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September 11, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) issued the following statement marking 19 years since the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.
September 10, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) Chair of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced Connecticut’s Department of Public Health was chosen as one of nine recipients to receive this funding nationwide and will be awarded a total of $3.5 million over five years to implement and evaluate a comprehensive public health approach to suicide prevention. With continued funding, the CT Department of Public health will receive $700,000 annually from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to achieve a 10 percent reduction in suicide and suicide attempts among vulnerable populations such as LGBTQ, homeless, veterans, tribal populations, rural communities, and others.
September 9, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) released the following statement on the President’s recorded conversation with Woodward in which he revealed that he knew the coronavirus pandemic situation was “deadly” and more concerning than what he had been sharing publicly.
September 8, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Chair of the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, and Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03), Chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, sent a letter to U.S. Department of Labor (the Department) Secretary Eugene Scalia in support of the renewal of the Department’s Equity in Apprenticeship contracts for equity intermediaries, the National Urban League (NUL) and the Chicago Women in Trades (CWIT). These contracts are necessary to effectively promote diversity and inclusion initiatives for underrepresented populations in the Registered Apprenticeship (RA) system.
September 3, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Chair of the appropriations subcommittee that oversees federal spending to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), sent a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar demanding details on the Department’s solicitation of bids for a $250 million advertising campaign, “to defeat despair and inspire hope” about the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the severe implications for the potential misuse of taxpayer dollars, DeLauro sent this letter to demand details on the political motivations behind this campaign, whether the president’s reelection campaign officials requested HHS issue this contract bid, and if the content of the media campaign will follow public health guidance.
September 1, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Chair of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services $250 million ‘Defeat Despair’ taxpayer-funding public relations campaign.
August 29, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Chair of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, was joined by CT Insurance Commissioner Andrew Mais, CT State Representative Dave Yaccarino, Hamden Mayor Curt Balzano Leng, North Haven First Selectman Michael Freda, Branford First Selectman Jamie Cosgrove, Fire Chief Paul Januszewski, Chief of Police Kevin Halloran, and Deputy Chief of Police James Lovelace on a tour of storm-damaged homes, neighborhoods, and businesses in Hamden, North Haven, Branford, and North Branford, Connecticut.
August 27, 2020 Press Release
Representatives Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Sylvia Garcia (TX-29), Deb Haaland (NM-01), Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02), and Betty McCollum (MN-04) led 86 Members of Congress in sending a letter to Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Doctor Robert Redfield condemning, urging the immediate halt of, and demanding an explanation for the recent modifications to COVID-19 testing guidelines that suggest not all those exposed to COVID-19 need to be tested.
August 26, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) released the following statement on the dangerous modifications to COVID-19 testing guidelines made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to exclude people who do not have symptoms of coronavirus, even if they have been exposed.
August 24, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Chair of the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, and U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee and ranking member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, sent a letter to Acting Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Labor Larry Turner calling for an investigation of reports of political interference and retaliation by Secretary Scalia against Regional Solicitor for San Francisco Janet Herold.

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