Press Releases

August 03, 2021

Cortez Masto Urges Tech CEOs to Combat Spanish-Language Disinformation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senators Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.), and 23 colleagues in calling on tech CEOs to act on the rampant spread of Spanish and other non-English language disinformation across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Nextdoor. "We write to express our serious concerns regarding the increasing rate of Spanish and other non-English language disinformation … Continue Reading


July 29, 2021

Cortez Masto Statement on White House Meeting on Immigration Reform and Reconciliation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after meeting with President Joe Biden at the White House. "Today at the White House I urged President Biden to support our efforts to pass immigration reform through reconciliation. For decades, politicians have refused to act to fix our broken immigration system, and this is our opportunity to ensure we are treating workers and families with dignity. A reconciliation bill that balances border … Continue Reading


July 29, 2021

Senator Cortez Masto, Representatives Lee, Huffman, and Stewart Introduce Bicameral, Bipartisan Legislation to Transform Water Management in the West

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today introduced legislation to get critical water use data in the hands of farmers, ranchers, and decision-makers for improved water management across the Western U.S. The Open Access Evapotranspiration (OpenET) Act would establish a program under the Department of the Interior (DOI) to use publicly available data from satellites and weather stations to provide estimates of evapotranspiration (ET), a critical measure of the water … Continue Reading


July 28, 2021

Cortez Masto & Boozman Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Stop Government Bureaucracy From Preventing Veterans With Service-Related Injuries From Accessing Benefits

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and John Boozman (R-Ark.) today introduced new bipartisan legislation to make it easier for veterans who have a service-related medical condition to get the benefits they are entitled to. The Brian Neuman VA Clothing Allowance Improvement Act of 2021 would fix current policy that can prevent veterans from accessing these benefits. Currently, veterans must submit yearly proof of their service-related disability to receive the … Continue Reading


July 22, 2021

Cortez Masto Introduces Comprehensive Legislation to Prevent and Detect Wildfires, Support Fire Recovery Efforts

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today introduced sweeping legislation to help prevent wildfires, fund state-of-the-art firefighting equipment and programs, and support recovery efforts for communities impacted by fires. The comprehensive Western Wildfire Support Act will allow communities in Nevada and across the western U.S. acquire the training, equipment, and funding they need to combat the increasing dangers posed by wild and rangeland fires. In 2020, over … Continue Reading


July 20, 2021

Cortez Masto & Rosen Help Secure Bipartisan Legislation to Support Crime Victims

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) released the following statements after passing the bipartisan VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act of 2021 ("VOCA Fix Act"). When signed by the president, the VOCA Fix Act will make more money available to support crime victims, at no cost to taxpayers. "Survivors and crime victims need to know that we have their backs, and I am committed to getting them the resources and support they need to … Continue Reading


July 20, 2021

With Nevada’s Vaccination Rate for Nursing Home Residents the Lowest in the Country, Cortez Masto & Rosen Urge HHS to Help Boost Vaccinations for Nevada Seniors

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) are calling on Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra to help boost COVID-19 vaccinations for Nevada seniors. Nevada has the lowest vaccination rate for nursing home residents in the country, at 61%. Cortez Masto and Rosen are urging HHS to focus federal resources on addressing vaccine hesitancy among this group of Nevadans, which has been especially hard hit by the virus. "Across the … Continue Reading


July 16, 2021

Cortez Masto Statement on Ruling Against DACA Program

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today issued the following statement after a Texas judge ruled against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and blocked the Department of Homeland Security from approving new DACA applications. "This ruling is wrong and will threaten the safety of tens of thousands of new DACA applicants who will no longer be able to pursue protected status. It must be overturned. The U.S. is the only home that Dreamers have … Continue Reading


July 16, 2021

Cortez Masto, Rosen Reaffirm Support for Cuba’s Pro-Democracy Movement With Bipartisan Resolution

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and U.S. Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.-23), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.-25), and 26 additional congressional members in unveiling a bicameral, bipartisan resolution condemning the Cuban government's violent response to the thousands of Cuban citizens who have taken to the streets to peacefully call for basic human rights and … Continue Reading


July 15, 2021

Cortez Masto: “634,000 Nevada Children Will Benefit From the Child Tax Credit Starting Today”

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement reminding Nevada families that hundreds of dollars per month will flow to their bank accounts starting today, thanks to the expanded Child Tax Credit she helped secure in the American Rescue Plan. She again called on Congress to permanently increase this vital tax relief for working families and their children. Beginning July 15, over 39 million households across the country will get up to $300 … Continue Reading


July 14, 2021

Cortez Masto Passes Legislation out of Committee to Combat Drought and Wildfire, Bring Investments to Nevada

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) secured passage of several Nevada priorities through the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, including her legislation to address drought, reduce wildfires in Nevada, and create jobs across the state by investing in renewable energy projects. These provisions have cleared a key committee hurdle and will be included in the Energy and Natural Resources Committee's infrastructure package, which will now go before … Continue Reading


July 13, 2021

Cortez Masto Introduces Bill to Combat Drought in Nevada and Across the Western U.S.

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today introduced the Large Scale Water Recycling and Drought Resiliency Investment Act to combat drought and protect the water supply of millions of Americans living in Nevada and other western states, including California and Arizona. The bill would create a grant program for large-scale water recycling projects in Nevada and the other sixteen western states and would allow federal funding to be used for an increased range of … Continue Reading


July 09, 2021

Newsletter - A productive two weeks across Nevada


July 08, 2021

Cortez Masto Calls for More Than $500 Million in Funding to Address Student Mental Health Crisis

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) led 17 of her colleagues in a letter calling for an increase of $500 million in federal funding to address the shortage of school-based mental health professionals like psychologists, counselors, and social workers. "There is currently a shortage of school-based mental health professionals in our country," wrote the senators. "National mental health organizations recommend a ratio of one school counselor and one school social … Continue Reading


July 07, 2021

Cortez Masto Urges Education Department to Expand Debt Relief for Student Loan Borrowers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and 21 colleagues in urging Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to expand student debt relief as soon as possible. In a letter to Secretary Cardona, Cortez Masto and her colleagues called for polices that improve and expand our existing student loan repayment and forgiveness programs to ensure borrowers can access the relief they are owed. Specifically, the Senators urged Secretary … Continue Reading


July 01, 2021

Cortez Masto Statement on Supreme Court Voting Rights Case

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today issued the following statement after the Supreme Court weakened key provisions of the Voting Rights Act in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee. "The right to vote is under attack all across the country. The Supreme Court, which had already gutted major provisions of the Voting Rights Act, today weakened it even further. This must serve as a wake-up call, and I urge my colleagues to stand with me and pass the John … Continue Reading


June 30, 2021

Cortez Masto Se Une A Sus Colegas Para Reconocer Los Aportes Que Han Hecho Los Inmigrantes A Los Estados Unidos

Washington, D.C. - La Senadora Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), la primera y única latina en servir en el senado, se unió al Senador Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) y al Representante Ritchie Torres (D-N.Y.-15) en la introducción de una resolución bicameral que reconocería el mes de junio como el "Mes de la Herencia Inmigrante," con el propósito de reflexionar y celebrar los logros y contribuciones que las comunidades inmigrantes han hecho a la historia, … Continue Reading


June 30, 2021

Cortez Masto Joins Colleagues in Recognizing the Accomplishments and Vast Contributions of Immigrants to the United States

Washington, D.C. - The first and only Latina in the U.S. Senate, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-N.Y.-15) in introducing a bicameral resolution recognizing June 2021 as "Immigrant Heritage Month," a time to reflect on and celebrate the accomplishments and vast contributions immigrant communities have made to America's history, economy, and culture. "For so many immigrants, America represents hope and opportunity. That … Continue Reading


June 25, 2021

Cortez Masto Announces $39.8 Million for Henderson City Boulder Highway Project

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today announced $39,851,697 in federal grant funding she has pushed for will be awarded to the Reimagine Boulder Highway Project. Cortez Masto advocated for this funding with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, detailing the importance of improving pedestrian safety and how it would improve the daily lives of many underserved Nevadans in the area. "I pushed for this federal funding because … Continue Reading


June 25, 2021

Cortez Masto, Rosen Urge Secretary Blinken to Help Americans Living Abroad Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) sent a bipartisan letter with their colleagues calling on U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts for the nine million Americans living abroad. The senators urged the administration to donate supplemental doses to U.S. embassies and consulates in coordination with the Department of Defense, prioritizing the vaccination of Americans living in countries where they are … Continue Reading

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