Rosa DeLauro is the Congresswoman from Connecticut’s Third 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.

For Rosa, her work has been and will always be about helping people.   That is why Congresswoman DeLauro believes our first priority must be to   strengthen our economy and create good middle class jobs. She supports   tax cuts for working and middle class families, fought to expand the   Child Tax Credit to provide tax relief to millions of families, and   introduced legislation to help grow our economy by making smart   innovative investments in our infrastructure and helping manufacturing   businesses to succeed.

As the ranking member dealing with appropriations for Labor, Health,   Human Services, and Education, Rosa is determined 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. Rosa has led the fight in Congress to achieve full pay   equity for women and to ensure that all employees have access to paid   sick days.

Rosa believes that we have a moral obligation to   our nation’s veterans and their families, and her concern for these   heroes extends to both their physical and mental well-being. Rosa   supports a transformation in how the Department of Veterans Affairs is   funded, including advanced appropriations for health services, to ensure   its fiscal soundness; and she successfully championed legislation to   guarantee that troops deploying to combat theaters get the mental health   screening they need both before and after deployment, as well as   championed legislation that now provides assistance  to today’s   Post-9/11 veterans choosing to pursue on-the-job training and   apprenticeship programs.

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, a national organization dedicated to increasing the   number of women in elected office, Executive Director of Countdown ’87,   the national campaign that successfully stopped U.S. military aid to the   Nicaraguan Contras, and as Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Christopher   Dodd. In 1990, Rosa was elected to the House of Representatives, and she   has served as the Congresswoman from Connecticut’s 3rd District since.

Rosa 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.