Congresswoman Dina Titus meets with veteran Bill Bauman to discuss issues of concern to Nevada’s veterans at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery. She was joined by Boy Scout Troop #7 of Boulder City, which performed an official flag folding.
It is an honor to serve the people of Nevada’s Third Congressional District during this important time in our nation’s history. Here on my online office, you will find the latest news and updates on what is happening both in my district and in Congress.
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Congresswoman Dina Titus
Titus: Congress Working to Fulfill Commitment to Nation’s Veterans
“As members of Congress we make a solemn commitment to care for our nation’s brave men and women when they return home from their service to our country. The 111th Congress has taken important steps to honor their sacrifice and ensure that our veterans have the resources they have earned. Nevada’s veterans have struggled during this recession, and our efforts are critical to restoring their economic security and providing for the benefits they deserve.”
Titus Supports Extension of Popular ‘Cash for Clunkers Program’
“Through the ‘Cash for Clunkers’ program, our ailing auto industry has received a jolt as consumers have rushed to take advantage of the vouchers for fuel-efficient cars. Extending this successful program will not only take us one step closer to reducing our dependence on foreign oil and protecting our environment by putting cleaner cars on the road, but it will also spur sales at a time when our economy needs a boost.”
Titus Supports Executive Compensation Reform as One Step to Avoid Future Financial Crisis
“It’s time to shine a light on the runaway executive compensation packages that contributed to the excess risk Wall Street bankers took and hastened our nation’s financial meltdown. Making executive compensation more transparent for shareholders and addressing the compensation structure are among the many important steps Congress is working on to prevent a future financial collapse.
Titus: Renewed Focus Needed on Ending Foreclosure Crisis
“Families throughout my district are struggling to make their mortgage payments, and one out of every 16 homeowners in Nevada has faced a foreclosure filing. Folks in District Three clearly need assistance to stay in their homes and avoid foreclosures.”
Titus Votes to Improve Food Safety
“Parents should not have to worry about the safety of the food they put on the dinner table. This legislation will give consumers peace of mind and confidence in the safety of our nation’s food supply. By giving the FDA greater authority to inspect food and recall tainted products, we are taking critical steps to protect Nevada’s families.”
Titus: Recovery Package Providing Assistance to Nevadans
“But already, the economic recovery package that Congress passed is beginning to provide assistance to 95 percent of Nevadans in the form of tax cuts. Over the past few months, the Making Work Pay Tax Credit has put extra money in the pockets of workers. Nevada has also received more than $75 million to extend unemployment benefits for those struggling to find work.”
Titus: Nevada to Receive $13.8 Million for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects Through the Recovery Act
“When it comes to a clean energy economy, Nevada has the potential to be a leader in the West by combining energy efficiency with our abundant renewable energy sources. The funding through the recovery act will help us take the next steps to create clean energy jobs that cannot be outsourced, put people back to work, and help aid in our economic recovery.”
Berkley, Titus Urge White House to End Bush-Era Directives Against Travel to Las Vegas, Other Destinations
“Government travel for meetings, conferences and seminars is an important source of economic activity for many communities throughout the United States, and every destination should have an equal and fair opportunity to host federal meetings and events. The federal government should make meeting location decisions based on factors such as overall cost, meeting facility space, and the quality of services provided in a particular city, convention facility or hotel.”