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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.
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 16, 2020 In The News

COVID-19 has done what a terror attack and a great recession could not: shut our town down.

So, how fast should it reopen?

That's the first question I asked Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nevada, the dean of our Washington delegation.

“Well, I don't think you can put a date certain on when everything will be open up. I support the governor's decision. It was hard when he had to close down The Strip and downtown, That's the heart of my district. But he did it in consultation with health care experts and that's who should be making the decision,” Titus told me.

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 6, 2020 In The News

Rep. Dina Titus, D-Las Vegas, urged the Trump administration Monday to redirect unaccepted coronavirus aid money to other institutions in Nevada with large numbers of minority students seeking more financial assistance.

The $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package passed by Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump last month included $14 billion in funds for higher education.

About 90 percent of that money was to be distributed directly to institutions, with half to students in need of financial assistance.

Apr 24, 2020 Press Release
Today Representative Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District – who Co-Chairs the Congressional Gaming Caucus - released the following statement after the Trump Administration reversed its decision and will now allow small gaming establishments to access loans and grants under the Paycheck Protection Program.
Apr 22, 2020 In The News

Nevada’s congressional delegation sent a shot across the bow of the Trump administration Friday with legislation in the House and Senate to make small casinos and other businesses with gaming revenue eligible for Small Business Administration loans.

A last-minute rule change by the Treasury Department and the SBA to make more small businesses with gaming eligible for Paycheck Protection Program loans failed to appease lawmakers in Nevada and other states where many establishments have slot machines or table games.

Apr 22, 2020 In The News

MGM Resorts International believes it has enough liquidity to weather the economic downturn due to the coronavirus outbreak and the resulting closure of the company’s casinos in Nevada and across the country, the company’s acting CEO said Friday. 
“While this undoubtedly have a significant negative effect on our business in the near term, we are well-positioned to emerge from the current crisis in the light of our strong liquidity position and valuable asset portfolio,” Bill Hornbuckle said in a statement. 

Apr 22, 2020 Press Release
Today Representative Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District – whose district includes the entire Las Vegas Strip – released a statement in response to recent comments made by the Mayor of the City of Las Vegas, which does not include the Las Vegas Strip.