Las Vegas, Nev. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) celebrated the completion of her virtual tour of all 17 Nevada counties. During the past seven days, the Senator has attended virtual tours of local businesses and non-profits across Nevada, participated in teleconferences with community officials and government representatives, and hosted virtual roundtable discussions with Nevada conservationists, veterans and health professionals.
“Nevada is defined by the diversity and strength of its communities, from our rural farmers and tribal communities to the veterans, social workers, teachers and health care professionals on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic in Las Vegas and Reno. I’m grateful for the opportunity this past week to safely connect with so many hardworking Nevadans across the state and hear firsthand about the innovative ways their communities are fighting the spread of coronavirus, meeting needs of Nevada students and families, and growing their economies safely and responsibly. As I head back to Washington, I’ll bring these stories with me and they will continue to fuel my dedication to ensuring the Silver State has every resource it needs to face the future with strength and confidence.”
Below is a full list of Senator Cortez Masto’s Virtual Nevada Tour events:
Day 1 – August 26, 2020 : Carson City, Douglas and Lyon Counties
- The Senator spoke with elected officials and conducted virtual tours of the Stewart Indian School Cultural Center and Museum and Peri and Sons Farm. She also met with Welcoming All Veterans Everywhere (WAVE).
Day 2 – August 27, 2020: Storey and Pershing Counties
- Senator Cortez Masto attended a virtual tour of the Virginia City Boardwalk and spoke with Pershing County and City of Lovelock officials about the importance of EPA Brownfields funding. She also completed phone conversations with local leaders.
Day 3 – August 28, 2020: Washoe, Humboldt and Elko Counties
- The Senator virtually toured the Eddy House’s shelter for at-risk youth, met with members of the Northern Nevada Central Labor Council and spoke about telemedicine with health experts from Humboldt General Hospital. She also hosted a virtual roundtable with Nevada conservation leaders on the recently enacted Great American Outdoors Act.
Day 4 – August 29, 2020: White Pine, Lander and Eureka Counties
- The Senator spoke with community leaders, county commissioners and local officials and highlighted some of rural Nevada’s most educational and historical tourist attractions on the “Loneliest Road in America”.
Day 5 – August 30, 2020: Churchill and Mineral Counties
- Senator Cortez Masto virtually toured the family-owned Hillside Dairy Farm, held a roundtable to discuss the conservation of the Walker Basin and spoke by phone with local leaders.
Day 6 – August 31, 2020: Esmeralda and Nye Counties
- The Senator attended a virtual briefing to learn more about the Gemfield Resources Project, a new gold mining operation in Goldfield, Nevada, and hosted a virtual roundtable discussion with veterans from Pahrump who rely on the Veterans Affairs (VA) for health care services. In addition, she held meetings with Nye and Esmeralda county officials.
Day 7 – September 1, 2020: Clark and Lincoln Counties
- Senator Cortez Masto spoke with Clark County School District Superintendent Jesus Jara to get an update on virtual instruction and held roundtables on behavioral health and child welfare. The Senator also attended a virtual briefing on the outdoor recreation economy with representatives from Lincoln County and the Nevada Division of Outdoor Recreation.