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October 21, 2014

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Harry Reid names Dina Titus to U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Dina Titus won’t apparently be making a clean exit from Washington just yet; Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid appointed her to serve on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

The eight-member commission monitors and investigates civil rights cases and reports to Congress and the administration. Its most well-known work came during the 2000 presidential election aftermath, when the commission investigated charges of racist voting practices affecting the election and recount.

The president appoints four members of the commission, and House and Senate leaders appoint the other four. Titus is Reid’s only appointment. The seat has been held by Arlen Melendez, Chairman of the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony.

“I am honored to accept Senator Reid’s appointment to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and I look forward to this opportunity to continue my efforts to serve our country,” Titus said. “As a member of the state Legislature, I tirelessly fought on behalf of people with disabilities to ensure they were treated fairly and equally. As a member of this distinguished Commission, I will build on those efforts as an advocate for the equal rights of all Americans.”

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