Over 130 Industry Leaders Express Support for Supply Chain Provisions in America COMPETES Act

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Today, over 130 industry leaders authored a letter to House & Senate leadership praising the supply chain provisions in the America COMPETES Act of 2022. The America COMPETES Act of 2022 includes proposals authored by Representatives Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.), Tom Malinowski (D-N.J.), Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), Susan Wild (D-Pa.), Carolyn Bourdeaux (D-Ga.), Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), and Robin Ke...

Carper, Coons, Blunt Rochester Announce Over $5 Million to Improve Quality of Life Across Delaware

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WILMINGTON, Del. – U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, as well as Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (all D-Del.) visited the Salvation Army in Wilmington to announce over $5 million in federal funding for projects that will help improve the quality of life for Delawareans throughout the state. Funding will be administered to Jewish Family Services, the Salvation Army, and Westside Family He...

Delaware Congressional Delegation Stands Firmly with Delaware State University Community

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WILMINGTON, Del. – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, and Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (all D-Del.) issued the following statement after video emerged of the Delaware State University Women’s Lacrosse Team’s bus being stopped and searched by law enforcement in Georgia. “The story reported in The Hornet and images captured on video by the Delaware State University women’s lacros...

Reps. Blunt Rochester, Fitzpatrick, & Wasserman Schultz Introduce Bill Urging Americans to Get Their Cancer Screenings

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WASHINGTON – Today, Reps. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) introduced the Preventative Care Awareness Act, a bill aimed at encouraging Americans to get screened for cancer and other preventable diseases. The bill aligns with President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative. Screenings for cancer and other preventable diseases decreased dra...

Rep. Blunt Rochester Announces New Transportation, Climate Investments Headed to Delaware Under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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WILMINGTON, Del. – Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) announced that Delaware is expected to receive $27 million in funding over five years under the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to provide Delawareans with more transportation options, ease congestion in local communities, and reduce carbon pollution across the state. The funding will be administered under the Federal Hig...

Blunt Rochester Statement on the Confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court

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WASHINGTON - Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.), the first woman and first African American to represent Delaware in Congress issued the following statement on the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Jackson was confirmed by a bipartisan vote in the United States Senate earlier this afternoon. “I am filled with pride toda...

Rep. Blunt Rochester to Serve on Conference Committee for the America COMPETES Act

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WASHINGTON – Today, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) named Members of the House, including Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.), who will go to conference with the Senate over the House’s America COMPETES Act of 2022, which makes crucial investments in the production of semiconductor chips, strengthening supply chains, and bolstering research and development. Blunt Rochester has authored...

As Conference Nears, Support Builds for Bipartisan Supply Chain Provisions in House-Passed America COMPETES Act

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WASHINGTON - As members of the House and Senate prepare to enter into a conference process to reconcile differences between the House-passed America COMPETES Act and the Senate-passed United States Innovation and Competition Act (USICA), a diverse array of industry stakeholders, labor leaders, and nonpartisan experts have expressed support for the House bill’s bipartisan supply chain resilience su...

Blunt Rochester Votes for New Relief Funding for Delaware’s Restaurants and Small Businesses

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) voted to secure urgently needed relief for restaurants and small businesses across Delaware. H.R. 3807, the Relief for Restaurants & Other Hard Hit Small Businesses Act, will deliver $55 billion to replenish funding for Delaware restaurants and food & beverage businesses and will establish a new program supporting other small business...

Rep. Blunt Rochester Joins Leaders from USDA and Colonial School District to Highlight Importance of Nutrition Waiver Program

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NEW CASTLE, Del. – Today, Representative Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) joined the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, Stacy Dean, and Deputy Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Mae Wu, along with leaders from William Penn High School and the Colonial School District to highlight the importance of extending t...

PHOTO RELEASE: Blunt Rochester Visits Wilmington-Based, Woman-Owned Small Business to Highlight Women’s History Month

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Pictured (Left to Right): Business Owner Lanice Wilson, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester, SBA Delaware Director Michelle Harris, and (True Access Capital) Sara Crawford. WILMINGTON, Del. - Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) joined the Small Business Administration (SBA)’s Delaware Director, Michelle Harris, and local small business and community leaders for a visit to The Juice ...

Rep. Blunt Rochester Statement on the Passing of Dr. Terrance Newton

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WILMINGTON, Del. – Today, Representative Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) issued the following statement after the passing of beloved Warner Elementary School principal, Dr. Terrance Newton. “You don’t need to look far to see the remarkable impact of Dr. Terrance Newton. Many saw him greeting his students at the front door of Warner Elementary every single day - yet it’s the acts of grace and kindness tow...

Reps. Blunt Rochester, Cárdenas Introduce 988 Implementation Act

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Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) and Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.) introduced the 988 Implementation Act with Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-Calif.), Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), Congressman Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (D-Calif.), Congressman Don Beyer (D-Va.) and Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.). The transformative, comprehensive legisl...

Rep. Blunt Rochester on Zelensky Address: “A Frontline Fighter for Democracy”

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WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) issued the following statement after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed the United States House of Representatives. “Hearing from President Zelensky this morning was both a humbling and inspiring experience,” said Blunt Rochester. “President Zelensky laid out in stark terms the human cost of Russia’s unprovoked attack on...

Blunt Rochester Hosts Tax Filing Information Session with the IRS and Delaware Taxpayer Advocate

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WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) hosted a tax filing information session with special guests Yvette Brooks-Williams from the IRS and Wendy Figueroa from the Delaware Taxpayer Advocate. The tax filing season started on Monday, January 24, and ends on Monday, April 18. Blunt Rochester collected questions from Delawareans about their concerns including last year’s Econo...

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