Catherine Cortez Masto for Senate
Senator Catherine Cortez Masto joined leaders of the Ely Shoshone Tribe, Walker River Paiute Tribe, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, and other members of tribal leadership during her rural tour to highlight her fight for tribal communities across Nevada.
Cortez Masto visited the Ely Shoshone tribe and joined Chairwoman Diana Buckner for a tour of the new tribal housing being built with the federal funding Cortez Masto delivered. Later in the week at the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Cortez Masto met with Tribal Chairs, Tribal Councilmembers, and Programmatic Directors from across the state where she emphasized her efforts to bring native voices to the table and her work to deliver federal resources to the 28 tribal communities in Nevada.
“One of my proudest moments in the Senate was signing two bills into law — Savanna’s Act and the Not Invisible Act,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “These bills help to prevent violent crime against Native women and girls and ensure our federal government is working together to respond to missing and trafficked American Indians. The tribes in Nevada should never be left out and I’m honored to serve your communities in the Senate.”
“Senator Cortez Masto has supported and protected women and children from violence and has worked to address the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women crisis in our tribal communities,” said Diana Buckner, Tribal Chairwoman of the Ely Shoshone Tribe. “She has been a true advocate for tribal communities and we really appreciate all of her work in the Senate to help us.”
“Senator Cortez Masto puts in the work for all 28 tribes in Nevada, and she shows up for us,” said Amber Torres, Tribal Chairwoman for Walker River Paiute Tribe. “In the Senate, she sits on the Indian Affairs Committee, which is a huge game-changer for us. It shows that she’s invested in our Tribal communities and gives her more power to work on issues that we care about — not just in Nevada but across the country.”
Cortez Masto has consistently fought for tribal communities in Nevada and recently delivered millions of dollars to fund improvements to the tribal health clinic for the Ely Shoshone Tribe. She has led efforts in the Senate to combat the crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, passing two bills, Savanna’s Act and the Not Invisible Act, that were signed into law in 2020.
She secured the largest investment in Native programs in Senate history through the American Rescue Plan and has been a leader in the fight to expand health care access and improve housing in Native communities in Nevada. With the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, Cortez Masto delivered critical resources to lower energy costs and create clean energy jobs in Indian country.