Press Releases

January 31, 2017

Cortez Masto Joins Bipartisan Coalition of 48 Senators in Urging President Trump to Include Broadband in Any Infrastructure Initiative

Promoting broadband access will empower Americans living in every community-from rural towns to urban city centers -with economic opportunities that will jumpstart growth in jobs and wages; In fact, for every $5 billion invested in broadband infrastructure, 250,000 jobs are created and with every percentage point increase in new broadband distribution, employment expands by 300,000 In a letter to President Trump, the senators urged the prioritization of policies that will promote deployment … Continue Reading


January 30, 2017

Cortez Masto Co-Sponsors Legislation to Rescind President Trump’s Discriminatory Executive Order on Immigration

Cortez Masto also rallied today with Senate Democrats outside the Supreme Court to protest Trump's executive order Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that she is co-sponsoring legislation to rescind President Trump's discriminatory executive order barring immigrants from Muslim-majority countries. Senator Cortez Masto also joined Senate colleagues tonight for a rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington to call for a reversal of the President's … Continue Reading


January 30, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement Opposing Secretary of State Nominee Rex Tillerson

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement opposing former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson's nomination to serve as President Donald Trump's Secretary of State: "Rex Tillerson's background in diplomacy is limited to corporate deal making, advancing only the interests of Big Oil while the rest of the world is ready to move toward clean and renewable energy. Even more troubling is his refusal to answer questions on Exxon's decades-long … Continue Reading


January 27, 2017

Cortez Masto Co-Sponsors Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Bad Court Decisions Like Citizens United and Get Big Money Out of Politics

Washington, DC - Following the seventh anniversary of the Supreme Court's Citizens United v. FEC decision allowing unlimited corporate spending in elections, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) this week joined Senate and U.S. House of Representatives colleagues to reintroduce the Democracy for All constitutional amendment to restore democratic power to the American people. Led by U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), the constitutional amendment would overturn Buckley v. Valeo (1976) and … Continue Reading


January 27, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement Denouncing President Trump’s Muslim Ban

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's Muslim ban: "President Trump's latest executive order would essentially enact his unconstitutional Muslim ban. This type of religious discrimination is wrong and ineffective - in fact, all it accomplishes is stirring up bigotry and violence against American Muslims, alienating our Muslim allies across the world, and helping terrorist organizations like … Continue Reading


January 26, 2017

Cortez Masto Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Clear Criminal Records for Human Trafficking Victims

Bill Would Provide Relief to Victims of Sex Trafficking, Labor Trafficking, and Other Forms of Human Trafficking Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) is co-sponsoring the Trafficking Survivors Relief Act, bipartisan legislation that would help human trafficking victims by clearing any federal convictions for nonviolent crimes from criminal records. The legislation, led by U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), would increase support for … Continue Reading


January 26, 2017

Cortez Masto Co-Sponsors Global HER Act, Bipartisan Legislation to Permanently Repeal the Global Gag Rule

Forty-seven Democrat and Republican Senators introduced legislation supporting women's reproductive rights and international family planning programs following President Trump's executive order reinstating 'global gag rule' Washington, D.C. - Following President Trump's issuance of an executive order to reinstate the Global Gag Rule, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined a bipartisan coalition of 47 Senators to introduce the Global Health, Empowerment, and Rights (HER) Act, … Continue Reading


January 26, 2017

Cortez Masto Applauds Federal Grant to Support Northwest Nevada Efforts to Repair Roads & Highways after Recent Storms

Nevada's northwest region will receive $2 million from the Department of Transportation to help recovery efforts following severe storms earlier this month Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHA) for awarding $2 million in Emergency Relief to Nevada to help repair highways and roads on federal lands in the state's northwest region that suffered damage after severe storms earlier this … Continue Reading


January 25, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on President Trump’s Divisive Executive Orders on Immigration

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's divisive executive orders on immigration: "If there was ever any doubt, President Trump is bringing his hateful anti-immigrant rhetoric from the campaign trail and putting it into action in the White House. Instead of trying to work with both parties to fix our broken immigration system and actually grow our economy, President Trump is choosing to … Continue Reading


January 25, 2017

Cortez Masto Joins Members of Congress to Demand Trump Exempt Entire VA from Hiring Freeze

Federal Hiring Freeze Will Delay Veterans' Access to Care and Benefits, and Hurt Veterans Seeking Federal Jobs Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined a group of 53 members of Congress to demand President Trump exempt the entire VA and all veterans seeking federal jobs from his executive order that freezes federal hiring. In a letter to President Trump, the members highlighted the devastating impacts on veterans and their families that will be caused by … Continue Reading


January 25, 2017

Cortez Masto Co-Sponsors Legislation Increasing Safeguards for DREAMers, Reducing Vulnerability to Trump Administration’s Deportations

Bill would prevent Trump Administration from accessing confidential information of all young immigrants who applied for DACA Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined a group of Senate Democrats to introduce S. 229, the Protect DREAMer Confidentiality Act of 2017, a bill to safeguard private information such as addresses and telephone numbers of the young immigrants, also known as DREAMers. The legislation will help ensure any young immigrant who requested … Continue Reading


January 24, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on Trump Seeking to Advance Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the Indian Affairs Committee, issued the following statement today after President Trump signed executive orders that seek to advance the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines: "President Trump's efforts to try to resurrect these two controversial pipeline projects won't actually grow the economy or increase our energy independence - this is all about … Continue Reading


January 24, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on Vote to Confirm Wilbur Ross as Secretary of U.S. Department of Commerce

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, issued the following statement announcing her vote in support of Wilbur H. Ross to be the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce: "Following my discussions with Mr. Ross and a thorough review of his record, I will be supporting him to be Commerce Secretary. Mr. Ross assured me of his commitment to supporting efforts that will grow our … Continue Reading


January 20, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after voting against Gen. John F. Kelly to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security: "I could not in good conscience vote for General John Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security. While I thank and respect General Kelly for his years of service to our country, I do not believe that he will adequately stand up for our immigrant communities. Our country was founded by … Continue Reading


January 20, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement Supporting the Women’s March on Washington

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in support of the Women’s March on Washington: “By using our voices and being a part of this historic march, we are reminding those who dare threaten our families and communities that we will not stand idle if our rights, health, or safety are at risk. I am proudly marching today in honor of my mother and grandmothers, and to remind young women and girls the most important lesson they taught me: … Continue Reading


January 19, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on Trump Nominating Zero Latinos for Cabinet Positions

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following statement on reports that President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet will not include a Latino for the first time since the Reagan Administration in the 1980s: "For the first time in nearly 30 years, there won't be a single Latino serving in the President's Cabinet. After a divisive campaign that often demonized the Latino community, it is beyond disappointing that President-elect Trump has failed to … Continue Reading


January 19, 2017

Cortez Masto Presses Energy Secretary Nominee Rick Perry on Yucca Mountain

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, questioned President-elect Trump's Energy Secretary nominee Governor Rick Perry on the issue of Yucca Mountain. Senator Cortez Masto, who met one-on-one with Perry yesterday in her office, highlighted Nevada's strong opposition to turning Yucca Mountain into a nuclear waste repository and Republican Governor Brian Sandoval's reiterated promise to fight any … Continue Reading


January 18, 2017

Cortez Masto Announces Opposition to Education Secretary Nominee Betsy DeVos

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following statement announcing her opposition to Betsy DeVos's nomination to be the next Secretary of Education: "Betsy DeVos has no background in public education. In fact, her only experience for this job is her decades of fighting to divert money away from public education to support charter schools and vouchers for private, religious schools - an ideological cause that has been disastrous for her home state … Continue Reading


January 17, 2017

Cortez Masto and Fellow Banking Committee Democrats: Trump Administration Needs Cordray As Consumer Watchdog

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), along with a group of fellow Senate Banking Committee Democrats, today praised Richard Cordray's outstanding work as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), emphasizing the need for his leadership at the agency in President-elect Donald Trump's Administration. In a letter to Cordray, whose term expires in July 2018, the Senators highlighted his accomplishments as the nation's top consumer watchdog in … Continue Reading


January 17, 2017

Cortez Masto Announces Banking Subcommittee Assignments for 115th Congress

Cortez Masto will join the Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection Subcommittee and the Securities, Insurance, and Investment Subcommittee Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that she would join two subcommittees as a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. In the 115th Congress, Cortez Masto will serve on the Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection Subcommittee and the Securities, Insurance, and Investment … Continue Reading

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112 Page 113 Page 114 Page 115 Page 116 Page 117 Page 118 Page 119 Page 120
Showing page   of 120