Our congressional representatives are getting ready to go back to D.C. next week after a long summer recess.
We thought we’d check in with Clark County’s three congressional district representatives to see what they’ve been doing this summer, what they’ve been hearing from constituents, and what they expect when they return to our nation’s capitol.
First District representative Dina Titus told KNPR's State of Nevada her summer has been "busy but good busy."
Titus meet with groups from around her district that don't get to Washington, DC very often. She also attended the National Clean Energy Summit, held an immigration resources fair and meet with the Secretary of Defense at Nellis Air Force Base.
She has also talked to a lot of people about the deal with Iran that lifts sanctions in exchange for transparency of its nuclear program.
According to Titus, the calls to her office have been 2 to 1 against the deal. She is not going to announce how she's voting on the issue until she gets back to Washington.
The congresswoman did have strong words for the anti-immigration rhetoric that has been part of the presidential campaign.
"The members of the Hispanic community in my district are outraged by it and I don't blame them," Titus said, "I am too. I'm offended by it."
She believes it is important to have comprehensive immigration reform. The congresswoman blamed Republican lawmakers for holding up the reform effort, but says just because it may be difficult to get the bill passed, doesn't mean supporters should stop trying.
Another issue the congresswoman plans to keep fighting for when Congress reconvenes is protection of land in Nevada.
"Anytime public land needs to be protected, that is our obligation," she said, "I'm working hard to see if we can't do something similar [to the Basin and Range designation] either legislatively or through executive action for Gold Butte."
Representative Dina Titus, D-NV
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