DeLauro is part of a team of House Democrats negotiating with the White House over a new trade pact with Canada and Mexico that would replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA.
Santos in quiet campaign to break Democratic representation in Congress
WASHINGTON – Republican Manny Santos is swimming against a blue tide this year, hoping to break the Democratic stranglehold on Connecticut’s representation in Congress by defeating a Democrat who has captured national attention and has a huge campaign fundraising lead. Santos himself rues the little attention his campaign has received.
Small victories for liberals in trade pact they hate
WASHINGTON – News that the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations had finally reached agreement on a new trade deal was not good for opponents of the pact like Rep. Rosa DeLauro, yet liberals have won a few small victories in the deal.
CT lawmakers push back on pharmaceutical issue in TPP
WASHINGTON – As negotiators for a massive Pacific Rim trade pact meet in Maui for a final round of talks, Connecticut lawmakers are pressing for changes they say will keep the price of key medicines affordable for patients who need them overseas and in the United States.
CT lawmakers lose trade bill fight
WASHINGTON – Despite opposition from Connecticut Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, the Senate on Wednesday gave President Obama a big win on his efforts to negotiate a new trade pact with 11 Pacific Rim nations.
Bank that boosts Connecticut exports under fire
WASHINGTON – For years Connecticut companies, large and small, have benefitted from a federally backed bank that helps them sell their goods overseas — but a bitter fight over whether the Export Import Bank is taxpayer-funded corporate welfare has put its future in question.
CT lawmakers in Philly to help reshape party, press agendas
PHILADELPHIA- President Obama met a generally friendly crowd when he spoke to House Democrats at their retreat in Philadelphia Thursday evening, but not every lawmaker is completely on board with the agenda he’s promoting, including Reps. Rosa DeLauro and Jim Himes.
DeLauro, Esty seek to stop U.S. trade with Brunei
Washington – Saying Brunei’s newly adopted penal code violates the rights of women and minorities, including gay, lesbian and transgendered people, Reps. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District and Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, joined a group of lawmakers Thursday who are insisting the United States drop all trade with that country.