Contact: Mike Saccone, Communications Advisor, NWF Action Fund, MikeSaccone@nwa.org, 202-797-6634
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 28, 2022) — The National Wildlife Federation Action Fund has endorsed U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada for re-election, citing her leadership on wildlife conservation, clean energy investments, and her dedication to conserving and restoring public lands.
“As an avid hiker and nature lover, Senator Cortez Masto embodies a true commitment to conservation. She has worked tirelessly to combat climate change and to safeguard America’s cherished public lands by working to protect the Ruby Mountains and blocking efforts to reopen Yucca Mountain. Senator Cortez Masto has an unrivaled ability to work across the aisle, helping pass significant bipartisan conservation legislation and bringing Republicans and Democrats together to prevent homes and businesses in Truckee Meadows from flooding,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation Action Fund. “Nevada is fortunate to have a dedicated and effective champion for wildlife on their side. The National Wildlife Federation Action Fund is proud to endorse Senator Cortez Masto for re-election.”
Cortez Masto has represented Nevada in the Senate since 2017 after serving as Nevada’s Attorney General from 2007-2015. She is the chair of the Public Lands, Forests, and Mining subcommittee of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. In addition to advocating for a solar tax credit and passing provisions in the Infrastructure Bill to promote electric vehicle development, she also cosponsors the Clean Energy for America Act, which would provide clean energy incentives and promote new technologies in the private sector.