Rosa DeLauro

Ben Cardin

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE ROSA DELAURO

D-CONNECTICUT DISTRICT 3

 

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VOTING RECORD: Project Vote Smart, Govtrack US

 

BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER

PARTY: Democrat

BORN: 3/2/1943

EDUCATION: Fordham University (B.A.); London School of Economics (M.A.) ; Columbia University (J.D.)

OCCUPATION: Executive Director

FAMILY: Married, 3 Children

RELIGION: Catholic

CAREER:

  • U.S. House of Representatives (1991-Present)

COMMITTEES:

  • Committee on Appropriations

 

FIRST ELECTED TO FEDERAL OFFICE: 1990

 

ISRAEL


  • Supports the U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act which states that Israel is a major strategic partner of the United States and directs the U.S. to engage in cooperative activities with Israel in the areas such as water, energy, agriculture and homeland security
  • Supports Israel’s right to self-defense to protect its citizens against acts of terrorism
  • Supports a two-state solution
  • Supports a strong U.S.- Israel partnership in regards to cooperation in the areas of energy, water, homeland security, agriculture, and alternative fuel technologies
  • Supported a resolution expressing vigorous support and unwavering commitment to the welfare, security, and survival of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state with secure borders

CHOICE


  • Supports Roe v. Wade
  • Voted against the Blunt Amendment, also known as the Birth Control Refusal Law, which would have allowed any employer to refuse to cover contraception or any health service required under the health reform law for virtually any reason
  • Supported Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive insurance coverage policy 

In Her Own Words


“The only solution to the conflict is a two state solution in which Israel and an independent, contiguous and viable Palestinian state are living side by side in peace and security. Both sides must take significant steps to build the necessary confidence to reach a final agreement, from an Israeli freeze on settlement activity to further efforts by the Palestinians to improve security, combat violent extremism and build the institutions of a future Palestinian state.” 1

“The United States Supreme Court put corporate desires before the needs of women and families, which is the exact opposite of the Affordable Care Act’s intent. Women should be able to make their own health care decisions regardless of where they work and without interference from their bosses.” 2

SOURCES: 1 www.delauro.house.gov, 2 www.delauro.house.gov

Interesting Facts


Was the first Executive Director of EMILY's List, a national organizatio committeed to increase the number of women elected to public office.

She served as Chief of Staff to Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT).