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DeLauro's New Job Heats Up As President Releases Budget Plan

Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro.
(Ryan Caron King/Connecticut Public)
Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro.

This hour, a member of Congress from Connecticut now holds a key post as House Chairwoman of the Appropriations Committee.  Rosa DeLauro will play a significant role in approving a federal budget, released by the president Friday.

And she oversees earmarks. Those are spending perks for lawmakers that some see as wasteful, but that others see as necessary to the legislative process. 

DeLauro’s new position could give her additional opportunities to continue her fight for a generous tax break to low-income families.


  • Rosa DeLauro -- Third District Congresswoman 
  • Paul Bass -- Editor of the New Haven Independent

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