* In 1997 Rosa DeLauro was one of 33 original co-sponsors of the Job Creation and Infrastructure Restoration Act which was introduced into Congress by California Rep. Matthew Martinez. This emergency federal jobs legislation, supported by the New York State Communist Party, was designed to create jobs at union wages in financially foundering cities by putting the unemployed to work on infrastructure projects such as rebuilding schools, housing, hospitals, libraries, public transportation, highways, and parks. Rep. Martinez had already introduced a version of this bill in the previous Congress at the the request of the Los Angeles Labor Coalition for Public Works Jobs, whose leaders were supporters or members of the Communist Party USA.
* In 2010 DeLauro spoke at a Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans celebration commemorating the 75th anniversary of Social Security. The event was held at the New Haven People’s Center, which is run by the Communist Party USA. In her remarks, DeLauro criticized attempts to privatize or limit Social Security, warning that such a measure would cause millions of people to fall into poverty.