US Senator Heller and Representative Dina Titus are the recipients of the 2016 “Champion of the 50+” legislative leadership award for their significant achievements during the 114 th Congress. Senator Heller and Congresswoman Titus received their awards for creating safe access to transportation options with their reintroduction of the Safe Streets Act, which ensures that streets and intersections are designed with adequate pedestrian safeguards in mind. The bill became law as a provision in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act ( FAST) Act. “The work Senator Heller and Representative Titus have done to ensure we can all walk, drive and ride safely will have tangible benefits for people of all ages, said Maria Dent, State Director of AARP Nevada. "Whether you’re a new parent with a baby in a stroller, a senior walking to the neighborhood store, or anyone using our public streets, this bipartisan work will pay dividends and make us safer for generations to come.”
Representative Titus was presented her award by a group of AARP staff and volunteers on Tuesday August 15, at her district office in Las Vegas. Senator Heller will be presented his award later on this year.