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Titus Remarks on the GI Bill STEM Extension Act

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July 14, 2015 Today Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District spoke on the House Floor urging her colleagues to support H.R. 748, the GI Bill STEM Extension Act, which gives students utilizing GI Bill benefits more flexibility to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering, math and health fields. Below are her remarks: “Now, we all agree that we should provide veterans the tools ...

Titus Honors Nevada Senator Howard Cannon on the House Floor

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May 14, 2015 Today Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District spoke on the House Floor to recognize and honor the life and legacy of former Nevada Senator Howard Cannon. Below are her remarks: “I rise today to honor the life and legacy of Nevada Senator Howard Cannon. “In 1982, I served as Senator Cannon’s faculty intern; and every day in my district office, I have the privilege of sittin...

Titus Congratulates the Fisher House Foundation on 25th Anniversary

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April 16, 2015 Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District spoke on the House Floor to congratulate the Fisher House Foundation on 25 years of exemplary service to our military families. The Fisher House Foundation provides comfortable housing to families of veterans who are receiving medical treatment. Below are her remarks: “Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate the Fisher House Foun...

Titus stands up for LGBT Veteran Families

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March 24, 2015 Today Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District spoke on the House Floor in advance of reintroducing her bill, The Veteran Spouses Equal Treatment Act, to ensure that all legally married same-sex veteran couples have access to federal VA benefits regardless of their state of residence. Below are her remarks: “I rise today on behalf of the LGBT veterans who face discriminat...

Titus Speaks Out in Defense of LGBT Veterans

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September 10, 2014 Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District today spoke on the House Floor to call out those members of the House Veterans Affairs Committee who earlier today voted to deny LGBT veterans the federal VA benefits they have earned. Below are her remarks: “Earlier today, the Republican members of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, with one notable exception, voted to deny...

Titus Remarks in Support of Landmark LGBT Equality Amendment

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September 10, 2014 Today during the House Committee on Veterans Affairs’ markup, Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District spoke in support of an amendment based on her bipartisan bill H.R. 2529, the Veteran Spouses Equal Treatment Act. The language was voted down 13-12, with one Republican voting in favor. Below is a copy of her remarks, as prepared for delivery. “The amendment filed is...

On the One Year Anniversary of DOMA Repeal, Titus Calls for Equal Benefits for LGBT Military Families

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June 26, 2014 Today Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District spoke on the House Floor to mark the anniversary of the historic Supreme Court decision which struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. Below are her remarks: “Today is the one-year anniversary of the historic decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act. We celebrate the progress we have made for LGBT equality, but more...