Press Releases

December 01, 2022

Cortez Masto Leads Colleagues in Legislation to Fund Patient Navigator Programs That Help Women Access Reproductive Care

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) led eight of her colleagues in introducing the Women's Health Patient Navigators Act to create a federal grant program to fund patient navigators who help women access reproductive health care. Modeled on similar programs for cancer patients, the grant program would support organizations, like abortion funds and community health clinics, that help connect women to reproductive health care resources. The Women's Health … Continue Reading


November 30, 2022

Cortez Masto Announces More Than $11 Million in Funding for Tribal Broadband in Nevada

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that $11,628,699 is coming to Nevada Tribes through the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP). Senator Cortez Masto introduced legislation that was later included in the 2021 omnibus government funding bill and that improved the administration of the TBCP. She also advocated for the bipartisan infrastructure law, which added funding for the TBCP. "Throughout my time in the Senate, I've worked to make sure Tribes … Continue Reading


November 30, 2022

Cortez Masto: Designating Avi Kwa Ame as a National Monument Will Safeguard Tribal Heritage Sites and Public Lands in Southern Nevada

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement supporting the creation of the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument. "Across Nevada, this national monument has widespread support and is a key part of our work to protect our environmental and cultural resources," said Senator Cortez Masto. "The land within Avi Kwa Ame is sacred to 12 Tribal nations, includes critical habitat for a wide range of wildlife, provides world-class outdoor recreation … Continue Reading


November 30, 2022

Cortez Masto: Designating Avi Kwa Ame as a National Monument Will Safeguard Tribal Heritage Sites and Public Lands in Southern Nevada

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement supporting the creation of the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument. "Across Nevada, this national monument has widespread support and is a key part of our work to protect our environmental and cultural resources," said Senator Cortez Masto. "The land within Avi Kwa Ame is sacred to 12 Tribal nations, includes critical habitat for a wide range of wildlife, provides world-class outdoor recreation … Continue Reading


November 18, 2022

Cortez Masto Leads Letter to Administration Urging Additional Support of U.S. Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) led Senators Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Representatives Dina Titus (D-Nev.), Steven Horsford (D-Nev.), Susie Lee (D-Nev.), Julia Brownley (D-Calif.), and C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) in a letter urging the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the U.S. Department of Commerce to continue to bolster microchip supply chains that are vital to U.S. military readiness and … Continue Reading


November 16, 2022

Cortez Masto, Rosen Announce Nearly $10 Million in Funding for Reno Battery Manufacturing and Recycling Company

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced that the American Battery Technology Company in Reno will receive $9,999,378 in federal grant funding from the Department of Energy (DOE) thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that both senators helped pass. The funding will help create good-paying jobs, advance and expand electric vehicle battery recycling and reuse, and make sure Nevada and America's clean-energy industry has the … Continue Reading


November 03, 2022

Cortez Masto Announces Over $1.4 Million to Improve Air Quality in Nevada

Las Vegas, Nev. - Today, U.S. Senator Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that $1,456,913 in federal grants will go to local governments, Tribes, and nonprofits for air quality monitoring in Nevada. Senator Cortez Masto secured this funding in the Inflation Reduction Act. The funds have been awarded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support communities that are facing disparities in environmental and health outcomes because of pollution and the COVID-19 pandemic. "Communities all … Continue Reading


October 26, 2022

Cortez Masto, Rosen, Announce $9.8 Million for Cleaner School Buses in Clark County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced that Clark County School District will be receiving $9,875,000 to fund the purchase of 25 clean school buses through the Clean School Bus Program administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Senator Cortez Masto secured this funding through her work on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that both she and Senator Rosen helped write and pass. "I'm excited to see this funding for … Continue Reading


October 20, 2022

Cortez Masto, Rosen Announce Over $2 Million for Conservation, Clean Up, and Preservation in Nevada

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced that $2,150,000 in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law they supported will go to clean up legacy pollution at sites in Nevada. This funding is being awarded through the Department of the Interior. "I worked to pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law so Nevadans could benefit from projects like these to upgrade sites all over our state," said Senator Cortez Masto. "I'm glad this … Continue Reading


October 19, 2022

Cortez Masto Announces Over $107 Million in Funding She Secured to Support Nevada’s Growing Energy Economy

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that over $107 million is headed to Nevada to support companies manufacturing and recycling components of lithium-ion batteries, which play a crucial role in the country's growing clean-energy economy. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will award $57,744,831 to the American Battery Technology Company (ABTC) to help develop new lithium extraction techniques in Tonopah, as well as $50,000,000 to Lilac Solutions to develop a … Continue Reading


October 14, 2022

Cortez Masto, Rosen Announce Over $1 Million in Grant Funding for Nevada Law Enforcement

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced that $1,294,662 is coming to the state of Nevada for law enforcement through the Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office). The funding will support public safety, especially at schools, across the state. "I'm pleased to see this funding coming to Nevada to protect our communities and our students," said Senator Cortez Masto. "I'm going to … Continue Reading


October 14, 2022

Cortez Masto Meets With Latino Students, Faculty, Staff at Truckee Meadow Community College

Reno, Nev. - U.S. Senator Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) held a roundtable today for Latino students, faculty, and staff at Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) to discuss her work to support Nevada students and families. The senator also spoke about how her experiences as the first Latina elected to the Senate have informed and inspired her work in Congress. "As one of the first people in my family to graduate from college, I understand how important it is for students to have the doors of … Continue Reading


October 13, 2022

Cortez Masto and Rosen Announce $1 Million for Mental Health and Addiction Treatment in Churchill County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced that $1,000,000 in federal funding is heading to New Frontier Treatment Center (NFTC) located in Fallon, Nevada to expand mental and behavioral health care treatment capacity. This grant is administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) through its Rural Development grant program. "I'm proud to have helped deliver this funding to rural Nevada to support Nevadans facing … Continue Reading


October 13, 2022

Cortez Masto Highlights Her Support for Reno-Tahoe International Airport’s Multi-Year Expansion Project

Reno, Nev. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined local and federal officials, including U.S. Congressman Mark Amodei (R-Nev.-02) and representatives from the Reno Tahoe Airport Authority, to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Reno-Tahoe International Airport's expansion project. This construction program will make unprecedented investments in the airport's infrastructure and fund much-needed upgrades. Senator Cortez Masto secured vital funding in the Bipartisan … Continue Reading


October 09, 2022

Cortez Masto Attends Asian Night Market, Speaks With AAPI Community Members

Las Vegas, Nev. - Last night, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) visited the Asian Night Market, hosted annually by the Asian Community Development Council, and spoke with community members about her work to support Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Nevadans and their businesses. "The Asian Community Development Council's Asian Night Market is one-of-a-kind, and this year's event welcomed around 10,000 people," said Senator Cortez Masto. "I was thrilled to speak with so many … Continue Reading


October 07, 2022

Cortez Masto Tours Pitney Bowes Mail Processing Center, Discusses Her Work to Pass Postal Reform and Support Nevada’s Growing Logistics Industry

Las Vegas, Nev. - Today Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) toured the Pitney Bowes mail processing center and spoke with employees about her work to pass the Postal Service Reform Act and support Nevada's booming logistics industry. Pitney Bowes employs over 300 Nevadans, and the company is growing thanks to Senator Cortez Masto's work to support diversifying Nevada's economy and her vote to pass bipartisan postal reform that has increased stability for the mail, print, e-commerce, and … Continue Reading


October 06, 2022

Cortez Masto Announces Over $21 Million for Law Enforcement Efforts Across Nevada

Las Vegas, Nev. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that $21,001,611 in federal funding she helped secure is coming to police departments, government agencies, Tribes, and nonprofit organizations in the state of Nevada to support law enforcement efforts and key criminal justice programs. These awards come through various programs at the Department of Justice (DOJ). "I'm always working to make sure Nevada has the resources it needs to deter crime and prosecute … Continue Reading


October 05, 2022

Cortez Masto Honors Mariachi Joya for Contributions to the Las Vegas Community

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) visited Las Vegas High School to celebrate the students of Mariachi Joya. The school's mariachi group was recently named "The Nation's Premier Mariachi Ensemble", and the senator presented the students with certificates of recognition to honor their work and contributions to the Las Vegas Latino community. Senator Cortez Masto has been a longtime supporter of the band, and the event recognized Mariachi Joya's many … Continue Reading


October 04, 2022

Cortez Masto, Rosen Announce Delivery of Funding for Nevada Law Enforcement Community Projects

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced that funding they secured for police departments in Las Vegas, Sparks, and West Wendover is being delivered. The money was awarded to the departments through FY2022 community project funding that the senators advocated for and helped pass. "I've always worked to support Nevada's law enforcement, including through community project funding like this that will support critical safety … Continue Reading


September 30, 2022

Cortez Masto, Grassley Introduce Legislation to Bolster Federal Response to Organized Retail Theft

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) introduced legislation to protect shops and retailers by targeting flash mob robberies and intricate retail theft schemes. The Combatting Organized Retail Crime Act establishes a coordinated multi-agency response and creates new tools to tackle evolving trends in organized retail theft. "Law enforcement must have access to the tools they need to crack down on organized crime groups that target … Continue Reading

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