Press Releases

April 21, 2017

Cortez Masto Joins Group of Senators Urging President Trump to Fill Key Science Posts Throughout Administration

Trump Still Lacks a White House Science Advisor, Office of Science and Technology Policy Director & Chief Technology Officer, Among Others Washington, D.C. - Today, in advance of the March for Science, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, joined six of her colleagues in urging President Trump to appoint well-qualified experts for critical science posts at the White House Office of Science and Technology … Continue Reading

April 20, 2017

Cortez Masto Remarks at the Nevada State Legislature

“I am not going to stop working hard these next six years in Washington to doing what’s best for Nevada - to grow our economy, create jobs, support our families, and ensure our children grow up in a Nevada that is better and brighter than the one today.” Carson City, NV - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) addressed the Nevada State Legislature, highlighting her legislative priorities and vision for Nevada’s future. Below are her remarks as prepared for delivery: It’s great to … Continue Reading

April 18, 2017

Cortez Masto Attends Ceremony Celebrating Completion of Major Solar Power Project in Southern Nevada

Boulder City, NV - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) participated in an event celebrating the opening of Boulder Solar I Facility, a solar power plant located in Boulder City. The ceremony brought attention to the potential for renewable energy to fuel economic growth and generate employment opportunities throughout the state. “The Boulder Solar I facility will utilize Nevada’s abundant natural resources to bring affordable, efficient, sustainable energy to thousands of … Continue Reading

April 17, 2017

Cortez Masto Tours Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, Delivers Meals with Meals on Wheels

Las Vegas, NV - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) toured Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada’s facilities in Las Vegas and delivered meals to seniors with Catholic Charities’ Meals on Wheels program. The tour and deliveries highlighted Catholic Charities and Meals on Wheels’ essential contributions to our community and the need to protect their federal funding from the Trump Administration’s proposed budget cuts. “Today, I saw for myself the integral role Catholic Charities and … Continue Reading

April 14, 2017

Cortez Masto Urges Appropriations Committee to Designate $3.3 Billion to HUD Community Development Funding in Fiscal Year 2018

Over the last 40 years, the CDBG program has invested more than $149 billion in communities nationwide and provided services helping over 133 million people In FY 2016, Nevada received nearly $20 million in CDBG Funding Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), with 41 Senate colleagues, urged federal appropriators to include $3.3 billion in federal funding for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) … Continue Reading

April 11, 2017

Cortez Masto Demands Answers From United Airlines Following The Forcible Removal Of A Passenger

Las Vegas, NV - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined a group of 20 senators demanding answers from United Airlines following the forcible removal of a ticketed passenger on Flight 3411 from Chicago, Illinois to Louisville, Kentucky. “Consumer trust and confidence are critical to ensure this industry continues to thrive, and we hope United Airlines will work diligently to immediately address this incident and make necessary improvements to ensure it does not occur again,” the … Continue Reading

April 10, 2017

Cortez Masto Calls For Continued Investment In Public Transportation

Las Vegas, NV - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined a group of 33 senators to call on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development to continue funding the Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Grant (CIG) program, which supports public transportation projects in communities across the United States. In a letter to the subcommittee’s chairwoman and ranking member, the senators expressed concern that CIG funding was … Continue Reading

April 07, 2017

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Legislation to Block Immigration Enforcement at Sensitive Locations

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and ten Senators in introducing legislation to prevent immigration enforcement officers from taking enforcement actions at sensitive locations like schools, hospitals, and religious institutions without prior approval and exigent circumstances. The Protecting Sensitive Locations Act codifies the Department of Homeland Security’s existing policies and expands on those policies to ensure … Continue Reading

April 07, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on Judge Gorsuch Confirmation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement today after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell invoked the nuclear option to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court: “It is an unprecedented and disappointing day in our chamber. Senate Republicans have taken the extreme measure of changing rules and lowered the threshold for confirming Justices to the Supreme Court, the highest court in the land, and a seat that will affect every … Continue Reading

April 07, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on U.S. Missile Strike on Syria

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement on the United States’ strike against the Syrian regime: “President Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons for a second time against innocent civilians, including women and children is unacceptable. We must ensure that Assad’s regime is no longer capable of conducting chemical warfare, and that any remaining chemical weapons in Syria do not fall in the wrong hands. While I support the … Continue Reading

April 07, 2017

Cortez Masto Joins Senate Colleagues to Send Bipartisan Letter in Support of Strong Investments in TIGER Program in Fiscal Year 2018

Senators urged Chairman Collins and Ranking Member Reed to reject President Trump’s proposal to eliminate TIGER funding from budget “We have all seen firsthand the difference TIGER can make in our states,” the letter stated. Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) joined Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Brian Schatz (D-HI) and 38 of their Senate colleagues in a bipartisan letter to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and … Continue Reading

April 06, 2017

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Small Business Cybersecurity Legislation, Advances in Senate

The MAIN STREET Cybersecurity Act passes the Commerce Committee and receives more support Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee passed the Making Available Information Now to Strengthen Trust and Resilience and Enhance Enterprise Technology (MAIN STREET) Cybersecurity Act, legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) The MAIN STREET Cybersecurity Act will provide a consistent set of resources for small businesses … Continue Reading

April 04, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on Equal Pay Day

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today released the following statement in recognition of Equal Pay Day: “Not fairly paying women for the same work that a man does is an outdated and unlawful practice. It is unconscionable that women still have to work 94 extra days to earn what their male colleagues make in a year - and it’s even worse for women of color. Equal pay for equal work is essential for women to achieve economic security and this gap makes it harder … Continue Reading

April 04, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on Opposition to SEC Chair Nominee Jay Clayton

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, issued the following statement after her vote against Jay Clayton's confirmation to be Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): "Throughout the confirmation process, it became clear that Mr. Clayton's long career representing companies regulated by the SEC will pose substantial conflicts of interest. Though Mr. Clayton did not fully respond … Continue Reading

April 03, 2017

Cortez Masto Applauds Federal Grant to Repair Monsoon and Flash Flood Road Damage

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for awarding $769,785 in discretionary grant funding to repair roads on federal lands that have deteriorated due to monsoon rains and flash flooding. “I thank the Department of Transportation for providing these necessary funds to rebuild damaged roads in Clark County’s federal lands,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “Intense monsoon rains and flash floods have severely damaged … Continue Reading

March 31, 2017

Cortez Masto Commemorates César Chávez Day, Cosponsors Resolution in His Honor

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement on her cosponsorship of a resolution to commemorate César Chávez Day: “Today marks the 90th anniversary of César Chávez’s birth. During his distinguished life, Chávez served in the United States Navy, co-founded the United Farm Workers of America union with Dolores Huerta, and advocated for the fundamental rights of workers and Latinos in the United States. Through his use of nonviolence, Chávez … Continue Reading

March 30, 2017

Cortez Masto Joins Senate Democrats to Tell President Trump to Uphold Broadband Privacy Protections

Senate Dems to President Trump: Don’t Sell Americans’ Personal Information to the Highest Bidder Washington, D.C. - Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senate Democrats to send a new letter to President Trump urging him to veto a resolution that would undo consumer privacy rules enacted by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) designed to prohibit internet service providers (ISPs) from selling or sharing the sensitive personal data of their customers without first obtaining … Continue Reading

March 30, 2017

Cortez Masto Announces Opposition to Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch

Cortez Masto will vote 'no' on both cloture and confirmation Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement announcing that she will vote against Judge Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination: "Our nation's highest court requires a judge with an independent legal mind who will uphold our constitution and the separation of powers. Now more than ever, we cannot afford a Justice who will act as a rubberstamp to President Trump's extreme agenda. … Continue Reading

March 29, 2017

Cortez Masto, Senate Dems to President Trump: Abandon ACA Repeal Efforts, Stop Undermining Health Care System and Work in Bipartisan Fashion to Improve the Law, Lower Health Care Costs for All Americans

Senate Dems to President Trump: Drop ACA Repeal, Stop Sabotaging Health Care System, and Work with Dems to Improve Health Care for Millions of Americans Letter Calls on Trump to Immediately Rescind January 20th Executive Order that Undermines Affordable Care Act and Instead Use His Executive Authority to Support a Stable, Competitive Insurance Marketplace Dems Express Concern with the President’s Comments Implying It Would Be Good if ACA were to ‘Explode’, Despite Fact That Millions of … Continue Reading

March 29, 2017

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bill to Rescind President’s Anti-Climate Executive Order

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored legislation led by U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) to rescind President Trump’s Executive Order to reverse several landmark U.S. initiatives to combat climate change. “The Clean Power Plan and other environmental protections motivate states to shift toward clean energy economies, improve our air and water quality, and protect our public lands for our communities,” said Cortez Masto. “Its reversal will affect … Continue Reading

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