VOL. 1, ISSUE 1  February 20, 2018

Senator Cortez Masto Visited
Every Nevada County in 2017
Senator Cortez Masto Touts Tech and
Innovation Bills at CES
Senator Cortez Masto Speaks to the
Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce
Senator Cortez Masto Tours 
Reno Fire Department Station
Senator Cortez Masto Testifies
in Support of Critical Lands Bills
Senator Cortez Masto Meets with
Nevada Families withTPS

1 October Shooting in Las Vegas

Following the horrific mass shooting that occurred on October 1st, 2017, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto delivered her first formal speech on the Senate Floor calling on Congress to do everything in its power to prevent another tragedy like the one that happened in our community from happening again. The Senator testified before a Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing to highlight the need to ban bump stocks from being sold to the public, and worked with Senator Heller to ask the Department of Justice for additional funding to cover overtime hours worked by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the Clark County Fire Department. The Senator also called on health care executives to do whatever they can to help victims of the Las Vegas shooting with their medical costs. Additionally, the senator cosponsored the Fix NICS Act, which prevents violent felons and domestic abusers from purchasing a gun; the Automatic Gun Fire Prevention Act, to ban devices like bump stocks, used to modify semi-automatic weapons to fire at the rate of an automatic weapon; and the Background Check Expansion Act to expand federal background checks on the sale or transfer of all firearms by private sellers, with reasonable exceptions, such as the passing down of a firearm between family members.

Cortez Masto Tours Community Center,
Highlights Need to Address Affordable Housing

In January, Senator Cortez Masto toured the Volunteers of America Reno Community Assistance Center, where she expressed her commitment to expand the supply of affordable housing in order to end homelessness for families, youth, people with disabilities, veterans, survivors of domestic abuse and the elderly. During her first year in office, she met with representatives from local housing advocacy groups, private businesses, and local and national government programs to discuss Northern Nevada’s unique challenges in housing affordability.  During her visit to the Shannon West Homeless Youth Center, the Senator also unveiled a report on the role of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs in Nevada. 

Upcoming Rural Office Hours

Nevadans in rural communities needing assistance with a federal agency can connect with the Senator’s staff in-person:

  • On February 20, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Carson Senior Center located at 911 Beverly Dr, Carson City, NV 89706.
  • On February 22, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Douglas County Senior Center located at 1329 Waterloo Lane Gardnerville, NV 89410.