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During the campaign, Titus took the following issue positions:
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.
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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.
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."
"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.”
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.
"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.
"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.
Research and Development
Science policy tracking by David Wan, SEA climate change intern
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. 
Money in Politics
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|Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle|
|Donor||Amount (US Dollars)|
|MGM Resorts International||$ 16,750|
|Operating Engineers Union||$ 15,000|
|Rocky Research||$ 15,000|
|Barrick Gold Corp||$ 12,500|
|Communications Workers of America||$ 12,500|
|University of Nevada||$ 11,300|
|Titus for Congress||$ 10,500|
|Service Employees International Union||$ 10,200|
|American Assn for Justice||$ 10,000|
|American Federation of Teachers||$ 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|
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- Revolving door profile for Alice Titus from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- 2006 privately funded travel profile for Alice Titus from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- Personal finance profile for Alice Titus from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
Committees and affiliations
- House Committee on Education and Labor
- House Committee on Homeland Security
- House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)
|On the Web|
Articles and resources
- Portal:Superdelegate Transparency Project
- U.S. presidential election, 2008
- Portal:2008 U.S. Congressional Elections
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- 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.
Semantic data ( )
|From the Sunlight Foundation API|
|Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives|
|Title: Rep||First name: Dina||Middle name: Constadina||Last name: Titus|
|Party: D||State: NV||District:
01 District short: 1
|Currently in office? True|
|Phone: 202-225-5965||Fax:||Website: http://titus.house.gov||Webform email: |
|DC office: 401 Cannon House Office Building|
|Bioguide ID: T000468||Votesmart ID: 2629||FEC ID: H8NV03036||Govtrack ID: 412318|
|CRP ID: N00030191||Eventful ID:||Old Sunlight ID:||Twitter ID: repdinatitus|
|OpenCongress Wiki URL: http://www.opencongress.org/wiki/Alice_Titus||YouTubeID:||Senate class:|
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|First Elected to Current Office:
November 4, 2008
|First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2009
December 31, 1969
|Previous Political Work?
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Date of Birth: May 23, 1950
November 4, 2008