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May 21, 2021 Press Release
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.
May 17, 2021 Press Release
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.
May 12, 2021 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) released a statement on rising Israeli-Palestinian tensions.
May 12, 2021 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) issued the following statement on the fire in New Haven Wednesday morning that killed one firefighter, Ricardo Torres, and injured three others.
May 12, 2021 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) issued the following statement on Ambassador Katherine Tai’s announcement that the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) will pursue a case against General Motors (GM) using the Rapid Response Mechanism of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
May 11, 2021 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) issued the following statement after the Biden Administration announced guidance on the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, established by Democrats’ American Rescue Plan Act.
May 10, 2021 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) issued the following statement on the first complaint filed under the Rapid Response Mechanism of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The AFL-CIO, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, and the Sindicato Nacional Independiente de Trabajadores de Industrias y de Servicios “Movimiento 20/32” (SNITIS) filed the complaint against Tridonex, an auto parts factory located in Matamoros in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico.
May 5, 2021 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Labor’s announcement that, effective May 6, 2021, it will maintain workers’ rights to the minimum wage and overtime compensation protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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