Catherine understands the value of every dollar. After becoming a first generation college graduate from the University of Nevada, Reno, she worked at a construction company to save up money so she could pay for her dream of going to law school. When Catherine returned to Las Vegas, she helped her grandmother balance her checkbook every week — helping her figure out how she was going to make it off of her Social Security and Medicare benefits to pay the bills and put food on the table.
Those experiences shaped Catherine and taught her to respect Nevadans’ hard-earned money. In the Senate, she’s eliminated taxpayer subsidies for lobbyists and spearheaded efforts to reduce Medicare and unemployment fraud. She worked with Republican Senators Mike Lee of Utah and Jeff Flake of Arizona on legislation to eliminate wasteful government spending.