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Jul 13, 2020 Press Release
Representative Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District celebrated the House Appropriation Committee’s passage of the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2021.
Jul 8, 2020 Press Release
Representatives Dina Titus (NV-1), Steven Horsford (NV-4) and Susie Lee (NV-3) are urging House leadership to protect the Desert National Wildlife Refuge. In a letter to the Chairs of the House Armed Services and Natural Resources Committees, the Members of Congress argued in opposition to a recent amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021.
Jul 1, 2020 Press Release
Today Representative Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District announced that the Bureau of Land Management has agreed to begin the process for disbursing grants funded by the sale of Nevada’s public lands under the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA).
Jun 24, 2020 Press Release
Today Representative Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District joined with local environmental and business groups in urging Secretary of Interior David Bernhardt to begin disbursing grant funding under the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act (SNPLMA). The law requires that funds derived from the sale of federal lands in Clark County be reinvested in the state, primarily through projects evaluated by the Bureau of Land Management and approved by the Secretary of the Interior. SNPLMA has funded over 1,200 local projects, including the renovation of Lorenzi Park and the construction of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area visitor center.
Jun 23, 2020 Press Release
Today Representative Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District urged the House Appropriations Committee to block the Trump Administration from conducting an explosive nuclear test. Earlier this month, Congresswoman Titus (NV-1) introduced the PLANET Act to halt the resumption of explosive nuclear testing.
Jun 16, 2020 In The News

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake that rattled Nevada last week has congressional lawmakers and state officials reiterating concerns about the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository located about 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

Last week's earthquake was the third within 150 miles of the Yucca site in the past two years. Seismicity could threaten not only the site itself, but associated nuclear waste transportation pathways.

Jun 8, 2020 Press Release
Today Representatives Dina Titus (NV-1) and Steven Horsford (NV-4) introduced the Preserving Leadership Against Nuclear Explosives Testing (PLANET) Act. This bill, which is the House companion to legislation introduced by Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA), would prevent the Trump Administration from restarting explosive nuclear weapons testing. According to a report by The Washington Post, senior Trump Administration have recently discussed conducting an explosive nuclear test.
May 13, 2020 Press Release
Today Representative Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District – a senior Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee – introduced the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Modernization Act. The legislation will update and improve the formula used to distribute funds under the National Highway Program to states and localities like Clark County with air quality challenges.
Mar 20, 2020 In The News

More than 50 years after the last above-ground atomic bomb was detonated at the Nevada Test Site, lawmakers are trying to ensure that more Nevadans exposed to nuclear radiation receive compensation. 

Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., and Rep. Greg Stanton, D-Ariz., introduced a bill Friday, the Downwinders Parity Act, that would expand the “affected area” as defined by the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA). Signed into law in 2000, RECA is the existing means by which those who developed illnesses from nuclear radiation exposure can apply for government compensation.

Feb 27, 2020 In The News

President Donald Trump Thursday signaled his support may be wavering on building a national nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain after years of including funding for the project in each of his budget recommendations. “Nevada, I hear you on Yucca Mountain and my Administration will RESPECT you!” the president wrote on Twitter. “Congress and previous Administrations have long failed to find lasting solutions – my Administration is committed to exploring innovative approaches – I’m confident we can get it done!”