rights Forum

Las Vegas, NV - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today participated in a roundtable discussion with leaders of the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and attended an Immigration Know Your Rights Forum. Senator Cortez Masto discussed challenges immigrants face in light of the Trump administration's new immigration policies, invited attendees to learn about their legal rights, and encouraged them to speak up and use their voices. "Hearing directly from our immigrant … Continue Reading


May 30, 2017

Cortez Masto Denounces Trump’s Anti-Science Budget Proposal

Las Vegas, NV - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) condemned President Trump's budget proposal for its unprecedented cuts targeting federal environmental protection programs, efforts to address the threat of climate change, and investments for renewable energy production. "The irreversible effects of climate change are preventable if we remain committed to science-based solutions, and yet President Trump's budget demonstrates his continued support for Big Oil companies over the … Continue Reading


May 30, 2017

Cortez Masto Tours UMC

Las Vegas, NV - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) toured University Medical Center (UMC) facilities to discuss the impact the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and President Trump's budget could have on UMC's hospital operations and the thousands of patients across the Las Vegas Valley that rely on their services. "Trumpcare is a dangerous proposal designed by Republicans to give tax breaks to the wealthiest by cutting $834 billion to Medicaid, a program that more than 600,000 … Continue Reading


May 26, 2017

Cortez Masto Condemns Trump’s Proposal to Cut Funding for Essential Education Programs

Las Vegas, NV - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) denounced the Trump administration's plan to roll back important programs that help Nevadans educate their children, get out from under crushing student debt, and gain access to new employment opportunities. Trump's proposed education budget would slash funding for the U.S. Department of Education by $9 billion-a 13% cut. Funding for job training programs would be reduced by over $1 billion-a 40% cut. The Public Service Loan … Continue Reading


May 26, 2017

Cortez Masto Tours Veterans Village

Las Vegas, NV - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today spoke with veterans at Veterans Village during a tour of the facility, which provides transitional housing and services for Las Vegas veterans. Veterans Village serves local veterans with support in housing, medical and mental health services, crisis intervention, transportation to VA Hospitals and primary care clinics, job training, referrals, and placements, and food pantry and nutrition programs. "Veterans have dedicated … Continue Reading


May 26, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement Commemorating Memorial Day

Las Vegas, NV - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following statement commemorating Memorial Day, observed on Monday, May 29th: "Military service requires immense sacrifice from servicemembers and their families. On Memorial Day, we have the opportunity to pay our respects to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and reflect on the significance of their service. This day also reminds us to not take the freedom we enjoy as Americans for granted and to appreciate the … Continue Reading


May 26, 2017

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill Banning Egregious Form of Animal Abuse

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) has cosponsored the bipartisan Prevent Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, which was introduced by U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.). The PACT Act seeks to outlaw a heinous deadly form of animal maiming and torture known as "crushing." If enacted, the PACT Act would be the first-ever federal law to grant all animals federal protections against cruelty and abuse. Despite taking steps in 2010 to … Continue Reading


May 25, 2017

Cortez Masto to President Trump on Proposed Medicaid Cuts: America’s Veterans Deserve Better

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) wrote today to President Trump, raising grave concerns about the impact of his plans to gut Medicaid funding and slash investments in behavioral health research on America's veterans. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), … Continue Reading


May 25, 2017

Cortez Masto Applauds $2.9 Million in Grants for Nevada Upward Bound Programs

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today applauded the Department of Education's announcement of more than $2.9 million in total grants for Upward Bound programs at the University of Nevada, Reno; University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and Nevada State College. "Investing in these programs is critical to lifting those with limited means, giving them a chance to break the cycle of poverty," said Senator Cortez Masto. "My sister and I were the first in our family to … Continue Reading


May 24, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on CBO Report on Revised Trumpcare Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office's report on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a House Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA): "The House Republicans' revised Trumpcare bill is just as harmful for Americans' health and access to care as the last one. 23 million people will lose their insurance and premiums will skyrocket - even more so for those with preexisting conditions … Continue Reading


May 24, 2017

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bill to Reunite Filipino World War II Veterans with Their Families

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today cosponsored the Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Act, a bicameral bill introduced by Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Representative Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii) that would expedite the visa process for the immediate relatives of Filipino World War II veterans. "It is unjust that Filipino World War II veterans have to wait for decades just to see their families again," Cortez Masto said. "Our aging veterans need the … Continue Reading

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