Rep. Blunt Rochester Votes to Pass Transformative Build Back Better Act

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Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) voted to pass the Build Back Better Act, a $1.75 trillion transformative agenda that will deliver universal pre-k, paid family leave, lower drug prices, and a clean economy that will create millions of new jobs. “After many months of good-faith negotiations, I am proud to have voted for the passage to pass a comprehensive agenda that makes real Pr...

Rep. Blunt Rochester Attends White House Ceremony, Applauds Signing of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

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Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) attended a White House Ceremony where President Joe Biden signed H.R. 3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a bipartisan framework of investments in America’s crumbling infrastructure, into law. “I was thrilled to join President Biden and colleagues from across the political spectrum as the President signed the Bipartisan Infrastructur...

Rep. Blunt Rochester Votes to Pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package, Advance Consideration of the Build Back Better Act

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Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) voted to pass H.R. 3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a bipartisan framework of investments in America’s crumbling infrastructure. In addition to voting on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package, Blunt Rochester voted to advance a rule for consideration of the Build Back Better Act. The Bipartisan Infrastructure bill includes approxi...

Rep. Blunt Rochester Statement on the Passing of Former Governor Ruth Ann Minner

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Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) issued the following statement on the passing of former Governor Ruth Ann Minner. “My heart is heavy learning of the loss of my mentor and role model Governor Ruth Ann Minner. Ruth Ann’s humble beginnings, leaving school at 16 to help support her family, would form the foundation of what it meant to her to be a public servant. Humble, hardworking,...

Representatives Blunt Rochester, Frankel, Katko, Underwood, Fitzpatrick, Nadler, Sen. Hirono Introduce Comprehensive Workplace Harassment Legislation

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Today, Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) re-introduced the Ending the Monopoly of Power Over Workplace Harassment Through Education and Reporting (EMPOWER) Act alongside Representatives Lois Frankel (D-Fla.), John Katko (R-N.Y.), Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and 60 additional cosponsors. This bipartisan bill will lift the veil of secrecy ...

REPRESENTATIVES BLUNT ROCHESTER MALINOWSKI, AND KINZINGER INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN BILL TO BOLSTER U.S. MANUFACTURING OF CRITICAL GOODS, STRENGTHEN AMERICAN SUPPLY CHAINS

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Representatives Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.), Tom Malinowski (D-N.J.), and Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) introduced the bipartisan Building Resilient Supply Chains Act, legislation to strengthen U.S. supply chains and spur domestic manufacturing of critical goods to grow the U.S. economy and enhance America’s national security. The bill creates a Supply Chain Resiliency and Crisis Response Office withi...

Blunt Rochester Votes to Keep Government Open, Honor Full Faith and Credit of the United States

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Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) voted to pass a Continuing Resolution that includes provisions extending government funding through December 3, and two emergency supplemental funding bills that address recent natural disasters and address the resettlement of Afghan evacuees. Importantly, this legislation also meets new, timely and important needs, including helping families deva...

Blunt Rochester, Fitzpatrick Introduce Bills to Strengthen Mental Health Services for Children

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) introduced two bills that would help improve mental health services for children. The Children’s Mental Health Infrastructure Act and the Helping Kids Cope Act will financially support pediatric behavioral health care initiatives and community-based programs. As mental, emotional, and behavior...

Blunt Rochester Delivers for Delaware, Votes To Pass Government Funding Package

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WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) voted to pass H.R. 4502, a package of seven government funding bills, which focuses on investing in America. The transformative investments in the bill will create good-paying American jobs, grow opportunities for the middle class and small businesses, and provide a lifeline for working families and the vulnerable. “As we emerge from one of th...

Blunt Rochester Introduces Bill to Improve Private Care for Veterans

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) and Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.), introduced legislation that would ensure veterans receive the highest quality care possible from private providers. The Veterans’ Culturally Competent Care Act will require that veterans receive culturally competent, evidence-based mental health treatment from private providers, as is already re...

Rep. Blunt Rochester Highlights Child Tax Credit Monthly Payments for Working Families Beginning Today

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The webinar can be downloaded here. WILMINGTON, Del. – Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) hosted a webinar encouraging working families to be on the lookout for advance monthly payments of the Child Tax Credit of up to $300 per month per child beginning today, July 15th through December. Blunt Rochester joined by a representative of the Internal Revenue Service, Laura Gendreau of t...

Reps. Blunt Rochester & LaHood Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Hospital-Based Nursing Schools From Federal Funding Claw Back

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WASHINGTON – Today, Reps. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) and Darin LaHood (R-Ill.) introduced H.R. 4407, bipartisan legislation to make a technical correction to a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) program that supports the training of nurses and other allied health professionals at hospital-based nursing schools across the country. Due to a technical error in how CMS administered this...

Blunt Rochester & Evans: Wilmington, Philly Highway-Divided Neighborhoods Could See Improvements under House-Passed $3 Billion ‘Reconnecting Communities’ Bill

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Photos from the Wilmington Event can be downloaded for use here. WILMINGTON, Del. – Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) and Rep. Dwight Evans (D-Pa.), jointly visited highway-divided neighborhoods in their respective cities today to highlight the $3 billion Reconnecting Communities bill recently passed by the House of Representatives that could help those neighborhoods. Both Blunt Rochester and Ev...

PHOTO RELEASE: Rep. Blunt Rochester Attends White House Signing Ceremony Reversing Harmful Trump-Era Environmental Regulations

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WASHINGTON – This week, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) voted to restore critical protections for employees, consumers, and the environment that were gutted by the Trump Administration. The House took this important action via three Resolutions of Disapproval under the Congressional Review Act: S.J. Res. 13, S.J. Res. 14 and S.J. Res. 15. Today, Blunt Rochester was at the White House with a bi...

Blunt Rochester, Horsford, Booker Introduce Groundbreaking Legislation to Break the Cycle of Community Violence

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WASHINGTON — Today, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.), Rep. Steven Horsford (D-Nev.), and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.), introduced groundbreaking legislation to reduce gun violence in American cities and communities. The Break the Cycle of Violence Act would provide federal grants to communities for evidence-informed gun violence intervention and prevention programs designed to interrupt cyc...

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