Press Releases

January 13, 2020

Cortez Masto Sends Letters to Tech and Rideshare Giants Highlighting the Importance of Adopting Electric Vehicles to Combat Climate Change

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) sent a series of letters to executives at Google, Apple, Uber, Lyft and the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) encouraging them to prioritize the adoption of electric (EV) and zero-emissions (ZEV) vehicles into our nation's transportation network in order to combat the threat of climate change. "The transportation sector is the largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions in the United … Continue Reading


January 10, 2020

Cortez Masto Attends a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada’s STEAM Lab

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today joined members of the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada for a ribbon cutting ceremony unveiling their newly-renovated STEAM lab at the Lied Memorial Club. The new facility was made possible by IGT's After School Advantage Program and generous $15,000 donation. "To ensure Nevada remains a leader in technology and innovation, we must invest in our kids and encourage them to explore a STEAM education. From the … Continue Reading


January 10, 2020

Cortez Masto Attends Consumer Electronics Show, Emphasizes Tech’s Role in Education and Transportation

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today attended the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), speaking with attendees about their businesses and highlighting bills she has introduced in the United States Senate to improve smart transportation and access to broadband for rural schools. The legislation is part of her Innovation State Initiative to strengthen Nevada's global leadership in tech by fostering new technology, attracting investments, and creating … Continue Reading


January 10, 2020

Cortez Masto Talks with Elko Students on Video Teleconference About Improving Broadband Access

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today discussed her bipartisan legislation to improve rural broadband access during a video call with high school students in Elko, Nevada. The Senator's Connected Rural Schools Act would add broadband and other internet accessibility technologies to the list of items eligible for federal funding through the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) Program. "21st century technology makes it possible for me to video teleconference with students … Continue Reading


January 10, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Call for Investigation into Conditions at ICE Detention Center in Pahrump

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) today sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) calling for an investigation into conditions at the Nevada Southern Detention Center, a privately-owned facility that contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The senators' letter comes days after Vice News reported that a captain at the facility, which is owned by CoreCivic, was active … Continue Reading


January 09, 2020

Cortez Masto Introduces Bill to Promote Smart Transportation to Create Jobs and Combat Climate Change

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today introduced legislation to promote smart transportation solutions like state-of-the-art traffic control centers and on-demand public transportation for hospital and university campuses. The Smart Transportation Advancement and Transition (STAT) Act reforms and reauthorizes the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Intelligent Transportation Advisory Committee and requires the creation of a federal smart transportation … Continue Reading


January 08, 2020

Cortez Masto Statement on Senate Iran Briefing

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following statement after national security officials from the Trump Administration briefed senators on the unfolding situation with Iran. "Administration officials abruptly ended today's classified briefing to Congress about Iran, leaving many questions unanswered - including critical questions about President Trump's long-term strategy and objectives for Iran, how he plans to deter Iran from future attacks, and what … Continue Reading


January 08, 2020

Cortez Masto: STEM Progress for Women and Minorities Languishing in McConnell’s Legislative Graveyard

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to allow the Senate to move forward on important legislation to increase access to STEM careers for women and other underrepresented groups. "Mitch McConnell says he wants the Senate to get back to work for the American people, but he has continued to block this chamber from acting on multiple pieces of legislation to improve life for all Americans, including a … Continue Reading


January 07, 2020

Cortez Masto, Democratic Members of Nevada Delegation Call for More HUD Staff in Southern Nevada

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), along with U.S. Representatives Dina Titus (D-Nev.-01), Steven Horsford (D-Nev.-04) and Susie Lee (D-Nev.-03), sent a letter from the Democratic members of Nevada's Congressional delegation expressing concerns about the closure of the Reno field office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and calling for increased staffing of the Las Vegas office in response. HUD began scaling … Continue Reading


January 07, 2020

Cortez Masto Votes to Advance Trade Deal to the Full Senate

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today voted in the Senate Finance Committee to advance the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to the full Senate for a vote. The 25-3 vote in favor of the agreement was bipartisan. The Senator praised the trade deal for its ability to both protect workers and provide economic stability to businesses. At the Finance Committee hearing, Senator Cortez Masto spoke about the importance of this legislation to Nevada's … Continue Reading


January 07, 2020

Cortez Masto, Romney, Boozman, Manchin Introduce Legislation to Improve Broadband Access for Rural Students

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), John Boozman (R-Ark.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) introduced the Connected Rural Schools Act to help close the digital disconnect for rural students. The legislation will ensure that broadband and other internet accessibility technologies are eligible for funding from the existing Secure Rural Schools (SRS) Program. "Nevada's rural communities are full of bright and eager students who need reliable internet … Continue Reading


January 06, 2020

Cortez Masto Highlights Senator McConnell’s Obstruction of Rural Broadband Bill in the Senate

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today spoke out about how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has blocked progress on legislation to expand rural broadband services and connectivity, which passed the House of Representatives in May. "Leader McConnell said last week that he wants to get back to work for the American people. Bringing the House-passed ACCESS BROADBAND Act to the floor for a vote would be one way to prove he is serious. In the 21st … Continue Reading


January 03, 2020

Nevada Governor, Congressional Delegation Propose Nevada Air National Guard Base as Location for New Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and U.S. Representatives Mark Amodei (R-Nev.-02), Dina Titus (D-Nev.-01), Steven Horsford (D-Nev.-04), and Susie Lee (D-Nev.-03) joined Governor Steve Sisolak in a letter asking Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett to select the Nevada Air National Guard Base in Reno as the location for its new Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron (AES). The governor and the members of Congress cite the 152nd Airlift … Continue Reading


January 03, 2020

Cortez Masto Highlights Senator McConnell’s Obstruction of Health Care Bills in the Senate

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today spoke out about how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has blocked progress on House-passed legislation to improve health care coverage and decrease health care costs. "Mitch McConnell refuses to let the Senate vote on dozens of pieces of legislation that have passed the House of Representatives, including major health care legislation that could lower costs and improve coverage for millions of people in Nevada … Continue Reading


January 03, 2020

Cortez Masto Unveils 2019 Annual Report, Touts Year’s Accomplishments for Nevada Families

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today released her 2019 Annual Report, which highlights some of the senator's work on behalf of Nevadans over the past year. In 2019, Senator Cortez Masto helped secure over $300 million in grant funding, introduced 61 bills and amendments on issues that affect Nevada families, and helped hundreds of Nevadans with cases pending with federal agencies. In addition, the senator has helped draft and pass numerous policy priorities … Continue Reading


December 23, 2019

Cortez Masto Applauds Passage of Bill to Expand Broadband Investment in Rural Communities

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) celebrated the passage of bipartisan legislation she cosponsored to preserve jobs and encourage infrastructure development as part of the final FY 2020 funding bill. Introduced by Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.), the Revitalizing Underdeveloped Rural Areas and Lands (RURAL) Act expands tax-exempt cooperative organizations' access to government grants and assistance, including rural broadband grants and FEMA … Continue Reading


December 23, 2019

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Legislation to Give Tribes More Resources to Respond to Opioid Epidemic and Mental Health Issues

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) in introducing a bill to help tribal communities in Nevada and across the country access the resources they need to support people who are struggling with mental health or substance use issues. "Substance use disorder has touched every corner of this nation, but few communities have been hit as hard as Native Americans and Native Alaskans. This legislation will empower tribes to provide quality, … Continue Reading


December 20, 2019

Nevada Governor, Congressional Delegation Advocate for 152nd Airlift Wing to Transition to C-130J Aircraft

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and U.S. Representatives Dina Titus (D-Nev.-01), Mark Amodei (R-Nev.-02), Steven Horsford (D-Nev.-04), and Susie Lee (D-Nev.-03) joined Governor Steve Sisolak in an appeal to Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett to consider transitioning the Nevada Air National Guard's (NVANG) 152nd Airlift Wing (152d AW) to the C-130J aircraft during fiscal year 2020. In a letter to Barrett, the governor and … Continue Reading


December 20, 2019

Cortez Masto Statement on the Passing of Harriet Trudell

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev) released the following statement on the passing of women's rights icon Harriet Trudell. "I'm deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Harriet Trudell. As a steadfast advocate for social change, she forged the path on women's rights, civil rights and the fight against Yucca Mountain. Her fighting spirit changed hearts and her determination changed minds, making her a key ally for Nevada Democrats and a force to be reckoned with … Continue Reading


December 20, 2019

Cortez Masto, Colleagues Demand Answers from DHS and ICE on Termination of Immigration Detention Hotline

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) called on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to provide justification for the termination of the National Immigration Detention Hotline, created by Freedom for Immigrants (FFI), and the subsequent retaliation perpetrated … Continue Reading

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