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.
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 ally.
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.