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April 30, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Department of Labor (DOL), today released the following statement after DOL awarded more than $30 million in grants—including more than $2.3 million for the State of Connecticut—to assist in disaster relief efforts and help workers who have been impacted by COVID-19.
April 28, 2020 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) and Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) sent a letter to House and Senate leaders calling for the repeal of a $135 billion tax break in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) for hedge fund owners and real estate developers.
April 25, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), today released the following statement after the United States District Court in Los Angeles ruled that the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) were in violation of the 1997 Flores Settlement—which established standards for the care of unaccompanied children.
April 24, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement after United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer notified Congress of the Administration’s intent to enter into force the renegotiated NAFTA on July 1.
April 24, 2020 Press Release
Yesterday, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar expressing serious concern regarding reports the Office of Refugee Resettlement is considering new aggressive immigration policies and calling on him to ensure ORR remains focused first and foremost on the wellbeing of the children in its care.
April 23, 2020 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, spoke on the House Floor in favor of Congress’s fourth coronavirus response package: the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.
April 23, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, today sent a letter to Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie urging him to stop the use of hydroxychloroquine on veterans diagnosed with COVID-19 after the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and medical experts the drug could increase the risk of death.
April 22, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), today released the following statement after Dr. Rick Bright, Director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), was dismissed from his position and reassigned to a narrower role at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
April 21, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), today released the following statement after House and Senate leadership released the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which would provide $310 billion for small business loans and grants, $25 billion to expand COVID-19 testing, and $75 billion for hospitals and health care providers.
April 21, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, sent a letter to Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos yesterday urging her to disburse the remaining funding appropriated for the Education Stabilization Fund in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). To date, more than $20 billion in funding Congress provided has not been released.
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