Alice Titus

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Alice Costandina "Dina" Titus has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 3rd district of the State of Nevada, since 2009.

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Positions, record and controversies

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During the campaign, Titus took the following issue positions:

Education

Titus said she would work to improve education by making early childhood education available to more people, fully fund No Child Left Behind, and make college less expensive by pushing for expanded student aid through direct lending rather than through banks.[1]

Veterans

Titus said she supported fully funding the Veterans Administration so that it can provide quality resources and support to veterans. Cite error 4; Invalid <ref> tag; refs with no name must have content

Economy

Titus said she supports increasing the use of renewable energies as a method of stimulating the economy and creating jobs. She proposed focusing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on developing new electric transmission corridors dedicated to renewable power, expanding grant opportunities for existing and new research and technology programs, and extending the solar investment tax credit and the production tax credit for wind power for 10 years to increase investment in renewable energy plants.

Environment

Energy

Climate

Dina Titus "has supported legislation requiring U.S. electric utilities to meet 20 percent of their energy demand through renewable resources by the year 2020. She also supported tax credits for companies making key investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies."

http://www.dinatitus.com/on-the-issues

Technology

"Solar demonstration project set for Nevada Test Site: Reid, Chu, Salazar unveil plan for energy development" 7/9/10

Dina Titus has supported a Nevada Test Site for testing for future renewable energy projects. She believes in laying the foundation “for future projects in an increasingly competitive field.”

http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStockNews/articleid/4293313

Innovation

Dina Titus supports developing green energy resources and has pushed legislation to require energy companies to use a certain percentage of green power. She has also tried to create a net metering system so that people can monitor their usage better.

http://www.democracyforamerica.com/campaigns/3009

Health

"Dina Titus to vote ‘yes’ on health care reform" 3/19/10

Dina Titus voted yes on health care reform and believes in that "this bill will make real progress by preventing insurance companies from denying coverage for pre-existing conditions, closing the donut hole for prescription drugs and giving families and small businesses the largest health care tax break in history." She believes that this is for the interests of NV-3.

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010/mar/19/dina-titus-vote-yes-health-care-reform/

STEM Education

"Titus Supports America COMPTETES Act to Increase Innovation and Strengthen U.S. Competitiveness" 5/28/10

Dina Titus has voted in support of America COMPETES act, which strengthen STEM education in schools to prepare students for good jobs in the 21st century. She wants to increase scientific research and increase the number of undergraduates with degrees in STEM.

http://titus.house.gov/go/news_room/press_releases/titus-supports-america-comptetes-act-to-increase-i.shtml

Research and Development

Science policy tracking by David Wan, SEA climate change intern

Bio

Alice Costandina "Dina" Titus was a Nevada State Senator who represented Nevada's Clark County Senate District 7. First elected to the Nevada legislature in 1988, Titus was also a professor of Political Science at UNLV and the author of two books.

Titus won the Democratic nomination for the 2006 Nevada gubernatorial election, but was defeated by current Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons. [1]

2008 elections

Titus won the Democratic nomination to challenge incumbent Rep. Jon Porter (R-Nev.), and went on to defeat Porter in the November 2008 general election.[2]

Money in Politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
MGM Resorts International$ 24,000
Women's Cancer Center$ 11,000
Arcata Assoc$ 10,000
Carpenters & Joiners Union$ 10,000
Home Depot$ 10,000
Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$ 10,000
Machinists/Aerospace Workers Union$ 10,000
Painters & Allied Trades Union$ 10,000
Teamsters Union$ 10,000
United Food & Commercial Workers Union$ 10,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Alice Titus
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Committees and affiliations

Committees

Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Affiliations

Endorsements

Contact

DC office
  • 2467 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-5916 Fax: 202-226-1176
    Webform email
District offices
  • 8215 S. Eastern Avenue, Suite 205, Las Vegas, NV 89123
    Ph: (702) 387-4941 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office
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References

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External resources

  • DemConWatch - A very comprehensive list of superdelegates and known commitments. Please use this as a starting point and double check by doing a news search to make sure the data is accurate. If you have a tip, let them know.
  • WashingtonPost.com - Web site with full listing of superdelegates broken out by state and then type.
Dina Titus for Congress campaign website 

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