Rep. Rosa DeLauro

Rosa DeLauro is the congresswoman from Connecticut’s 3rd district that stretches from the Long Island Sound and New Haven to the Naugatuck Valley and Waterbury. Rosa serves in the Democratic leadership as co-chair of the Steering and Policy Committee, and she is the ranking member on the Labor, Health, Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, where she oversees our country’s investments in education, health and employment. She also serves on the subcommittee responsible for FDA and agriculture, where she oversees drug and food safety.

As the ranking member dealing with appropriations for Labor, Health, Human Services, and Education, she seeks to increase support for education and innovation, to fully implement the new health care reform law, to protect the rights of employees and unions and raise living standards.

Soon after earning degrees from Marymount College and Columbia University, Rosa followed her parents’ footsteps into public service, serving as the first executive director of EMILY’S List, executive director of Countdown ‘87 and as chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd. In 1990, Rosa was elected to the House of Representatives.

DeLauro is married to Stanley Greenberg, president of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, a public issues research firm. Their children -- Anna, Kathryn and Jonathan Greenberg -- all are grown and pursuing careers. They have four grandchildren, Rigby, Teo, Sadie, and Jasper.

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