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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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New Haven Independent: A Borinqueneer Gets His Due
Admirers gathered at the Fair Haven Elderly Apartments to witness DeLauro pin on Cordova the combat infantry badge, sharp shooter
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New Haven Register: Officials visit New Haven school to promote Child Nutrition Act
Congresswoman Delauro and Audrey Rowe of the U.S. Department of Agriculture talk child nutrition at New Haven's Barnard School.
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New Haven Independent: DeLauro: Federal Health Care $$ On The Way
DeLauro was in town to tour the Hill Health Center and celebrate the passage in March of federal health care
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Valley Independent Sentinel: Dems Nominate Rosa For Eleventh Term
Touting recently passed health care legislation, area Democrats Monday nominated U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro.
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New Haven Register: Paycheck Equality Remains Women’s Goal
Ledbetter was in town Monday to address the need for Congress to adopt the Paycheck Fairness Act, which was introduced
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It’s National Pay Equity Day: Make Paycheck Fairness the Law
We showed with health reform that we can still accomplish great things in Congress, even if our party is forced
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