From Rosa regarding the Child Tax Credit:
"Eighteen years — almost to the day — after I first introduced the expanded Child Tax Credit, both the Senate and the House passed it as part of President Biden’s COVID relief package. My work on the Child Tax Credit is rooted in my desire to harness the power of the federal government to provide for the least among us. Through nutrition, child care, health care, the social safety net, or our tax code—this is about families and how we make their lives better and expand opportunity for their kids. The Child Tax Credit is a historic opportunity to offer a lifeline to the middle class and cuts child poverty.
Nationally, I have worked to create a child allowance since 2003 by making the Child Tax Credit fully refundable. In each of the last 10 Congresses, I have introduced legislation to expand the Child Tax Credit because if we provide children and their families with additional payments throughout the year, this would help with costs throughout the year – food, childcare, diapers, healthcare, clothing, and more.
Now more than ever, it is crucial that Congress fight for people struggling to pay their bills from rising costs and higher taxes; to fight for the middle class, working families, small businesses, and the vulnerable who work hard."
Get to know Rosa..
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 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. In December of 2020, Rosa DeLauro was elected to the mighty position of Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, the greatest honor of her life and the pinnacle of 30 years of hard work and dedication.
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 continues to fight for raising the minimum wage, paid sick days and paid leave for all, good-paying jobs, universal health care, public education, food security, climate action, protecting the undocumented, and strengthening our social safety net.
Rosa has a long history of fighting for people:
- in 1997 Rosa first introduced the Paycheck Fairness Act for equal pay for equal work
- in 2003 Rosa first introduced the Child Tax Credit
- in 2013 Rosa first introduced the Family Act for a universal paid family leave program
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.