Press Releases

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


October 26, 2021

Cortez Masto Leads Senate Effort to Protect Family Farms and Ranches From Unfair Tax Hikes

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) is leading efforts in the Senate to ensure that the historic middle-class tax relief delivered in the budget reconciliation legislation does not include provisions that will unfairly burden Nevada's family farms and ranches. This week, she sent a letter to Senate leadership calling on Congress to eliminate changes to the tax code that would harm Nevada's 4,137 farms and ranches, many of which are multi-generational operations. She … Continue Reading


October 26, 2021

Cortez Masto Leads Bill to Promote Battery Manufacturing, Improve Domestic Supply Chains

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement highlighting her legislation with Senator Angus King (I-Maine) to create jobs, support our global competitiveness, and improve our domestic supply chains by strengthening our domestic battery manufacturing industry. "Nevada has an emerging innovation economy that's creating jobs and boosting clean energy technologies and the transportation sector," said Senator Cortez Masto, "and I'm doing … Continue Reading


October 22, 2021

Rosen & Cortez Masto Announce $1 Million Economic Development Grant Awarded to Nevada Thanks to American Rescue Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) released the following statement announcing that the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded $1 million in American Rescue Plan funds to invest in Nevada's communities. This grant will fund statewide planning efforts to boost economic development, enhance U.S. competitiveness, combat the climate crisis, and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. "Our recovery is … Continue Reading


October 20, 2021

Cortez Masto Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Support American Leadership in Innovation and Technology

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today introduced bipartisan legislation to support U.S. competitiveness in innovation and technology and strengthen Nevada's 21st-century economy. Her legislation with Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) will ensure innovators and government agencies are working together to provide guidance on technological issues like artificial intelligence (AI), cybersecurity, the digital divide in broadband, and smart communities. "Nevada … Continue Reading

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