DeLauro, a Democrat, is the representative for Connecticut's 3rd congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 3, 1991. DeLauro is next up for reelection in 2018.
Read our 2016 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. See full analysis methodology.
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Rosa DeLauro sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Appropriations
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
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”.
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 about one third or more 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:
Health (35%) Labor and Employment (19%) Taxation (15%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Agriculture and Food (6%) Crime and Law Enforcement (5%) International Affairs (4%) Armed Forces and National Security (4%)
Some of DeLauro’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4385: To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to restrict direct-to-consumer drug ...
- H.R. 4152: Fair Employment Protection Act of 2017
- H.R. 4122: Breast Density and Mammography Reporting Act of 2017
- H.R. 4083: American Apprenticeship Act
- H.R. 3579: Public Health Emergency Preparedness Act
- H.Res. 490: Supporting the goals and ideals of “National Diaper Need Awareness Week”.
- H.R. 3468: Layoff Prevention Act of 2017
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H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
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 that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
H.R. 6: 21st Century Cures Act
Jul 10, 2015. Passed 344/77.
The 21st Century Cures Act is a bipartisan bill that would reform the current standards and appropriations for biomedical research, provide $1.75 billion annually for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and $110 million for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This funding would end ...
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
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 the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
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 Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
H.R. 31 (111th): Lumbee Recognition Act
Jun 3, 2009. Passed 240/179.
H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
From Jan 1991 to Nov 2017, DeLauro missed 315 of 17,529 roll call votes, which is 1.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 86 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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