User Profile for Rep. Rosa DeLauro (rdelauro)
Rep. Rosa DeLauro
Bio: Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro was first elected to Congress from Connecticut 's Third District in 1990, and is currently serving her ninth term. Congresswoman DeLauro sits on the influential House Appropriations and Budget committees, and serves as chairwoman of the the subcommittee that oversees appropriations for agriculture programs and the Food and Drug Administration. In 1999, she was elected assistant to the Democratic leader, making her the second-highest ranking Democratic woman in the House, and was re-elected in 2000. She has served as co-chair of the House Steering and Policy Committee since 2002. In 1998, 2000 and 2002, she was recognized as one of the House of Representative's top "workhorses" by Washingtonian magazine, and was called a "hero for working families" by nationally syndicated columnist Tom Oliphant.
Joined: Jun 06 '07
Last login: Jun 11 '07