Rosa DeLauro

Connecticut Congressional Delegation Rejects GOP Tax Bill

Nov 9, 2017
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Members of Connecticut’s all Democratic congressional delegation have been meeting this week to discuss the GOP tax plan. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro of New Haven called it a Republican tax giveaway to millionaires and corporations.

“I couldn't be more proud to stand with the Connecticut delegation to reject this tax bill that leaves behind working people and the middle class.”

DeLauro says the bill would eliminate vital deductions like those for medical expenses, student loans, as well as state and local tax deductions.

Three Connecticut members of Congress joined gun control activists, including members of Sandy Hook Promise and the Newtown Action Alliance, in front of police headquarters in New Haven Friday. They called on Congress to take action to prevent gun violence in the wake of the Las Vegas tragedy.

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and New Haven Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro are Democrats who over the years have had little success convincing their Republican colleagues to pass stricter gun control measures. But Blumenthal said he’s beginning to seeing cracks in the Republican opposition.

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U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro, D-CT3, says that despite President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts, $8 million in federal money will be going to Long Island Sound preservation efforts.

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Democratic U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro of New Haven is the most senior member of Connecticut’s congressional delegation. She has just published her first book. It’s called The Least Among Us: Waging the Battle for the Vulnerable.

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Representative Rosa DeLauro, D-CT3, has a new book, The Least Among Us: Waging the Battle for the Vulnerable. It’s a defense of the nation’s social safety network and the government’s role in protecting people in need.