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U.S. lawmaker wants U.N. extension on Iraq

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt, D-Mass., said he wants to explore with former Iraqi officials options regarding the security deal between Iraq and the United States.

Pelosi discusses improving product safety

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A bill that would ban lead from children's toys could help the Consumer Product Safety Commission do its job, said U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Growing taste for food-origin labels

WASHINGTON, July 2 (UPI) -- Congressional momentum is growing to require meat, produce and nuts sold in the United States to include labels showing where they came from, lawmakers say.

Food safety network up for overhaul

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- Several U.S. lawmakers are proposing a new federal agency to oversee all food safety in the United States.

Food safety considered in light of E.coli

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. officials have known for years that new food handling regulations were needed and recent E.coli outbreaks may result in changes, The New York Times said.

U.S.-China chicken trade rule has critics

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- A new U.S. Agriculture Department rule to allow China to import, process and export back U.S. chicken has experts confused and Congress upset. The deal loosens previous rules against importing chicken from China.

FDA, Congress consider drug ad changes

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Federal officials are considering banning the use of celebrities such as Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong and Olympian Dorothy Hamill in drug ads.

Senators want Marine One contract denied

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Connecticut's two senators will introduce a bill that would give the White House helicopter contract to Sikorsky Aircraft.

Conn. Democrats protest helicopter deal

STRATFORD, Conn., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Three Connecticut lawmakers say they will fight the Pentagon's decision to deny the Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. a $6.1 billion helicopter contract.

Democratic National Convention opens

BOSTON, July 26 (UPI) -- The Democratic National Convention opened Monday in Boston, after thousands of delegates, volunteers, party officials and media descended on the city.

States, fed not assuring enough sick leave

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- States and the federal government are doing a poor job of making sure employees get paid sick leave, according to a report by the National Partnership for Women
DAR HADDIX, UPI Business Correspondent

Rep. DeLauro chairs DNC platform committee

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- The Democratic National Committee Friday named Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., chair of the party's 16-member platform committee.

House Dems seek Iraq funding hearings

WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- House Democrats are calling for hearings aimed at ensuring that the U.S. military does not run out of funding for the mission in Iraq.

Catholic House Dems prep voting scorecard

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- Some Catholic Democrats in the U.S. House have a new plan to show they adhere more closely to church doctrine in votes than their Republican counterparts.

Children's menus lack healthy food choices

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Restaurants have responded to adult health concerns by offering foods low in fat, calories, sugar and carbohydrates but a new study shows the trend has not yet made its way to the children's menu.
ELIZA BARCLAY
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Rosa DeLauro
Rep. Rosa DeLauro, (Conn.) addresses the delegations at the Democratic National Convention at the Fleet Center in Boston on July 26, 2004. (UPI Photo/Greg Whitesell)
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Rosa L. DeLauro (born March 2, 1943) is the U.S. Representative for Connecticut's 3rd congressional district, serving since 1991. She is a member of the Democratic Party.

The district is based in New Haven, and includes most of that city's suburbs.

DeLauro was born to an Italian-American family in New Haven, and earned her high school diploma from The Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall in Milford, Connecticut. She earned a bachelor's degree from Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York, as well as separate master's degrees from the London School of Economics and Columbia University.

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