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...

House Passes Blunt Rochester’s Break the Cycle of Violence Act

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WASHINGTON – Today, in a the House of Representatives passed the groundbreaking, bipartisan Break the Cycle of Violence Act. The bill was introduced early in the 117th Congress by Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) and Rep. Steven Horsford (D-Nev.) in the House of Representatives and by Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) in the United States Senate. The Break the Cycle of Violence Act would provide federa...

House Judiciary Committee Advances Reps. Blunt Rochester, Reschenthaler Criminal Justice Reform Bill

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WASHINGTON – Today, the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 2864, the Clean Slate Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) and Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (D-Pa.) to give more than 70 million Americans with low-level and nonviolent criminal records a second chance to fully participate in society. Senators Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) have introduced a ...

Rep. Blunt Rochester Statement on the Passing of Former Wilmington City Council Member Rysheema Dixon

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WILMINGTON, Del. – Today, Representative Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) issued the following statement on the passing of former Wilmington City Council Member Rysheema Dixon. “Today is a profoundly sad day for Delaware as we grieve the untimely and tragic loss of former Wilmington City Council Member Rysheema Dixon. A professor, entrepreneur, and public servant, Councilwoman Dixon dedicated the better p...

Reps. Blunt Rochester, Kim & Sens. Merkley, Tillis Introduce the National Nursing Workforce Center Act

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.), and Congresswoman Young Kim (R-Calif.), along with Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Senator Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) introduced the National Nursing Workforce Center Act. The bipartisan and bicameral National Nursing Workforce Center Act would establish a 3-year pilot program through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRS...

Rep. Blunt Rochester Visits Hologic, Highlights Importance of CHIPS for Medical Technology Industry

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Left: Rep. Blunt Rochester meets with Brian Brooks, Senior Director of Operations, Jen Meade, Division President of Breast & Skeletal Health, and Julie Khan, VP of Government Affairs. Right: Rep. Blunt Rochester holds a semiconductor chip during a tour of Hologic’s Newark, DE site. NEWARK, Del. — Today, Friday, September 2, 2022, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) visited the Newark site of Holog...

Rep. Blunt Rochester Applauds Biden Administration Student Loan Forgiveness Plan

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WILMINGTON, Del. – Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) issued the following statement, applauding the Biden-Harris Administration’s executive action to forgive student loans, up to $10,000, for recipients making under $125,000 and forgiving loans of Pell Grant recipients, up to $20,000. The Administration also extended the pause on repayment of student loans until December 31st. “As...

Reps. Blunt Rochester & Kuster Call on Big Tech to Combat Abortion Misinformation

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WILMINGTON, Del. – Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) & Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster (D-N.H.) led over 40 of their colleagues, writing to the heads of major social media companies calling on them to combat the proliferation of mis- and disinformation surrounding reproductive health care, including abortion care, and legal rights, in the wake of the Dobbs decision. “As patients a...

Rep. Blunt Rochester Votes to Pass Inflation Reduction Act

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act - a bill that lowers the price of prescription drugs for seniors, closes tax loopholes exploited by the wealthiest corporations, and makes the most significant investment ever in tackling the climate crisis - all while paying down the federal deficit. Provisions authored by Blunt Rochester a...

PHOTO RELEASE: Nemours Children’s, Delaware Congressional Delegation host HHS Secretary Becerra for a Children’s Mental Health Forum

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WILMINGTON, Del. — Today, Monday, August 1, 2022, Nemours Children's Health hosted U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra at the Nemours Estate in Wilmington, Delaware for a forum on improving children’s mental and behavioral health. Participants of the forum included Nemours Children’s leadership and families, U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), U.S. Senator Chris Co...

Rep. Blunt Rochester Votes to Fix Supply Chains, Spur American Manufacturing

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Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) voted to pass the CHIPS & Science Act, a historic bipartisan bill that will lower costs and power American economic vitality for decades to come. The bill would promote the manufacturing of critical semiconductor chips that Americans rely on in everything from their cell phones, to their cars, to household appliances. The CHIPS & Science Act come...

PHOTO RELEASE: Blunt Rochester Highlights New Castle Building on Delaware State Fairgrounds Updated with Community Project Funding

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Blunt Rochester with Delaware State Fair leadership HARRINGTON, Del. — Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) joined Delaware State Fair President Ron Draper and Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Michael T. Scuse for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the recently updated New Castle Agricultural Building on the Delaware State Fairgrounds. Last year, Blunt Rochester secured $937,500 in Comm...

Rep. Blunt Rochester Votes to Invest in American Families, Economy with Government Funding Package

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WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) voted to invest in American families and the American economy with a package of government funding legislation for Fiscal Year 2023. This legislation will support Delaware families, create good-paying jobs and protect Delawareans’ health and well-being. “I believe that good governance can be a powerful force for progress – which is why, today,...

Rep. Blunt Rochester Votes to Protect Marriage Equality

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WASHINGTON – In response to continued right-wing threats to Delawareans' personal liberties, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) today voted to enshrine marriage equality into federal law. 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 ...

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