Representative Alice 'Dina' Constadina Titus's Political Positions

Office: U.S. House (NV) - District 1, Democratic
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Dina Titus has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Dina Titus is still welcome to submit the test at any time.

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*Note: This percentage is calculated based on the number of issue areas addressed by the candidate on the Political Courage Test at the conclusion of the testing period. It does not indicate support or lack of support by Project Vote Smart.

Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Vote Smart's Research

  • Dina Titus. Twitter: dinatitus. 21 December 2011. "NV judge ruled personhood amend banning all abortions can cont. This is an extreme prop & we should do everything we can to defeat it." (twitter.com)
  • Dina Titus. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Nevada State Legislative Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Dina Titus. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Dina Titus voted Nay on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Dina Titus supported the interests of the Family Research Council 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Dina Titus supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Dina Titus supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Women's Political Caucus. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Women's Political Caucus endorsed Dina Titus in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. NARAL Pro-Choice America endorsed Dina Titus in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Dina Titus supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Dina Titus. Respectfully Your's... Dina Titus, Nevada State Senator. 27 October 2005. "First, I don't know a single person who supports abortion. Anytime abortion is an option, you know there is always a personal tragedy involved. It is one of the toughest choices a woman can face in her lifetime. It is a choice, however, that is hers to make, along with her family, her doctor, and her God." (votesmart.org)
  • Dina Titus. The Associated Press “ Titus Says She's The "Real Democrat" in Gubernatorial Primary. 19 July 2006. "Titus said reproductive rights are 'a huge issue in this race.' 'Nobody likes abortion but we believe that's a choice that should be made by a woman in discussion with her family, her doctor and her God. She doesn't need a governor or a legislator telling her how to make that kind of a decision,' she said." (votesmart.org)
  • Dina Titus. Twitter: dinatitus. 21 December 2011. "NV judge ruled personhood amend banning all abortions can cont. This is an extreme prop & we should do everything we can to defeat it." (twitter.com)
  • Dina Titus. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Nevada State Legislative Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Dina Titus. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Dina Titus voted Nay on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Dina Titus supported the interests of the Family Research Council 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Dina Titus supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Dina Titus supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Women's Political Caucus. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Women's Political Caucus endorsed Dina Titus in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. NARAL Pro-Choice America endorsed Dina Titus in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Dina Titus supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Dina Titus. Respectfully Your's... Dina Titus, Nevada State Senator. 27 October 2005. "First, I don't know a single person who supports abortion. Anytime abortion is an option, you know there is always a personal tragedy involved. It is one of the toughest choices a woman can face in her lifetime. It is a choice, however, that is hers to make, along with her family, her doctor, and her God." (votesmart.org)
  • Dina Titus. The Associated Press “ Titus Says She's The "Real Democrat" in Gubernatorial Primary. 19 July 2006. "Titus said reproductive rights are 'a huge issue in this race.' 'Nobody likes abortion but we believe that's a choice that should be made by a woman in discussion with her family, her doctor and her God. She doesn't need a governor or a legislator telling her how to make that kind of a decision,' she said." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Dina Titus. Twitter: dinatitus. 21 December 2011. "House Rs need to stop putting tax cuts 4 billionaires & tax breaks 4 spec interests ahead of NV families & pass the mid class tax cut #nv01." (twitter.com)
  • Dina Titus. Twitter: dinatitus. 2 December 2011. "Extending the payroll tax cut will help working Americans. That's why I voted for it in 2010 and would vote for it again." (twitter.com)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Dina Titus supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 12 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Dina Titus. Twitter: dinatitus. 21 December 2011. "House Rs need to stop putting tax cuts 4 billionaires & tax breaks 4 spec interests ahead of NV families & pass the mid class tax cut #nv01." (twitter.com)
  • Dina Titus. Twitter: @Dinatitus. 11 July 2012. "Congress needs to extend the tax cuts for the 98 percent of Americans who make less than $250K a year ª#nv01" (twitter.com)
  • Dina Titus. Twitter: @Dinatitus. 22 December 2011. "Dems are fighting to extend the payroll tax cut for working families while Reps are protecting Millionaires. It's time to pass the extension" (twitter.com)
  • Dina Titus. Twitter: dinatitus. 16 April 2012. "Instead of standing up 4 working fams & passing the ª#BuffettRule¬, Reps voted 2 keep tax breaks 4 millionaires like @mittromney ª#NV01¬ @nvdems" (twitter.com)
  • Dina Titus. Twitter: dinatitus. 2 December 2011. "Extending the payroll tax cut will help working Americans. That's why I voted for it in 2010 and would vote for it again." (twitter.com)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Dina Titus supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 12 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Dina Titus. Twitter: @Dinatitus. 11 July 2012. "Congress needs to extend the tax cuts for the 98 percent of Americans who make less than $250K a year ª#nv01" (twitter.com)
  • Dina Titus. Twitter: @Dinatitus. 22 December 2011. "Dems are fighting to extend the payroll tax cut for working families while Reps are protecting Millionaires. It's time to pass the extension" (twitter.com)
  • Dina Titus. Twitter: dinatitus. 16 April 2012. "Instead of standing up 4 working fams & passing the ª#BuffettRule¬, Reps voted 2 keep tax breaks 4 millionaires like @mittromney ª#NV01¬ @nvdems" (twitter.com)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Dina Titus. Titus: Weatherization Funding Creates Jobs and Saves Nevadans Money on Energy Bills. 27 May 2010. "Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada's Third District highlighted funding today from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that has successfully been used to create jobs for the weatherization of more than 2,300 homes in Nevada. 'As a result of funds from the Recovery Act, thousands of Nevadans are paying less for their energy bills at a time when saving every dollar counts,' Congresswoman Titus said. 'Investing in weatherizing homes across the state has also helped our hard-hit construction sector, creating jobs in an industry that greatly needs a boost.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Dina Titus. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Dina Titus voted Nay on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Dina Titus supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • The Club for Growth. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, The Club for Growth attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2010, The Club for Growth gave Dina Titus a rating of 5 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Dina Titus. Titus Statement on Nevada's Unemployment Numbers. 20 September 2010. "While unemployment remains stubbornly high, our efforts to save and create jobs have had an impact in our community. The Recovery Act saved 1,800 jobs at McCarran airport, kept more than 2,000 teachers in the classroom, and funded infrastructure projects that put private companies to work. We must build on these efforts and continue to provide help to Southern Nevada's small businesses that will be the engines of growth that propel us to an economic recovery." (votesmart.org)
  • Dina Titus. Titus Statement on Nevada's Unemployment Numbers. 19 July 2010. "With Nevada's unemployment at a record level, we must increase our efforts to pass meaningful legislation that will create jobs in Southern Nevada. Already the House has passed an energy bill that would send $580 million to Nevada and create 17,000 jobs in the Silver State. Passing this law and turning Nevada's potential for clean energy jobs into a reality must be a top priority so that we can put people back to work." (votesmart.org)
  • Dina Titus. Titus: Weatherization Funding Creates Jobs and Saves Nevadans Money on Energy Bills. 27 May 2010. "Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada's Third District highlighted funding today from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that has successfully been used to create jobs for the weatherization of more than 2,300 homes in Nevada. 'As a result of funds from the Recovery Act, thousands of Nevadans are paying less for their energy bills at a time when saving every dollar counts,' Congresswoman Titus said. 'Investing in weatherizing homes across the state has also helped our hard-hit construction sector, creating jobs in an industry that greatly needs a boost.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Dina Titus. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Dina Titus voted Nay on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Dina Titus supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • The Club for Growth. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, The Club for Growth attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2010, The Club for Growth gave Dina Titus a rating of 5 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Dina Titus. Titus Statement on Nevada's Unemployment Numbers. 20 September 2010. "While unemployment remains stubbornly high, our efforts to save and create jobs have had an impact in our community. The Recovery Act saved 1,800 jobs at McCarran airport, kept more than 2,000 teachers in the classroom, and funded infrastructure projects that put private companies to work. We must build on these efforts and continue to provide help to Southern Nevada's small businesses that will be the engines of growth that propel us to an economic recovery." (votesmart.org)
  • Dina Titus. Titus Statement on Nevada's Unemployment Numbers. 19 July 2010. "With Nevada's unemployment at a record level, we must increase our efforts to pass meaningful legislation that will create jobs in Southern Nevada. Already the House has passed an energy bill that would send $580 million to Nevada and create 17,000 jobs in the Silver State. Passing this law and turning Nevada's potential for clean energy jobs into a reality must be a top priority so that we can put people back to work." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Jean Reid Norm. Las Vegas Sun: Education stimulus funds for Nevada released. 11 May 2009. "'It is critical that during this tough economic time we continue to invest in our nation's future by ensuring that students receive a quality education,' U.S. Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.) said in a statement. 'This money, along with the more than $74 million in education money that has already been sent to the state through the recovery plan, can help save jobs for our teachers, administrators, and support staff and lead to critical reforms that will improve our schools and our children's performance so they can compete in the global economy.'" (www.lasvegassun.com)
  • Jean Reid Norm. Las Vegas Sun: Education stimulus funds for Nevada released. 11 May 2009. "'It is critical that during this tough economic time we continue to invest in our nation's future by ensuring that students receive a quality education,' U.S. Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.) said in a statement. 'This money, along with the more than $74 million in education money that has already been sent to the state through the recovery plan, can help save jobs for our teachers, administrators, and support staff and lead to critical reforms that will improve our schools and our children's performance so they can compete in the global economy.'" (www.lasvegassun.com)
  • Emily Richmond. Las Vegas Sun: K-12 reform could leave Nevada behind. 16 April 2010. "The past year brought a shift in the way the federal government funds schools " away from automatically allocating dollars based on enrollment and toward competitive grants like the new 'Race to the Top' program. Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., says that is a troubling sign for Nevada. 'When you're already near the bottom it's very hard to "Race to the Top,"' Titus said." (www.lasvegassun.com)
  • Emily Richmond. Las Vegas Sun: K-12 reform could leave Nevada behind. 16 April 2010. "The past year brought a shift in the way the federal government funds schools " away from automatically allocating dollars based on enrollment and toward competitive grants like the new 'Race to the Top' program. Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., says that is a troubling sign for Nevada. 'When you're already near the bottom it's very hard to "Race to the Top,"' Titus said." (www.lasvegassun.com)

Vote Smart's Research

Vote Smart's Research

  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Dina Titus in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Dina Titus. Press Release. 13 March 2012. "I support taking action to address climate change." (www.stanvaughan.com)
  • Dina Titus. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Dina Titus voted Yea on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. League of Conservation Voters endorsed Dina Titus in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Dina Titus supported the interests of Environment America 100 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. League of Conservation Voters endorsed Dina Titus in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Dina Titus in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Dina Titus supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 90 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Dina Titus. Press Release. 13 March 2012. "I support taking action to address climate change." (www.stanvaughan.com)
  • Dina Titus. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Dina Titus voted Yea on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Dina Titus in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. League of Conservation Voters endorsed Dina Titus in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Dina Titus supported the interests of Environment America 100 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. League of Conservation Voters endorsed Dina Titus in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Dina Titus in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Dina Titus supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 90 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

Vote Smart's Research

  • Dina Titus. Issue Position: Health Care Reform. "Yesterday we took an important step forward with commonsense reform that will improve coverage for over 1.1 million people in southern Nevada. Nevada's families cannot afford a return to the status quo of skyrocketing costs, of living every day with the fear that they are just one illness or one injury away from losing it all. We cannot repeal that." (votesmart.org)
  • Dina Titus. Twitter: dinatitus. 18 November 2011. "Promoting good health @PearsonComCntr w/@AFANLV @SNHDinfo &@iamderekw. Recipients of grant from #AffordableCareAct which I proudly supported." (twitter.com)
  • Dina Titus. Titus Testifies on the Impact of Health Care Reform on Nevadans. 20 July 2010. "I voted in support of the health care reform legislation because I believe that the status quo was unacceptable, and that the legislation will provide security and stability to middle-class families by reducing costs, improving access, increasing choice, and strengthening Medicare." (votesmart.org)
  • Dina Titus. Twitter: dinatitus. 23 March 2012. "2 years ago today, @barackobama signed the ª#ACA¬ & improved healthcare for millions of Americans. I was proud to vote for that bill ª#HCWorks" (twitter.com)
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Dina Titus supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Dina Titus. Issue Position: Health Care Reform. "Yesterday we took an important step forward with commonsense reform that will improve coverage for over 1.1 million people in southern Nevada. Nevada's families cannot afford a return to the status quo of skyrocketing costs, of living every day with the fear that they are just one illness or one injury away from losing it all. We cannot repeal that." (votesmart.org)
  • Dina Titus. Twitter: dinatitus. 18 November 2011. "Promoting good health @PearsonComCntr w/@AFANLV @SNHDinfo &@iamderekw. Recipients of grant from #AffordableCareAct which I proudly supported." (twitter.com)
  • Dina Titus. Titus Testifies on the Impact of Health Care Reform on Nevadans. 20 July 2010. "I voted in support of the health care reform legislation because I believe that the status quo was unacceptable, and that the legislation will provide security and stability to middle-class families by reducing costs, improving access, increasing choice, and strengthening Medicare." (votesmart.org)
  • Dina Titus. Twitter: dinatitus. 23 March 2012. "2 years ago today, @barackobama signed the ª#ACA¬ & improved healthcare for millions of Americans. I was proud to vote for that bill ª#HCWorks" (twitter.com)
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Dina Titus supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Dina Titus. Twitter: @Dinatitus. 15 June 2012. "Watch the exciting announcement from @BarackObama at 1015 on his new executive order helping DREAMERS ª#nv01" https://twitter.com/dinatitus/status/213678945973972993. (1.usa.gov)
  • Dina Titus. Twitter: @Dinatitus. 15 June 2012. "Watch the exciting announcement from @BarackObama at 1015 on his new executive order helping DREAMERS ª#nv01" https://twitter.com/dinatitus/status/213678945973972993 (1.usa.gov)
  • Dina Titus. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Nevada State Legislative Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Children of illegal immigrants, born in the United States, should not automatically receive US citizenship."
  • Dina Titus. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Nevada State Legislative Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Children of illegal immigrants, born in the United States, should not automatically receive US citizenship."
  • Dina Titus. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Nevada State Legislative Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Ease citizenship requirements in order to make it easier for immigrants to become United States citizens."
  • Dina Titus. Twitter: dinatitus. 25 January 2012. "I am glad @BarackObama supported the DREAM Act in the #SOTU. This is an important issue and a bill I was proud to vote for in Congress #NV01." (twitter.com)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Dina Titus supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 33 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Dina Titus. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Dina Titus voted Yea on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Dina Titus supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Dina Titus. Kick-off Speech. 18 June 2012. "I voted for the DREAM Act and as a teacher, have always made access to quality education a top priority." (www.dinatitus.com)
  • Dina Titus. Twitter: @Dinatitus. 15 June 2012. "The President's decision to stop deporting ª#DREAMers¬ & provide work visas helps 1000s go to school, find jobs, & achieve the American Dream" (twitter.com)
  • Dina Titus. Twitter: @Dinatitus. 20 June 2012. "Republicans & @MittRomney still won't pledge to stop deporting ª#DREAMers¬ & continue to oppose the ª#DREAMACT" (twitter.com)
  • Dina Titus. Twitter: @Dinatitus. 22 June 2012. "Great speech by @BarackObama today at ª#NALEO¬ telling it how it is with Republican opposition to ª#DREAMAct¬ and immigration reform" (twitter.com)
  • Dina Titus. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Nevada State Legislative Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Ease citizenship requirements in order to make it easier for immigrants to become United States citizens."
  • Dina Titus. Twitter: dinatitus. 25 January 2012. "I am glad @BarackObama supported the DREAM Act in the #SOTU. This is an important issue and a bill I was proud to vote for in Congress #NV01." (twitter.com)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Dina Titus supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 33 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Dina Titus. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Dina Titus voted Yea on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Dina Titus supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Dina Titus. Kick-off Speech. 18 June 2012. "I voted for the DREAM Act and as a teacher, have always made access to quality education a top priority." (www.dinatitus.com)
  • Dina Titus. Twitter: @Dinatitus. 15 June 2012. "The President's decision to stop deporting ª#DREAMers¬ & provide work visas helps 1000s go to school, find jobs, & achieve the American Dream" (twitter.com)
  • Dina Titus. Twitter: @Dinatitus. 20 June 2012. "Republicans & @MittRomney still won't pledge to stop deporting ª#DREAMers¬ & continue to oppose the ª#DREAMACT" (twitter.com)
  • Dina Titus. Twitter: @Dinatitus. 22 June 2012. "Great speech by @BarackObama today at ª#NALEO¬ telling it how it is with Republican opposition to ª#DREAMAct¬ and immigration reform" (twitter.com)
  • Dina Titus. Twitter: @Dinatitus. 15 June 2012. "Watch the exciting announcement from @BarackObama at 1015 on his new executive order helping DREAMERS ª#nv01" https://twitter.com/dinatitus/status/213678945973972993. (1.usa.gov)
  • Dina Titus. Twitter: @Dinatitus. 15 June 2012. "Watch the exciting announcement from @BarackObama at 1015 on his new executive order helping DREAMERS ª#nv01" https://twitter.com/dinatitus/status/213678945973972993 (1.usa.gov)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Dina Titus. Kick-off Speech. 18 June 2012. "We have fought discrimination against the LGBT community and put an end to Don't Ask, Don't Tell." (www.dinatitus.com)
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Dina Titus supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 94 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Dina Titus supported the interests of the American Family Association 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Dina Titus. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Dina Titus voted Yea on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Dina Titus. Video: Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-03) Speaks to Stonewall Democrats on Elect Equality. 9 August 2010. "Back when they had the constitutional amendment here in Nevada against same sex marriage, they asked me, I said, 'no, I'm opposed to it.'" (youtu.be)
  • Dina Titus. Kick-off Speech. 18 June 2012. "We have fought discrimination against the LGBT community and put an end to Don't Ask, Don't Tell." (www.dinatitus.com)
  • Dina Titus. Twitter: dinatitus. 21 February 2012."Spent a great night talking about ª#equality¬ and lgbt issues with the fantastic members of ª#UNLVSpectrum" (twitter.com)
  • Dina Titus. Twitter: @Dinatitus. 16 September 2011. "Great time riding in HRC convertible at gay PRIDE parade! Equality for ALL!" (twitter.com)
  • Dina Titus. Twitter: dinatitus. 1 June 2012. "June is LGBT Pride Month. Let us work together to end discrimination & achieve ª#equality" (twitter.com)
  • Dina Titus. Twitter: dinatitus. 18 February 2012."It is great to the see the @whitehouse support same-sex couples receiving military benefits ª#nv01" https://twitter.com/dinatitus/status/170994242544615424 (huff.to)
  • Dina Titus. Twitter: dinatitus. 18 February 2012."It is great to the see the @whitehouse support same-sex couples receiving military benefits ª#nv01" https://twitter.com/dinatitus/status/170994242544615424. (huff.to)
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Dina Titus supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 94 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Dina Titus. Twitter: dinatitus. 18 February 2012."It is great to the see the @whitehouse support same-sex couples receiving military benefits ª#nv01" https://twitter.com/dinatitus/status/170994242544615424 (huff.to)
  • Dina Titus. Twitter: dinatitus. 18 February 2012."It is great to the see the @whitehouse support same-sex couples receiving military benefits ª#nv01" https://twitter.com/dinatitus/status/170994242544615424. (huff.to)
  • Dina Titus. Twitter: dinatitus. 1 June 2012. "June is LGBT Pride Month. Let us work together to end discrimination & achieve ª#equality" (twitter.com)
  • Dina Titus. Twitter: @Dinatitus. 16 September 2011. "Great time riding in HRC convertible at gay PRIDE parade! Equality for ALL!" (twitter.com)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Dina Titus supported the interests of the American Family Association 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Dina Titus. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Dina Titus voted Yea on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Dina Titus. Video: Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-03) Speaks to Stonewall Democrats on Elect Equality. 9 August 2010. "Back when they had the constitutional amendment here in Nevada against same sex marriage, they asked me, I said, 'no, I'm opposed to it.'" (youtu.be)
  • Dina Titus. Twitter: dinatitus. 21 February 2012."Spent a great night talking about ª#equality¬ and lgbt issues with the fantastic members of ª#UNLVSpectrum" (twitter.com)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

Vote Smart's Research

  • Dina Titus. Titus Celebrates the 75th Anniversary of Social Security with Nevada Seniors. 13 August 2010. "Today we highlight the importance of strengthening Social Security. We need to protect Social Security from the misguided attempts to privatize it. It has been a success for 75 years." (votesmart.org)
  • Dina Titus. Titus Joins House Democrats to Reaffirm Her Support for Strengthening Social Security and Protecting it from Privatization. 28 July 2010. "I am here today to highlight the importance of strengthening Social Security. We need to protect it from the misguided attempts to privatize it. It has been a success for 75 years. Those monthly Social Security checks that seniors rely on provide a safety net from poverty and are a key component for a dignified retirement after a lifetime of hard work. Seniors contributed to Social Security. They paid into it, they earned it, they deserve it, and they depend on it." (votesmart.org)
  • Dina Titus. Social Security Under Attack. 20 July 2010. "As we celebrate 75 years of this outstanding program, it is once again under attack by Republicans who want to dismantle the system and spend trillions of dollars in a risky privatization scheme that gambles senior citizens' savings in the stock market while lining the pockets of Wall Street. Does that sound familiar? Well, it should. Republicans tried to do the same thing under the Bush administration. This represents yet another attempt to return to the failed policies that created the worst economic situation since the Great Depression." (votesmart.org)
  • Dina Titus. Titus Joins House Democrats to Reaffirm Her Support for Strengthening Social Security and Protecting it from Privatization. 28 July 2010. "I am here today to highlight the importance of strengthening Social Security. We need to protect it from the misguided attempts to privatize it. It has been a success for 75 years. Those monthly Social Security checks that seniors rely on provide a safety net from poverty and are a key component for a dignified retirement after a lifetime of hard work. Seniors contributed to Social Security. They paid into it, they earned it, they deserve it, and they depend on it." (votesmart.org)
  • Dina Titus. Titus Celebrates the 75th Anniversary of Social Security with Nevada Seniors. 13 August 2010. "Today we highlight the importance of strengthening Social Security. We need to protect Social Security from the misguided attempts to privatize it. It has been a success for 75 years." (votesmart.org)
  • Dina Titus. Social Security Under Attack. 20 July 2010. "As we celebrate 75 years of this outstanding program, it is once again under attack by Republicans who want to dismantle the system and spend trillions of dollars in a risky privatization scheme that gambles senior citizens' savings in the stock market while lining the pockets of Wall Street. Does that sound familiar? Well, it should. Republicans tried to do the same thing under the Bush administration. This represents yet another attempt to return to the failed policies that created the worst economic situation since the Great Depression." (votesmart.org)

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Nevada State Legislative Election 1996 National Political Awareness Test

This candidate has responded to a Political Courage Test in a previous election. As a continued effort to provide the American public with factual information on candidates running for public office, these archived responses are made available here.

The Political Courage Test asks candidates which items they will support if elected. It does not ask them to indicate which items they will oppose. Through extensive research of public polling data, we discovered that voters are more concerned with what candidates would support when elected to office, not what they oppose. If a candidate does not select a response to any part or all of any question, it does not necessarily indicate that the candidate is opposed to that particular item.

Please indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning abortion.

a) Abortions should always be legally available.
b) Abortions should be legally available when the procedure is completed within the first trimester of pregnancy.
c) Abortions should be legal only when the pregnancy resulted from incest, rape, or when the life of the woman is endangered.
d) Abortions should be legal only when the life of the woman is endangered.
e) Abortions should always be illegal.
f) Abortions should be limited by waiting periods and parental notification requirements.
g) Should Nevada government funding be provided to clinics and medical facilities that provide abortion services?

Please indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding affirmative action and civil rights in Nevada.

a) The Nevada government should prosecute cases of discrimination in the public and private sectors.
b) The Nevada government should provide no affirmative action programs.
Noc) Do you believe that the Nevada government should recognize same-sex marriages?
Yesd) Do you believe that sexual orientation should be added to Nevada's anti-discrimination laws?

Please indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding children and family issues in Nevada.

Xa) Increase state funding for programs to prevent teen pregnancy.
Xb) Provide tax credits for businesses that provide child care for their employees.
Xc) Deny or suspend state-issued permits and licenses to parents who are delinquent in paying court-ordered child support.

Please indicate which principles you support (if any) to address crime in Nevada.

Xa) Increase state funds for construction of state prisons and for hiring of additional prison staff.
Xb) Expand and promote "community policing" programs.
Xc) Support "truth in sentencing" for violent criminals so they serve their full sentences with no chance of parole.
Xd) Expand the use of the death penalty for additional circumstances relating to murder.
e) Oppose the death penalty.
Xf) Implement penalties other than incarceration for certain non-violent offenders.
Xg) Require mandatory life sentences for third-time, violent felons.
Xh) Inform communities when a convicted sex offender moves into the community.
Xi) Increase state funds for programs which rehabilitate and educate inmates during and after their prison sentences.
j) Decriminalize the possession and private use of certain illegal drugs such as marijuana.
Xk) Strengthen penalties and sentences associated with drug-related crimes.
l) Implement chain gangs in which prison inmates work together in chained work groups.
m) Limit the number of appeals allowed for inmates on death row.
Xn) Strengthen "victims' rights" laws to enable victims to recover more damages from offenders.
o) Support the concept of equally applied punishment for the same crime for all persons regardless of age, gender, or race.
Xp) Support contracting with private sector firms to manage state prisons.

Please indicate which principles you support (if any) to address juvenile crime in Nevada.

Xa) Prosecute juveniles who commit murder or other serious, violent crimes as adults.
Xb) Provide state funding for military-style "boot camps" for juvenile first-time felons.
Xc) Increase state funding for local community centers and other social agencies in areas with at-risk youth.
Xd) Support state government funding of programs for at-risk youth such as guaranteed college loans and job training and placement.
Xe) Allow courts to hold parents accountable for a minor child who violates the law.
Xf) Allow cities to impose curfews for minors in high crime areas.

Please indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning Nevada's economic development.

Xa) Increase state funds for improving the state's transportation system, including major roadways, railways and airports.
Xb) Provide low interest loans and tax credits for expanding, start-up, or relocating businesses.
c) Expand legalized gambling.
Xd) Reduce state government regulations on the private sector.
e) Remove state government controls or caps from wages, prices, rents, profits, production and interest rates.
f) Support limits on cash damages in lawsuits against businesses and professionals for product liability or malpractice.
Xg) Increase state funding for programs to re-train unemployed workers.
h) Implement "right to work" legislation that allows employees to work without joining a union or paying union dues.
i) Curtail legalized gambling in Nevada.

Please indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding Nevada's education system.

Xa) Increase state funds for professional development and salaries of public school faculty.
b) Endorse teacher-led voluntary school prayer in public schools.
Xc) Encourage private or corporate investment in certain public school programs.
d) Provide parents with state-funded vouchers to send their children to any participating school (public, private, religious, technical).
Xe) Implement charter schools where teachers and other professionals receive state authorization and funding to establish new schools.
f) Require the use of state-wide achievement standards for all state public schools.
Xg) Emphasize local control of education as long as the school district meets state health and safety standards.
h) Support sex education programs which stress abstinence.
i) Support sex education programs which stress safe sexual practices.
j) Require high school students to perform community service as a graduation requirement.
Nok) Should the Clark County School District be split into smaller districts?

Please indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning Nevada's environment and natural resources.

Xa) Enact tougher environmental standards to encourage the sale of cleaner burning fuels throughout Nevada.
Xb) Support "self-audit" legislation which creates incentives for polluting industries to audit themselves and clean up pollution.
c) Require a cost/benefit analysis be completed on the economic impact of proposed environmental regulations before they are implemented.
d) Require the state to reimburse citizens when state-sponsored environmental regulations limit the use of privately owned land.
Xe) Provide funding for recycling programs in Nevada.
Xf) Request flexibility from the federal government in enforcing and funding federal environmental regulations.
g) Suspend Nevada's participation in unfunded, federally mandated environmental protection legislation.
Xh) Maintain minimum environmental quality as mandated by current federal regulations.
Xi) Require state residents to conserve water by limiting the use of water for lawns and gardens.
Xj) The Endangered Species Act should continue to require property owners to protect threatened plants and animals on their land.
k) The Endangered Species Act should be amended to provide incentives to encourage property owners to protect threatened plants and animals on their land.
Nol) Do you support the selection of Yucca Mountain in southwest Nevada as a storage site for used nuclear fuel?

m) Which level of government do you believe should have primary responsibility for environmental regulation in Nevada?

XFederal
XState
XLocal
None
Yesa) Do you support the law, to take effect in 2006, that will limit Nevada's State Representatives to twelve years in office?
Yesb) Do you support the law, to take effect in 2008, that will limit Nevada's State Senators to twelve years in office?
Yesc) Do you support the current law that limits Nevada's Governor to two, four-year terms?
Yesd) Do you support amending the U.S. Constitution to require an annual balanced federal budget?
Yese) Do you support requiring limits on individual contributions to state legislative candidates?
Yesf) Do you support requiring limits on PAC contributions to state legislative candidates?
Yesg) Do you support requiring limits on corporate contributions to state legislative candidates?
Yesh) Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?
Yesi) Do you support imposing spending limits on state level political campaigns?
Noj) Do you support partial funding from state taxes for state level political campaigns?
Yesk) Do you support imposing a fine on legislators who do not provide campaign contribution information in a timely manner?

Please indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning gun issues.

a) Support expanding the nationwide federal ban on the public sale of assault weapons to include all forms of semi-automatic weapons.
b) Increase state restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms.
Xc) Maintain all state registration procedures and state restrictions on possessing firearms.
d) Ease state procedures and restrictions on the purchase and registration of firearms.
e) Repeal all state bans and measures that restrict law-abiding citizens from obtaining firearms.
Xf) Continue to allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms.

Please indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning Nevada's health care system.

Xa) Expand state funding for pre-natal and infant care programs available in the state, including immunizations.
Xb) Provide tax incentives to assist small businesses in providing health care to their employees.
Xc) Ensure that Nevada citizens have access to basic health care, through managed care, insurance reforms, or state-funded care where necessary.
d) Guaranteeing medical care to all citizens is not a responsibility of state government.
e) Limit the amount of damages that can be awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits.
Xf) Request a waiver from the federal government to provide Medicaid services through managed care programs.

Indicate what changes you support (if any) concerning levels of funding for the following categories. Select one option only.

a) Abortion
b) Affirmative Action
Maintain Statusc) Agriculture
Slightly Increased) AIDS Programs
Greatly Increasee) Education
Slightly Increasef) Environment
Slightly Increaseg) Health Care
Slightly Increaseh) Law Enforcement
Slightly Increasei) State Employee Salaries
Slightly Decreasej) Welfare

Please indicate the changes you support (if any) concerning Nevada's tax levels. Select one option only.

Maintain Statusa) Alcohol Taxes
Maintain Statusb) Business Taxes
c) Capital Gains Taxes
Maintain Statusd) Gaming Taxes
Maintain Statuse) Property Taxes
Maintain Statusf) Sales Taxes
Maintain Statusg) State Fees
Noh) Would you support a state income tax in Nevada?
i) Do you support a flat tax structure for a state income tax, should one be enacted?

Please indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding Nevada's welfare system.

Xa) Provide child care services to welfare recipients who work or attend school.
Xb) Allow welfare recipients to work and still receive state-funded health care and child care (if needed) until they become self-sufficient.
Xc) Require that able-bodied welfare recipients receive job training, attend school, or work in order to receive welfare benefits.
d) Require that unwed mothers under the age of 18 attend school and live with a parent or guardian (if possible) to receive welfare benefits.
e) Limit the welfare benefits given to recipients if they have additional children.
f) Provide two-parent families living in poverty the same welfare benefits as one-parent families.
g) Eliminate government-funded welfare and advocate privately-funded assistance to people in need.
Xh) Impose a two-year limit on welfare benefits for recipients who are able to work.
Explain what your two main legislative priorities will be if elected to the Nevada State Legislature. If any of your priorities will require additional government funding, explain how you intend to obtain the additional funding.

Keeping taxes low and economy strong. Campaign finance reform.