Press Releases

February 20, 2020

Cortez Masto Tours Sierra Nevada Job Corps

Reno, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today toured the Sierra Nevada Job Corps facility and discussed her legislative efforts to expand apprenticeship programs and ensure every Nevadan has the necessary tools to find and keep good paying jobs. "Investing in students across Nevada is critical to developing a robust 21st century workforce. Sierra Nevada Job Corps Center (SNJCC) is doing just that by working to make sure every Nevadan can pursue vocational training, no … Continue Reading

February 19, 2020

Cortez Masto, Crapo, Risch Lead Bipartisan Call to Support Medicare Advantage

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), and Jim Risch (R-Idaho), along with 61 of their colleagues, sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma expressing support for the Medicare Advantage program. Nationwide, 3,148 Medicare Advantage plans will be available for individual enrollment for the 2020 plan year. "Health care is one of Nevadans' top concerns, which is why I want to make sure that seniors … Continue Reading

February 19, 2020

Cortez Masto Hosts Roundtable With Nevada Home Health Care Workers

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) hosted a roundtable yesterday with home health care workers represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) to discuss ways she can support health care and public service employees through her advocacy for collective bargaining rights, workplace protections and good paying jobs for all Nevadans. "Home health care workers are the unsung heroes of the health care industry. They work hard every day providing … Continue Reading

February 18, 2020

Cortez Masto, Horsford Attend Tax Fair with UnidosUS to Provide Tax Preparation Resources to Latino Families in Nevada

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today joined UnidosUS, Congressman Steven Horsford and United Way of Southern Nevada at the "Adelante 2020" Economic Forum and Tax Fair. During the event, the senator participated in a panel discussion on how to maximize economic opportunities for Latinos and spoke about her work in the Senate to ensure fair federal tax policies that support Nevada's middle class and Latino families. The forum also included free tax assistance for … Continue Reading

February 18, 2020

Cortez Masto Visits Cimarron Memorial Robotics Program, Touts WORKER Act

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today toured Cimarron Memorial High School and met with students in its award-winning robotics program. She discussed her cosponsorship of the WORKER Act, which would promote STEM education in public schools, maker programs to teach hands-on skills, registered apprentice programs, and training for workers in in-demand industries. Representatives from the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Nevada Department of Employment, … Continue Reading

February 18, 2020

Cortez Masto Meets with Southern Nevada Health District to Discuss Clark County’s Response to Global Coronavirus Outbreak

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today joined the Southern Nevada Health District to discuss Clark County's latest efforts in response to the global outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus and how best she can support Nevada to strengthen public health and emergency response efforts. Nevada currently has no confirmed cases of coronavirus, but the Health District is continuing to monitor the situation closely in coordination with state, local and federal health care … Continue Reading

February 15, 2020

Cortez Masto Celebrates Black History Month at Springs Preserve Festival

Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today attended the 11th Annual Black History Month Festival at Springs Preserve. "It was an honor to join my fellow Nevadans in celebrating Black History Month today. The Black History Festival is a beautiful opportunity to highlight people who have dreamed big and achieved remarkable things. Witnessing and uplifting the successes of Black Nevadans and national figures helps inspire the next generation and gives them the … Continue Reading

February 14, 2020

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bill to Support Small Business Energy Innovation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored legislation that allows small businesses to gain access to premier facilities at the Department of Energy's National Laboratories. Introduced by Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), the Small Businesses Partnering with National Labs Act will spur business innovation and stimulate a culture of private-public collaboration in the energy sector. "Nevada's businesses are the backbone of our communities, and they deserve every … Continue Reading

February 14, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Applaud $26 Million to Update Reno-Tahoe Airport

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) applauded the Department of Transportation (DOT) for awarding Reno-Tahoe International Airport $26,281,250 in discretionary grants for much-needed updates. "This funding will help support the ongoing project to improve Reno-Tahoe's runways and get travelers where they need to go more safely and more quickly. We will keep working to make sure tourism and commerce into and out of the Silver State move … Continue Reading

February 13, 2020

Cortez Masto Votes to Limit Administration’s Power to Escalate Hostilities in Iran

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following statement after voting in support of Senator Tim Kaine's (D-Va.) bipartisan War Powers Resolution to limit the Trump Administration's ability to take further military action against Iran without a debate and a vote in Congress. "As members of Congress, our first priority is keeping the American people safe, which is why we must exercise our Constitutionally mandated oversight responsibilities before this … Continue Reading

February 13, 2020

Cortez Masto, Young, Coons, Introduce Small Business Innovation Voucher Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced the Small Business Innovation Voucher Act to ensure America's small businesses can compete in the 21st century economy. This legislation would create a voucher program at the Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide federal grants for small businesses to partner with institutions of higher education to conduct research and development. This would allow America's small … Continue Reading

February 12, 2020

Cortez Masto Takes Treasury Secretary to Task Over Harmful Trump Administration Budget

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today quizzed Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin about the deep cuts in the Trump administration's proposed 2021 budget to programs that benefit women, children, seniors, Americans with disabilities, farmers and students. She called on Secretary Mnuchin to be more honest and transparent with the people of Nevada about the impact that the budget cuts would have on important programs that protect the most vulnerable. "[I]n the … Continue Reading

February 12, 2020

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Address First Responder Mental Health

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today cosponsored bipartisan legislation directing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to collect data on first responder suicides and determine best practices for identifying and treating post-traumatic stress and combating suicide among firefighters and other first responders. Introduced by Senators Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), the Helping Emergency Responders Overcome (HERO) Act also establishes … Continue Reading

February 12, 2020

Cortez Masto Supports Bipartisan Bill to Increase Access to Mental Health and Addiction Treatment

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored legislation to increase funding available through Medicaid for clinics that treat mental health and addiction. Introduced by Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act renews and expands funding for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) across the country. "Community Behavioral Health Clinics provide critical support to Nevadans struggling … Continue Reading

February 11, 2020

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Establish Affordable Housing Task Force

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored the Task Force on the Impact of the Affordable Housing Crisis Act, which aims to better understand and respond to America's housing affordability crisis by creating a bipartisan housing task force. The task force would evaluate and quantify the impact of housing costs on other government programs and provide recommendations to Congress on how to increase affordable housing options in order to improve life … Continue Reading

February 10, 2020

Cortez Masto: Trump Administration’s Budget Proposal Hurts Nevada

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in reaction to President Trump's FY2021 budget proposal and its potential impact on Nevada. "I was sent to Congress to fight for all Nevadans, and while I'm eager to work with my colleagues in Congress to preserve this budget's funding for our rural communities, there is far too much in this proposal that will hurt Nevada families. This budget proposal targets earned benefit programs like Medicare … Continue Reading

February 10, 2020

Cortez Masto Secures Release of $17.9 Million in Down Payment Assistance for Nevada Homebuyers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today announced the Treasury Department's release of $17.9 million in down payment assistance for Nevada homebuyers in zip codes hardest hit by foreclosures. Eligible homeowners may receive up to $20,000 toward a down payment on a single-family home, condominium, or townhome. Senator Cortez Masto's office has pushed for the disbursement of this second round of funding from Treasury's Down Payment Assistance (DPA) Program for seven … Continue Reading

February 07, 2020

Cortez Masto Highlights Successful Federal Grants Program, Urges Nevadans to Contact Her Office for Grants Assistance

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) celebrated the over $376,656,492 in federal grant funding she helped Nevadans secure in 2019, and urged Nevada businesses, non-profit organizations, tribes and constituents to utilize her office's Grants Assistance Program, which is designed to help Nevadans with all grant-related questions or issues throughout the federal grant application process. The program not only helps constituents identify funding opportunities, but can … Continue Reading

February 06, 2020

Cortez Masto Demands Senator McConnell Allow Vote on Bipartisan Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today highlighted another piece of crucial legislation, the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), that is languishing in the Senate due to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) refusal to bring this bipartisan bill up for a vote. VAWA plays a critical role in addressing gender-based violence and providing services and protections for survivors in Nevada, and across the country. "It's unconscionable that … Continue Reading

February 06, 2020

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bill to Repeal Trump Travel Ban

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored legislation to repeal President Trump's executive order blocking travel from thirteen majority Muslim and developing countries. The National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants (NO BAN) Act repeals President Trump's travel bans, strengthens the Immigration and Nationality Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion, and restores the separation of powers by limiting overly broad executive … Continue Reading

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