|Born:||May 23, 1950 (age 71)|
|Career:||U.S. House of Representatives, 2009-2011, 2013-present|
Nevada Senate, 1988-2008
|Education:||College of William and Mary|
University of Georgia
Florida State University
Alice Costandina "Dina" Titus served Nevada's 3rd Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives from 2009 to 2011. In 2012, she was elected as the U.S. Representative for Nevada's 1st District.
Titus was born May 23, 1950, in Tifton, Georgia. She received her bachelor's degree from William and Mary, a master's degree from the University of Georgia and a doctorate degree from Florida State University. Following graduation from Florida State University, Titus taught at North Texas State University and then at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Prior to serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, Titus represented the people of Senate District 7 in Nevada's state legislature for 20 years, serving as the Democratic minority leader from 1993 to 2008.
While in the U.S. House of Representatives, Titus served on the Transportation and Infrastructure, Education and Labor, and Homeland Security committees. She was a member of numerous caucuses during the 111th Congress and was elected as the whip for the Western states. As a United States Representative, Titus focused on protecting children, seniors and disabled. She also prioritized education and advocated for the arts, and worked on issues to protect the environment, to push for renewable energy development and to create more sustainable communities.
Noted for her non-fiction writing, Titus has written scholarly articles and books on American, Nevada, and atomic politics. She is known for her expertise in history and policies related to nuclear power, weaponry and waste. As a member of the United States Civil Rights Commission, she also addresses issues regarding voting rights, accommodations for people with disabilities and discrimination in women's sports on college campuses.
For information on Titus' policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on https://www.congress.gov.
- Provision to Improve Water Prediction Models - April 23, 2009
- Celebrating Greek Independence Day - March 24, 2009
- Amendment to Create National Service Reserve Corps - March 18, 2009