|U.S. House, Nevada, District 1|
|January 3, 2013-present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Predecessor||Shelley Berkley (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Cost per vote||$10.71 in 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|
|Birthday||May 23, 1950|
|Place of birth||Tifton, Georgia|
|Profession||Professor of Political Science|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Key votes
- 3.1 113th Congress
- 3.2 National security
- 3.3 Economy
- 3.4 Immigration
- 3.5 Healthcare
- 3.6 Social issues
- 3.7 Previous congressional sessions
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Personal Gain Index
- 8 Analysis
- 9 Personal
- 10 Recent news
- 11 See also
- 12 External links
- 13 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
The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session. For more information pertaining to Titus's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.
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.
Titus voted in opposition of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) 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.
Titus supported HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). 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.
- See also: United States Farm Bill 2013
Titus signed a letter sent to Collin Peterson in August 2013, asking him to keep Steve King's amendment out of the final Farm Bill. The "Protect Interstate Commerce Act" amendment prevents states from applying their own laws on agricultural products to agricultural products from another state.. King introduced the amendment in response to a law in California, requiring a larger size cage for egg-producing chickens. King represents Iowa, which is a large egg producer.
- See also: United States budget debate, 2013
On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201. At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference. Titus voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.
The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies. The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Titus voted for HR 2775.
Morton Memos Prohibition
Titus voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.
Titus has voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Titus voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.
Previous congressional sessions
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 had voted with the House Democratic leadership 96.6 percent of the time. That same analysis reported that she had also voted with party leadership 97.7 percent of the time in 2010.
Washington Post Analysis
A separate analysis from The Washington Post, concluded that she voted 97.1 percent of the time with a majority of Democrats in the House of Representatives.
On The Issues Vote Match
- See also: On The Issues Vote Match
On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Titus is a Liberal Populist. Titus received a score of 41 percent on social issues and 24 percent on economic issues.
The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.
|On The Issues Vote Quiz|
|Economic Issues||Social Issues|
|Legally require hiring women & minorities||Strongly Favors||Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right||Strongly Favors|
|Expand ObamaCare||Favors||Comfortable with same-sex marriage||Strongly Favors|
|Vouchers for school choice||Opposes||Keep God in the public sphere||Opposes|
|Absolute right to gun ownership||Favors||Human needs over animal rights||Opposes|
|Higher taxes on the wealthy||Unknown||Stricter punishment reduces crime||Strongly Favors|
|Support & expand free trade||Strongly Opposes||Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens||Strongly Opposes|
|Stricter limits on political campaign funds||Favors||Maintain US sovereignty from UN||Unknown|
|Prioritize green energy||Favors||Expand the military||Unknown|
|Stimulus better than market-led recovery||Strongly Favors||Stay out of Iran||Opposes|
|Privatize Social Security||Strongly Opposes||Never legalize marijuana||Favors|
|Note: Information last updated: 2014.|
|U.S. House, Nevada District 1 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Dina Titus Incumbent||86%||12,966|
|Source: Nevada Secretary of State - Official Election Results|
Titus ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent 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|
|Dina Titus (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2013||$54,359.97||$87,931.50||$(62,764.98)||$79,526.49|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2013||$79,526.49||$152,332.13||$(89,135.42)||$142,723.20|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2013||$142,723.20||$101,787.20||$(101,523.86)||$142,986.54|
|Year-End Quarterly||December 31, 2013||$142,986||$122,721||$(106,129)||$151,528|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2014||$151,528.23||$131,997.37||$(45,067.45)||$238,458.15|
Titus raised $151,142.13 in the second quarter of 2013. Taking into account her campaign debts, she had $41,116.87 cash on hand.
Cost per vote
Titus spent $10.71 per vote received in 2012.
|U.S. House, Nevada District 1, 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|
Personal Gain Index
- See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)
- See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)
The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:
- Changes in Net Worth
- The K-Street Metric
- The Donation Concentration Metric
- The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric
PGI: Change in net worth
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Titus' net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $2,261,083 and $8,597,000. That averages to $5,479,041.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Titus ranked as the 64th most wealthy representative in 2012. Between 2007 and 2012, Titus' calculated net worth decreased by an average of 1 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.
|Dina Titus Yearly Net Worth|
|Year||Average Net Worth|
|Growth from 2007 to 2012:||-3%|
|Average annual growth:||-1%|
|Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.|
Ideology and leadership
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:
Lifetime voting record
According to the website GovTrack, Titus missed 16 of 2,752 roll call votes from January 2009 to July 2014. This amounts to 0.6 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.
National Journal vote ratings
- See also: National Journal vote ratings
Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.
Titus ranked 125th in the liberal rankings in 2013.
Voting with party
The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.
Titus voted with the Democratic Party 93.0 percent of the time, which ranked 110th among the 204 House Democratic members as of July 2014.
Titus voted with the Democratic Party 94.6 percent of the time, which ranked 108th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.
Titus has been married to her husband, Professor Thomas C. Wright, for over 30 years.
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- Media coverage:
- Politico, "2012 Election Map, Nevada"
- The New York Times, "Election brings seasoned politicians to congress," accessed December 8, 2012
- The Washington Post, "Political comeback kids to take seats again in the House," accessed November 18, 2012
- Associated Press, "Nevada - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 10, 2014
- Dina Titus Campaign Website, "About Dina Titus," accessed March 22, 2012
- CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th 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 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "Titus on agriculture," accessed September 28, 2013
- New York Times, "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps," accessed September 17, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "Letter to Ranking Member Collin Peterson, House Committee on Agriculture - Reject Rep. King's Provision on Farm Bill," accessed September 23, 2013
- Time.com, "King Farm Bill Amendment Angers Animal Advocates," accessed September 18, 2013
- Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
- Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
- The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
- U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
- The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "Representative Dina Titus' Voting Records on Immigration," accessed September 28, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "Representative Dina Titus' Voting Records on Issue: Health and Healthcare," accessed September 28, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "Dina Titus on abortion," accessed September 28, 2013
- A Line of Sight, "2010 House Dem Voting Report"
- Washington Post, "U.S. Congress Votes Database, 111th Congress"
- On The Issues, "Dina Titus Vote Match," accessed June 18, 2014
- The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
- Politico, "Nevada's Titus courts Hispanics in House race," accessed 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
- FEC, "October Quarterly," accessed October 25, 2013
- FEC, "Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 12, 2014
- FEC, "April Quarterly," accessed May 16, 2014
- 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
- Open Secrets, "Dina Titus (D-NV), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014
- This figure represents the average annual percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below) to 2012, divided by the number of years calculated.
- This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
- This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
- This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
- GovTrack, "Dina Titus," accessed July 29, 2014
- OpenCongress, "Dina Titus," accessed July 29, 2014
- National Journal, "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed July 29, 2014
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Shelley Berkley (D)
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