Press Releases

November 15, 2021

Cortez Masto Statement on Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Being Signed Into Law

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after President Joe Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law. The funding Senator Cortez Masto secured in this legislation makes historic investments in Nevada and includes her landmark legislation to combat drought and wildfires. It will also invest in American jobs and manufacturing, strengthening our supply chain and our economy. "The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs … Continue Reading


November 12, 2021

Cortez Masto, Rosen Announce Jason Frierson’s Nomination to Be U.S. Attorney for Nevada

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced today that President Joe Biden has nominated Nevada State Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson to be U.S. Attorney for the state of Nevada. "Jason Frierson is a Nevada trailblazer who has served his state exceptionally well, and I'm confident he will continue to do so as our next U.S. Attorney," said Senator Cortez Masto. "I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Senate to get him … Continue Reading


November 10, 2021

Cortez Masto, Rosen Announce $4 Million in Housing Funding to Nevada Tribes

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) today announced that more than $4.1 million in American Rescue Plan funding has been awarded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help Native American tribal communities in Nevada build and improve housing for their members. "The COVID-19 pandemic hit tribes in Nevada especially hard, and to respond to that, I helped make sure that the American Rescue Plan made historic investments … Continue Reading


November 08, 2021

Cortez Masto Secures $13.5 Million in Economic Development Funding to Support Nevada’s Travel and Tourism Industries

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded $13,553,863 in grant funds to support Nevada's travel and tourism economy. Cortez Masto worked to secure this funding for Nevada's hard-hit hospitality industry in the American Rescue Plan. These investments will support marketing, infrastructure, workforce and other projects to rejuvenate safe leisure, business, and … Continue Reading


November 05, 2021

Cortez Masto: Bipartisan Infrastructure Package Will Boost Nevada’s Economy, Help State Combat Wildfire and Drought

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan infrastructure package, which now heads to President Biden's desk for signature. The funding Senator Cortez Masto secured in this legislation makes historic investments in Nevada and includes her landmark legislation to combat drought and wildfires. It will also invest in American jobs and manufacturing, strengthening our supply chain … Continue Reading


November 05, 2021

Cortez Masto Joins Colleagues in Bipartisan Effort to Support Taiwan’s Standing in Global Health Community

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) joined Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) in introducing the U.S.-Taiwan Public Health Protection Act to establish a U.S.-Taiwan Infectious Disease Monitoring Center within the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) to partner with Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Senators Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) and Representative Michael Waltz (R-Florida) are co-sponsors of the bill. Bill … Continue Reading


November 05, 2021

Rosen, Cortez Masto Join All Women Senators in Bipartisan Letter Urging Biden Administration to Protect Afghan Women and Girls

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) joined all 24 women senators in a bipartisan letter to the Biden Administration calling for an interagency plan to protect the rights of Afghan women and girls following the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan. In addition to Rosen and Cortez Masto, the letter was led by U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and signed by every sitting female U.S. Senator. "In the wake of the … Continue Reading


November 04, 2021

Cortez Masto Introduces Legislation to Improve Affordability of Manufactured Housing Communities

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) introduced the Manufactured Housing Community Improvement Act to help improve affordability and quality of life for families who live in manufactured housing communities. The bill would direct the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to create a competitive grant program to reward manufactured home communities that prioritize affordability for working families. Manufactured housing communities have been a key source of … Continue Reading


November 04, 2021

Cortez Masto Introduces Legislation to Improve Affordability of Manufactured Housing Communities

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) introduced the Manufactured Housing Community Improvement Act to help improve affordability and quality of life for families who live in manufactured housing communities. The bill would direct the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to create a competitive grant program to reward manufactured home communities that prioritize affordability for working families. Manufactured housing communities have been a key source of … Continue Reading


November 04, 2021

Cortez Masto & Rosen Join Legislation to Address Supply Chain Disruptions and Support Made-in-America Production

The Supply Chain Resiliency Act will alleviate current supply chain bottlenecks and prevent future disruptions by investing in American companies Washington, D.C. - As ongoing, pandemic-related supply chain disruptions impact businesses and consumers, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) in introducing new legislation to help address ongoing challenges and strengthen the U.S. supply chain. The Supply Chain Resiliency Act … Continue Reading


November 03, 2021

Declaración Conjunta de Cortez Masto, Menéndez, Luján, Padilla sobre las Negociaciones de la Reforma Migratoria en el Proceso de Reconciliación

Washington, D.C. - La Senadora Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), junto a los Senadores Bob Menéndez (D-N.J.), Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) y Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) emitieron la siguiente declaración conjunta sobre las negociaciones en curso sobre provisiones específicas para lograr una reforma migratoria en el paquete de reconciliación: "Mientras que continúan las negociaciones sobre texto legislativo de reforma migratoria, debemos seguir avanzando nuestro … Continue Reading


November 03, 2021

Cortez Masto, Menendez, Luján, Padilla Statement on Continuing Negotiations on Immigration Reform and Reconciliation

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), , Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.) and Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) released a joint statement on the continuing negotiations on specific immigration provisions in the reconciliation package: "As negotiations continue on specific immigration language, we must continue to advance our shared goal of delivering meaningful, humane immigration reform through the reconciliation process. We cannot let our immigrant … Continue Reading


November 03, 2021

Cortez Masto & Rosen Announce Judicial Nominees for Nevada’s U.S. District Court Vacancies

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced today that President Joe Biden has nominated two Nevadans for the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, Judge Cristina Silva and Professor Anne Traum. The White House selected two nominees from a list of candidates vetted by the senators' bipartisan judicial commissions. "Judge Silva and Professor Traum are dedicated and fair-minded Nevadans who will make excellent additions to the … Continue Reading


November 02, 2021

Cortez Masto Announces Naming Initiative for Elko Veterans Cemetery

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that the National Cemetery Administration (NCA) is soliciting name recommendations from veterans and military organizations for the Elko veterans cemetery, which is set to begin construction this year. Senator Cortez Masto was instrumental in the approval of this rural national cemetery, which will for the first time provide burial benefits in the Elko region to approximately 3,700 Veterans and their eligible … Continue Reading


November 01, 2021

Cortez Masto Calls on Administration to Do More to Address Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today called on the Biden administration to do more to address the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW) after the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report finding that the government has not done enough to respond to the crisis. Senator Cortez Masto has led efforts in the Senate to protect Indigenous women and girls, and she asked that the GAO put together this report to investigate the … Continue Reading


October 29, 2021

Cortez Masto Introduces Bill to Protect Americans’ Data Privacy

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) introduced the Digital Accountability and Transparency to Advance (DATA) Privacy Act to strengthen data privacy protections for American consumers. Last week, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission released a new study showing that internet service providers and other large tech companies have collected a "staggering" amount of consumer data, infringing on Americans' privacy and underscoring the need for stricter data … Continue Reading


October 29, 2021

Cortez Masto Celebrates Nevada Day

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following statement commemorating the observed 157th anniversary of the State of Nevada's admission to the Union. "I love Nevada Day, because it gives me a chance every year to reflect on my home and all that it means to me. From hiking in the Ruby Mountains to enjoying a world-famous show on the Strip, I find that Nevada is full of sites and experiences that simply can't be replicated anywhere else. And no matter … Continue Reading


October 28, 2021

Declaración Conjunta de Cortez Masto, Menéndez, Luján, Padilla sobre Legislación en la Cámara de Representantes que Proporciona un Camino Hacia la C

WASHINGTON, D.C. - La Senadora Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) junto a Bob Menéndez (D-N.J.), Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.) y Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) emitieron la siguiente declaración conjunta sobre la inclusión de provisiones que proporcionan un camino hacia la ciudadanía en el texto legislativo del paquete de reconciliación presentado hoy por el Comité de Reglas en la Cámara de Representantes: "Desde el inicio de esta sesión del Congreso, y … Continue Reading


October 28, 2021

Cortez Masto, Menendez, Luján, Padilla Statement on House of Representatives’ Rules Committee Legislation Providing a Pathway to Citizenship

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.) and Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) released a joint statement on the inclusion of provisions providing a pathway to citizenship in the legislative text of the reconciliation package unveiled today by the House of Representatives' Rules Committee: "From day one of this Congress, and throughout negotiations over reconciliation, we have had one guiding principle for immigration reform: … Continue Reading


October 27, 2021

BREAKING: Cortez Masto & Grassley’s Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Mental Health Support for Law Enforcement Heads to President’s Desk

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) released the following statements after their bipartisan legislation to support law enforcement officers seeking mental health services passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill now heads to President Biden's desk for signature. The Confidentiality Opportunities for Peer Support (COPS) Counseling Act will encourage the adoption of law enforcement peer counseling programs across the country … Continue Reading

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