Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut
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Jan 23, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) introduced the American Jobs Matter Act, H.R. 479, which will leverage taxpayer money spent on federal contracts to support American manufacturers and boost job creation.

Jan 22, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, on the 42nd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) voted against the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act, H.R. 7. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill by a vote of 242 to 179.

Jan 20, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Tonight, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement after President Obama concluded his State of the Union address.

Jan 19, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
 
Jan 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement on the recent arrest of Christopher Lee Cornell, an Ohio resident and an ISIS affiliate who was allegedly plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol.

Jan 14, 2015 Press Release

WATERBURY, CT – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) announced that Dr. Daisy Cocco De Filippis, President of Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC), will be her guest of honor at President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Dr. De Filippis was born in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic and became a U.S.

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Jan 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) voted against the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2015, H.R. 240.

Jan 12, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Tonight, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) applauded the passage of a military and veterans suicide prevention bill she co-authored, the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act (SAV), H.R. 203. The bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a unanimous vote of 403 to 0.

Jan 9, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Mike Thompson (CA-5), chair of the U.S. House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, announced that Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) will continue to serve as one of eleven vice chairs on the task force in the 114th Congress. Esty partnered with Rep.

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Jan 27, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, introduced the American Jobs Matter Act, H.R. 479, on Thursday, saying the legislation will support American manufacturers and boost job creation. The bill is the House counterpart to Sen. Chris Murphy’s bill in the Senate, S. 26.

Jan 27, 2015 In The News

Armed with the knowledge that electronic cigarettes that taste like gummy bears appeal to kids -- not adults trying to stop smoking -- a trio of federal lawmakers sought advice from Connecticut teens Monday on how to stamp out what they perceive as a growing health threat.

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Jan 23, 2015 In The News

PLYMOUTH — When Kazimir P. Skrzypiec was 14 years old he lied about his age and joined the U.S. Navy. Four days later, he was found out and honorably discharged.

When he was 18, he joined the U.S. Army and served overseas in post-World War II Europe and in Korea.

Now, at age 85, he received the medals for his service.

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Jan 20, 2015 In The News

President Barack Obama will likely pitch his free community college program, a new tax initiative and security measures in his State of the Union address tomorrow and federal legislators representing the Meriden area will be there in support.

Jan 20, 2015 In The News

TORRINGTON — Listening to Nicholas Samal talk about his two years fighting in the European theater during World War II is like listening to the late comedian Johnny Carson tell it.

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Jan 20, 2015 In The News

TORRINGTON >> Nicholas Samal, 94, a World War II veteran from Torrington, was presented with replacement medals by Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty at a ceremony at the Torrington Health & Rehabilitation Center, a nursing home at 225 Wyoming Ave., where Samal is a resident.

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Jan 13, 2015 In The News

Washington – Who says there's gridlock?

The U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously Monday, 401-0, to amend the Affordable Care Act so it’s clear volunteer firefighters don’t count as full-time employees under the health care law.

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Jan 12, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON -- As she begins her second term on Capitol Hill, U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty is becoming known as a Hillary Clinton-style workhorse and, to a lesser extent, a lawmaker devoted to women's issues in the mold of her more liberal colleague, Rep. Rosa DeLauro.

Jan 8, 2015 In The News

Connecticut politicians weighing in on the mass shooting that killed at least 12 people at a Parisian satirical news magazine Wednesday are calling the attack an affront to free speech and democracy.

Jan 2, 2015 In The News

Washington – Days after she won re-election, in a move that was as symbolic as it was practical, U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty and her Capitol Hill staff moved into a new office. It was an indication she had moved up in seniority and solidified her place in Congress.

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