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Titus 2022 Year in Review

Washington, D.C., December 30, 2022 | Demi Falcon (702-513-1851)
Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01) released the 2022 Annual Report which outlines her accomplishments in the second session of the 117th Congress.

Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01) released the 2022 Annual Report which outlines her accomplishments in the second session of the 117th Congress.

“As we close out the year and look forward to the start of the 118th Congress, I am looking back at all that we accomplished together in 2022. We achieved important wins for Southern Nevada, many of which are highlighted below.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve Las Vegas and represent you this year. I look forward to our continued work together in 2023. I wish you, your family, and your friends a Happy Holidays and all the best in the New Year.”


2022 Annual Report

Legislative Victories

Travel and Tourism: Rep. Titus championed enactment of the Visit America Act, bipartisan legislation to create an assistant secretary position within the Department of Commerce focused on bolstering the United States travel and tourism industry, coordinating a strategy across multiple federal agencies, and positioning cities in the United States, including Las Vegas, as hosts for large meetings, conferences, exhibitions, and sporting events.


Gun Reform: Rep. Titus’s Closing the Bump Stock Loophole Act passed the House in June as part of the Protecting Our Kids Act package. This bump stock ban legislation regulates these devices in the same way that the current ATF rule does by classifying bump stocks as machine guns which is consistent with their firing rate.


Conservation and Public Lands: Since introducing legislation to designate a national monument at Avi Kwa Ame, Rep. Titus has been the leading voice working with President Biden, Interior Secretary Haaland, and local stakeholders to turn this grassroots-led effort into a reality that will permanently protect nearly 450,000 acres of biologically diverse and culturally significant lands within the Mojave Desert. During the 2022 White House Tribal Nations Summit, President Biden announced his intent to establish the Avi Kwa Ame national monument by using his authority under the Antiquities Act.

Water Resources: In the Water Resources Development Act of 2022, which was signed by President Biden in December, Rep. Titus secured key provisions that will provide communities with resources to address water-related challenges, including drought, and preserve the Lake Tahoe ecosystem:

  • Increased by $365 million the authorization for the Section 595 Rural Western Water Program which has funded and continues to fund water and wastewater improvement projects around rural Clark County.
  • Extended by 4 years the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Invasive Species in Alpine Lakes Pilot Program. This pilot program will execute measures to prevent, control, and eradicate aquatic invasive species in alpine lakes outside the National Park System.

 Emergency Management: As climate change causes more frequent and costly natural disasters in our communities, Rep. Titus championed two critical pieces of legislation that will ensure FEMA can retain a qualified reservist force when responding to disasters and protect our beloved pets during emergencies. In September, President Biden signed into law:

  • The Civilian Reservist Emergency Workforce (CREW) Act of 2021. This law protects Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reservists from losing their full-time employment when they are called to assist communities during disaster responses. Previously, reservists did not have employment protections that would ensure that their full-time jobs would be available upon their return. By making this change, FEMA will be better positioned to recruit and retain a reservist workforce.
  • The Planning for Animal Wellness (PAW) Act will create a working group at FEMA to review best practices and current Federal guidance related to the sheltering and evacuation of pets and livestock throughout the emergency management process. This will empower first responders and federal disaster response workers to help pet owners plan to keep every member of their family, even the furry or feathered ones, safe.

Improving Government Efficiency: While guidelines for energy-efficient light bulb use already exist from the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), the General Services Administration (GSA) and its facility managers are not incentivized to maximize cost efficiency. To remedy this, Rep. Titus championed the Bulb Replacement Improving Government with High-Efficiency Technology (BRIGHT) Act which will maximize taxpayer savings by setting lasting energy and cost-efficient lighting guidance for all relevant products and components obtained by the GSA. In October, President Biden signed the BRIGHT Act into law.

National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023: This legislation makes key investments to improve the lives of service members and military families while also strengthening our national security and diplomatic priorities. Rep. Titus championed several important priorities in this bill, including:

  • TRANSLATE Act: Makes air travel easier for non-English speakers, international travelers, and people with vision or hearing impairments by requiring the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to develop a plan to improve airport communications.
  • Preventing Servicemember Exposure to Toxic Chemicals through Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) Substitutes: Requires a report from the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment on the prevalence of PFAS contamination from non-AFFF sources on military installations.

Foreign Affairs: Rep. Titus successfully amended H.R. 7276, the Ukraine Invasion War Crimes Deterrence and Accountability Act, to ensure that acts of rape, sexual assault, and abuse are classified as war crimes and that those committing these acts are properly tried and punished. She also led bipartisan efforts on several legislative measures to push back on the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey as they continue to violate the sovereignty of a fellow NATO ally Greece and remain an antagonistic force in the Eastern Mediterranean. Finally, she led efforts to include language in the Fiscal Year 2023 appropriations agreement to start a new Mongolian news language service at Voice of America (VOA).

Semiconductor Supply Chains: Rep. Titus Led H.R. 7372, the Protecting Semiconductor Supply Chain Materials from Authoritarians Act, which passed the House in July. It focuses on monitoring threats to semiconductor supply chains and developing strategies for bolstering supplies of critical elements, compounds, and products, and providing tangible actions Congress can take to better insulate these networks. Rep. Titus served as a member of the Conference Committee for the H.R. 4346, the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 which was signed into law in August.

 Gaming: After inaction from the Treasury Department, Rep. Titus spearheaded legislation to raise the slot tax threshold to be in line with inflation. Additionally, she wrote a letter to the Department of Justice calling for a greater crackdown on offshore illegal sportsbooks.

Events in Nevada: Rep. Titus hosted various events in Las Vegas this year, including:

  • Committee on Homeland Security field hearing at Las Vegas’ Harry Reid International Airport to examine the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) efforts to improve processing for international visitors. Witnesses provided updates on DHS initiatives to streamline safe traveling processes, bolster workforce hiring and retention, and protect employees and travelers from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Small Business Roundtable with Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA): Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman and small business owners and advocates joined Rep. Titus at Rika Arepa Express to discuss the successes, challenges, and opportunities on the horizon for Nevada’s strong small business community. Rep. Titus hosted Administrator Guzman a second time for a Small Business Roundtable during Women’s Business Month and Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the accomplishments of Hispanic women-owned and women-led businesses in Nevada.

By the Numbers

District Office Outreach

  • Money returned to constituents through casework: $4,279,924
  • Cases Closed: 1,068
  • Community Events and Meetings attended by Staff: 1,153

Federal Funding to NV-01

  • Grants: $634,426,256
  • Direct Payments: $2,135,540,873


  • Votes Taken: 548
  • Bills Sponsored: 13
  • Bills Co-Sponsored: 341
  • Letters to Constituents: 36,488
  • FY 22 Community Project Funding: $9,904,700
  • FY 23 Community Project Funding: $18,075,200
  • Floor speeches: 16