Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced her appointment to the United States Senate Finance Committee for the 116th Congress.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve Nevadans on these crucial committees and advocate for their interests. As we enter the 116th Congress, I will continue working on the issues that matter most to Nevadans – like defending their health care, expanding affordable housing in our rural and urban communities, ensuring Nevada’s small businesses have every opportunity to succeed and create good paying jobs, protecting our public lands while also prioritizing economic opportunity and growth, and honoring the federal government’s trust relationship with our Native communities. And while I will no longer serve on the Commerce Committee, I remain committed to helping grow Nevada’s economy through strong investments in technological innovation, transportation, and rural broadband infrastructure.”
Committee on Finance
- The Committee has jurisdiction over matters related to taxation and other revenue measures as well as those related to the insular possessions; bonded debt of the United States; customs, collection districts, and ports of entry and delivery; reciprocal trade agreements; tariff and import quotas, the transportation of dutiable goods; deposit of public moneys; general revenue sharing; health programs under the Social Security Act, including Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and other health and human services programs financed by a specific tax or trust fund; and national social security.