Rosa L. DeLauro
|Rosa L. DeLauro|
|U.S. House, Connecticut, District 3|
|January 3, 1991-Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||24|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|High school||The Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall|
|Master's||London School of Economics,Columbia University|
|Date of birth||March 2, 1943|
|Place of birth||New Haven, Connecticut|
|Profession||Political assistant, nonprofit program coordinator|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Personal
- 9 External links
- 10 References
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. 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.
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. 
- Executive Director, EMILY'S List
- Executive Director, Countdown '87
- Chief of Staff, U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd
DeLauro serves on the following committees:
- Committee on Appropriations
- Subcommittee on Agriculture and Rural Development
- Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education Ranking Member
- Committee on Appropriations
- 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
DeLauro's campaign website lists the following issues:
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
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.
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.
|U.S. House, Connecticut District 3 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Rosa L. DeLauro Incumbent||74.7%||217,573|
|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.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Connecticut's 3rd Congressional District, 2010 - Rosa L. DeLauro Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$196,387|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$178,465|
|Top contributors to Rosa L. DeLauro's campaign committee|
|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|
|Public Sector Unions||$64,500|
|Building Trade Unions||$62,000|
Congressional Staff Salaries
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.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - 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.
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.
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. 
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- Republican American "Motivational speaker from Naugatuck to take on DeLauro " Accessed December 2, 2011
- ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
- Gov Track "DeLauro" Accessed May 25, 2012
- Rosa DeLauro for Congress "About Rosa" Accessed October 15, 2011
- CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
- Congresswoman Rosa L. Delauro:Representing the Third District of Connecticut "Biography" Accessed October 15, 2011
- Campaign website, Issues
- U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
- ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- Open Secrets "Rosa L. DeLauro 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 8, 2011
- LegiStorm "Rosa DeLauro"
- OpenSecrets.org, "DeLauro, (D-Conn), 2010"
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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