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To really know Rosa, you have to know her family. From her first days tagging along with her father in Wooster Square, to standing up for her beliefs in Congress, one thing has never changed about Rosa — she cares deeply about people. Rosa’s parents always stressed the importance of hard work, compassion for others, and a quality education.

In 1990, Rosa was elected to the House of Representatives, and she has served as the Congresswoman from Connecticut’s 3rd District ever since.

Rosa Delauro is currently serving her 15th term as a United States Congresswoman for Connecticut’s 3rd Congressional District. For Rosa, her work has been and will always be about helping people. Since coming to Congress, she has built a reputation as a hard-working, passionate, and forthright advocate for her constituents, an honest broker who works with members of all parties, and a leader on matters of domestic and social policy. She has helped improve schools, bring tax relief to middle-class families, protect employee pensions, and encourage job creation in Connecticut.

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ISSUES

For Rosa, her work has been and will always be about helping people. Since coming to Congress, she has built a reputation as a hard-working, passionate, and forthright advocate for her constituents, an honest broker who works with members of all parties, and a leader on matters of domestic and social policy. She has helped improve schools, bring tax relief to middle-class families, protect employee pensions, and encourage job creation in Connecticut.

Education

As the senior Democrat on the Appropriations subcommittee that funds the U.S. Department of Education, our children’s education is one of Rosa’s top priorities.

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Healthcare

As the senior Democrat on the subcommittee responsible for funding the Department of Health and Human Services, Rosa seeks to ensure strong funding levels for programs that help improve access to quality, affordable health care.

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Jobs & The Economy

With over 13 million unemployed across the country and a high unemployment rate in Connecticut, Rosa’s top priority continues to be putting people back to work.

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Women's Rights

Rosa believes strongly in women getting equal pay for equal work and has fought to protect women’s reproductive rights, consistently voting to maintain and increase access to safe medical care for pregnant women.

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Energy

Rosa supports the responsible development of American natural gas, investing in the next generation of clean and renewable energy sources, and reducing our energy waste through efficiency improvements.

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Consumer Advocacy

As Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee that deals with these issues, Rosa has made enormous progress in improving food and drug safety and the safety of consumer products.

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Our District

The Third District encompasses twenty-five Connecticut cities and towns: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Branford, Derby, Durham, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Middlefield, Middletown, Milford, Naugatuck, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Prospect, Seymour, Shelton, Stratford, Wallingford, Waterbury, West Haven, and Woodbridge. It is home to more than 700,000 people, and is full of quintessential New England towns and vibrant city streets. It contains critical industries, natural treasures, world class educational institutions, the first hamburger ever made and the best pizza in the world.

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Rosa, Dodd, DeStefano announce huge grant to reclaim Route 34 corridor in New Haven
Rosa, Senator Chris Dodd and Mayor John DeStefano announced that coveted TIGER grant money will be used to reclaim the
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Rosa: Globalize Anti-Violence Law
A law that has protected American women from rape should help women around the world, Rosa declared Tuesday.
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Rosa Helps Secure $33 Million Dollars to Prevent Home Foreclosures
Rosa helps secure $33 million in new dollars to help prevent more home foreclosures.
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From CT News Junkie: Lawmakers Urge Vigilance on Proposed Insurance Rate Hikes
Rosa was among six members of CT’s Congressional delegation to call on the state Insurance Department to be vigilant about
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CT Scores big with Broadband
From CT News Junkie: CT Scores Big With Broadband by Christine Stuart | Sep 13, 2010 11:03pm Christine Stuart photo
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Rosa: Egg oversight in America is “scrambled.”
On Monday August 30, Rosa wrote this opinion piece in The New Haven Register about the massive egg recall.
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