Working people need a well-deserved pay raise. Last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, real wages fell by 0.2 percent. To help, the Congress must empower an employee’s right to organize and bargain collectively.
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Work Requirements Do Not Actually Work
Under the guise of “promoting work” and “reform,” the Trump administration and congressional Republicans are seeking radical changes to the way we fight poverty in America.
WATCH: Congress Should Investigate Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Trump
I have called on Congress to investigate accusations of sexual misconduct by President Trump.
We Will Win the Fight for Equal Pay
Equal pay is an idea whose time has come — in fact, it is long overdue. But we have the power. We have the momentum. And I believe that we will win.
Congress should do what’s right for Zika prevention
The impact of a Zika infection on a baby could require care that costs a family and our health-care system anywhere between $1 million and $10 million over the lifetime of the child. But the true impact must be measured in more than dollars.
America Should Be the Best Place to Raise a Child, Not the Hardest
Every parent wants to give their child the chance to succeed. But amidst flat wages and rising costs, millions of families are struggling to put food on the table, put gas in the car, or make this month’s rent.
VIDEO: Rosa Speaks on Hunger and Poverty
Despite the constant attacks by Leader Paul Ryan and the Republicans in Congress, we have safety net programs in place that work to lift millions of Americans out of poverty.
A lesson in infrastructure from Flint
Emergencies like the tragedy we are seeing in Flint are a stark reminder of what is at stake when it comes to investment in water projects. We cannot continue in the pattern of turning attention to critical infrastructure only when disaster strikes—we must make long-term, pro-growth investments to prevent further tragedies from ever occurring.
Ebola: A Preventable Catastrophe
We need to take this current outbreak as a wake-up call. Diseases will come, and we have to be prepared, by investing in the public health infrastructure that keeps America safe.
Is sugar the new tobacco?
Is sugar the new tobacco? New Haven Register By Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro Fifty years ago this year, the Surgeon General released its first-ever report on smoking. It found that fatality rates for lung cancer, then the most frequent type of cancer for men, were nearly 1,000 percent higher for smokers than for non-smokers. It also...
Equal wages long overdue
Why do equally qualified women make, on average, just 77 cents for every dollar a man makes? Why, 50 years after Congress passed the Equal Pay Act to end the "serious and endemic problem" of unequal pay, has the gender-based wage gap only closed by less than one cent per year?
Gun Tax Credit Program May Save Lives
We have to take the common-sense and constructive steps that will help ensure these sorts of tragedies will never happen again.
Hurricane Sandy has caused significant damage to many parts of the Third Congressional District and left many of our residents displaced, without power and some without a home.
Unequal pay no myth to America’s female workforce
Pay inequity due to gender discrimination is neither a myth nor a distraction. It is real and should not be tolerated, With this bill, we can take action against it.
Last night, at Connecticut’s Third Congressional District Convention, I proudly accepted the nomination for Congress.
It’s time to tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
It’s time to tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve By Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro Even as we have seen some promising jobs indicators in recent months, we are still at an extraordinarily delicate time for our economy. In the wake of the recent recession, millions of American families are struggling to put food on the table,...
The Stakes Are Higher Than Ever
I wanted to be in touch as we face such grave issues as a country. Obviously, the most important is the effort to spur growth and focus on fostering job creation.