Introduction by: Bruce Gottlieb, President, National Journal Group
Moderator: Ron Brownstein, Editorial Director, Atlantic Media
The Honorable Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Member, U.S. House of Representatives
Ronald Brownstein, a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of presidential campaigns, is Atlantic Media's Editorial Director for Strategic Partnerships, in charge of long-term editorial strategy. He also writes a weekly column and regularly contributes other pieces for the National Journal, contributes to Quartz, and The Atlantic, and coordinates political coverage and activities across publications produced by Atlantic Media.
Rosa DeLauro represents Connecticut’s Third District, which stretches from the Long Island Sound and New Haven to the Naugatuck Valley and Waterbury. Rep DeLauro serves in the Democratic leadership as co-chair of the Steering and Policy Committee, and she is the ranking member on the Labor, Health, Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, where she oversees our country’s investments in education, health, and employment.
From that position, Rep. DeLauro works to increase support for education and innovation, to fully implement the Affordable Care Act, to protect the rights of employees and unions, and raise living standards. Rep. DeLauro has led the fight in Congress to achieve full pay equity for women and to ensure that all employees have access to paid sick days.
Soon after earning degrees from Marymount College and Columbia University, Rep. DeLauro followed her parents’ footsteps into public service, serving as the first executive director of EMILY'S List, a national organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in elected office, executive director of Countdown '87, the national campaign that successfully stopped U.S. military aid to the Nicaraguan Contras, and as chief of staff to U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd. In 1990, Rep. DeLauro was elected to the House of Representatives, and she has served as the Congresswoman from Connecticut’s 3rd District since.
Bruce Gottlieb is president of the National Journal Group, which publishes National Journal, National Journal Daily, National Journal Hotline, and other publications. He also serves as the general counsel of Atlantic Media Company, which publishes The Atlantic, Quartz, and Government Executive. Before joining Atlantic Media, he was chief counsel of the Federal Communications Commission, responsible for managing the agency’s overall policy agenda, and a senior advisor to Chairman Julius Genachowski. He was formerly a staff writer for Slate, where he was the first author of the Explainer column, and he has written for publications including The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, and The New Republic. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College and of Harvard Law School and began his legal career as a clerk for Judge David S. Tatel of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.