Catherine Cortez Masto

Nevada

2016 margin: 2.4%

Biden\Trump margin: +2%

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EXPERIENCE

Assistant County Manager, Clark County, 2002-2007

Executive Vice Chancellor, Nevada System of Higher Education, 2003

Chief of Staff, Governor Bob Miller, 1998-2002

Assistant, United States Attorney, 2000-2002

Federal Criminal Prosecutor, United States Attorney's Office, Washington District of Columbia, 1999-2001

Southern District Director, Governor Bob Miller, 1995-1998

Attorney General, State of Nevada, 2007-2014

Chair, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, United States Senate, 2017-present

Senator, United States Senate, Nevada, 2016-present

 

MASTO ON THE ISSUES

Rated 100% by Nevada Advocates for Planned Parenthood Affiliates (votesmart.org)

 

"I am a strong believer in a woman’s right to choose and will oppose efforts to criminalize abortion. Reproductive health decisions should be made by a woman and her doctor, not politicians in Washington." (catherinecortezmasto.com)

 

"Cortez Masto's plan would be paid for by repealing wasteful subsidies to Big Oil and corporations that ship American jobs overseas, as well as implementing the 'Buffett Rule' so millionaires aren't able to pay a lower effective tax rate than their administrative assistants." (votesmart.org)

 

"Our economy is slowly recovering from the economic crisis, but too many middle class families are still struggling to make ends meet […] That's why I believe Nevada's working families should take home more of what they have earned with a $1,000 tax cut for middle lass families." (votesmart.org)

 

"As U.S. Senator, I will work to ensure we are fully utilizing Nevada’s abundance of wind, solar, and geothermal energy resources and increase investments in renewable energy technology to create green jobs here in Nevada." (catherinecortezmasto.com)

 

"The Clean Power Plan is a bold step not just in lowering carbon emissions, but also in creating the clean energy jobs of the future. With our abundance of wind, solar, and geothermal energy, Nevada has been a leader in moving away from carbon emissions and embracing a clean energy economy that has created good-paying jobs in our state that can't be shipped overseas." (votesmart.org)

 

Rated 7% by National Rifle Association (votesmart.org)

 

"Like many other gun owners, I believe that failure to take action to reduce gun violence is yet another issue where Washington is letting down Nevada families. Background checks are a commonsense proposal to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill. I would have preferred for Congress to pass bipartisan background checks legislation. But instead, Congress continues to let partisanship, dysfunction, and gridlock win out over common sense proposals to save lives." (votesmart.org)

 

"We need real immigration reform that secures our borders and provides a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Until then, these executive actions are necessary to prevent families from being torn apart." (votesmart.org)

 

"ISIS is determined to continue to attack us and we must destroy them before more innocent lives are taken. This starts by Congress declaring war on ISIS. We also need to directly arm and train the Iraqi Kurds to help combat ISIS, as well as increase targeted air strikes and continue supporting our allies in the region to root out terrorists." (catherinecortezmasto.com)

 

"Nevada's seniors have worked hard for their retirement and we must protect and strengthen the benefits that they have paid into their entire lives [...] That doesn't mean turning Social Security over to Wall Street or turning Medicare into a voucher program…” (votesmart.org)

 

NEVADA POLITICS

In recent cycles, Democrats have generally won Nevada by slight, but consistent margins. In fact, of the 50 states, it saw the least movement between the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections— Biden's 2.4% edge in the state was unchanged from Hillary Clinton’s margin.

 

Nevada may be to Republicans what North Carolina is to Democrats: a state that typically leans the other way but is winnable in the right circumstances. Whatever candidate Republicans run against her, it’s safe to say that Cortez Masto will want to make sure the famous “Reid machine” is firing on all cylinders in late 2022. Named for her predecessor, former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), the Reid machine can hold Republicans at bay. When the Democrats’ vaunted Las Vegas-area turnout operation is strong — like in 2016, 2018, and 2020 — it keeps the state blue. But when it’s not — like in 2014— Republicans can win in Nevada.

COMMITTEES

+CAUCUSES

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee

Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Indian Affairs

 Rules and Administration Ranking Committee
Subcommittee on Economic Policy

Subcommittee on Energy  Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection

Subcommittee on Health Care

Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development

Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness

Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining

Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy

Subcommittee on Water and Power