NOVA is pleased to announce that Congresswoman Dina Titus (D-NV-1) will address participants during the upcoming NOVA Spring Conference. The Conference takes place from March 10-12th, and she will join us on Friday morning to give remarks.
Congresswoman Titus is a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, where she serves as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA). She is an original co-sponsor of the American Heroes COLA Act of 2015 and introduced the Pay as You Rate Act, as well as other measures that would establish a task force to evaluate the VA appeals backlog, require equal treatment of veteran spouses, and provide VA grants to educational institutions for on-campus child care services for student veterans.
Congresswoman Titus has represented Nevada’s First District since 2012. In addition to her service on the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, she is a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. She previously represented Nevada’s Third District during the 111th Congress. Prior to her federal service, she spent a decade in the Nevada State Senate, serving as the Democratic Minority Leader from 1993 through 2008. She focused on quality education and renewable energy development, and was a champion for Nevada’s children, seniors, and persons with disabilities.
Congresswoman Titus also devoted 34 years to teaching, as a professor of American and Nevada state government at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). She is an internationally recognized expert in the history and policies related to nuclear power, weaponry, and waste, as well as for the popular lore of “Atomic Culture.” Her husband, Professor Thomas C. Wright, is a Latin American historian at UNLV.
As VA, Congress, and stakeholders seek solutions for the appeals backlog, NOVA looks forward to Ranking Member Titus’ remarks. We hope you will join NOVA in welcoming her on March 11th!