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Rep. Rosa DeLauro

Representative for Connecticut’s 3rd District

pronounced ROH-zuh // duh-LOWR-oh

DeLauro is the representative for Connecticut’s 3rd congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 1991. DeLauro is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. She is 80 years old.

Photo of Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for DeLauro.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

DeLauro is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills DeLauro has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Mar 23, 2023. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Rosa DeLauro sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

DeLauro was the primary sponsor of 20 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 20 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

DeLauro sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (38%) Labor and Employment (19%) Agriculture and Food (12%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Taxation (6%) Housing and Community Development (6%) Education (6%)

Recently Introduced Bills

DeLauro recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

DeLauro voted Yea

DeLauro voted Yea

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe …

DeLauro voted Yea

DeLauro voted No

DeLauro voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of …

DeLauro voted No

DeLauro voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack …

DeLauro voted Nay

Passed 256/128 on Jun 7, 2007.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1991 to Mar 2023, DeLauro missed 373 of 20,216 roll call votes, which is 1.8%. This is on par with the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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