Lisa Blunt Rochester has represented Delaware’s at-large district since her historic 2016 election as the first woman and first African American to represent the state in Congress. She is now running for Senate to replace retiring Senator Tom Carper, who endorsed her on the first day of her campaign.
A Co-Chair of the 2020 Biden/Harris campaign, Blunt Rochester previously served as Delaware’s Secretary of Labor and Deputy Secretary of Health and Social Services. She is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Progressive Caucus and New Democrat Coalition.
Rep. Blunt Rochester is a J Street champion.
Blunt Rochester supports security aid to Israel and humanitarian aid to the Palestinians. During the 2021 Gaza escalation, she joined over 100 colleagues in a joint letter calling on President Biden to work toward an urgent ceasefire.
She co-sponsored H.Res. 326, which reaffirmed congressional support for a two-state solution and opposition to settlement expansion and annexation.
In 2020, Rep. Blunt Rochester voted to support a war powers resolution to limit unauthorized military action by President Trump against Iran. She has expressed continued support for diplomatic engagement with Iran in order to block its path to a nuclear weapon and avoid a potentially catastrophic war of choice.