Press Releases

April 29, 2017

Cortez Masto Celebrates el Día del Niño

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement celebrating el Día del Niño. Cortez Masto is a cosponsor of the Día del Niño resolution in the Senate. "One of our primary responsibilities as a society is ensuring the well-being of our children. Our children are our future and we cannot neglect to provide them with quality education, healthcare, childcare, and a clean environment. With this in mind, I am proud to join … Continue Reading

April 28, 2017

Cortez Masto: Women Servicemembers Deserve Access to Basic Healthcare

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored the Access to Contraception for Women Servicemembers and Dependents Act of 2017 to overhaul current Department of Defense (DoD) policy on contraceptive coverage and family planning counseling. The bill would bring healthcare provided by the military in line with current law for civilian populations by ensuring that all women who receive healthcare through the United States military have access to all forms of … Continue Reading

April 28, 2017

Cortez Masto Meets with Mexican Senators

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) met with Mexican Senators Héctor Yunes Landa and Miguel Ángel Chico Herrera to discuss issues facing the United States and Mexico in light of President Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric and immigration orders. Senator Chico Herrera is the Chairman of the Legislative Labor and Social Welfare Committee in the Mexican Senate, and Senator Yunes Landa, Chairman of the Anti-Corruption and Citizen Participation Committee. “It was an … Continue Reading

April 27, 2017

Cortez Masto Urges Secretary DeVos to Reinstate Student Loan Protections

More than 130 Members of Congress urge Secretary DeVos to reverse her decision to scrap Obama-era student loan servicing reforms Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), and more than 130 Members of Congress in a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, urging her to reverse a decision to rescind Obama-era memos on student loan servicing … Continue Reading

April 27, 2017

Cortez Masto to Newly Confirmed Deputy Attorney General: Appoint Special Prosecutor Immediately

Washington, D.C. - Following Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s confirmation late Tuesday, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and a group of 14 Senators urged him to immediately appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Since Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself, Rosenstein is now responsible for leading the Department of Justice’s investigation. “We write to request that you take immediate action to … Continue Reading

April 26, 2017

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Legislation in Response to United Airlines Incident

Washington, D.C. - Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored legislation to strengthen consumer protections for the flying public and help prevent future incidents like the one that occurred on United Flight 3411 when a ticketed passenger was forcibly removed from the aircraft. The Transparency, Improvements, and Compensation to Keep Every Ticketholder Safe (TICKETS) Act will guarantee that a boarded passenger has the right to fly, address compensation limits for ticket-holding … Continue Reading

April 26, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on Trump Executive Order to Review Designations Under the Antiquities Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement on President Trump’s executive order instructing the Department of Interior to review national monument designations protected under the Antiquities Act: “No president has ever called into question any national monument protected under the Antiquities Act until President Trump. His unprecedented executive order threatens decades’ worth of conservation efforts and could potentially revoke … Continue Reading

April 26, 2017

Cortez Masto Urges Trump Administration to Continue Program that Reunites Filipino World War II Veterans with Their Families

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) to urge the President to continue the implementation of the Filipino World War II Veterans Parole (FWVP) program, which reunites Filipino veterans who fought for the United States during World War II with their families. The Senators wrote to the President in response to reports that the Administration is … Continue Reading

April 26, 2017

Cortez Masto, Democratic Senators Condemn Trump Executive Order Threatening National Monuments

Senators demand that any process for evaluating monument protections be ‘open, transparent and public’ Senators to Trump: 'These monuments have been built upon the support of local communities and are economic drivers across the United States’ Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and 27 other Democratic senators in condemning today’s executive order by President Trump, which threatens national monuments by directing the … Continue Reading

April 25, 2017

Cortez Masto, Menéndez, Booker Urge NCAA to Reevaluate Position Preventing Championship Play in States with Sports Betting

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Robert Menéndez (D-N.J.), and Cory A. Booker (D-N.J.) sent a letter to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) urging it to re-evaluate its position on sports wagering and its policy of preventing championship events in states that permit sports betting, including Nevada and New Jersey. The letter was sent in advance of the NCAA's annual Board of Directors meeting, during which the Association reviews … Continue Reading

April 21, 2017

Cortez Masto Hosts Housing Affordability Roundtable, Highlights Commitment to Protecting Funding for Affordable Housing Programs

Last month, Cortez Masto’s office released report detailing impact of Trump Administration’s skinny budget on housing in Nevada Reno, NV - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today hosted a roundtable in Reno to discuss opportunities and challenges in addressing the shortage of affordable housing across Northern Nevada. Cortez Masto spoke with representatives from local housing advocacy groups, private businesses, and local and national government programs involved in Northern … Continue Reading

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

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