Carper, Blunt Rochester Lead Delawareans in Celebrating Passage of Critical Shoreline Protection and Water Infrastructure Law

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BOWERS BEACH, Del. – U.S. Senator Tom Carper, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), and Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (both D-Del.), today led Delaware state and local leaders in celebrating the enactment of the Water Resources Development Act of 2022 (WRDA 2022), legislation that contains major wins for Delaware. In addition to authorizing much-needed invest...

Blunt Rochester Announces Winners of the 2022 Congressional App Challenge

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(Above: Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester with Maya Perry and Irwin Wang, winners of the 2022 Congressional App Challenge.) WILMINGTON, Del. - Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) visited Cab Calloway School of the Arts to announce the winners of the 2022 Congressional App Challenge. This year’s winners were Irwin Wang and Maya Perry for their app called Recycle Pro. The app aims to teach u...

Rep. Blunt Rochester Statement on Swearing-In for 118th Congress

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WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) was sworn in for her fourth term in the United States House of Representatives, issuing the following statement. “Taking the oath of office to represent Delaware in the People’s House will always be a truly awe-inspiring and humbling experience. While the circumstances of taking the oath for the 118th Congress were quite different – t...

Rep. Blunt Rochester Votes to Fund Government, Secures Key Provisions for Delaware

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WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) voted to pass the Fiscal Year 2023 omnibus appropriations package. The bill included key legislative priorities championed by Blunt Rochester in addition to nearly $100 million for community projects throughout the state of Delaware. Blunt Rochester issued the following statement. “I was proud to join a bipartisan coalition of my coll...

Carper, Coons, Blunt Rochester Announce Nearly $100 Million to Improve Communities in Delaware

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Carper, Chris Coons, and Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (all D-Del.) today announced that they secured $97 million in funding for Delaware projects in the omnibus appropriations bill that passed the House and Senate this week. This funding will go to community priorities such as water infrastructure improvements, mental health support, childcare services, a...

Rep. Blunt Rochester Statement on Ukrainian President Zelensky’s Address to Joint Session of Congress

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WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) issued the following statement after attending a joint session of Congress where Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed the American people. “It was a singular honor to be in attendance for tonight’s joint session of Congress to hear directly from Ukrainian President Zelensky. Nearly 300 days have passed since Russia’s unpro...

Blunt Rochester Leads Letter Calling on Biden Administration to Create a Coordinated National Strategy to Address the Nursing Workforce Shortage

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.), member of the House Health Subcommittee, sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget calling on the agency to develop a coordinated national strategy to address the nursing workforce shortage impacting the health care sector. In the letter, Blunt Rochester called on the Biden Administration to outline a coordinated national ...

Rep. Blunt Rochester Votes to Protect Marriage Equality

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WASHINGTON– Today, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) voted to send the Respect for Marriage Act to President Biden’s desk. The Respect for Marriage Act will officially repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a defunct and discriminatory statute excluding same-sex couples from marriage under federal law. This legislation will also codify new protections ensuring that no married couple can be d...

Rep. Blunt Rochester Votes to Pass National Defense Authorization Act, Secures Key Delaware Priorities

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WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) voted to pass the conferenced version of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2023. This bipartisan bill honors our values, supports our servicemembers and their families, strengthens our security, and advances our leadership in the world. The bill authorizes discretionary spending for national defense for FY 2023, while maki...

Rep. Blunt Rochester Statement on Railway Labor Dispute Vote

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) issued the following statement after voting on legislation to end a potential rail shutdown while giving workers a 24% pay increase and 7 days of paid sick leave. “Today, Congress took decisive action to avoid a potentially catastrophic shutdown of our nation’s rail system,” said Blunt Rochester. “While, as Delaware’s former Secretary...

Rep. Blunt Rochester Statement on Speaker Nancy Pelosi

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) issued the following statement following the news that Speaker Nancy Pelosi will no longer serve in House Leadership. “Speaker Nancy Pelosi will leave leadership as the most consequential and accomplished Speaker in American history. Serving as the first woman to lead the People’s House, Speaker Pelosi secured and guided prolific Demo...

Blunt Rochester Hosts Roundtable on Nursing Workforce Shortage with Beebe Healthcare

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LEWES, Del. — Today, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) hosted a roundtable conversation at the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes on the impact of the nursing workforce shortage on Delaware’s health care sector. In September, Blunt Rochester introduced the bipartisan, bicameral National Nursing Workforce Center Act, legislation that would bring localized, on-the-g...

Rep. Blunt Rochester Statement on President Biden’s Action to Pardon Simple Marijuana Offenses

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“Today, President Biden took a bold and necessary step to alleviate the impacts of our failed approach to drug policy in this country.” said Blunt Rochester. “As I said when I introduced my bipartisan Clean Slate Act, simple marijuana offenses can stay on the record of individuals for a lifetime - impacting their ability to further their education, find a steady job, or secure reliable housing. To...

Rep. Blunt Rochester Votes to Keep Government Open, Provide Funding for Disaster Relief, and Aid to Ukraine

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) voted to pass a Continuing Resolution that includes provisions extending government funding through December 16, 2022. The bill includes extended funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program. The bill ...

Carper, Sullivan Lead Colleagues to Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Implement Holistic Approach to Children’s Health Care

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tom Carper (D-Del.), senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), along with Representatives Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) and Michael Burgess (R-Texas) today introduced the Kickstarting Innovative Demonstrations Support (KIDS) Health Act of 2022 to establish a “whole child health care” model for children and youth eligible for Medicaid and...

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