Rosa L. DeLauro

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Rosa L. DeLauro
Rosa L. Delauro.jpg
U.S. House, Connecticut, District 3
In office
January 3, 1991-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 24
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1990
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolThe Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall
Bachelor'sMarymount College
Master'sLondon School of Economics,Columbia University
Date of birthMarch 2, 1943
Place of birthNew Haven, Connecticut
ProfessionPolitical assistant, nonprofit program coordinator
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Campaign website
Rosa L. DeLauro campaign logo
Rosa L. DeLauro (b. March 2, 1943) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives. DeLauro was elected by voters from Connecticut's 3rd congressional district. She was first elected to the U.S. House in 1990.

DeLauro ran successfully in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Connecticut's 3rd District. DeLauro sought re-election on the Democratic ticket. Wayne Winsley ran as a Republican.[1] The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was June 12, 2012. DeLauro ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. She was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[2]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, DeLauro is a "far-left Democratic leader".[3]


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. [4]


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

Committee assignments

U.S. House


DeLauro serves on the following committees:[5]

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


    • Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Ranking Member


Campaign themes


DeLauro's campaign website lists the following issues:[7]

  • 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."

Specific votes

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 one of 16 Democrats that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[8]



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

DeLauro was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Connecticut's 3rd District. DeLauro sought and won the nomination on the Democratic ticket. Wayne Winsley ran as a Republican. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was June 12, 2012. The primary elections were held on August 14, 2012. She won re-election on November 6, 2012.[9]

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"


On November 2, 2010, DeLauro won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. She defeated Jerry Labriola, Jr.(R), Charles A. Pillsbury (G), and Boaz Itshaky (I) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House of Representatives, Connecticut's 3rd Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRosa L. DeLauro Incumbent 63.6% 134,544
     Republican Jerry Labriola, Jr. 35% 74,107
     Green Charles A. Pillsbury 1.4% 2,984
     Independent Boaz Itshaky 0% 5
Total Votes 211,640

Campaign donors


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.[11]


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 ranks 146th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and she ranks 56th overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Connecticut ranks 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.[12]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by - The Center for Responsive Politics, 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.[13]

Political Positions

Percentage voting with party

Rosa L. DeLauro voted with the Democratic Party 96 of the time, which ranked 3 among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.[14]


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. [6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bruce Morrison
U.S. House of Representatives - Connecticut District 3
Succeeded by