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Wielding the Chair's Gavel: A Conversation with Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro

Wielding the Chair's Gavel poster with Rosa DeLauro

Thursday, September 30, 2021

7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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Join us for a conversation with Rosa DeLauro, one of the most senior women in the U.S. House of Representatives, about her career as a legislator and a successful female politician. As chair of the House Appropriations Committee, DeLauro oversees the vast majority of funding for all federal programs and her longtime experience gives her a unique perspective on how Congress succeeds, and fails, to meet the core needs of the American people.

Co-moderators will be:

Wendy J. Schiller
Royce Family Professor of Teaching Excellence in Political Science
Professor of Political Science
Director of the A. Alfred Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy

Richard Arenberg
Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs
Visiting Professor of the Practice of Political Science

Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy

Rosa DeLauro is the Congresswoman from Connecticut’s Third Congressional District, which stretches from the Long Island Sound and New Haven, to the Naugatuck Valley and Waterbury. Rosa serves as the Chair of the House Appropriations Committee and sits on the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, and she is the Chair of the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, where she oversees our nation’s investments in education, health, and employment.  At the core of Rosa’s work is her fight for America’s working families. Rosa believes that we must raise the nation’s minimum wage, give all employees access to paid sick days, allow employees to take paid family and medical leave, and ensure equal pay for equal work. Every day, Rosa fights for legislation that would give all working families an opportunity to succeed.