Press Releases

December 20, 2022

On Senate Floor, Cortez Masto Calls for Protections for Dreamers

"Nevadans sent me back to the Senate because they believe not only that I can reach across the aisle to make change, but that I will do it. They've seen me do it before, and they know I will work with anyone who's willing to come to the table. "But we need serious action from my colleagues, no matter what party they're in. We need a real willingness to work together and to act on issues-like Dreamers, like border security. We can do both, and we can do right by so many and move this country … Continue Reading


December 20, 2022

Cortez Masto’s Legislation to End Child Exploitation Passes Senate

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced the Senate passage yesterday evening of bicameral, bipartisan legislation she led with Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) to help protect children from online abuse and trafficking. The END Child Exploitation Act will assist law enforcement investigations into these heinous crimes by extending the period of time that technology companies are required to preserve information about child sexual abuse images they report to … Continue Reading


December 16, 2022

Cortez Masto Announces Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Support Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced the Senate passage of her bipartisan legislation, with John Boozman (R-Ark.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), to ensure that veterans who have survived military sexual trauma (MST) have access to trained peer support specialists within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Currently, veterans who file disability claims with the VA for benefits due to the physical and mental effects of MST have no formal mental or … Continue Reading


December 15, 2022

Cortez Masto Votes to Pass FY2023 NDAA, Highlights Nevada Priorities She Secured in Legislation Including Responsible Expansion of the Fallon Range Training Complex

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023 and announced the Nevada priorities she helped secure in the bill. Senator Cortez Masto's legislation to responsibly expand the Navy's Fallon Range Training Complex (FRTC) was included in the final NDAA. In addition, Senator Cortez Masto worked so the bill includes additional support for Nevada military installations, pay raises for service members, … Continue Reading


December 08, 2022

Cortez Masto, Cornyn Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Law Enforcement Identify Child Trafficking Victims

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) introduced legislation to train law enforcement officers to recognize and rescue at-risk, trafficked, and exploited children. The Interdiction for the Protection of Child Victims of Exploitation and Human Trafficking Act would ensure that Department of Justice grant funding can be used for training to help federal, state, Tribal, and local law enforcement officers identify child trafficking cases … Continue Reading


December 08, 2022

Cortez Masto Introduces Bicameral Resolution for Latina Equal Pay Day

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) introduced a Latina Equal Pay Day Resolution to recognize the disparity in wages paid to Latinas, the significance of equal pay, and its larger impact on women, families, and the economy. The resolution was also introduced in the House of Representatives by Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernández (D-N.M.-03) and Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-Calif.-44). "Latinas have helped build this country, and their … Continue Reading


December 08, 2022

Cortez Masto Joins Colleagues in Bipartisan Bill to Protect and Preserve Native American Languages

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), vice chairman of the Committee, in cosponsoring the Durbin Feeling Native American Languages Act of 2021. This bipartisan legislation marks the 30th anniversary of the Native American Languages Act by ensuring federal efforts meet the goal of respecting and supporting the use of Native … Continue Reading


December 07, 2022

Cortez Masto Calls on USDA to Address Western Water Shortages Affecting Farmers and Ranchers

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), and thirteen other senators in a bipartisan letter urging the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to give parity to the urgent priorities of Western growers and communities through existing authorities, new funding, and collaboration across government. "The American West is in crisis. Across the major basins of the American West - including the … Continue Reading


December 07, 2022

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Legislation to Address VA Staffing Shortages by Increasing Employee Pay and Benefits

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-Ark.) on bipartisan legislation to bolster the recruitment and retention of the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) workforce. "To make sure Nevada veterans get the benefits and services they deserve, we need to make sure the VA has the staff it needs, especially in rural areas," said Senator Cortez Masto. "This bill will help … Continue Reading


December 06, 2022

Cortez Masto, Nevada Delegation Secure Expansion of the Navy’s Fallon Range Training Complex in NDAA Bill Text

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced today that her legislation to responsibly expand the Navy's Fallon Range Training Complex (FRTC) will be included in the FY2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate will consider in the coming weeks. Senator Cortez Masto worked closely with Senator Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and Representative Mark Amodei (R-Nev.) to complete this bipartisan compromise. "The responsible … Continue Reading


December 06, 2022

Cortez Masto Joins Colleagues in Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter Urging Administration to Develop Whole-of-Government Strategy to Counter Antisemitism

Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and Senate and House colleagues in a letter to President Biden calling for the development of a national strategy to monitor and combat antisemitism and reinforce inter-agency coordination. With antisemitism rising in the United States and across the globe, the lawmakers highlighted that closer interagency cooperation is needed to share best practices, data, and intelligence; identify gaps … Continue Reading


December 02, 2022

Cortez Masto Joins Colleagues in Statement on Commerce Solar Tariff Investigation Decision, Calls for Extension of Two-Year Pause on Tariffs

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senator Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) in responding to the U.S. Department of Commerce issuing a preliminary affirmative determination in their investigation into solar panels and cells imported from Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Cambodia. Senator Cortez Masto has been a … Continue Reading


December 01, 2022

Cortez Masto Leads Colleagues in Legislation to Fund Patient Navigator Programs That Help Women Access Reproductive Care

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) led eight of her colleagues in introducing the Women's Health Patient Navigators Act to create a federal grant program to fund patient navigators who help women access reproductive health care. Modeled on similar programs for cancer patients, the grant program would support organizations, like abortion funds and community health clinics, that help connect women to reproductive health care resources. The Women's Health … Continue Reading


November 30, 2022

Cortez Masto Announces More Than $11 Million in Funding for Tribal Broadband in Nevada

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that $11,628,699 is coming to Nevada Tribes through the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP). Senator Cortez Masto introduced legislation that was later included in the 2021 omnibus government funding bill and that improved the administration of the TBCP. She also advocated for the bipartisan infrastructure law, which added funding for the TBCP. "Throughout my time in the Senate, I've worked to make sure Tribes … Continue Reading


November 30, 2022

Cortez Masto: Designating Avi Kwa Ame as a National Monument Will Safeguard Tribal Heritage Sites and Public Lands in Southern Nevada

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement supporting the creation of the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument. "Across Nevada, this national monument has widespread support and is a key part of our work to protect our environmental and cultural resources," said Senator Cortez Masto. "The land within Avi Kwa Ame is sacred to 12 Tribal nations, includes critical habitat for a wide range of wildlife, provides world-class outdoor recreation … Continue Reading


November 30, 2022

Cortez Masto: Designating Avi Kwa Ame as a National Monument Will Safeguard Tribal Heritage Sites and Public Lands in Southern Nevada

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement supporting the creation of the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument. "Across Nevada, this national monument has widespread support and is a key part of our work to protect our environmental and cultural resources," said Senator Cortez Masto. "The land within Avi Kwa Ame is sacred to 12 Tribal nations, includes critical habitat for a wide range of wildlife, provides world-class outdoor recreation … Continue Reading


November 18, 2022

Cortez Masto Leads Letter to Administration Urging Additional Support of U.S. Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) led Senators Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Representatives Dina Titus (D-Nev.), Steven Horsford (D-Nev.), Susie Lee (D-Nev.), Julia Brownley (D-Calif.), and C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) in a letter urging the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the U.S. Department of Commerce to continue to bolster microchip supply chains that are vital to U.S. military readiness and … Continue Reading


November 16, 2022

Cortez Masto, Rosen Announce Nearly $10 Million in Funding for Reno Battery Manufacturing and Recycling Company

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced that the American Battery Technology Company in Reno will receive $9,999,378 in federal grant funding from the Department of Energy (DOE) thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that both senators helped pass. The funding will help create good-paying jobs, advance and expand electric vehicle battery recycling and reuse, and make sure Nevada and America's clean-energy industry has the … Continue Reading


November 03, 2022

Cortez Masto Announces Over $1.4 Million to Improve Air Quality in Nevada

Las Vegas, Nev. - Today, U.S. Senator Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that $1,456,913 in federal grants will go to local governments, Tribes, and nonprofits for air quality monitoring in Nevada. Senator Cortez Masto secured this funding in the Inflation Reduction Act. The funds have been awarded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support communities that are facing disparities in environmental and health outcomes because of pollution and the COVID-19 pandemic. "Communities all … Continue Reading


October 26, 2022

Cortez Masto, Rosen, Announce $9.8 Million for Cleaner School Buses in Clark County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced that Clark County School District will be receiving $9,875,000 to fund the purchase of 25 clean school buses through the Clean School Bus Program administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Senator Cortez Masto secured this funding through her work on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that both she and Senator Rosen helped write and pass. "I'm excited to see this funding for … Continue Reading

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