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Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro

Representing the 3rd District of Connecticut

Press Releases

July 27, 2017 Press Release

59 Members of Congress sent a letter highlighting concerns that Secretary DeVos is once again putting interests of for-profit colleges ahead of students

Gainful employment protections are designed to prevent students from drowning in debt like those at Corinthian and ITT Tech

July 26, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) released the following statement regarding the stay of deportation granted for Nury Chavarria: “I am thrilled that Nury has been granted this reprieve - it is the right thing to do.” said DeLauro. “I will continue to work with her and her attorneys as they work to secure Nury permanent legal status.”
July 26, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) and Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Jack Reed (D-RI) today introduced the American Business for American Companies Act, which would extend the year-to-year government-wide ban on federal contracts for inverted corporations by moving it out of the annual appropriations process and into permanent law. It also eliminates loopholes in the current law that have allowed inverted corporations to bid for, and win, federal contracts, despite the ban currently in place.
July 25, 2017 Press Release
Today, Representatives Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) and Joe Courtney (CT-02) and announced that a bipartisan bill they led along with Representative Lee Zeldin (R-NY) to prohibit the sale of Plum Island passed unanimously in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill prohibits the General Services Administration (GSA) from using any of its operational funding to process or complete a sale of Plum Island until after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) completes a study of alternative disposition options for the island. A similar measure passed last year, but did not make it through the Senate.
July 25, 2017 Press Release
“The vote in the Senate to proceed today was shameful. While we don’t know what bill the Senate Republicans will proceed to, we know that the Republican proposals to repeal and replace the ACA would unravel protections for patients with preexisting conditions, eliminate coverage for essential health benefits such as prescription drug coverage, hospitalization, and preventative care, and make healthcare unaffordable by raising premiums and deductibles. A repeal without a replacement would also mean 32 million people without insurance.”
July 24, 2017 Press Release
$8 million in federal funding was included to continue environmental restoration efforts
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) joined Curt Johnson, Executive Director of Save the Sound, and Commissioner Rob Klee, from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to announce the successful inclusion of $8 million for the Long Island Sound in the FY 2018 Department of Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. Though the President’s FY18 budget request zeroed out all geographical programs, including the Long Island Sound program, DeLauro was able to secure the funding through the House budget process.
July 21, 2017 Press Release
Text of remarks as prepared for delivery by Rosa L. DeLauro (CT-03) at a roundtable discussion on local community perspectives on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy (DACA):
July 21, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) visited the Greater New Haven Building Trades to discuss the importance of the US Department of Labor’s Apprenticeship Program and the impact of the House Republican plan to eliminate the program.
July 21, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) introduced the Safe Chicken and Meat for Children Act of 2017. This bipartisan bill ensures that Chinese produced or processed meat and chicken is banned from the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).
July 19, 2017 Press Release
"Programs that help grow our economy, educate our students, and protect women and seniors cannot operate if the Labor-HHS bill is starved of funding."

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