Press Releases

September 09, 2021

Newsletter - Preparing for the future


September 01, 2021

Cortez Masto Leads Federal Push to Secure Funding For Innovation Research in Nevada

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) is leading a bipartisan, bicameral effort to deliver federal research dollars to underserved states like Nevada with Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), as well as Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) and Rep. Dusty Johnson (R- S. Dak.). Cortez Masto and her colleagues are highlighting the importance of provisions in the Senate-passed U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA) that set aside … Continue Reading


August 31, 2021

Cortez Masto & Rosen Urge VA to Address Impact of Afghanistan Withdrawal on Veterans’ Mental Health

Washington, D.C. - Nevada's U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined Senators Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), and a group of 30 colleagues calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to swiftly develop and conduct outreach to veterans of the Global War on Terrorism - especially those who served in Afghanistan - and connect them to available mental health resources. Their call for action … Continue Reading


August 30, 2021

Cortez Masto Statement on the U.S. Military Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following statement on the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan. "I join Nevadans and all Americans in thanking the brave men and women who served our nation in Afghanistan. My heart goes out to the service members who died in the line of duty as well as their family members and communities who continue to mourn the loss of our American heroes. "My focus remains on getting Americans and our Afghan allies out of … Continue Reading


August 27, 2021

Photo Release: Cortez Masto’s Western Jobs Tour

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after her Western Jobs Tour, where she traveled across Northern and rural Nevada to highlight the jobs driving the local economy and her work to bring federal resources to the region. The tour focused on Nevada issues and priorities including clean energy jobs, mining, outdoor recreation, and wildfire preparation and response. Cortez Masto is leading legislation through her Innovation State … Continue Reading


August 16, 2021

Cortez Masto Joins Bipartisan Group of Senate Colleagues Urging Biden Administration to Protect Afghan Allies and Women Leaders

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued a statement urging the Biden administration to focus on quickly and safely evacuating Americans and our allies following the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan. She also joined a bipartisan group of 45 of her Senate colleagues in calling on the Biden administration to take swift, robust action to protect and support Afghan women leaders. "I am closely monitoring the situation unfolding in Afghanistan and remain focused on … Continue Reading


August 16, 2021

Cortez Masto Joins Bipartisan Group of Senate Colleagues Urging Biden Administration to Protect Afghan Allies and Women Leaders

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued a statement urging the Biden administration to focus on quickly and safely evacuating Americans and our allies following the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan. She also joined a bipartisan group of 45 of her Senate colleagues in calling on the Biden administration to take swift, robust action to protect and support Afghan women leaders. "I am closely monitoring the situation unfolding in Afghanistan and remain focused on … Continue Reading


August 14, 2021

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August 11, 2021

Cortez Masto Votes to Begin Negotiations on a Senate Budget Deal that Works for Nevadans

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after voting to move forward with negotiations on legislation to help Nevada families. "I'm focused on giving working Nevadans a break, and that means cutting taxes for the middle class. I want to make sure that any legislation we pass through the budget reconciliation process is a good deal for Nevadans. Today, I voted to begin this important discussion, and I look forward to working with my … Continue Reading


August 10, 2021

Newsletter - Historic investments in Nevada


August 10, 2021

Cortez Masto Delivers Historic Investments for Nevada in Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after passing a bipartisan infrastructure package in the Senate. The funding Senator Cortez Masto secured makes historic investments in Nevada, from upgrades to our roads and bridges to support for water recycling projects and wildfire mitigation. The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act includes numerous bills introduced as part of the Senator's Innovation State Initiative and will … Continue Reading


August 09, 2021

Cortez Masto Promotes Legislation to Spur Local Economic Growth, Job Creation by Connecting Affordable Housing and Access to Public Transit

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) that creates a federal grant program to incentivize the coordinated development of affordable housing and transit. The Livable Communities Act of 2021 encourages local communities to partner strategically to develop bold, innovative solutions that reflect their unique character, while leveraging existing assets, including access to transit, to help revitalize … Continue Reading


August 05, 2021

Cortez Masto, Murkowski Recognize Next Steps in Bipartisan Efforts to Protect Native Women

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) today released statements regarding the announcement by the Departments of Interior (DOI) and Justice (DOJ) that the agencies are taking the next steps in the senators' bipartisan Not Invisible Act to address the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women. DOI and DOJ are now consulting with tribal leaders and soliciting nominations for a joint commission, as the law requires. "The crisis of … Continue Reading


August 05, 2021

Cortez Masto Introduces Legislation to Help Small Businesses Become More Energy Efficient

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) introduced legislation to help small business owners make energy efficiency upgrades to their businesses and reduce their energy costs. The Main Street Energy Efficiency Act would establish a Small Business Energy Efficiency Grant program to provide funds to small businesses for energy efficiency projects, particularly in underserved, rural, and economically disadvantaged communities. It would also help support the almost 12,000 … Continue Reading


August 05, 2021

Cortez Masto Introduces Legislation to Help Small Businesses Become More Energy Efficient

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) introduced legislation to help small business owners make energy efficiency upgrades to their businesses and reduce their energy costs. The Main Street Energy Efficiency Act would establish a Small Business Energy Efficiency Grant program to provide funds to small businesses for energy efficiency projects, particularly in underserved, rural, and economically disadvantaged communities. It would also help support the almost 12,000 … Continue Reading


August 03, 2021

Cortez Masto Urges Tech CEOs to Combat Spanish-Language Disinformation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senators Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.), and 23 colleagues in calling on tech CEOs to act on the rampant spread of Spanish and other non-English language disinformation across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Nextdoor. "We write to express our serious concerns regarding the increasing rate of Spanish and other non-English language disinformation … Continue Reading


July 29, 2021

Cortez Masto Statement on White House Meeting on Immigration Reform and Reconciliation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after meeting with President Joe Biden at the White House. "Today at the White House I urged President Biden to support our efforts to pass immigration reform through reconciliation. For decades, politicians have refused to act to fix our broken immigration system, and this is our opportunity to ensure we are treating workers and families with dignity. A reconciliation bill that balances border … Continue Reading


July 29, 2021

Senator Cortez Masto, Representatives Lee, Huffman, and Stewart Introduce Bicameral, Bipartisan Legislation to Transform Water Management in the West

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today introduced legislation to get critical water use data in the hands of farmers, ranchers, and decision-makers for improved water management across the Western U.S. The Open Access Evapotranspiration (OpenET) Act would establish a program under the Department of the Interior (DOI) to use publicly available data from satellites and weather stations to provide estimates of evapotranspiration (ET), a critical measure of the water … Continue Reading


July 28, 2021

Cortez Masto & Boozman Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Stop Government Bureaucracy From Preventing Veterans With Service-Related Injuries From Accessing Benefits

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and John Boozman (R-Ark.) today introduced new bipartisan legislation to make it easier for veterans who have a service-related medical condition to get the benefits they are entitled to. The Brian Neuman VA Clothing Allowance Improvement Act of 2021 would fix current policy that can prevent veterans from accessing these benefits. Currently, veterans must submit yearly proof of their service-related disability to receive the … Continue Reading


July 22, 2021

Cortez Masto Introduces Comprehensive Legislation to Prevent and Detect Wildfires, Support Fire Recovery Efforts

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today introduced sweeping legislation to help prevent wildfires, fund state-of-the-art firefighting equipment and programs, and support recovery efforts for communities impacted by fires. The comprehensive Western Wildfire Support Act will allow communities in Nevada and across the western U.S. to acquire the training, equipment, and funding they need to combat the increasing dangers posed by wild and rangeland fires. In 2020, … Continue Reading

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