Rosa L. DeLauro (born March 2, 1943), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1991, representing the 3rd District of Connecticut (map). She was born in New Haven, Connecticut, was educated at The Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall in Milford, Connecticut, Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York, the London School of Economics and Columbia University, and was an administrative assistant and chief of staff for Senator Christopher J. Dodd and executive director of EMILY's List before entering the House. She is married to political strategist Stan Greenberg.
While discussing Hurricane Katrina and President Bush's plan, she was quoted in the New York Times as saying, "Poor people are going to get the short end of the stick, despite all the public sympathy. That's a great irony."
She is currently working to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act. She is an honorary board member of the National Organization of Italian American Women.
In May 2006 she was linked in press reports to Senator Christopher Dodd's potential bid for President in 2008.