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Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) released the following statement on new documents revealing the $250 million advertising campaign awarded by the Trump Administration to “defeat despair and inspire hope” went against public health expert advice, inserted political opinion into the campaign, and excluded celebrities from the campaign based on whether they agreed with President Trump or support gay rights.
October 29, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Vice Chair of the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee responsible for funding the USDA, today sent a letter to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue renewing her calls for an investigation into hundreds of millions of dollars in payments to the corrupt, Brazilian-owned meatpacker JBS.
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) and Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) today joined Mark Cousineau, President of the Community Investment Corporation (CIC), CIC’s Business Advisor Joe McCaffrey, Executive Director of Bijou Theater Gary Peterson, and CEO of Divvies Mark Sandler to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on small businesses and announce a nearly $3.5 million grant to support the recovery of businesses in Fairfield, New Haven, Litchfield, and Hartford counties. This grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce allows CIC to offer financial opportunities for small businesses in desperate need of assistance.