Rep. Titus Celebrates House Passage of Key Priorities in Government Funding Bill

Jul 24, 2020
Press Release

July 24, 2020

Washington, D.C. – Today Representative Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District celebrated the passage of several of her key priorities that were included in a package of House funding bills. 

The spending package, H.R. 7608, is the first set of FYI 2021 appropriations bills that the House has considered this year and it includes four spending bills: State-Foreign Operations, Agriculture-Rural Development-FDA, Interior-Environment, and Military Construction-Veterans Affairs.

“Today the House passed legislation to promote American values abroad and care for our veterans at home,” said Congresswoman Titus (NV-1). “This bill will also prohibit the VA from conducting harmful experiments on dogs and protect wild horses.

“Importantly, this legislation sends a clear message of condemnation to the Turkish government in response to its irresponsible decision to turn the Hagia Sophia into a mosque. Meanwhile, the bill includes substantial funding to increase disability rights programming and personnel at the State Department.”

Congresswoman Titus was especially pleased to help secure funding for many of her key legislative priorities including: 

  • Language authored by Congresswoman Titus to prevent painful dog testing at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Language authored by Congresswoman Titus to require commercial animal dealers, exhibitors, and research facilities to have contingency plans in place to safely evacuate and care for animals in an emergency or disaster situation.
  • Maintains language authored by Congresswoman Titus to protect healthy wild horses and burros under the care of the U.S. Forest Service from being slaughtered
  • Language co-authored by Congresswoman Titus to provide $11 million to invest in a humane fertility strategy for wild horses and burros under the care of the Bureau of Land Management
  • Language authored by Congresswoman Titus to condemn the Turkish government for converting the Hagia Sophia into a mosque
  • The Global HER Act, which is co-sponsored by Congresswoman Titus. The bill would permanently repeal the Global Gag Rule – a policy that prevents foreign organizations receiving U.S. assistance from providing information or services related to legal abortion
  • Language requested by Congresswoman Titus as Co-Chair of the Travel and Tourism Caucus to authorize the U.S. to rejoin and contribute to the United Nations World Tourism Organization.
  • Language to require name changes on military infrastructure named for Confederate officers
  • Over $68 billion for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • Over $25 billion for child nutrition programs including free- and reduced-school lunch and new flexibility to adapt to the challenges of the upcoming school year
  • $313 for veteran suicide prevention outreach
  • $16.5 million for disability rights programming and personnel at the State Department as requested by Congresswoman Titus