2021 Hall of Fame
Inaugural Gateway Lion Award for Outstanding Activism Recipient
Rosa Luisa DeLauro
Rosa L. DeLauro is the Congresswoman from Connecticut’s Third Congressional District, and serves as the Chair of the House of Representatives’ Appropriations Committee and sits on the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee. She is the Chair of the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, where she oversees our nation’s investments in education, health, and employment. At the core of Rosa DeLauro’s work is her fight for America’s working families, and she has been a tireless supporter of Gateway Community College and advocate for increasing support for education to make college more affordable for more American students and their families. First elected to the House in 1990, DeLauro has been re-elected to represent Connecticut’s Third Congressional District ever since.