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.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) joined Reps. Chris Collins (R-NY), Patrick Meehan (R-PA), Paul Tonko (D-NY), Rodney Davis (R-IL), and Mike Thompson (D-CA) in introducing the bipartisan Manufacturing Universities Act.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) joined Congressman John B. Larson (CT-1), a member of the U.S. House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Social Security, in introducing the Social Security 2100 Act, H.R. 1391.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) applauded state efforts to pass a bill that would help protect victims of domestic violence from gun violence. Today, former Congresswoman and gun violence survivor Gabby Giffords was in Connecticut to promote efforts that would prohibit individuals subject to temporary restraining orders from purchasing or possessing firearms.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, to kick off National Poison Prevention Week, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) introduced the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act. Esty’s bill would require child safety packaging for all liquid nicotine containers, which are used to refill e-cigarettes.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Jim Himes (CT-4), Julia Brownley (CA-26), and Bill Pascrell (NJ-9) introduced the Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety Act of 2015, H.R. 1291.
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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.
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.
U.S. Reps. Elizabeth Esty and John Larson have introduced a bill they say will cut taxes for Social Security recipients, increase benefits for current and future beneficiaries, and keep the system strong for generations.
Rep. Elizabeth Esty is the lead sponsor of a bill to link engineering education to high-tech manufacturing through specific grants to colleges and universities with engineering programs.
The editorial board interview was finished, but Elizabeth Esty lingered in the small conference room here that looks out onto Main Street.
The congresswoman, then still in her first term representing the 5th District, had more to say. And as she spoke, her convictions were mirrored in her eyes moist with tears.
NEW BRITAIN — U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, listened intently to 13 women from the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields and said Thursday’s roundtable discussion, “Women in STEM,” at Central Connecticut State University reminded her of guidelines for the TV show “The Voice.”
LITCHFIELD >> Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, D-5, on break from her work in Washington, D.C., stopped into Wamogo Regional High School Wednesday to get a look at the school’s groundbreaking student makerspace.
U.S. Rep. Elizabeth H. Esty, D-5th District, visited Wamogo Regional High School on Wednesday to view firsthand how students are capitalizing on the opportunity to put their creativity to work in what's known as the school's "makerspace."
DANBURY — Locally developed programs to address the ongoing need for a skilled workforce in manufacturing are “cutting edge,” and a model for the rest of the country to follow, a top federal labor official visiting Danbury said Tuesday.