Titus Calls For a New Standard For Success

Jul 24, 2013
Floor Statements

July 24, 2013

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District today spoke on the House floor to call for a new legislative agenda and a new standard for governance.  Below are her remarks:
 
 
“This past weekend, I was shocked to hear the new standard for productivity, leadership, and good governance set here in the House of Representatives. Rather than looking at the success of the American people, the Speaker of the House said we should be judged by the number of laws we repeal.
 
“This isn’t a standard; this is an excuse for failure. 
 
“Good governance is not measured by the 38 times that we voted to repeal healthcare; it is measured by the ability to compromise and create substantial solutions to the issues facing this country. 
 
“While House Republicans continue to obstruct, repeal, and repeat, 11 million undocumented immigrants remain in the shadows; 7 million students bear the burden of high student loan rates; 16.7 million children risk going to bed hungry; and every single woman in this country makes 77 cents to the dollar made by a man. 
 
“I say that it’s time that we have a new agenda and certainly a new standard for success.”