Rosa DeLauro

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Rosa DeLauro currently serves the Third Congressional district of Connecticut

Rosa L. DeLauro, a Democrat, has represented the 3rd District of Connecticut in the U. S. House of Representatives since 1991. (map)

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

DeLauro voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Support for gun control

DeLauro cosponsored H.R. 3104, which sought "To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the importation and the manufacture of firearms designed to accept a silencer, bayonet, grenade launcher, flash suppressor, or folding stock, of certain ammunition feeding devices, and of related devices, and to provide for the imposition of enhanced penalties for the possession or the use of any such item in a crime of violence or in a drug trafficking crime." [2]

Main article: U.S. gun legislation


She was born March 2, 1943 in New Haven, Connecticut. She was educated at Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York, the London School of Economics and Columbia University, and was an administrative assistant and chief of staff for Senator Christopher J. Dodd and executive director of EMILY's List before entering the House. She is married to political strategist Stan Greenberg.

While discussing Hurricane Katrina and President Bush's plan, she was quoted in the New York Times as saying, "Poor people are going to get the short end of the stick, despite all the public sympathy. That's a great irony."[1]

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated Joseph Vollano to face DeLauro in her November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [2] DeLauro retained her seat.

2008 elections

This information was gathered by volunteer researchers as part of the Superdelegate Transparency Project on the superdelegates for the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. For more info see the Connecticut superdelegate tracker or visit the STP homepage.

Before Hillary Clinton conceded the race, Rosa DeLauro, as a superdelegate, had endorsed Barack Obama for President.

For more information and sources, see the state page for this superdelegate linked to in the blue box above.

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Rosa DeLauro
from the Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals

Committees and Affiliations


Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)


More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Rosa DeLauro. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC Office:
2262 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-3661
Fax: 202-225-4890
Website Email

District Office- Durham, Middlefield, Middletown:
Phone: 860-344-1159
District Office- New Haven:
59 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: 203-562-3718

District Office- Stratford :
Phone: 203-378-9005

Articles and resources

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Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
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Committees: House Committee on Appropriations, House Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Agriculture Rural Development Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies, House Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Labor Health and Human Services Education and Related Agencies, House Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Commerce Justice Science and Related Agencies, House Committee on Budget,
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 6, 1990
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 1991
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
Previous Political Work?
Chief of Staff, Senator Christopher Dodd,
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District Offices:
1. 59 Elm Street, New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: 203-562-3718 / Fax:

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Date of Birth: March 2, 1943

  1. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.
  2. Thomas page on H.R. 3104
  3. Advisory Board, Roosevelt Institution, accessed September 22, 2007.