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Rosa L. DeLauro
Rosa L. Delauro.jpg
U.S. House, Connecticut, District 3
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1991-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 23
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorBruce Morrison (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$5.38 in 2012
First elected1990
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$6,396,637
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolThe Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall
Bachelor'sMarymount College
Master'sLondon School of Economics,Columbia University
Personal
BirthdayMarch 2, 1943
Place of birthNew Haven, Connecticut
ProfessionPolitical assistant, nonprofit program coordinator
Net worth$15,934,508
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Rosa L. DeLauro campaign logo
Rosa L. DeLauro (b. March 2, 1943, in New Haven, Connecticut) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing Connecticut's 3rd congressional district. She was first elected to the U.S. House in 1990. DeLauro was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[1]

DeLauro is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If she runs, she will seek the Democratic nomination in the primary election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, DeLauro is one of the most reliable Democratic votes, meaning she can be considered a safe vote for the Democratic Party in Congress.

Biography

DeLauro was born to an Italian-American family in New Haven, Connecticut and earned her high school diploma from The Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall in Milford, Connecticut. She earned a bachelor's degree from Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York, as well as separate master's degrees from the London School of Economics and Columbia University. [2]

Career

  • Executive Director, EMILY'S List
  • Executive Director, Countdown '87
  • Chief of Staff, U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

DeLauro serves on the following committees:[3]

  • Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Agriculture and Rural Development
    • Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education Ranking Member

2011-2012

  • Committee on Appropriations[4]
    • Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Ranking Member

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[5] For more information pertaining to DeLauro's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[6]

National security

American response in Syria
See also: United States involvement in Syria

DeLauro said on September 5, 2013, after participating in a Progressive Caucus conference call briefing, “No, I have not decided on how I will vote yet...I’m going to continue to review the intelligence in the coming week and along with reviewing that intelligence what I’m going to continue to do is listen to the case the administration is making and I want to listen to the debate in Congress and what’s happening at the Senate hearings.”[7]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "No" DeLauro voted against HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[8]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "Yes" DeLauro voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[9]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "No" DeLauro voted in opposition to HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[10] The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[11]

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" DeLauro voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[12]

Economy

Federal Statutory Pay Adjustment Elimination

Voted "No" DeLauro voted against HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[13]

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "No" DeLauro voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.[14]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "No" DeLauro voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[15]

Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act

Voted "No" DeLauro voted against HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[16]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "Yes" DeLauro voted in favor of House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[17]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" DeLauro voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. She was 1 of 16 Democrats that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[18]

Campaign themes

2012

DeLauro's campaign website listed the following issues:[19]

  • Economy
Excerpt: "Rosa recognizes that true economic recovery requires addressing high unemployment and other immediate crises while investing in the infrastructure and green economy that will create jobs in the long-term. The Jobs Bill and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act have helped to restore many good jobs to Connecticut, but Rosa continues to fight to make sure we do not revert back to the practices that created the current economic situation, and to ensure that our government’s economic policy benefits the families and businesses of the Third District."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "After many months of debate and more than half a century of work on the part of many presidents who tried to reform our health care system, our country finally succeeded. The health care reform bill President Obama signed into law fulfills the promise of generations of great leaders who fought to secure quality, affordable health care for all Americans."
  • Security
Excerpt: "Rosa believes that we must have a strong, coordinated response to threats of terrorism. She supports efforts by the Office of Homeland Security to engage local communities in this response, and has worked with emergency response teams and other community leaders in the Third District to ensure that all Connecticut families are protected."
  • Consumers
Excerpt: "Rosa has long been an advocate for improved consumer safety. As Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee that deals with these issues, Rosa has made enormous progress in improving food and drug safety and the safety of consumer products. In addition, she has worked to protect Connecticut consumers from the dangerous practices of banks and mortgage lenders in today’s economy."
  • Energy
Excerpt: "Rosa believes that an environmentally sound economy can also be a robust economy. That is why she is committed to increasing access to alternative energy sources and more efficient cars and to increasing opportunities for green job creation within the state of Connecticut. In addition, Rosa believes that as stewards of this country for our children and grandchildren, we have an obligation to protect our valuable natural resources."

Elections

2014

See also: Connecticut's 3rd congressional district elections, 2014

DeLauro is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If she runs, she will seek the Democratic nomination in the primary election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Connecticut's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012

DeLauro ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Connecticut's 3rd District. DeLauro ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. She won re-election on November 6, 2012, defeating Wayne Winsley in the general election.[20]

U.S. House, Connecticut District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRosa L. DeLauro Incumbent 74.7% 217,573
     Republican Wayne Winsley 25.3% 73,726
Total Votes 291,299
Source: Connecticut Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for DeLauro is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, DeLauro raised a total of $6,396,637 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[32]

Rosa DeLauro's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Connecticut, District 3) Won $1,175,607
2010 US House (Connecticut, District 3) Won $1,309,373
2008 US House (Connecticut, District 3) Won $1,151,850
2006 US House (Connecticut, District 3) Won $819,470
2004 US House (Connecticut, District 3) Won $735,034
2002 US House (Connecticut, District 3) Won $637,969
2000 US House (Connecticut, District 3) Won $567,334
Grand Total Raised $6,396,637

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are DeLauro's reports.[33]

Rosa L. DeLauro (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[34]4/15/2013$10,971.26$257,858.98$(160,866.30)$107,963.94
July Quarterly[35]July 14, 2013$107,963.94$186,532.55$(255,142.44)$39,354.05
October Quarterly[36]October 13, 2013$39,354.05$115,081.30$(87,617.04)$66,818.31
Running totals
$559,472.83$(503,625.78)

2012

Breakdown of the source of DeLauro's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

DeLauro won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, DeLauro's campaign committee raised a total of $1,175,607 and spent $1,169,821.[37] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[38]

Cost per vote

DeLauro spent $5.38 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of DeLauro's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

DeLauro won re-election to the U.S. House of Representativesin 2010. During that re-election cycle, DeLauro's campaign committee raised a total of $1,309,373 and spent $1,373,230.[39]


U.S. House of Representatives, Connecticut's 3rd Congressional District, 2010 - Rosa DeLauro Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,309,373
Total Spent $1,373,230
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $196,387
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $178,465
Top contributors to Rosa DeLauro's campaign committee
Yale University$15,200
Cavarocchi Ruscio Dennis Assoc$10,800
Cornerstone Government Affairs$10,750
American Assn for Justice$10,000
American Crystal Sugar$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Health Professionals$114,000
Lobbyists$112,018
Lawyers/Law Firms$78,274
Public Sector Unions$64,500
Building Trade Unions$62,000

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, DeLauro is a "far-left Democratic leader," as of June 7, 2013.[40]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[41]

DeLauro most often votes with:

DeLauro least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, DeLauro missed 173 of 14,452 roll call votes from Jan 1991 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 1.2%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[42]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. DeLauro paid her congressional staff a total of $1,110,481 in 2011. She ranked 146th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 56th overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Connecticut ranked 4th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[43]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, DeLauro is one of nearly 25% of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. DeLauro's staff was given an apparent $1,401.86 in bonus money.[44]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, DeLauro's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $5,381,021 and $26,487,996. That averages to $15,934,508, which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. Her average net worth decreased by 4.16% from 2010.[45]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, DeLauro's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $5,844,020 and $27,407,996. That averages to $16,626,008, which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[46]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. DeLauro ranked 64th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[47]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. DeLauro ranked 41st in the liberal rankings.[48]

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Rosa L. DeLauro has voted with the Democratic Party 96.4% of the time, which ranked 18th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[49]

Personal

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. [4]

Recent news

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See also

External links


References

  1. ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
  2. Rosa DeLauro for Congress "About Rosa" Accessed October 15, 2011
  3. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Congresswoman Rosa L. Delauro:Representing the Third District of Connecticut "Biography" Accessed October 15, 2011
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  7. Politico, "Nancy Pelosi enforcers wobble on Syria," accessed September 9, 2013
  8. Project Votesmart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Key Vote," accessed September 13, 2013
  9. Project Votesmart, "Amendment - Amendment Rejected (House) (176-239) - May 22, 2013(Key vote)," accessed September 13, 2013
  10. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  11. Project Votesmart, "HR 624 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - Key Vote," accessed September 13, 2013
  12. Project Votesmart, "HR 1960 - Authorizes Military Sexual Assault Victims to Decide who Determines Their Case - Key Vote," accessed September 13, 2013
  13. Project Votesmart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Key Vote," accessed September 13, 2013
  14. Project Votesmart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Key Vote," accessed September 13, 2013
  15. Project Votesmart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Key Vote," accessed September 13, 2013
  16. Project Votesmart, "HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013 - Key Vote," accessed September 13, 2013
  17. Project Votesmart, "H Amdt 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act - Key Vote," accessed September 13, 2013
  18. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  19. Campaign website, Issues
  20. ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  26. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  27. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  28. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  29. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  30. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  31. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1990," accessed March 28, 2013
  32. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Rosa DeLauro," Accessed March 22, 2013
  33. Federal Election Commission "Rosa L. DeLauro Summary reports," Accessed October 23, 2013
  34. Federal Election Commission "April Quarterly" Accessed July 18, 2013
  35. Federal Election Commission "July Quarterly" Accessed July 18, 2013
  36. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  37. Open Secrets "Rosa DeLauro 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 19, 2013
  38. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  39. Open Secrets "Rosa L. DeLauro 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 8, 2011
  40. Gov Track "DeLauro" Accessed June 7, 2013
  41. OpenCongress, "Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro," Accessed July 31, 2013
  42. GovTrack, "Jo DeLauro," Accessed March 29, 2013
  43. LegiStorm "Rosa DeLauro"
  44. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
  45. OpenSecrets.org, "DeLauro, (D-Conn), 2011"
  46. OpenSecrets.org, "DeLauro, (D-Conn), 2010"
  47. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  48. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  49. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Bruce Morrison
U.S. House of Representatives - Connecticut District 3
1991–present
Succeeded by
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