June 4, 2021 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) today introduced the Toxic Free Food Act, new legislation to overhaul the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) process for determining the safety of chemicals used in the food supply. An array of chemicals is often added to foods to improve flavor, enhance appearance, or extend shelf life. For decades, FDA has allowed food and chemical manufacturers to designate such chemicals as ‘generally recognized as safe’ (GRAS), without FDA review or public notice. Consumer advocates have long criticized the current GRAS notification system due to issues of transparency, effectiveness, and ethics. The Toxic Free Food Act would require FDA to close the so-called GRAS loophole and make the industry’s chemical food additives subject to FDA approval.
June 1, 2021 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) reintroduced H.R. 3580, the Eviction Prevention Act, that would help low-income people access legal counsel if they are being evicted. This legislation creates a block grant program to allow states to hire attorneys to defend tenants in eviction proceedings. Research has shown that providing tenants with legal representation drastically increases their ability to stay in their home, even if only temporarily so they have time to move.
May 28, 2021 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) released the following statement on President Biden’s fiscal year 2022 budget and its important provisions to create jobs and support children and working families.
May 28, 2021 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) released a statement on the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and corresponding Record of Decision (ROD) on the Hudson Tunnel Project.
Today, U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.), and Ritchie Torres (D-N.Y.), alongside U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), released the following statement after reports that Republicans proposed reversing the Child Tax Credit expansion to pay for their infrastructure proposal.
House Appropriations Committee Chair and Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) delivered the following remarks at the Subcommittee's hearing on the FY 2022 Budget Request for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) today met with local farmers and food system advocates at Cecarelli’s Harrison Hill Farm to discuss how the federal government can better support agriculture and family farmers in Connecticut and throughout the Northeast. DeLauro was joined by Cecarelli’s Harrison Hill Farm owner and operator Will DellaCamera, Connecticut Department of Agriculture Commissioner Bryan Hurlburt, University of Connecticut’s Extension Educators Bonnie Burr and Jiff Martin, President of Connecticut Farmland Trust’s Board of Directors Lisa Bassani, New England Policy Manager of American Farmland Trust Chelsea Gazillo, and the Food System Policy Director for the City of New Haven Latha Swamy.
May 18, 2021 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) released the following statement after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced contract awards for The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) Fresh Produce Initiative.
U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03), Suzan DelBene (D-WA-01), and Ritchie Torres (D-NY-15) released a statement on the Biden-Harris Administration’s announcement that the Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments will be distributed monthly to parents starting July 15, 2021.
May 14, 2021 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor marking the Child Tax Credit Week of Action by urging people to file their taxes by May 17 and calling for permanency of the expanded and improved Child Tax Credit. A video of DeLauro’s remarks can be found here.