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Supporting Law Enforcement and Keeping Nevada Safe

As Nevada’s Attorney General, Catherine worked hand-in-hand with law enforcement to crack down on crimes and keep our communities safe. She led the fight to combat sex trafficking and introduced historic legislation that Republican Governor Brian Sandoval signed into law to enhance penalties on traffickers and expand resources for victims. Protecting Nevada’s seniors, homeowners, and veterans from fraud and abuse were among her top priorities. In 2012, she held the Big Banks accountable for their part of the financial crisis and secured $1.9 billion in relief for Nevada homeowners.       

In the Senate, Catherine has worked tirelessly to get Nevada law enforcement the support and resources they need to keep our communities safe. She led both Democrats and Republicans and in calling to fully fund the largest source of assistance to local law enforcement agencies. And she secured federal funding to help the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in the wake of the Route 91 massacre. 

Catherine has been a Senate leader in the fight to protect women and girls. She helped pass bipartisan legislation making sure law enforcement has the necessary resources to fight sex trafficking and is leading a bill to ensure sexual assault survivors receive the help they deserve. Throughout her career, Catherine has worked to keep Native women safe, and she has led bipartisan efforts in the Senate with Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska to end the epidemic of missing, murdered, and trafficked Indigenous women. Her landmark Savanna’s Act and Not Invisible Act to address this crisis were signed into law in 2020.  

Catherine has led efforts to highlight the epidemic of law enforcement suicide, and her bipartisan legislation to combat this crisis was signed into law in 2020. She recently wrote and passed bipartisan legislation with Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa to expand access to much-needed mental health counseling for law enforcement officers to address the growing crisis of police suicides, which was signed into law in November 2021. 

11/22/21

“We can trust her to support law enforcement, regardless of national politics. It’s important for our police, and for all Nevadans, to have a partner like that.”

Reno Police Chief Jason Soto

6/11/19

“With Bills, Cortez Masto Targets Epidemic Of Missing And Slain Indigenous Women

Las Vegas Review-Journal

6/16/21

“Cortez Masto Leads Bipartisan Push For Police Grant Program”

Las Vegas Review-Journal

11/12/16

Catherine Cortez Masto was “a tough-on-crime attorney general.”

Las Vegas Journal Review, Op-Ed

3/23/16

Catherine Cortez Masto “held banks accountable and helped Nevada homeowners hurt by the foreclosure crisis”

Reno Gazette Journal

2/19/15

Catherine Cortez Masto “dedicated herself to fighting sex trafficking in our state”

KVVU

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