(DeLauro, Rosa L.) Rosa L. DeLauro is the Congresswoman from Connecticut s Third District and has served since 1991. DeLauro is a member of the House Democratic leadership and co-chair of the Steering and Policy Committee. She is the ranking member on the Labor, Health, Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, and serves on the subcommittee responsible for FDA and agriculture, where she oversees drug and food safety. For twenty-five years, DeLauro has been fighting for everyday Americans, earning a reputation as the most impassioned defender of our social safety net. The Least Among Us: Waging the Battle for the Vulnerable (The New Press) tells the story of a quarter century of deal-making on behalf of people too often overlooked, told by a woman as fearless as she is opinionated.