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Sep 22, 2017 In The News

With three simple tweets Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump reversed an Obama-era policy of letting transgender Americans serve openly in the U.S. Armed Forces.

“After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the US Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail,” Trump tweeted.

Sep 14, 2016 Floor Statements
September 14, 2016
Rep. Titus wanted lawmakers to recognize that LGBT veterans and their spouses are entitled to the same benefits as all other married military members.
Jun 24, 2016 Press Release
June 24, 2016
Rep. Titus joined celebrated the designation of the nation's first National Monument to recognize the LGBT civil rights movement.
Jun 22, 2016 In The News

House Democrats, including Rep. Dina Titus, D-Las Vegas, conducted a sit-in on the House floor Wednesday in an attempt to force a vote on two gun-control proposals.

The two bills target different types of gun-control. The Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act would prevent those on the no-fly list from buying guns. The other, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act, would expand background checks for gun sales that take place over the internet and at gun shows.

Jun 12, 2016 Press Release
June 6, 2016
Rep. Titus mourned the horrific act and called for asked that terror not silence our collective voice.
Jun 10, 2016 In The News

Nearly a year after the Supreme Court ruled that same sex couples have the right to marry, Democratic Rep. Dina Titus of Las Vegas is still trying to tie up some unfinished business. And her Republican colleagues are still voting no.

Although the Obama administration has extended federal benefits to the spouses of veterans, regardless of their sexual preference, Titus wants to change the wording in the federal code to eliminate references indicating spouses must be of the opposite sex.

May 12, 2016 In The News

Same-sex couples are eligible to receive veterans benefits, but House Republicans still aren’t ready to fully acknowledge that.

A House Veterans' Affairs Committee panel knocked down an attempt Wednesday to update language in Department of Veterans Affairs statutes to officially recognize married gay couples. The amendment, which would have been attached to legislation authorizing a cost-of-living increase for veterans benefits, would have removed gender-specific spousal references from the federal code.

Jun 26, 2015 Press Release
June 26, 2015
Today Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District released the following statement in response to the decision by the Supreme Court of the United States granting marriage rights for same-sex couples nationwide.
Apr 28, 2015 Press Release
April 28, 2015
Dina Titus, Congresswoman of Nevada’s First District and member of the House Equality Caucus, released the following statement regarding today’s oral arguments of Obergefell v. Hodge before the Supreme Court.
Mar 25, 2015 Press Release
March 25, 2015
Today Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV), Ranking Member of the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, led a bipartisan group of colleagues to reintroduce the Veteran Spouses Equal Treatment Act, to ensure all military families have equal access to the benefits they earned serving our country.