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.
(Hartford) - Following the passage of a Hurricane Sandy relief package by the United States Senate yesterday, all five members of the Connecticut congressional delegation released a joint statement calling on House leadership to vote on the bill: