Press Releases

February 05, 2020

Cortez Masto Highlights Senator McConnell’s Obstruction of Bipartisan Legislation to Support Veterans

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 the Deborah Sampson Act to support women veterans, which passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support in May. Senator Cortez Masto is also urging Leader McConnell to take up numerous other pieces of veterans' legislation introduced in the Senate with bipartisan support. "It's outrageous that Leader McConnell refuses to … Continue Reading

February 04, 2020

Cortez Masto Statement on State of the Union Address

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in response to President Trump's State of the Union address: "Instead of using the State of the Union as an opportunity to unite the country and bring people together, President Trump delivered more broken promises and lies. In the days and weeks before tonight's address, President Trump announced plans to rip health care away from millions of Americans, expand his discriminatory Muslim ban, and … Continue Reading

February 04, 2020

Cortez Masto Urges HUD to Implement Her Manufactured Housing Modernization Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.) sent a letter to Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson urging quick implementation of recently passed legislation to empower communities that choose to make manufactured housing part of their affordable housing plans. This will allow state and local governments to support the development of … Continue Reading

February 03, 2020

Cortez Masto Calls on Senator McConnell to Allow Vote on Anti-Trafficking Bill

Washington, D.C. - Following National Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Prevention Month in January, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today called on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to allow the Senate to vote on the bipartisan Fight Illicit Networks and Detect (FIND) Trafficking Act, which passed the House of Representatives last year. The FIND Trafficking Act would require the Government Accountability Office to conduct a study on how virtual currencies and online … Continue Reading

February 01, 2020

Cortez Masto Honors Black History Month

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today released the following statement commemorating Black History Month. "African Americans have made untold contributions to Nevada and the country. Black History Month memorializes centuries of accomplishments by African Americans in business, politics, education, science, and the arts. Nevada's black community has a long history of shaping and strengthening our great state. From Nelson Stoutmeyer, who in 1872 successfully … Continue Reading

January 31, 2020

Cortez Masto Statement on Senate Republican Vote Against Witnesses & Documents in Senate Impeachment Trial

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following statement after a majority of the Senate Republican Caucus voted to deny Nevadans, and the American people testimony from key witnesses and documents in the Senate impeachment trial: "Today is a sad day for our country and the rule of law in America. The American people were denied a full trial with all of the relevant facts and evidence. As a former Attorney General for the State of Nevada, I know what a … Continue Reading

January 31, 2020

Cortez Masto Invites Reno Police Chief as Guest for State of the Union Address

Senator praises Chief Soto for making access to mental health resources a priority for the Reno Police Department Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today announced Reno Police Chief Jason Soto as her guest to the State of the Union address. Chief Soto has been a leader in promoting officer safety and wellbeing by providing innovative mental health resources and peer support to his department. He previously joined Senator Cortez Masto at a law enforcement … Continue Reading

January 30, 2020

Cortez Masto Statement on State of Nevada Suit to Certify the ERA

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following statement after Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford announced Nevada will join in a lawsuit to require the Archivist of the United States to certify the Equal Rights Amendment as the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. "Nevadans ratified the Equal Rights Amendment in 2017, making us the 36th state to do so. Now that three-quarters of the states have approved the amendment's protections for every American … Continue Reading

January 30, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Introduce Bill to Boost Investments in Nevada’s Booming Solar and Geothermal Industries

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) introduced legislation to encourage the growth of Nevada's renewable energy projects by extending and expanding renewable energy credits. The Solar and Geothermal Tax Credit Expansion Act would extend the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and residential renewable energy tax credit, as well as create tax parity for geothermal and other renewable energy technologies. The bill will support groundbreaking renewable … Continue Reading

January 30, 2020

Cortez Masto: Administration’s Medicaid Block Grant Rule Threatens American Families’ Access to Health Care

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration's new proposal to rip away health care from millions of Americans by ending Medicaid as we know it and converting it to an optional capped block grant for states. This proposal could result in harmful cuts to Medicaid programs across the country and put millions of Americans at risk of losing access to comprehensive health care coverage. "The Trump … Continue Reading

January 29, 2020

Cortez Masto, Portman Introduce Legislation to Continue Technical Assistance Program for Small and Rural Physician Groups

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) introduced legislation to ensure that small and rural physician practices participating in Medicare's new Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) have access to the technical assistance they need to comply with program rules. MIPS requires physicians to complete complex reporting in order to be eligible for Medicare payments and raises. This bill will help rural and small practices that are struggling … Continue Reading

January 29, 2020

Cortez Masto Joins Call for Trump to Publicly Commit to Protecting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) in demanding President Trump retract his comments stating that he'd be open to cutting earned benefits like Medicare or Social Security to pay for his tax giveaway to the wealthiest individuals and corporations. Despite the Administration's claims that the bill was a tax cut for working people, it has failed to deliver for many American families. It has also exploded the deficit, which … Continue Reading

January 28, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Announce $1.1 Million in Emergency Preparedness Funding

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) applauded a $1,131,447 grant to the State of Nevada from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to fund pre-disaster mitigation projects. "These funds will help increase the resiliency of communities across Nevada in the face of possible wildfires, winter storms, floods or other natural disasters. The safety of Nevada families is our top priority, and we'll … Continue Reading

January 28, 2020

Cortez Masto, Jones Introduce Bill to Promote STEM Education, Apprenticeships & Training

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Senator Doug Jones (D.-Ala.) today introduced legislation to promote education and training for workers in in-demand industries, including expanding all-important registered apprentice programs. The Working On Rewarding and Keeping Employees Resilient (WORKER) Act will ensure employees have access to good paying careers in skilled jobs throughout Nevada and the nation. "I'm committed to ensuring that Nevada workers remain … Continue Reading

January 27, 2020

Cortez Masto Touts Casework Success, Encourages Nevadans Needing Assistance with Federal Agencies to Contact Office

Washington, D.C. - In the past year, the Office of U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) has helped over 1,800 Nevadans with requests for assistance navigating federal agencies and government programs. Recently, Senator Cortez Masto helped Robin from Southern Nevada secure more than $4,000 in back pay on her Social Security benefit, and helped Dawn from Reno hold Wells Fargo accountable when they refused to refund payment on a fraudulently endorsed check. Additional examples of the … Continue Reading

January 25, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Applaud Transit Grant for Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) applauded the Tribal Transit Grant Program, administered by the Federal Transit Administration, for awarding the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe $137,180 to fund improved transit services. "This funding will help members of the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe get where they are going more easily and reliably. We are committed to pushing in the Senate to support our tribal communities' needs for transportation, … Continue Reading

January 24, 2020

Cortez Masto Touts Progress in Deterring Illegal Robocalls, Promises to Fight for Additional Consumer Protections in 2020

Washington, D.C. - In response to recent reports that Nevada is second among states hardest hit by robocalls, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) emphasized her commitment to pushing Congress to further protect Nevadans and crack down on fraudulent telemarketers by acting on her legislation in 2020. "This past year, I was proud to help lead the Senate toward making important progress ensuring that no consumer is bothered, deceived or scammed by unwanted robocalls. I'm proud to have … Continue Reading

January 24, 2020

Cortez Masto, Romney Urge Administration to Provide Details on U.S. Military Strategy in Syria

Senators say coherent administration strategy is necessary to achieve U.S. objectives in Syria, including defeat of ISIS. Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) wrote to Department of Defense (DoD) Secretary Mark Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley requesting they provide detailed information about the mission of U.S. troops currently deployed in Syria, including steps taken to protect them from potential … Continue Reading

January 24, 2020

DOJ Releases Funds for 1October Survivors After Inquiry from Senators Cortez Masto and Rosen

Washington, D.C. - One day after U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) urged the Department of Justice (DOJ) to release six months' worth of the more than $16 million awarded to the state of Nevada to assist survivors of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival Massacre, the Department freed the funds provided through the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP). "Two years ago, Las Vegas experienced the deadliest mass shooting in modern American … Continue Reading

January 24, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen, Risch Introduce Bill to Help Protect Small Businesses From Cyber Attacks

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), along with Senators Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and James Risch (R-Idaho), introduced legislation to help protect small businesses from expensive data breaches and cyber-attacks. The SECURE Small Business Act would establish a cooperative at the Small Business Administration (SBA) to help small businesses access information on data protection best-practices and enable them to purchase cybersecurity products together at lower prices. … Continue Reading

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