11/09/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/09/2019 13:15
Las Vegas, Nev. - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) hosted a roundtable with military spouses in Las Vegas yesterday. During the roundtable, Senator Cortez Masto heard from military families about the challenges they face and shared her legislative efforts to support them on issues ranging from health care and housing to taxes and working with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
'As a proud daughter and granddaughter of veterans, it's been instilled in me from a young age that we must always honor the service and sacrifice of our brave men and women in uniform. It was a privilege to sit down with the families of our service members and hear how best I can work on their behalf and advocate for their needs in the Senate. Nevada is proud to be home to military installations like Nellis and Creech Air Force bases and Naval Air Station Fallon, where we welcome thousands of active duty service members and their families. It's one of my top priorities in the United States Senate to do all I can to ensure those families and the heroes serving our country have every support they need.'
Senator Cortez Masto is a cosponsor of numerous recent pieces of legislation to help improve housing, health care and career services for our nation's veterans. The Senate-passed version of the NDAA includes language from the Senator's Better Military Housing Act of 2019 to improve the management of privatized military housing and prioritize the needs of families. She also recently introduced the SERVICE Act, which expands access to mental health services for combat veterans seeking care more than five years after discharge, and the Servicewomen's Health Transition Training Act of 2019 to help service women transitioning from active duty to civilian life learn about the VA health services and benefits available to them. She's also introduced the Accelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors Act, which identifies opportunities to expand veterans' access to public lands for outdoor therapy and rehabilitation treatments.