Press Releases

April 27, 2023

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Improve Community Safety and Banking Access for Legal Cannabis Businesses

Bipartisan legislation would ensure that legal cannabis businesses can access critical financial services, increase public safety    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Cortez Masto joined U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.), as well as Representatives Dave Joyce (R-Ohio-14) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.-03), in cosponsoring the bipartisan, bicameral Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act to ensure that legal cannabis businesses have … Continue Reading

April 26, 2023

Cortez Masto, Rosen Urge Department of the Interior to Support National Monument Designation at Bahsahwahbee in Eastern Nevada

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) sent a letter to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland urging the Biden Administration to support a national monument designation at Bahsahwahbee, also known as Swamp Cedars, in eastern Nevada. In the letter, Cortez Masto and Rosen wrote in strong support of the proposal from the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, the Ely Shoshone Tribe, and the Duckwater Shoshone Tribe that seeks to preserve this … Continue Reading

April 25, 2023

During National Fair Housing Month, Cortez Masto Fights To Protect Veterans And Working Families From Housing Discrimination

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored the Fair Housing Improvement Act of 2023 to protect veterans and working families from housing discrimination. Cortez Masto has been a strong advocate for combatting housing discrimination, leading comprehensive legislation to fully fund nationwide fair housing efforts and reinstate federal housing protections to ensure lenders are held accountable for discriminatory lending practices. "I'm doing all I can to … Continue Reading

April 25, 2023

Cortez Masto Announces $2.1 Million in Water Conservation Funding for Projects Across Nevada

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that projects in Las Vegas and Reno will receive over $2.1 million in funding from the U.S. Department of the Interior for water conservation and efficiency projects. This funding, delivered in part by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Cortez Masto helped pass, will support upgrades for the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District and help install over 1.5 million square feet of artificial turf at Las Vegas high … Continue Reading

April 25, 2023

Cortez Masto & Risch Introduce Legislation to Protect Critical Mineral Production in the West

Bipartisan Bill Would Stop Misguided Rosemont Decision From Blocking Essential Mining Projects in Nevada Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho) introduced the Mining Regulatory Clarity Act to allow critical mineral production to continue in the West. This legislation would address the recent Rosemont judicial decision, which could upend responsible mining projects by prohibiting mining-support activities, like waste or processing, on … Continue Reading

April 24, 2023

Cortez Masto, Rosen Lead Bipartisan Letter in Support of Nevada’s Application to Fund High-Speed Rail Between Las Vegas and Southern California

Project Is Predicted to Bolster Tourism, Create 35,000 Good-Paying Jobs, Ease Traffic on Interstate-15 Annually, And Reduce More Than 400,000 Tons Of Carbon Emissions Each Year Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) led a bipartisan group of colleagues in a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation in strong support of Nevada’s recently submitted application to fund construction of a high-speed rail system between Las … Continue Reading

April 24, 2023

In Response to Calls From Cortez Masto, $4.5 Million Coming to Nevada to Help Build More Affordable Housing

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco (FHLB-SF) is directing $4.5 million in targeted funding to the state of Nevada to help build more affordable housing and support down payment assistance. Senator Cortez Masto was instrumental in securing this funding. Throughout her time in the Senate, Senator Cortez Masto has pushed for Nevada to get its fair share of FHLBank investments including through grants … Continue Reading

April 24, 2023

The Nevada Independent Highlights Cortez Masto’s Successful Push to Build More Affordable Housing

In Case You Missed It, the Nevada Independent highlighted Senator Catherine Cortez Masto's (D-Nev.) successful push to secure affordable housing funding from the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco (FHLB-SF) for Nevada. Cortez Masto has led national efforts to ensure the FHLB System is directing adequate funding toward affordable housing and community development, and her work is beginning to pay off both locally and across the country. Thanks to Senator Cortez Masto, Nevada will benefit … Continue Reading

April 21, 2023

Cortez Masto Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Abortion Pill Access

Reno, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court's decision not to block access to the abortion pill, mifepristone, while litigation continues. Mifepristone is the most common abortion method in the country, and it has been proven safe and effective. Earlier this year, Cortez Masto raised the alarm about far-right extremists' efforts to ban the abortion pill nationwide with this case. "Nevadans and all Americans … Continue Reading

April 21, 2023

Cortez Masto Calls on Administration to Support Growth of Nevada’s Solar Industry, Prevent Tariffs from Hurting Industry Jobs

Reno, Nev. - At a U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Hearing yesterday, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) reiterated her support for Nevada's solar industry and urged Energy Secretary Granholm to oppose any efforts to re-impose tariffs on solar panels from partner countries that are critical for American solar jobs. Last June, Senator Cortez Masto pushed the Biden administration to announce a two-year suspension of solar tariffs that could have killed American jobs … Continue Reading

April 21, 2023

Cortez Masto, Klobuchar & Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation, Lower Costs for Americans

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and 20 of her colleagues introduced legislation to boost Medicare's ability to negotiate drug prices and lower prescription drug costs for consumers. The Strengthening Medicare and Reducing Taxpayer (SMART) Prices Act, which would give the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) additional authority to negotiate prices for drugs covered under Medicare Part D. This legislation builds … Continue Reading

April 21, 2023

Cortez Masto and Colleagues Call For Temporary Protected Status Redesignation for El Salvador and Honduras

Reno, Nev. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and 117 lawmakers in both chambers of Congress are calling on the Biden administration to continue to protect displaced Salvadorans and Hondurans by redesignating El Salvador and Honduras for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). "We urge you to redesignate Honduras and El Salvador for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), as it is unsafe for the nationals of these countries to be returned at this time due to severe environmental damage … Continue Reading

April 21, 2023

NYT Highlights Cortez Masto’s Push to Crack Down on Xylazine

In Case You Missed It, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) is leading the charge in Congress to address the growing threat of xylazine, the horse tranquilizer “contributing to the rise in overdose deaths across the country.” New York Times: The Fight Over a Drug That Is Great for Horses but Horrific for Humans By Jan Hoffman, 4/20/23 To Dr. Spratling, xylazine is a vital analgesic and sedative, which he also occasionally uses in cattle, for procedures like C-sections in cows … Continue Reading

April 20, 2023

Cortez Masto Votes to Pass Bipartisan Legislation to Support Nevada Firefighters

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) voted to pass the bipartisan Fire Grants and Safety Act through the U.S. Senate. The bill will extend federal funding programs that Nevada firefighters depend on and provide fire departments with the resources they need to keep communities safe. "I've worked hard in the Senate to make sure our firefighters have the resources they need to fight fires and keep Nevadans safe," said Senator Cortez Masto. "Extending these … Continue Reading

April 20, 2023

Cortez Masto Pushes Bipartisan Legislation to Promote Professional Development for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) is reintroducing two pieces of bipartisan legislation to promote professional development in entrepreneurship for underserved students and to support new business development and growth in Nevada and across the country. "I'm working to ensure that the next generation of Nevada's innovators can get a strong start on their brightest ideas and to make it easier to start new businesses," said Senator Cortez Masto. "My … Continue Reading

April 19, 2023

On Senate Floor, Cortez Masto Rails Against Extremists’ Attempt to Strip Veterans of Reproductive Freedom

FTP for TV stations is available here. "I'm working to ensure we protect veterans' rights to essential health care…We trust these women to make critical decisions in the line of duty to protect our national security. So why don't extremists on the right trust them to make decisions about their own bodies?" "There are 550,000 women veterans who get their health care through the VA…That's why the VA's new rule is so critical to protecting veterans' health and why extremist … Continue Reading

April 18, 2023

Cortez Masto, Rosen, Horsford Urge Administration to Declare a Major Disaster in Nevada After Severe Winter Storms

This Declaration would open access to federal funds to help protect Nevadans’ homes and businesses  Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), U.S Senator Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), and Congressman Steven Horsford (D-Nev.-04) sent a letter in support of Governor Joe Lombardo’s request urging President Biden to issue a Major Disaster Declaration for Nevada in the wake of a series of severe winter storms. The storms have resulted in devastating … Continue Reading

April 18, 2023

Cortez Masto, Rosen Announce Nearly $3.5 Million in Funding for Rural Communities She Secured in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Washington, D.C.  – Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced $3,411,616 in funding headed to Nevada through the U.S. Forest Service from the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program to support public schools, roads and other local services in rural Nevada. Cortez Masto and Rosen ensured the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law reauthorized funding for the SRS program to assist rural communities across the country.  “I fought to … Continue Reading

April 14, 2023

Cortez Masto Joins AAPI Community Leaders at HAPI Medical Center and Highlights Her Efforts to Expand Affordable Health Care Access and Lower Drug Costs

Las Vegas, Nev. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) toured the Healthy Asians & Pacific Islanders (HAPI) Medical Center with Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community leaders to highlight her efforts to expand access to affordable health care for all Nevadans, including legislation she’s leading to hold Big Pharma accountable and lower drug prices by penalizing drug companies for raising prices faster than the rate of inflation. “HAPI is doing … Continue Reading

April 14, 2023

Cortez Masto Joins Amicus Brief Urging Supreme Court to Prevent Dangerous Ruling From Restricting Access to Abortion Pill Nationwide & and Upending FDA Approval Process

Las Vegas, Nev. - Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senators Schumer, Murray, Durbin, Sanders, and Blumenthal and 253 total Members of Congress on an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. FDA, in support of the Biden administration's appeal of a federal district court ruling that suspends the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) more than 20-year-old approval of mifepristone as well as the decision by the Court of Appeals for … Continue Reading

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