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|U.S. House, Nevada, District 1|
|January 3, 2013-present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Predecessor||Shelley Berkley (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||College of William and Mary|
|Master's||University of Georgia|
|Ph.D.||Florida State University|
|Date of birth||May 23, 1950|
|Place of birth||Tifton, Georgia|
|Profession||Professor of Political Science|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 3.1 Voting record
- 3.2 Frequency of Voting with Democratic Leadership
- 3.3 Washington Post Analysis
- 3.4 Legislative actions
- 3.4.1 113th Congress
- 3.4.2 National security
- 3.4.3 Economy
- 3.4.4 2013 Farm Bill
- 3.4.5 Immigration
- 3.4.6 Immigration Executive Order
- 3.4.7 Healthcare
- 3.4.8 Obamacare
- 3.4.9 Social issues
- 3.4.10 Abortion
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Analysis
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Titus is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning she will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.
Titus grew up in Tifton, Georgia. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts from the College of William and Mary, Titus went on to earn a Master of Arts from the University of Georgia and a Doctorate from Florida State University. She then taught American and Nevada government classes at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for 34 years until her retirement in 2011. She was also a state senator representing SD-7 for 20 years until her election to the U.S. House of Representatives from Nevada's 3rd congressional district in 2008, a seat she lost two years later in a close race against Rep. Joe Heck.
Titus serves on the following committees:
- Committee on Veterans' Affairs
- Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Chair
- Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
- Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- Subcommittee on Aviation - 10
- Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management
- Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
- Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
Frequency of Voting with Democratic Leadership
According to a July 2010 analysis of 1,357 votes cast from January 1, 2009 to June 16, 2010, Titus has voted with the House Democratic leadership 96.6% of the time. That same analysis reported that she also voted with party leadership 97.7% of the time in 2010.
Washington Post Analysis
A separate analysis from The Washington Post, concluded that she votes 97.1% of the time with a majority of Democrats in the House of Representatives.
The second session of the 113th Congress enacted into law 114 out of the 3,036 introduced bills (3.8 percent). Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 4.2 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session. For more information pertaining to Titus's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.
National Defense Authorization Act
Titus supported HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations
Titus voted in opposition of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.
Keystone Pipeline Amendment
Titus voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.
Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
Titus supported HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.
2013 Farm Bill
Titus opposed the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013.
Immigration Executive Order
Titus opposed an amendment that would prohibit funding for the "Morton Memos", which relax enforcement of immigration laws.
Titus opposed repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
Titus opposed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which prohibits abortions after 20 weeks.
Titus ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Nevada's 1st District. With incumbent Democrat Rep. Shelley Berkley seeking election to the U.S. Senate, Titus faced no challengers in the June 12, 2012 Democratic primary. Ruben Kihuen had declared his candidacy for the seat, but withdrew in January when he was outpaced in fundraising and early polls.
|U.S. House, Nevada District 1 General Election, 2012|
|Independent American Party of Nevada||Stan Vaughan||2.3%||4,145|
|Source: Nevada Secretary of State "U.S. House of Representatives Results"|
To view the full congressional electoral history for Dina Titus, click [show] to expand the section.
Comprehensive donor information for Titus is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Titus raised a total of $5,696,585 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 18, 2013.
|Dina Titus's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||US House (Nevada, District 1)||$1,273,981|
|2010||US House (Nevada, District 3)||$2,565,868|
|2008||US House (Nevada, District 3)||$1,856,736|
|Grand Total Raised||$5,696,585|
Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Titus' reports.
|Dina Titus (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
Titus raised $151,142.13 in the second quarter of 2013. Taking in account her campaign debts, she has $41,116.87 cash on hand.
Cost per vote
Titus spent $10.71 per vote received in 2012.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Nevada's 1st Congressional District, 2012 - Dina Titus Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$183,671|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$180,116|
|Top contributors to Dina Titus's campaign committee|
|MGM Resorts International||$16,750|
|Communications Workers of America||$12,500|
|Titus for Congress||$10,500|
|University of Nevada||$10,300|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Building Trade Unions||$63,500|
|Public Sector Unions||$58,500|
The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.
Titus most often votes with:
Titus least often votes with:
Ideology and leadership
Voting with party
Dina Titus voted with the Democratic Party 94.6% of the time, which ranked 108th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.
Lifetime voting record
According to the website GovTrack, Titus missed 12 of 1,747 roll call votes from January 2009 to April 2013. This amounts to .7%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Titus' net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $2,317,057 to $8,435,000 . That averages to $5,376,028, which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874.
Titus has been married to her husband, Professor Thomas C. Wright, for over thirty years.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Dina + Titus + Nevada + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.
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- Media coverage:
- Politico "2012 Election Map, Nevada"
- The New York Times, "Election brings seasoned politicians to congress," December 8, 2012
- The Washington Post, "Political comeback kids to take seats again in the House," November 18, 2012
- Dina Titus Campaign Website "About Dina Titus" March 22, 2012
- CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
- A Line of Sight "2010 House Dem Voting Report"
- Washington Post "U.S. Congress Votes Database, 111th Congress"
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "Representative Dina Titus' Voting Records on National Security," accessed September 28, 2013
- The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
- Vote Smart, "Titus Political Summary", accessed September 16, 2013
- Politico "Nevada's Titus courts Hispanics in House race" March 23, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
- Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Dina Titus," Accessed April 18, 2013
- Federal Election Commission "Titus 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 18, 2013
- FEC "April Quarterly," Accessed July 18, 2013
- FEC "July Quarterly," Accessed July 18, 2013
- Las Vegas Sun "Joe Heck leads the pack in campaign contributions," Accessed July 17, 2013
- Open Secrets "Dina Titus 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 26, 2013
- OpenCongress, "Dina Titus," Accessed August 6, 2013
- Gov Track "Dina Titus," Accessed June 18, 2013
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
- GovTrack, "Titus," Accessed April 10, 2013
- OpenSecrets.org "Dina Titus (D-Nev), 2011," accessed February 13, 2013
- Official Campaign Site "About Dana Titus" Accessed February 4, 2012
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