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 in securing critical resources for Nevada law enforcement from Sparks to Las Vegas. She helped secure resources for a sophisticated, reality-based training center in Las Vegas to help police train for mass shootings. She also 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.