Titus Calls on Congress to Act on Important Legislation

Jul 29, 2014
Floor Statements

July 29, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District spoke on the House Floor to urge the GOP to act on important pending legislation before recessing for the month of August. Below are her remarks: 

“Thank you, Mr. Speaker. 

“In two days we’ll go home, leaving behind a long list of unfinished business; but it’s not for lack of trying on the part of Democrats. We have introduced bills, signed discharge petitions, protested on the steps of the Capitol, and fasted on the Mall, all to try to prompt—or at least shame—the Republicans into some kind of action.

“But they are shameless. Apparently they just don’t care.

“They don’t care if women get paid less, as long as CEOs get record salaries; they don’t care if children stack up at the border and families are divided, as long as they can sue the president; they don’t care if people struggle to get by on low wages or with no unemployment insurance, as long as corporations can keep their tax loopholes; and they don’t care if the environment is raped, as long as big polluters can continue to circumvent regulations that protect our air and water.

“Before we go home, we need to show the American people that Congress does care about them, and we need to pass important measures that jumpstart the middle class, so we can say that we did something while we were here.

“I yield back.”