Catherine Cortez Masto Is Sworn in as First-Ever Latina US Senator
The latest to do so is the United States' very own Catherine Cortez Masto, who made history as the first-ever Latina in the U.S. Senate, and the first female senator from Nevada.
Cortez Masto "has spent her career fighting to protect Nevada families" and "served two terms as Nevada’s Attorney General and became well known for her integrity and leadership on behalf of Nevada families, women, and seniors.
"I have always said it's important to have diversity in the United States Senate," Senator Cortez Masto said, NBC reports. And with this historic step forward, Congress has included Latinas in that vision.
I look forward to becoming the first female senator from Nevada and the first Latina in the U.S. Senate. Together, we made that happen.— Senator Cortez Masto (@SenCortezMasto) January 3, 2017
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