Dina (Dina) Titus (D-01)

US Representative Dina Titus

Dina (Dina) Titus (D-01)
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Capitol: 202.225.5965
FAX: 202.225.3119
District: 702.220.9823
Representative
Room 2464 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-2801
495 South Main Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Residence:Las Vegas, NV

Committee Assignments

ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
Co-ChairCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
Co-ChairU.S.-Mongolia Friendship Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan Americans
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Indonesia
Co-ChairCongressional Interstate 11 (I-11) Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Public Works and Infrastructure Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Recreational Vehicle (RV) Caucus
Co-ChairKyrgyzstan Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Oversight, Management, and Accountability
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security
FC MemberCongressional Higher Education Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Scouting Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Watchdog Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy, and the Environment
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Aviation
FC MemberCongressional Gaming and Entertaining Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Foreign Affairs
FC MemberCongressional Writers Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
FC MemberAmericans Abroad Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Homeland Security
FC MemberCongressional Responsible Hospitality Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Small Business Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hellenic-Israel Alliance Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Task Force on Seniors
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
FC MemberMilitary Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Disabilities Caucus (BDC)
FC MemberCongressional Victims' Rights Caucus
FC MemberPublic Broadcasting Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
Advisory MemberWomen Veterans Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus [STEM Caucus]
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus

Bio

Serving the First Congressional District of Nevada, Congresswoman Dina Titus has built a strong record of achievement as both an educator and a public servant. As a professor, Dr. Titus taught American and Nevada government classes from 1979 through June 2011 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she has professor emeritus status. A noted non-fiction writer, she is internationally known for her expertise in the history and policies related to nuclear power, weaponry, and waste as well as for her knowledge of the popular lore of "Atomic Culture." In 1988, Dina was elected to represent the people of District Seven in the Nevada State Senate, serving as the Democratic Minority Leader from 1993 to 2008. During her service in the Legislature, Dina was a champion for quality education and renewable energy development, and a strong advocate on behalf of Nevada's children, seniors, and persons with disabilities. Dina has received numerous awards from various state and local organizations, but one of her proudest moments came in 2006 with the dedication of the Dina Titus Estates, an innovative affordable housing complex for disabled Nevadans, named in recognition of Dina's tireless advocacy. Currently in her fifth term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Dina is the dean of Nevada's Congressional delegation. She is a proud member of the House Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Foreign Affairs, and Homeland Security. In 2018, Dina was elected to become the Chair of a key Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, where she works to help Nevada's communities better respond to natural disasters, address the devastating impacts of climate change, and fight for infrastructure projects that will benefit the most vulnerable. After helping the Las Vegas community recover from the deadliest shooting in modern American history, Dina has emerged as one of the leading voices in Congress for substantive action to reduce gun violence. She is a strong advocate for the DREAM Act and comprehensive immigration reform. An expert on matters of nuclear energy and waste, Dina leads the effort in Congress to oppose the revitalization of Yucca Mountain. Dina grew up in the small town of Tifton, Georgia, with her parents, Joe and Betty Titus, and her younger sister, Dr. Rho Hudson, who is a professor of special education and founding faculty member of Nevada State College. Dina is a graduate of the College of William and Mary, holds a Master's degree from the University of Georgia, and earned her Doctorate at Florida State University. Dina has been married to Professor Thomas C. Wright for over 35 years. Tom, a Latin American historian, received the prestigious UNLV Distinguished Professor award in 2008 and is the author of a number of award-winning books, most notably on political exile and human rights. John Wright Hall on campus is named after his father, pioneer professor at UNLV.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2012    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Thomas Clayton Wright   DOB: 5/23/1950
Counties Representing
Clark