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Rosa Delauro

Local Celebrations Call for Federal Paid Sick Days Law

Ellen Bravo | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Ellen Bravo

The momentum for paid sick days is inspiring. As of today, thirty-two locations in the U.S. have won such policies, bringing access for the first time to more than ten and a half million people.

Democrats Roll Out Plan To Tackle Wage Theft

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.16.2016 | Politics

Democrats in Congress say it's time to crack down on wage theft. On Wednesday, three lawmakers introduced a proposal aimed at discouraging unscrupulou...

CFIUS: putting environmental concerns at the heart of corporate M&As

Rachael Willis | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics
Rachael Willis

Rep. Rosa DeLauro - via Flickr A proposal tabled by Connecticut Rep. Rosa DeLauro last week may give the Committee on Foreign Investment in the Unit...

House Democrats Are Ready To Fight Paul Ryan On 'Sham' GOP Poverty Task Force

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A gaggle of top House Democrats derided Speaker Paul Ryan's newly developed GOP task force on poverty on Wednesday, arguing that the gro...

Lawmakers get real about child poverty with diaper bills

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 12.23.2015 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

Earlier this year San Francisco became the first city to provide diapers for families living in poverty. A bill before Congress would pilot a similar ...

Omnibus Bill Shows Trade Deals Can, In Fact, Rewrite U.S. Laws

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A short provision tucked into the 2,009-page government spending bill will remove labels telling consumers where their beef and pork com...

Obama's Democratic Trade Critics Pin Their Hopes On The GOP Primary

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Monday announced that it had sealed the biggest trade deal in history. Sorta. The actual text of the agreem...

The Shutdown Congress, And Why The GOP Can't Help Itself

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government shut down for 16 days in 2013 because some Republicans wanted to "defund" Obamacare. The shutdown hurt the economy a...

Congress Wants Peace... And Maybe A Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics

So, that happened. It was a strange week in Washington. Senate Democrats filibustered a GOP effort to knock down President Barack Obama's nuclear deal...

Congress Suggests Obama Will Ignore Slavery To Secure Trade Deal

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics

A Malaysian Muslim man sits amid coffins in a pit during re-burial of remains found at human-trafficking camps in the country's north, on June 22, 201...

Zach Carter

What's Going On In Obama's Trade Meeting With Democrats? That's Classified.

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Obama administration gives House Democrats a hard sell on a major controversial trade pact this week, it will be doing so under s...

It's Time To Put Food First

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
Andrew Kimbrell

Unfortunately, the FDA putting food last is only one part of our broken food safety system. There is also a fundamental failure of coordination and responsibility for food regulation at the federal level.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Every Other Industrialized Nation Has Paid Leave, Why Not Us?

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is working with Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) to make paid family leave for all American workers a reality, with a prop...

Why 2015 Will Be the Year of the Powerhouse Woman

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 02.23.2015 | Women
40 Percent and Rising

My bet is that 2015 is going to be a year when we see powerhouse women rise, not just to add to the dialogue, but to take action and effect change on issues that matter to women everywhere. Here's why.

Iran Cares More About New Mothers Than the United States

Kurt A. Gardinier | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Kurt A. Gardinier

The United States is the only developed country in the world without paid maternity leave. The only one.

Rosa DeLauro Midterm Election Results: Delauro Defeats Republican Opponent

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) defeated Republican James Brown Tuesday in the state's 3rd District. DeLauro was first elected to the U.S. House of Re...

We Don't Know If The Internet Can Handle This Much Girl Power In One Photo

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tweeted a photo Thursday containing so much girl power it could "break the Internet." Pelosi was join...

Economist Jeffrey Sachs Says NO to TPP and TAFTA Trade Deals

Roger Hickey | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics
Roger Hickey

Without touching on the unpopular Fast-Track mechanism necessary to pass these two treaties, Sachs laid out five reasons why, on the substance, they should not be passed or ratified.

Aborted Thinking

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We all like autonomy, and all concede it has to end somewhere. As I once heard an ethicist quip, my autonomy to swing a stick certainly ends where your nose begins.

It's Time to Upgrade the Family and Medical Leave Act

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

The absence of paid leave has left too many workers forced to choose between, for example, caring for a sick parent with cancer or paying the rent -- it's as basic as that.

Laura Bassett

On The Road With 15 Congresswomen Trying To Get Women To Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

On the first night of their five-day bus tour from New England to the Midwest, a group of more than a dozen Democratic congresswomen started laughing ...

Sam Stein

Obama Administration Health Agencies Accused Of Intimidating Their Watchdog

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- High-level government officials at the top federal health agencies placed inappropriate pressure on their own watchdog agency, a new rep...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Top Democrat Urges Either Full Participation In Benghazi Committee Or Full Boycott

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the second-ranking Democrat in the House, expressed his opposition Monday to appointing just one member of his...

Ashley Alman

DeLauro Offers Solution To Dems' Benghazi Dilemma

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats are contemplating a strategy they believe would allow them to symbolically boycott Republicans' investigative committee ...

Why Using Campus Security Stats to Rank Colleges Won't Work

Annie E. Clark | Posted 06.18.2014 | College
Annie E. Clark

As I told the mother interested in sending her daughter to a "safe school," families should look at the written and practiced policies at an institution.