Washington, D.C. – A new report from the nonpartisan Center for Effective Lawmaking (CEL) ranked U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) the third-most effective Democrat in the Senate. Cortez Masto was previously recognized as the third-most effective Democrat in her first term last Congress, and she has continued to pass critical legislation to create good-paying clean energy jobs, combat drought in the West, and support our law enforcement.
“I’ve always put Nevadans first and have worked across the aisle to address the issues affecting my home state and our country,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “From working to boost our clean energy economy and combating drought to supporting our law enforcement, I’ll continue working with anyone to deliver results for Nevada.”
“Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (NV) continued to be the third-most effective Democratic lawmaker in the U.S. Senate in the 117th Congress, as she had been in the preceding Congress,” said the Center for Effective Lawmaking. “In her case, major portions from 10 of her sponsored bills were ultimately incorporated into new laws that had been sponsored by other legislators, including five of her bills that were incorporated into the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.”
The Center for Effective Lawmaking’s Legislative Effectiveness Scores (LES) are based on the combination of fifteen metrics regarding the bills that each member of Congress sponsors, how far they move through the lawmaking process, and how substantial their policy proposals are.
Senator Cortez Masto has also been recognized by the Bipartisan Policy Center for her leadership and service. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which Cortez Masto fought to pass, includes numerous bills she championed as a focus of her Innovation State Initiative to promote Nevada’s mining and battery manufacturing industries, spur electric vehicle development, and strengthen Nevada’s clean energy economy. The Inflation Reduction Act, which she helped pass, includes legislation she personally negotiated to combat drought in the states bordering the Colorado River and address the wildfire crisis. In 2021, President Biden signed into law her bipartisan legislation to provide mental health resources to police officers.