Byron Jones with Rep. Esty
Friday was not a typical work day for U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5, but it was productive nonetheless.
Esty used the time to tour farms and meet with farmers throughout the state’s northwest corner in an effort to meet more of her constituents and as a nod to the importance of agriculture to the region.
NEWTOWN, CT – Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn) and U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.) announced that the Dodgingtown Volunteer Fire Company in Newtown received an Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) in the amount of $107,540 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
NEW BRITAIN, CT – Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) applauded a $1.1 million U.S. Department of Labor grant for Capital Workforce Partners’ YouthBuild Project in New Britain. Esty advocated for this grant to provide critical job-training programs for at-risk youth in New Britain.
NEW BRITAIN, CT – Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement on the current situation in Iraq:
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement marking the 49th anniversary of the passage of the landmark Voting Rights Act, which was signed into law on August 6, 1965.
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) has been named one of four co-chairs of the New Democrat Coalition’s new working group on job training and workforce development issues: the 21st Century Job Skills Working Group.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement celebrating National Start-Up Day Across America.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty announced the introduction of the Expanding Opportunities for Recovery Act, H.R. 5339. The bill will eliminate some of the barriers to accessing in-patient rehabilitation treatment for opioid abuse. Deaths caused by opioid abuse, particularly from heroin, have risen significantly in Connecticut over the last year.
U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5, co-introduced a bill Friday which aims to increase care options for those suffering from heroin addiction and opioid abuse.
The bill would expand the availability of inpatient care for substance abuse treatment for insured individuals.