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Senate OKs Trump's pick for No. 2 job at Energy Department

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's choice to be the Energy Department's No. 2 official. Heller, Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto and other Nevada lawmakers oppose the Trump administration's plans to revive the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository outside Las Vegas.

Cortez Masto says she'll seek clean energy, broadband funds

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto says she plans to introduce legislation aimed at motivating more people and businesses to use renewable energy. The freshman Democrat told reporters Thursday she will likely … Click to Continue »

2 Democratic Senators Say Neil Gorsuch Refused To Meet With Them

WASHINGTON ? Two U.S. senators, Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), say President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, has refused to meet with them in the weeks leading up to his confirmation...Show More Summary

2 Democratic Senators Say Neil Gorsuch Refused To Meet With Them

WASHINGTON ? President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, has refused to meet with at least two Democratic senators, Tammy Duckworth (Ill.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (Nev.), in the weeks leading up to his confirmation...Show More Summary

First Latina Senator: ‘Racist Rhetoric’ Like Steve King’s Has Consequences

7 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) said Tuesday that “racist” comments like the ones made by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) are having consequences across the country, feeding hate unlike anything she’s ever seen. King came under fire this...Show More Summary

Trump’s S.E.C. Nominee Disclosure Offers Rare Glimpse of Clients and Conflicts

Jay Clayton’s disclosure filing may raise questions about his ability to avoid conflicts in leading the Securities and Exchange Commission. But Senator Catherine Cortez Masto’s focus is elsewhere.

Sen. Cortez Masto: Here's why I introduced a bill to thwart Trump's deportation plan

7 months agoNews : The Cutline

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, a freshman senator from Nevada and the body’s first-ever Latina member, aimed her maiden bill squarely at President Trump. The bill rescinded Trump’s executive order making nearly all of the country’s 11Show More Summary

Sen. Cortez Masto says Jeff Sessions should resign to protect Justice Dept.’s ‘integrity’

7 months agoNews : Trending Now

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., is calling for Jeff Sessions to resign as attorney general. “He’s been the attorney general now for less than a month, and we’re questioning whether the top law enforcement official in the country … has committed a crime,” Cortez Masto told Yahoo News on Thursday afternoon. Show More Summary

New Faces in Congress: Catherine Cortez Masto, First Latina Senator

“It’s incredible to have made history,” she said, “but it’s more important to me to be able to bring that diversity to the United States Senate.”

9 Things You Might Not Know About Catherine Cortez Masto

9 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

As a tourism official, her father green-lighted the Las Vegas slogan “What happens here stays here.”

HUD Nominee Ben Carson Dubious of Housing Protections for LGBTQ People

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) questioned Carson about a recent conversation in which he said he didn't want people "vegetating in public housing." The post HUD Nominee Ben Carson Dubious of Housing Protections for LGBTQ People appeared first on Rewire.

The fun begins: new local and national leaders sworn in

Today marked the swearing-in of new elected officials, both here in Oregon and in Congress. Nationally there are a few bittersweet bright spots in the 115th Congress. Kamala Harris, Catherine Cortez Masto, Tammy Duckworth, and Maggie Hassan give Democrats more progressive muscle in the Senate. Show More Summary

Cortez Masto takes Senate seat as first Latina, Nevada woman

Catherine Cortez Masto has been sworn in to the U.S. Senate, becoming Nevada's first female in the upper chamber of Congress and the nation's first Latina senator. Spokesman Stewart Boss … Click to Continue »

How the Culinary Union made Nevada one of 2016's bright spots

11 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Nevada was one of the few bright spots for Democrats as election results came in last week—Democrats swept the state, from Hillary Clinton to Catherine Cortez Masto to the state legislature. UNITE HERE’s powerful Culinary Union Local 226 was key to those victories. Show More Summary

Rank-and-file Democrats strongly oppose Sessions as attorney general: Leadership must listen

11 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Sen.-elect Catherine Cortez Masto is off to a great start in filling the shoes of outgoing Sen. Harry Reid. Here's her statement on Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III possibly becoming U.S. attorney general. x Jeff Sessions for AG? The man supports anti-immigrant policies and was deemed too racist for federal judgeship by GOP Senate. Show More Summary

The First Latina Senator Will Not Let Donald Trump Go Unchecked

11 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Catherine Cortez Masto vowed to be a check and balance on Trump.

Nevada's Cortez Masto breaks barrier as 1st Latina in Senate

Nevada voters made history when they propelled Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto to victory in a tough race, sending the U.S. Senate its first Latina and keeping pugnacious Nevada Sen. Harry … Click to Continue »

The Number of Women of Color in the Senate Is About to Quadruple

Three new women of color were elected to the Senate on Tuesday night. Rep. Tammy Duckworth beat Republican incumbent Mark Kirk in Illinois. Nevada’s former attorney general, Catherine Cortez Masto, won over Republican Rep. Joe Heck in that state’s Senate race to become the United States’ first-ever Latina senator. Show More Summary

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We have four new Democratic female Senators: Tammy Duckworth in Illinois, Kamala Harris in California, Maggie Hassan in New Hampshire, and Catherine Cortez Masto in Nevada.Duckworth, a disabled Iraq War veteran, will be the first Thai American to serve in the U.S. Show More Summary

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