Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement on a bill she cosponsored to extend temporary bankruptcy judgeships. The Bankruptcy Judgeship Act of 2017 calls for a five-year extension for 14 temporary bankruptcy judgeships and will create four new bankruptcy judgeships. The bill passed the Senate yesterday and extends one of the temporary judgeships in Nevada for five years.
“An efficient bankruptcy court system is critical for individuals and corporations as they go through the challenges of seeking bankruptcy relief. This bill will help address the needs of Nevada’s court system by extending a temporary bankruptcy judgeship for five years, ensuring that we are helping bring justice to Nevadans swiftly and effectively. I am pleased that this bill received bipartisan support and I remain committed to improving our justice system to better serve Nevadans.”