I wrote an op-ed with Dr. Daisy Cocco De Filippis, President of Naugatuck Valley Community College, on supporting community colleges and their partnerships with local businesses.
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WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) joined Congressman Joe Courtney in introducing the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, H.R. 1434. The Bank on Students Act would allow borrowers to refinance their existing public and private student loans at the current federal interest rate of 3.86%. Currently, some student loan borrowers pay interest rates as high as 7%.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) voted for a bipartisan bill, H.R. 2, to fix the broken Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula for Medicare reimbursement rates and avoid an impending 21% cut to physicians. H.R. 2 passed by a vote of 392 to 37.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement after voting for the House Democratic budget and voting against the House Republican budget.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) congratulated two Connecticut students who were chosen to take part in the annual White House Science Fair. The White House selected Lilianna Zyszkowski, 14, a student at Indian Mountain School in Lakeville, and Mallory Kievman, 16, of Manchester, as part of 100 students for the Science Fair.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) led two letters to the House Appropriations Committee calling for full funding of veterans suicide prevention and outreach services as well as medical and prosthetic research at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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A measure establishing a program to encourage the proliferation of engineering programs in colleges and universities has been proposed with bipartisan support, according to a release from U
Three years ago Darlene Blumenthal sat in the New Opportunities' office in Waterbury. Like too many other veterans, Darlene, a Navy veteran, struggled to find a good-paying, full-time job.
The editorial board interview was finished, but Elizabeth Esty lingered in the small conference room here that looks out onto Main Street.