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Sep 22, 2020 In The News

KLAS: Clark County commissioners, U.S. Congresswoman Dina Titus, and women’s rights groups turned the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign purple and gold to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, which secured American women’s constitutional right to vote.

Wednesday, Aug. 26 is the 100th anniversary of the day the 19th Amendment was proclaimed ratified and made part of the U.S. Constitution.

Sep 22, 2020 In The News

Reopening travel and tourism is possible, but it must be done in a safe and measured way lest cases of Covid-19 spike and further shutdowns are necessary.

That was Rep. Dina Titus’ message on Tuesday at ASTA Global Live, the Society’s virtual convention, when she was interviewed by ASTA executive vice president of advocacy Eben Peck.

Peck asked the Nevada Democrat, who is very familiar with the travel industry based on her work in Congress, when she believed travel would return to the level of 2019, when so many businesses experienced their best years.

Sep 10, 2020 Press Release
Representative Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District led an effort with 35 of her House colleagues to call for a ban on explosive nuclear weapons testing in the finalized Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act. The House of Representatives passed the FY 2021 NDAA by a veto-proof majority with language authored by Congresswoman Titus to prevent the Trump Administration from conducting an explosive nuclear weapons test. The Senate version of the NDAA makes at least $10 million available for the United States to conduct an explosive nuclear weapons test.
Sep 9, 2020 In The News

LABOR Day is a time to celebrate the industriousness, talent, and perseverance of the American workforce. This year, we have seen these qualities on display more than ever. Our frontline workers have donned scrubs and saved lives. Some of them have put on gloves and bagged groceries. Others have equipped themselves with masks to deliver vital medications or turned on computers to teach our students from a distance.

Aug 14, 2020 In The News

Las Vegas and other Nevada cities are doing the right thing for the nation and the world by imposing and enforcing precautions against the spread of COVID-19 in our resorts. In responding more aggressively to the pandemic than states like Arizona, Texas and Florida, we’ve sacrificed enormously in lost jobs and lost income.

Aug 14, 2020 In The News

The House of Representatives has approved $102.6 million for the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Program, a portion of which will be spent on implementing a humane fertility control vaccine used to manage wild horse populations.

The Senate has yet to take up companion legislation.

Thanks to an amendment introduced by Nevada Democratic Rep. Dina Titus and Tennessee Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen, the BLM will be required to direct at least $11 million from the program’s annual budget for a noninvasive fertility control vaccine advocates have long favored.

Jul 29, 2020 In The News

Local members of Congress are diving into Nevada’s unemployment mess. The state’s in charge of distributing the money, but congressional leaders are trying to clear out any obstacles in the way in a letter to the Department of Labor.

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.
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.