Read our 2018 Report Card for DeLauro.
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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Aug 23, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Rosa DeLauro sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Appropriations
- Chair, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
- Vice Chair, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
- House Committee on the Budget
DeLauro was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 2421 (112th): Layoff Prevention Act of 2011
- H.R. 2941 (111th): To reauthorize and enhance Johanna’s Law to increase public awareness and knowledge with respect to gynecologic cancers.
- H.R. 2997 (111th): Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
- H.R. 6834 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4 South Main Street in Wallingford, Connecticut, as the “CWO Richard R. Lee Post Office ...
- H.R. 627 (109th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 40 Putnam Avenue in Hamden, Connecticut, as the “Linda White-Epps Post Office”.
- H.R. 2787 (105th): To designate the United States courthouse located in New Haven, Connecticut, as the “Richard C. Lee United States Courthouse”.
- H.J.Res. 143 (103rd): Designating March 1993 and March 1994 both as “Women’s History Month”.
Does 8 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).
DeLauro sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of DeLauro’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4106: Responsibility in Drug Advertising Act of 2019
- H.R. 4015: Fair Employment Protection Act of 2019
- H.R. 3942: Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act
- H.R. 3903: Child Care Flex Spending Act of 2019
- H.R. 3802: American Business for American Companies Act of 2019
- H.R. 3712: Wage Theft Prevention and Wage Recovery Act
- H.R. 3649: Treatment Family Care Services Act
From Jan 1991 to Jul 2019, DeLauro missed 365 of 18,616 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% 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 and major life events.
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