Rosa (Rosa) L. DeLauro (D-USH03)
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Capitol: 202.225.3661
FAX: 202.225.4890
District: 203.562.3718
District FAX: 203.772.2260
Representative
Room 2413 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-0703

Residence: New Haven, CT
Elected: 1990    Next Election: 2018
Spouse: Stanley Greenberg   DOB: 3/2/1943
Committee Assignments
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Co-ChairCongressional Long Island Caucus
ChairmanCongressional Baby Caucus
ChairmanCongressional Food Safety Caucus
Co-ChairHouse NIH Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Ovarian Cancer Caucus
Vice ChairPopulist Caucus
FC MemberGeneric Drug Equity Caucus
FC MemberNortheast Agricultural Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies
FC MemberCongressional Soccer Caucus
FC MemberHouse Aerospace Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Pollinator Protection Caucus
FC MemberGlobal AIDS Emergency Task Force
FC MemberHouse Trade Working Group [HTWG]
FC MemberHurricane Irene Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Shellfish Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hearing Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Global Health Caucus
FC MemberHouse Diversity and Innovation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Buy American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Dairy Farmers Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Disaster Relief Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to Cure Blood Cancers and Other Blood Disorders
FC MemberCongressional Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Organic Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Appropriations
FC MemberCongressional Task Force on Tobacco and Health
FC MemberCongressional Steel Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional School Health and Safety Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Skin Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Full Employment Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Submarine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Allergy and Asthma Caucus
FC MemberTextile Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coastal Caucus
FC MemberCongressional JOBS NOW! Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Children's Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Shipbuilding Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Job Corps Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Glaucoma Caucus
FC MemberHouse Afterschool Caucus
FC MemberHouse Cancer Caucus
FC MemberOut of Poverty Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Biotechnology Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Biomedical Research Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Urban Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Social Work Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberNextGen 9-1-1 Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus

Bio

Rosa DeLauro is the Congresswoman from Connecticut's Third Congressional District, which stretches from the Long Island Sound and New Haven, to the Naugatuck Valley and Waterbury. Rosa serves in the Democratic leadership as Co-Chair of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, and she is the Ranking Member on the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, where she oversees our nation's investments in education, health, and employment. Rosa also serves on the subcommittee responsible for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, where she oversees food and drug safety.

At the core of Rosa's work is her fight for America's working families. Rosa believes that we must raise the nation's minimum wage, give all employees access to paid sick days, allow employees to take paid family and medical leave, and ensure equal pay for equal work. Every day, Rosa fights for legislation that would give all working families an opportunity to succeed.

Rosa believes that our first priority must be to strengthen the economy and create good middle class jobs. She supports tax cuts for working and middle class families, fought to expand the Child Tax Credit to provide tax relief to millions of families, and introduced the Young Child Tax Credit to give families with young children an economic lift.

Rosa has also fought to stop trade agreements that lower wages and ships jobs overseas, while also protecting the rights of employees and unions. She believes that we need to grow our economy by making smart innovative investments in our infrastructure, which is why she introduced legislation to create a National Infrastructure bank.

Rosa is a leader in fighting to improve and expand federal support for child nutrition and for modernizing our food safety system. She believes that the U.S. should have one agency assigned the responsibility for food safety, rather than the 15 different agencies that lay claim to different parts of our food system. Rosa fights against special interests, like tobacco and e-cigarettes, which seek to skirt our public health and safety rules.

As the Ranking Member dealing with appropriations for Labor, Health, Human Services, and Education, Rosa is determined to increase support for education and make college more affordable for more American students and their families. She is also fighting to protect the Affordable Care Act so that all Americans have access to affordable care. Rosa strongly believes in the power of biomedical research and she is working to increase funding so that we can make lifesaving breakthroughs in science and medicine.

Rosa believes that we have a moral obligation to our nation's veterans and their families, and her concern for these heroes extends to both their physical and mental well-being. Rosa supports a transformation in how the Department of Veterans Affairs is funded, including advanced appropriations for health services, to ensure its fiscal soundness; and she successfully championed legislation to guarantee that troops deploying to combat theaters get the mental health screening they need both before and after deployment, as well as championed legislation that now provides assistance to today's Post-9/11 veterans choosing to pursue on-the-job training and apprenticeship programs.

Rosa belongs to 62 House caucus groups and is the co-chair of the Baby Caucus, the Long Island Sound Caucus, and the Food Safety Caucus.

Soon after earning degrees from Marymount College and Columbia University, Rosa followed her parents' footsteps into public service, serving as the first Executive Director of EMILY's List, a national organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in elected office; Executive Director of Countdown '87, the national campaign that successfully stopped U.S. military aid to the Nicaraguan Contras; and as Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd. In 1990, Rosa was elected to the House of Representatives, and she has served as the Congresswoman from Connecticut's Third Congressional District ever since.

Rosa is married to Stanley Greenberg, founding partner of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, a public issues research firm. Their children-Anna, Kathryn, and Jonathan Greenberg-all are grown and pursuing careers. Rosa and Stan have six grandchildren, Rigby, Teo, Sadie, Jasper, Noah and Gus.








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