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Rosa Delauro

Why 2015 Will Be the Year of the Powerhouse Woman

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 12.24.2014 | 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 12.20.2014 | 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.

Bipartisan Group Urges Pentagon Chief To End Contracts With Russian Firm

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

By Warren Strobel WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers who oppose the Pentagon's dealings with Russia's state-owned arms ex...

Working From Home? It Could Cost You!

Robin Hardman | Posted 05.05.2014 | Business
Robin Hardman

Each April, at least some of those state-crossing commuters encounter a rude surprise. The poor suckers coming in from Connecticut are one of the best examples.

Paid Family Leave Law Long Overdue

Tom Nides | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Tom Nides

As a father of two in a family where both parents work outside the home, I know how difficult it is to be both a good parent and a good worker. The good news is that the FAMILY Act would be low cost for employers and employees.This policy is not just good for families and businesses -- it also makes economic sense.

Obama Has Surprising Foes

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Debates on lowering trade barriers can turn Congress upside down for Democratic presidents promoting such legislation. Business-mi...

Members of Congress, Farmers and Businesses Call on Obama to Fulfill Campaign Promise on GMO Labeling

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

Although the FDA doesn't need congressional authorization in order to mandate a federal labeling standard for GMOs, federal lawmakers have become increasingly vocal on the issue.

Samantha Lachman

Lawmaker Winces At Unemployment Horror Story

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mary Lowe’s description of her unemployment was hard for Rep. Rosa DeLauro to hear. The Connecticut Democrat winced as she listened to...

What Happened When I Didn't Have Paid Family Leave

Jennifer Owens | Posted 02.11.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Owens

FMLA passed 20 years ago this year as a first step in protecting working families, not the last one. It's time to protect me, my family and all working Americans with the FAMILY Act.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Connecticut Lawmakers Vow To Reverse 'Shame' Of Gun Control Failure

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Elizabeth Esty spent the morning of Dec. 14, 2012, in a Boston briefing for newly elected members of Congress until a phone call interru...

Lawmakers Increasingly Realize Fast Track Is a Fraud

James P. Hoffa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

The Teamsters for years have been an outspoken critic of fast-track trade authorization which allows bad proposed trade agreements to move through Congress on just a quick up-or-down vote. And in the last week, we were joined by 185 House lawmakers who feel the same way.

Arthur Delaney

Democrats Protest $5 Billion Food Stamp Cut They Voted For

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of nine Democratic members of the House of Representatives held a press conference outside the Capitol on Tuesday to demand Cong...

Joe Satran

Shutdown Surprise: GOP Lawmakers Want Food Safety Regulation

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

All was confusion in the House of Representatives on Monday night. Lawmakers were discussing a bill to restore full funding for the Food and Drug A...

When Women Win, Everyone Wins

Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

Organizations must create "policies and practices that will allow women to flourish and advance." How is your employer advancing the core pillars of this agenda?

Badass Congresswoman Explains Why It's Irrelevant How Female Politicians Dress

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 07.19.2013 | Women

Rosa DeLauro has been a member of Congress since 1991. She is passionate about issues that directly impact women's lives, such as equal pay, affordabl...