Thursday, July 16, 2009 | 9:14 a.m.
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Dina Titus landed on the front page of The Hill newspaper this morning, featured among freshmen Democrats seeking action from party leaders on deficit reduction.
Taking a hard line on the budget could help Titus in her swing district, especially among independents who have grown restless over the Obama administration’s spending but are crucial votes for her 2010 re-election.
The paper said the freshmen push comes the week the federal deficit topped $1 trillion.
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Freshman Democrats, worried that the ballooning budget deficit is stoking voter anxiety, are urging House leaders to put forward a “credible” plan this year to cut it.
They say the need is urgent and a serious deficit-reduction measure must be added by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other leaders to an already jam-packed legislative agenda.
“My constituents are very concerned about the deficit,” said freshman Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.), elected with 47 percent of the vote in a swing district last year. “This is really starting to resonate.”
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