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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


July 17, 2017

Cortez Masto Applauds Federal Grants For Nevada’s Public Parks

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the National Park Service's announcement that Nevada's communities will receive almost $700,000 in Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants to improve the quality and accessibility of Nevada's public parks and playgrounds. "Public parks and recreation areas are vital to the wellbeing of Nevada's communities," said Cortez Masto. "Parks promote healthy lifestyles and act as important community centers. I am … Continue Reading


July 14, 2017

Cortez Masto Applauds DOT Grants for Rural Nevada Airports

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for awarding more than $4 million to Nevada rural airports. "Keeping our rural airports up-to-date is an important priority for me," said Senator Cortez Masto. "Functioning airports are integral to the economic development of rural Nevada since they contribute to the connectivity of all our communities. I thank the DOT for providing these necessary grants to Yerington and … Continue Reading


July 14, 2017

Cortez Masto Condemns Trumpcare for its Impact on People with Disabilities

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) condemned the fact that people with disabilities will suffer if any of the Republican bills to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act become law. "Medicaid covers 30% of all adults with disabilities and 60% of all children with disabilities in the United States. It provides the medical devices and personal care that disabled Americans need to stay active and able to live healthy, normal lives," said Senator Cortez … Continue Reading


July 13, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on “New” Senate GOP Trumpcare Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following statement after Senate Republicans unveiled their latest Trumpcare bill: "The bill unveiled today is just as much as a sham as the ones that preceded it. If passed, thousands of Nevadans and millions of Americans across the country would lose access to quality, affordable healthcare. 'Revisions' that allow this to remain a fact are an affront to the American people. This is simply unacceptable. I call on my … Continue Reading


July 12, 2017

Cortez Masto Meets with Animal Rights Advocates

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today met with animal rights advocates to discuss issues and challenges pertaining to the protection of animals. Among them was Mexican American entertainer Marco Antonio Regil, an outspoken advocate for animal rights. Cortez Masto recently cosponsored the Prevent Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, a bipartisan bill would be the first-ever federal law to grant all animals federal protections against cruelty and abuse, if … Continue Reading


July 12, 2017

Cortez Masto Advocates for Standardization in Training Programs to Combat Human Trafficking

Washington, D.C. - In today's Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing to explore the role of transportation providers and supply chains in the global sex and labor trade, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) advocated for the adoption of uniform standards in training programs that support efforts to end human trafficking. Many travel-related industries, government agencies, and non-profits have developed training materials to educate their employees on how to identify … Continue Reading


July 11, 2017

Cortez Masto, Senators Urge DEA to Lower Opioid Quotas to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse

After years of allowing skyrocketing opioid production, agency last year heeded senators' call to lower quota Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and 16 senators sent a letter to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), urging the agency to better prevent painkillers from flooding the market by setting lower opioid production quotas for 2018. Last year, the DEA heeded the senators' call to address America's opioid epidemic by reducing nearly all opioid quotas by … Continue Reading


July 11, 2017

Cortez Masto Joins Public Lands Groups to Call on Trump Administration to Listen to Overwhelming Public Support for National Monuments

More than 2.7 million public comments support national monuments across the country Washington, D.C. - With over 2.7 million comments submitted opposing the Department of the Interior's unprecedented national monument review as the 60-day public comment period closed last night, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) joined public lands and community advocates … Continue Reading


July 10, 2017

Cortez Masto, Senate Colleagues Demand Answers, Action from Administration to Reverse Alarming Rate of Latino and Immigrant Workplace Deaths

Recent actions by the Administration and congressional Republicans to rollback worker protections, gut Labor Department budget will only put more workers at risk, Senators say Washington, D.C. - Citing a report by the AFL-CIO on safety and health protections for America's workers, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Bob Menéndez (D-N.J.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.) today wrote Labor Secretary Alexander … Continue Reading


July 10, 2017

Cortez Masto Commends CFPB for Implementing Rules Prohibiting Mandatory Arbitration Clauses

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced its intention to implement new rules that will prohibit mandatory arbitration clauses preventing consumers from seeking justice: "For far too long, mandatory arbitration clauses have allowed financial services companies to engage in duplicitous and harmful practices, all while avoiding legal action from their victims. This new rule … Continue Reading


July 10, 2017

Cortez Masto Celebrates Basin and Range National Monument’s Second Anniversary

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in celebration of Basin and Range National Monument's second anniversary: "The vast expanse of Nevada's Basin and Range is not only rich with archaeological history, but is a place for us to discover and appreciate the beauty of our public lands, and enjoy outdoor recreational activities with our families. Today, we celebrate two years since it was designated as a national monument under the … Continue Reading


July 07, 2017

Cortez Masto Highlights Impact of Repealing ACA for Nevadans

Las Vegas, NV - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today joined Nevadans Together for Medicaid, a coalition of healthcare advocates working to protect and support Medicaid and CHIP for all children and families in Nevada, to highlight the impact that repealing the Affordable Care Act would have on Nevadans. "The report that was unveiled today found an estimated 328,000 Nevadans who will lose their healthcare under the Senate Republicans' version of Trumpcare. It is far from what … Continue Reading


July 06, 2017

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Legislation to Improve U.S. Election Cybersecurity, Infrastructure, and Administration

The Helping State and Local Governments Prevent Cyber Attacks Act would help combat foreign interference by providing state and local governments with information and resources they need to keep our elections secure and improve voter confidence The legislation would also simplify registration and voting processes to save taxpayer dollars and increase efficiency Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), member of the Senate Rules Committee with jurisdiction over … Continue Reading


July 05, 2017

Cortez Masto, Senate Democrats Urge HUD Secretary Ben Carson to Restore Resources that Protect LGBTQ from Housing Discrimination

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) led 28 U.S. senators in a letter to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, urging him to reinstate resources that protect LGBTQ people from housing discrimination. These resources, designed to help housing providers comply with HUD's nondiscrimination rules, were removed from HUD's website in recent months. "It is concerning that HUD apparently removed these tools from its website, which are meant to assist … Continue Reading


July 05, 2017

Cortez Masto to Secretary DeVos: Stand Up for Students and Families, Reverse Delay of Protections for Defrauded Students

Secretary DeVos delayed a series of borrower protections for defrauded students before July 1 implementation, using inconsistent and legally questionable justifications Members of Congress again cite concerns that Secretary DeVos is putting financial interests of for-profit colleges ahead of students who had been cheated and defrauded by predatory colleges Washington, D.C. - Last week, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and 56 Members of Congress sent a letter to Secretary of … Continue Reading

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