Lowey Statement on Election of Rosa DeLauro As Appropriations Committee Chairwoman
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) released the following statement after the House Democratic Caucus elected Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) to serve as Appropriations Committee Chairwoman in the 117th Congress:
“I congratulate my friend and colleague Rosa DeLauro on her selection as Chairwoman of the Appropriations Committee for the 117th Congress.
“Representative DeLauro has been a legislative partner of mine for three decades. She has been a tireless advocate for the most vulnerable people in our nation and has always been an inspiration to me. As the Chair of the Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee this Congress, she has been integral to our Committee’s success in delivering for the people.
“More importantly, Rosa has been one of my closest friends for my entire tenure in Congress. I treasure the memories we have made together, particularly our work with Speaker Pelosi to elevate issues of special importance to women and families that earned us the sobriquet DeLoSi.
“As I prepare to leave Congress, I know that the Appropriations Committee and the purse strings it controls are in good hands with Rosa. I look forward to watching her fight for Democratic values and American priorities in the years to come.”