Press Releases

December 11, 2020

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bill to Help Communities Prepare for Wildfires

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) has cosponsored the Wildfire Defense Act, comprehensive legislation to help communities implement science-based methods for mitigating wildfire damage and defending life and property. The legislation would provide local communities with up to $10 million dollars to implement Community Wildfire Defense Plans to ensure they are resilient in the face of the growing threat of wildfire in Nevada and across the … Continue Reading

December 11, 2020

Cortez Masto Applauds Final Passage of NDAA, Inclusion of Nevada Priorities

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement on the final passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021. In addition to securing status-quo extensions for the Nevada Test and Training Range and the Naval Air Station Fallon, this legislation includes language Senator Cortez Masto advanced to improve mental health services for members of the National Guard and Reserves, support Navy members in getting the … Continue Reading

December 10, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Urge Congressional Leaders: Pass The Bipartisan RESTAURANTS Act Before Too Late

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) in urging Congressional leaders to immediately pass the bipartisan RESTAURANTS Act to establish the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) and provide Nevadan restaurateurs with funding to rehire workers and deal with the long-term ramifications of COVID-19. "The restaurant industry has been uniquely devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly one in four jobs … Continue Reading

December 09, 2020

Cortez Masto Statement on Resolutions Opposing Arms Sales Package to UAE

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following statement on her votes supporting two bipartisan resolutions prohibiting the Trump administration's planned $23 billion arms sale package to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The resolutions, introduced by Senator Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and cosponsored by Senator Paul (R-Ky.) and Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), would prohibit the sale of elite F-35 fighter planes, MQ-9B "Reaper" drones, and other advanced … Continue Reading

December 09, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Applaud More Than $2.5M for Nevada Nursing Homes

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced that the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), operating under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will distribute $2,662,919 to 40 nursing homes across Nevada. These facilities are being rewarded for successfully reducing COVID-19-related infections between September and October of 2020. "We're glad to see more funds going to nursing homes in Nevada that are … Continue Reading

December 08, 2020

Cortez Masto, Fischer Introduce Legislation to Protect Americans’ Data Privacy

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) today introduced legislation to advance emerging data privacy technologies, which will enable Americans to continue reaping the benefits of data analysis while also protecting their personal data. The Promoting Digital Privacy Technologies Act would require the National Science Foundation (NSF) to promote research into privacy-enhancing technologies (PET) and develop standards for the integration of PETs … Continue Reading

December 07, 2020

Cortez Masto Calls on Senate Leadership for a Comprehensive COVID-19 Package

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) wrote to Senate leadership to call on them to pass additional comprehensive, bipartisan COVID-19 relief to support the hard-hit Nevada economy. The priorities she outlined in the letter include more funds to shore up the health care system, rental and mortgage assistance, additional pandemic unemployment benefits, nutrition assistance, support for small businesses, including Nevada's vital travel, tourism, and hospitality … Continue Reading

December 04, 2020

Cortez Masto Meets With Nevada Affordable Housing Organizations Facing Challenges During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today held a virtual roundtable with the Nevada Housing Division and Regional Housing Authorities across Nevada to listen to their needs and their concerns. She also discussed with them her work in the Senate to keep Nevadans housed during the pandemic and to protect them as the economy continues to recover. "I was grateful to speak with Nevadans today who shared their views on the challenges of finding and providing affordable … Continue Reading

December 03, 2020

Cortez Masto Secures Status Quo Extensions for NTTR and NAS Fallon in FY2021 NDAA

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced the inclusion of 25 year status quo extensions for both the Nevada Test and Training Range and the Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon in final conference version of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Senator Cortez Masto worked over the past year with key Nevada stakeholders, the Air Force and the Navy, and her colleagues in the Senate to secure this extension. This decision will allow Nevada's … Continue Reading

December 03, 2020

Cortez Masto Introduces Bills to Increase Affordable Housing and Promote Fair Housing

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) introduced two bills to address the affordable housing crisis in Nevada by reauthorizing existing affordable housing programs and doing more to fight housing discrimination. Both the HOME Investment Partnership Reauthorization Act and the Housing Fairness Act of 2020 would authorize an increase in the amount of federal funds available for affordable housing and strengthen fair housing enforcement. "Housing is a fundamental need … Continue Reading

December 03, 2020

Cortez Masto Delivers Remarks at Summit on Adapting to Wildfires

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today delivered remarks at the Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities Summit. The summit, which was presented via Zoom by the University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Division of Forestry, was designed to give community leaders, agency professionals, and the public more guidance on how to increase communities' resilience to the destructive wildfires that are increasingly common in Nevada and the … Continue Reading

December 03, 2020

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Establish Confidential Hotline for Incarcerated Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Washington, D.C. -Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) in cosponsoring the Sexual Abuse Services in Detention Act, bipartisan legislation to establish a national hotline offering free confidential support services to incarcerated survivors of sexual abuse and harassment. A confidential national hotline would offer survivors in prisons across the country access to important emotional support resources they need. … Continue Reading

December 03, 2020

Cortez Masto Delivers Floor Speech on Urgent Need for an Additional Comprehensive COVID Relief Package

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) spoke on the Senate floor today about the urgent need for a bipartisan, comprehensive COVID-19 relief package in order to protect Nevadans and all Americans who are suffering because of the coronavirus pandemic. She called for additional federal funds for unemployment assistance, state, local, and tribal governments, housing assistance, vaccine funding, COVID-19 testing and tracing, and more. Senator Cortez Masto's remarks are … Continue Reading

December 02, 2020

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Legislation to Combat Discrimination in Financial Services Industry

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined legislation led by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), the Fair Access to Financial Services Act, to prohibit banks and other financial institutions from discrimination in providing goods or services on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation. While the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination in certain places of public accommodations, it does not cover banks and … Continue Reading

December 02, 2020

Senators Cortez Masto, Daines, and Rep. Stewart Introduce Legislative Package for Greater Federal Investment in America’s Rural Communities

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.), and U.S. Representative Chris Stewart (R-UT) led their House and Senate colleagues in rolling out a bipartisan, bicameral legislative package to help level the playing field for rural communities in areas with large amounts of federal land. The federal government manages roughly 28 percent of the 2.27 billion acres of land in the United States, the majority of which is found in western states … Continue Reading

December 02, 2020

Cortez Masto Supports Bipartisan Reform to Ensure Coverage for Children Born with Congenital Anomalies or Birth Defects

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) in cosponsoring bipartisan legislation to ensure health insurance coverage for treatment and procedures for individuals born with congenital anomalies or birth defects. The Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act would close a coverage gap to ensure that health plans cover medically necessary services related to a patient's … Continue Reading

December 01, 2020

Cortez Masto Calls on Secretary Mnuchin and Chairman Powell to Provide Aid to the Hospitality and Leisure Industry, State and Local Governments

Washington, D.C. - During today's Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) questioned Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin and Federal Reserve (Fed) Chairman Jerome Powell about the urgent need for relief for Nevada's state and local governments and the hospitality and leisure industry. She asked both officials what steps the administration is taking to help address the financial devastation caused by the pandemic. Senator … Continue Reading

December 01, 2020

Cortez Masto, Hirono, Blumenthal Call for Transparency and Accountability for President Trump’s Use of Pardon Power

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) introduced the Abuse of the Pardon Prevention Act of 2020 to provide transparency and accountability for presidential exercise of the pardon power. The legislation allows Congress and the Inspector General of the Department of Justice to assess whether a conflict of interest or any other impropriety surrounds a pardon that directly involves the President or the … Continue Reading

November 24, 2020

Cortez Masto Takes Part in Food Distribution, Thanks Volunteers

Las Vegas, Nev. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) visited a Three Square Food Bank mobile distribution site to assist in handing out food to Nevada families who are experiencing food insecurity. She also discussed the need for greater federal support and funding for Three Square and other non-profits that are serving at-risk of hunger Nevadans. "Three Square has always provided a vital service to Southern Nevadans by helping individuals and families in need, and this … Continue Reading

November 24, 2020

Newsletter - All of Your Questions About Open Enrollment Answered Here – Get Covered Before Jan. 15!

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112 Page 113 Page 114 Page 115 Page 116 Page 117 Page 118 Page 119 Page 120 Page 121 Page 122 Page 123 Page 124 Page 125 Page 126 Page 127 Page 128 Page 129 Page 130 Page 131 Page 132 Page 133 Page 134 Page 135 Page 136 Page 137 Page 138 Page 139 Page 140 Page 141 Page 142 Page 143
Showing page   of 143