Today, U.S Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, Linda T. Sánchez (D-CA), Jenniffer González-Cólon (R-PR), Kim Schrier, M.D. (D-WA), Don Young (R-AK) joined by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the Wise Investment in Children Act (WIC Act). The legislation would extend the eligibility for children to participate in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) until their sixth birthday, extend the certification period to two years, and extend post-partum eligibility to two years for all mothers.
March 17, 2021 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in support of the Equal Rights Amendment Resolution. A video of DeLauro’s remarks can be found here.
March 17, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON – House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) issued the following statement after the United States Senate confirmed Katherine Tai as U.S. Trade Representative:
U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Lloyd Doggett (TX-35), Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), and Andy Levin (MI-09) urged President Biden to support an emergency temporary waiver of some Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) rules so that greater supplies of vaccines, treatments, and diagnostic tests can be produced globally. At a press conference, the Members emphasized the importance of U.S. leadership in crushing the coronavirus around the world.
House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today announced that Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center in New Haven, CT, is invited to join the next phase of the Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program to ensure our nation’s underserved communities and those disproportionately affected by COVID-19 are equitably vaccinated. With this addition to the program, all three community health centers in Connecticut’s Third Congressional District will be able to receive and administer the coronavirus vaccine once they complete the onboarding process and receive an allocation of doses.
March 11, 2021 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) reintroduced the Safe Line Speeds During COVID-19 Act to protect worker, consumer, and animal safety by suspending all current and future USDA waivers and regulations that allow companies to increase production line speeds at meatpacking plants during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today, U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Tom Cole (R-OK), and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) joined by Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced the Civics Secures Democracy Act to restore the importance placed on civics education in American classrooms with targeted federal investments to support and expand access to civics and history education.
March 10, 2021 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in support of the coronavirus relief package, the American Rescue Plan. A video of DeLauro’s remarks can be found here.
March 8, 2021 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) released the following statement on the retirement of Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO).
House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) issued the following statement applauding President Biden’s executive actions to establish the White House Gender Policy Council and direct the Department of Education to review its rules on gender policy, specifically targeting the previous administration’s changes to Title IX.