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.
October 23, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) and Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) today announced the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) has been awarded $79.7 million through the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair (SGP) program to replace the existing Norwalk River Railroad Bridge (Walk Bridge).
October 15, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) and Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04), today sent a letter to Commissioner Stephen Hahn, M.D., of the Food and Drug Administration urging him to take action to improve the transparency of safety data related to dietary supplements. Earlier today, Consumer Reports released the findings of its investigation which revealed the FDA hid names of dietary supplements that were linked to hundreds of reports of harm.
House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Vice Chair Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), and Members Barbara Lee (D-CA), Mark Pocan (D-WI), Katherine Clark (D-MA), Lois Frankel (D-FL), and Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) released the following statement on the latest coronavirus relief package offered by the Trump Administration.
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Chair of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, today sent a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos requesting the Department of Education (the Department) work with the Puerto Rico Department of Education (PRDE) to ensure timely access to education funds appropriated in fiscal year 2019, including funds for Title I and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) programs.
October 13, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) released the following statement on the creation and distribution of a graphic, bloody photo depicting the Wooster Square Christopher Columbus statue holding her decapitated head.
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Chair of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, and Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today released a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report requested in March 2019 to examine the care and custody of unaccompanied children in Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee and Resettlement (ORR) shelters.