Press Releases

March 24, 2021

Cortez Masto, Menendez Introduce Bicameral Resolution Recognizing the Heritage, Culture, and Contributions of Latinas

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) introduced a resolution to celebrate and honor the contributions of Latinas in the United States. The Senators' resolution, introduced during National Women's History Month, honors the heritage, culture and contributions of Latinas in a variety of fields while acknowledging the pervasive barriers that prevent their full recognition as equal members of society. Representative Lou Correa (D-Calif.) … Continue Reading

March 23, 2021

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March 23, 2021

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bill to Address Surge of Anti-Asian Hate Crimes During Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined bicameral legislation introduced by Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Representative Grace Meng (D-N.Y.) to address the rise of hate crimes and violence targeted at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). The COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act would assign a point person at the Department of Justice (DOJ) to expedite the review of COVID-19-related hate crimes, provide support for state and local law enforcement agencies to … Continue Reading

March 23, 2021

On Anniversary of ACA, Cortez Masto Highlights Crucial Health Care Protections in the American Rescue Plan

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today released the following statement on the 11th anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act, which President Obama signed into law on March 23, 2010. Cortez Masto released a new video this morning detailing crucial provisions of the American Rescue Plan she worked to secure in order to protect and expand access to quality, affordable health care. "It has never been more urgent for Nevadans to be able to access … Continue Reading

March 22, 2021

NEW: Cortez Masto Announces $92 Million to Help Safely Open Nevada Schools

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that the American Rescue Plan will provide the state of Nevada with $92.7 million in April to support COVID-19 screening testing for teachers, staff and students so Nevada schools can continue to re-open safely for in-person instruction. "Nevada's children need safe, in-person instruction after a year of uncertainty, and I worked to secure this funding to make sure we can reopen our schools as quickly and safely as … Continue Reading

March 19, 2021

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March 19, 2021

NEW: Cortez Masto, Rosen Announce $10.1 Million for Nevada Tribes’ Housing

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), a member of the Senate Committees on Indian Affairs and Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and Senator Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced that 17 Native and Tribal communities in Nevada will receive a total of $10,125,763 for the development of affordable housing projects. The Senators worked to secure this funding for Tribal governments and Native communities as part of the American Rescue Plan, which represents the single … Continue Reading

March 18, 2021

Cortez Masto Votes to Confirm Xavier Becerra to Lead HHS

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) voted to confirm California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as the next Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "We must work together as a nation to overcome the pandemic, and I look forward to working with Secretary Becerra to defeat COVID-19 and to ensure that Nevada has the resources and support it needs to get us back to normal and to get people back to work. Beyond the pandemic, there are … Continue Reading

March 18, 2021

Cortez Masto Introduces “For the People” Act to Protect Democracy & Voting Rights

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and U.S Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) in sponsoring sweeping legislation to combat voter suppression, get dark money out of politics, and protect our democracy from foreign interference. "American democracy is under attack, with states targeting voters of color and suppressing their right to vote, dark money flooding our elections, and bad actors from … Continue Reading

March 17, 2021

Cortez Masto Introduces Bills to Combat Housing Discrimination

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) re-introduced comprehensive legislation to address housing discrimination. With the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbating the affordable housing crises facing the United States and specifically Nevada, Cortez Masto is introducing the Housing Fairness Act to fully fund nationwide fair housing efforts and the Home Loan Quality Transparency Act to reinstate federal housing protections to ensure lenders are held accountable for … Continue Reading

March 17, 2021

Cortez Masto Leads Bill to Expand Access to Loans

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) introduced the Expanding Access to Lending Options Act, bipartisan legislation to expand access to lending options for hardworking families across the country. The bill will allow credit unions more flexibility in the type of loans they may offer, providing consumers with more options and better payment plans, including for student and agricultural loans. "Credit unions offer opportunity to many Nevadans, … Continue Reading

March 16, 2021

Cortez Masto Introduces Bill to Increase Housing Affordability and Improve Transportation Planning

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today introduced legislation to make more housing available and improve congestion by including housing considerations in transportation planning. The Better Planning and Land-Use for Accessible Neighborhoods (PLAN) Act would create more affordable housing and better integrate transportation between homes and jobs to make it easier to commute to and from work. This legislation would provide a more equitable transportation … Continue Reading

March 16, 2021

Cortez Masto Introduces Bill to Protect Defrauded Consumers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) re-introduced legislation to protect American consumers who sue corporations for fraud. The End Double Taxation of Successful Consumer Claims Act will help ensure that people who win fraud cases receive the full amount of the damages they are awarded, rather than being unfairly taxed on fees awarded to their attorneys. "Since my time as Nevada's Attorney General, I've been working to defend the Silver State's consumers from … Continue Reading

March 15, 2021

Cortez Masto Votes to Confirm Congresswoman Deb Haaland as Secretary of the Interior

U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) voted today to confirm Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-N.M.-01) as Secretary of the Interior. "Congresswoman Deb Haaland is committed to protecting public lands, ensuring our natural resources are available for future generations, and confronting climate change. She holds an important perspective as the first Native woman in a Cabinet-level position and first Native American Secretary of the Department of the Interior, which is positioned to benefit … Continue Reading

March 12, 2021

Cortez Masto, Rosen Call for COVID-19 Data Collection in Immigration Detention Facilities

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) this week joined their Senate and House colleagues in reintroducing the bicameral COVID-19 in Immigration Detention Data Act, legislation that would require immigration-detention facilities to collect and publicly report data about COVID-19 cases, vaccine distribution, and the preventative measures in place in these facilities. "From the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have called on the Department … Continue Reading

March 11, 2021

Cortez Masto & Rosen Re-Introduce Bill to Create National Veterans Cemetery in Elko

Washington, D.C. -?U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) re-introduced legislation to authorize the creation of the Elko Veterans Cemetery. The Senators' legislation would authorize the transfer of the land needed for use as a national cemetery. Last September, Senator Cortez Masto announced that she had secured a verbal agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to speed up the Elko Veterans' Cemetery project. "I've been working alongside Elko's … Continue Reading

March 11, 2021

Cortez Masto: The American Rescue Plan Will Make A Real Difference for Nevada Families

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today released the following statement after President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law. Cortez Masto secured a number of priorities for Nevada in the final legislation, including funding for workers' health care coverage, $750 million in emergency relief for the tourism industry, and $4 billion in state and local funding for Nevada. The package will help deliver $1,400 stimulus checks for struggling families, … Continue Reading

March 11, 2021

NEW: Cortez Masto Named Third Most Effective Democrat in the Senate

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) is the third most effective Democratic Senator, according to a new analysis from the Center for Effective Lawmaking. As measured by the Center's metrics, Cortez Masto stands out as the most effective Democrat serving a first term, and the Center recognized her bipartisan leadership on issues concerning law enforcement suicide and human trafficking in the 116th … Continue Reading

March 11, 2021

Cortez Masto, Durbin Introduce Legislation to Allow Dreamers to Work in Congress

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) this week introduced the American Dream Employment Act, legislation to rescind the current prohibition on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients working or participating in paid internships in Congress. "The laws created here in Congress affect the whole country, yet for too long we have failed to reflect America's diversity in our policy making … Continue Reading

March 10, 2021

Cortez Masto Introduces Bill to Invest in America’s Schools, Students

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today led Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) in introducing the Renew America's Schools Act, bipartisan legislation to support America's schools in making critical infrastructure upgrades that improve energy efficiency and reduce costs. "Our kids deserve the healthiest possible environments for … Continue Reading

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