US Senate, NV

Catherine Cortez Masto


  • Leader on protecting our public lands
  • Voted for the Inflation Reduction Act, the most significant action Congress has ever taken to address climate change
  • Earned 96% lifetime score on LCV National Environmental Scorecard


  • Cortez Masto won this competitive race in 2022 by less than 1 point
  • Contributing to this race now will help Cortez Masto build her campaign war chest early, which will undoubtedly be another competitive race in 2028


Catherine Cortez Masto is running for a third term in the U.S. Senate representing Nevada. She was first elected in 2016. Cortez Masto was elected to the post of Nevada Attorney General in 2006 and 2010, where she represented the state in important cases to prevent Yucca Mountain from becoming a nuclear waste storage site and to clean up Lake Mead. Cortez Masto supports protecting Nevada’s treasured lands, including backing President Obama’s 2015 designation of the Basin and Range National Monument. In the Senate she has unveiled a key legislative initiative to strengthen America’s 21st century economy, called the “Innovation State Initiative.” Her legislative package is aimed at cementing Nevada’s place as a leader in innovation and strengthening America’s economic competitiveness in the fields of science, technology, and renewable energy. She is the cosponsor of the Clean Energy for America Act, a bill that would measurably reduce carbon pollution over the next decade through a series of incentives for clean energy and the promotion of new technologies in the private sector. In an effort to spur Nevada’s renewable energy development and production, Cortez Masto cosponsored legislation called the Electric CARS Act to encourage the use and development of electric vehicles, the GEO Act to promote the growth of geothermal energy, especially in the State of Nevada, and the Renewable Energy Extension Act to extend clean energy tax incentives and ensure continued deployment, growth, and innovation of green technologies. Cortez Masto has also defended the Antiquities Act to protect Nevada’s national monuments and worked alongside the Nevada congressional delegation to introduce the Nuclear Waste Informed Consent Act, which would ensure Nevadans have a voice in any plan to store nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain. Cortez Masto is the first Latina senator in United States history. Senator Cortez has earned an impressive lifetime score of 96% on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.

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