Meeting with Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3)
Yale-in-Washington is pleased to present:
A chat with New Haven's Congresswoman, Rosa DeLauro.
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro has worked a lifetime for the people of Connecticut . Rep. Rosa DeLauro was first elected to Congress from Connecticut's 3rd District in 1990 and is currently serving her ninth term. DeLauro sits on the influential House Appropriations and Budget committees. She serves as chairwoman of the Agriculture-FDA Appropriations Subcommittee and as a member of the Labor-Health and Human Services-Education and Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations subcommittees. In 1999, she was elected assistant to the Democratic leader by her colleagues, making her the second highest ranking Democratic woman in the House of Representatives. She was reelected to this position in 2000. She has served as co-chairwoman of the House Steering and Policy Committee since 2002.
DeLauro was described by one nationally syndicated columnist as a “hero for working families” for her work on labor and health issues in Congress. She has led the fight for affordable, quality health care, and sponsored legislation that would close the wage gap between men and women and provide paid sick leave to employees.
Prior to serving in Congress, DeLauro served for six years as chief of staff to Connecticut Sen. Christopher J. Dodd. She was executive director for “Countdown ‘87,” a national campaign to stop U.S. military aid to the Nicaraguan Contras. From 1989 to 1990 she served as executive director for EMILY’S List.
*Note that we will chat with the Congresswoman and her Legislative Correspondent, Elizabeth Albertine
Thursday, July 28 at 1:00 PM
2413 Rayburn House Office Building
Register by July 27 at 9:00 AM
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