Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut
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Jun 26, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) today released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision supporting marriage equality.

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Jun 25, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) and Congressman Ryan Costello (R-PA) introduced the Caregivers Access and Responsible Expansion (CARE) for All Veterans Act (H.R. 2894) in an effort to expand the current VA Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers to veterans of all service-eras.

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Jun 25, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement following the U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold the intent of the Affordable Care Act pertaining to individuals who get their health insurance through the exchange established by the federal government.

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Jun 19, 2015 Press Release

WATERTOWN, CT – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) called on Congress to stop endangering hundreds of thousands of American jobs and act immediately to avert the impending expiration of a key engine of job creation: the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank.

Jun 17, 2015 Press Release

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Jun 17, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) joined Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-3) in introducing legislation that would empower school districts to better engage girls and underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The 21st Century STEM for Girls and Underrepresented Minorities Act (H.R.

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Jun 16, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Yesterday 33 members of the House New Democrat Coalition sent a letter to Secretary of Labor Tom Perez outlining key priorities for implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Jun 12, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to halt Fast Track trade legislation. 

Jun 11, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.) joined Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) in introducing the Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act of 2015.

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In The News

Jun 29, 2015 In The News

Sen. Christopher Coons (D-Del.) says when he visited Dogfish Brewery's bottling plant in his state last year, he was struck by the quiet and clean environment where eight members of a 24-person team worked a shift that required the ability to program computers, troubleshoot issues and monitor quality control.

Jun 25, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON–The horrific shooting in Charleston is reigniting talk about gun control.

Wednesday morning on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Sen. Chris Murphy called on lawmakers to act.

Murphy said now is the time to do something about gun violence. He said the gun lobby cannot silence the conversation any longer.

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Jun 25, 2015 In The News

At a House Railroad Subcommittee hearing Wednesday morning, Rep. Elizabeth Esty pressed panel members to “get down to brass tacks” on the consequences for railroads that fail to meet Congress’ December 31 deadline for installing Positive Train Control.

Jun 22, 2015 In The News

NEW BRITAIN — Statewide Latino leaders said there is a need for more Latino teachers and administrators and more education funding during a roundtable discussion with U.S. Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-5) held in New Britain Monday.

Jun 22, 2015 In The News

NEW BRITAIN — Latino students don’t always arrive in the U.S. sharing the same skill sets or learning abilities.

But usually they receive the same slowed-down curriculum, when they may only need to improve their English, according to participants in a roundtable discussion sponsored by U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th.

Jun 22, 2015 In The News

DANBURY — U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, Donn., focused her attention Friday at a Danbury Chamber of Commerce luncheon on her work for business improvements, but also addressed her recent efforts for gun safety in light of this week’s fatal church shooting in South Carolina.

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Jun 20, 2015 In The News

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Jun 20, 2015 In The News

WATERBURY — The messages of healing and forgiveness rang throughout the Rehoboth Apostolic Church on Saturday night during a vigil for the nine victims of a church shooting in Charleston, S.C.

Jun 19, 2015 In The News

Connecticut will receive nearly $3.9 million from the federal government to develop innovative job-training programs focused on regional and industry-specific collaborations, the state said Friday.

The announcement came one day after the state said it added 6,400 jobs in May and the unemployment rate fell to 6 percent, the lowest in seven years.

Jun 10, 2015 In The News

Federal railroad authorities on Tuesday urged passenger trains to slow down on approaches to curves and have a second engineer aboard if an excessive-speed warning system is not in place.

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