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Rep. Rosa DeLauro

Entries by Rep. Rosa DeLauro

Ebola: A Preventable Catastrophe

(3) Comments | Posted October 13, 2014 | 1:55 PM

It was the news no one wanted to hear. After causing over 3,300 deaths and counting in West Africa, the Ebola virus has now reached the United States. While Ebola is not an airborne disease and is relatively hard to transmit from person to person, the terrifying symptoms, and the...

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No More Subsidizing Corporate Tax Cheats

(4) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 10:29 AM

By Reps. Rosa L. DeLauro and Lloyd Doggett

There is a crisis at our border. Not only is there no will to fix it, there is little willingness to acknowledge it exits. Costing us billions, too many corporations are making a run for the border to dodge taxes by incorporating...

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For Republicans, It Is Still All About Medicare

(142) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 2:55 PM

The shutdown and threat of default had been planned well in advance. "I don't care what the price is," the Republican Speaker had declared two months before government offices closed all over the country. "I don't care if we have no executive offices and no bonds for 30 days." Six...

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This Equal Pay Day, End Pay Secrecy

(1) Comments | Posted April 9, 2013 | 9:30 AM

Fifty years ago this year, Congress passed the Equal Pay Act, which aimed to confront the "serious and endemic" problem of unequal wages in America. At a time when women were one-third of the American workforce, President John F. Kennedy said the Act would help to end "the unconscionable practice...

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On Food Day, Count Our Blessings and Make a Difference

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2011 | 3:17 PM

Since the first Thanksgiving almost 400 years ago, Americans have spent each fall counting our blessings for the abundance produced by this continent's food and agriculture system. It is a gift that has kept on giving: We Americans today are, in general, able to consume more food, with more variety...

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It's National Pay Equity Day: Make Paycheck Fairness the Law

(16) Comments | Posted April 19, 2010 | 9:25 PM

Among the many great benefits of the common-sense health reform package we passed last month is a guarantee that finally in America, being a woman is no longer a pre-existing condition. As we bring an end to discriminatory policies like gender rating and begin to ensure coverage for maternity, preventive,...

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Fixing Our Food Safety System

(12) Comments | Posted February 6, 2009 | 5:12 PM

For years, I have worked in Congress to make food safety a national priority. And while I never forget that families and lives are at stake, it is always good to be reminded what I am fighting for.

Wednesday, at a press conference introducing new food safety legislation, I met...

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Standing with the President on the the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

(55) Comments | Posted January 29, 2009 | 7:22 PM

This morning President Obama made a powerful statement about his priorities for our nation when he signed his first piece of legislation into law. I was so proud and honored to stand with my colleagues beside the president as he put pen to paper, signed his name, and enacted the...

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The Paycheck Fairness Act: A Victory in Closing the Wage Gap

(9) Comments | Posted August 21, 2008 | 6:15 PM

This is Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro. I have had the honor of serving the people of the Third Congressional District of Connecticut for the past 18 years.

In the coming months I hope to engage in conversations with you about issues facing our country and what we are doing in Washington...

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