Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (CT-3) announced that the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board in Waterbury will receive a $200,000 federal grant through the Environmental Protection Agency to teach environmental job skills to individuals near brownfield sites.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (Conn. -3) issued the following statement on the report issued by the Government Accountability Office: “FDA Should Take Steps to Ensure that High Risk Device Types are Approved Through the Most Stringent Premarket Review Process,” which found that the agency approved higher-risk medical devices using a process intended for low-risk products.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (Conn. -3) praised the State Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization bill (H.R. 2), which would reauthorize the popular program for the next four and a half years, through 2013.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (Conn. -3) issued the following statement on her vote in support of House Resolution 34 recognizing Israel’s right to defend itself against attacks from Gaza, reaffirming the United States’ strong support for Israel, and supporting the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (CT-3) issued the following statement following news from the Labor Department that in December the economy shed another 524,000 jobs. Additionally, the job-loss figures for November were revised upward – to 584,000 from the earlier number of 533,000. This brings the number of jobs lost for all of 2008 to 2.6 million.
Legislation will restore fair pay laws, help close wage gap
Pay equity is about economic security for women & their families
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (CT-3) delivered the following statement on the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 12) on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation aimed at closing the wage gap between men and women, is, along with the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, among the first substantive legislation considered by the House in the 111th Congress.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (Conn. -3) issued the following statement on the on-going investigation into a salmonella outbreak that has infected at least 388 people in 42 states since 3 September 2008.
WASHINGTON, DC – A large scale economic recovery package is needed to create jobs quickly, provide relief for workers and families, help states facing severe budget shortfalls, and invest in innovation and emerging industries, a bipartisan panel of economic experts and scientists told lawmakers on Capitol Hill today.