Congresswoman Esty with Congressional Art Competition winner, Liliana Sanchez (Wilby High School) with her entry “Still Life of Spills.”
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) voted against the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, & Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2016, H.R. 2029. Esty cited insufficient support for veterans, especially with regards to reducing the VA backlog.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) voted against the joint resolution locking in place the harmful Congressional Republican budget. Esty previously voted against the House Republican budget.
NEW BRITAIN, CT – Today marks the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day, a day reminding us of our shared responsibility to protect our environment for future generations.
(Hartford, CT) – The Connecticut Congressional Delegation announced today $2.6 million from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the expansion and renovation of the Connecticut State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown. The grant will fund the construction of roads, landscaping and infrastructure over three acres, and will accommodate respectful storage of 3,000 additional cinerary urns.
NEW BRITAIN, CT –Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) applauded $696,000 in funding announced today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program to support efforts to end veteran homelessness.
(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.) introduced resolutions in the Senate and House, respectively, that recognize the need to improve physical access for people with disabilities at federally-funded facilities.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), vice-chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, joined Chairman of the Task Force Rep.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, following the release of the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey results, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) called on Congress to pass her two bills, which will help curb the use of e-cigarettes among children and teens and protect them from liquid nicotine poisoning. Esty’s Protecting Children from Electronic Cigarette Advertising Act, H.R.
A nuclear-armed Iran is clearly counter to our national security and to the security of our allies in the region. Strong international economic sanctions have brought Iran to the negotiating table, which is why it's critical that these tough sanctions stay in place until the Iranians verifiably comply with disarmament requirements.
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CANTON — U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty took a tour of the bike path that goes through town on April 24 and talked with town officials along with bike path advocates about the benefits of such infrastructure.
Days before his death, 6-year-old Jesse Lewis scrawled three words on his mother's kitchen chalkboard in their Newtown home that could now prompt a national change in teacher training.
HARTFORD - Elected officials and transportation advocates gathered at Union Station Thursday morning to urge Congress to pass a bill that would provide federal transportation funds to states for up to six years.
RIDGEFIELD -- Workers at drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim began ramping up the new $65 million pilot manufacturing plant on its campus this week that will be used to make medicines still under development.
TORRINGTON >> Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty visited Torrington Tuesday morning to discuss a new bill designed to help people who receive Social Security benefits.
DANBURY — Rep. Elizabeth Esty decried a proposed cut in federal biomedical research and development funding during a tour of Boehringer Ingelheim’s U.S. headquarters in Danbury Wednesday.
The second-term congresswoman heard testimony from employees of the pharmaceutical company about the need for federal research funding.
TORRINGTON — While the cost of a flat screen television or cellphone may have leveled off or even dropped in price in recent years, the cost of prescription medication and utilities have not.
However, senior citizens saw little to no cost of living increase in their Social Security check each year since 2010 following the economic downturn.
Two members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation have introduced a measure that would cut down interest rates for many people paying off student debt.
While Americans hear mostly about gridlock and partisan fighting in Congress, the issues with strong bipartisan support often get overlooked.
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.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty.