September 10, 2021

ICYMI: Cortez Masto Shows How Infrastructure Deal Will Make a Difference for Nevada

In Case You Missed It – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) traveled across Nevada during the in-state work period to highlight the bipartisan infrastructure package she passed and the impact this historic investment will have on Nevada communities. The funding Cortez Masto secured in this bipartisan legislation will help create thousands of new jobs for Nevadans, strengthen the local economy, boost the clean energy sector, and address two of the greatest environmental crises facing Nevada: wildfires and drought. 


“Speaking at the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce, Cortez Masto said infrastructure investments, tax credits for renewable energy projects and incentives to site solar and wind projects on former mines would create jobs and protect the environment for future generations.” - AP, 8/23/21

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“Anyone who has sat in traffic on Nevada State Route 28 for extended periods, or who use up gas while circling neighborhoods looking for parking, knows that transportation is a significant issue for the Lake Tahoe Basin. These issues have not gone unnoticed by U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), who is invested in finding funding and solutions to the basin’s ever growing problem.” - Tahoe Daily Tribune, 8/29/21

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“Cortez Masto spoke about the Western Wildfire Support Act. She introduced the legislation last month to help prevent wildfires, fund state-of-the-art firefighting equipment and programs and support recovery efforts for communities impacted by fires. It’s part of the massive infrastructure spending bill still awaiting approval in the house. If approved it would allocate around $3.4 billion to wildfire prevention in Western states over five years.” – This is Reno, 8/21/21 

“Senator Catherine Cortez Masto is speaking on this year's wildfire season. She hosted a wildfire roundtable with the local community today. The senator met with local fire officials small business owners, doctors and other health care professionals. They focused on the impacts of the wildfires and how the smoke has been impacting his health and wellbeing. - KRNV, 8/18/21

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“Southern Nevada Water Authority met with Senator Catherine Cortez Masto to discuss the ongoing drought. The senator recently secured federal funding for drought provisions in the bipartisan infrastructure package. That money will go towards large-scale water recycling plant projects in Nevada and across the west.” – KLAS Channel 8, Las Vegas 9/2/21 

“From measures small to big: yesterday Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nevada, talked about the hundreds of millions she got into the infrastructure bill to help pay for a huge water recycling project in LA. The Southern Nevada Water Authority is partnering with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to build a recycling system there that will allow us to take a part of California’s share of Lake Mead and the Colorado River.” - KSNV Channel 3, Las Vegas, 9/2/21

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Learn more about the historic investments Cortez Masto secured for Nevada HERE.