Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut
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May 4, 2015 Press Release

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Congresswoman Esty with Congressional Art Competition winner, Liliana Sanchez (Wilby High School) with her entry “Still Life of Spills.” 

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Apr 30, 2015 Press Release

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.

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Apr 30, 2015 Press Release

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.

Apr 22, 2015 Press Release

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.

Apr 22, 2015 Press Release

(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.

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Apr 20, 2015 Press Release

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.

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Apr 17, 2015 Press Release

(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.

Apr 16, 2015 Press Release

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.

Apr 16, 2015 Press Release

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.

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Apr 14, 2015 Press Release

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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In The News

Apr 27, 2015 In The News

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.

Apr 13, 2015 In The News

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.

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Apr 9, 2015 In The News

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.

Apr 9, 2015 In The News

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.

Apr 8, 2015 In The News

TORRINGTON >> Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty visited Torrington Tuesday morning to discuss a new bill designed to help people who receive Social Security benefits.

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Apr 8, 2015 In The News

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.

Apr 8, 2015 In The News

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.

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Apr 3, 2015 In The News

Two members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation have introduced a measure that would cut down interest rates for many people paying off student debt.

Apr 1, 2015 In The News

While Americans hear mostly about gridlock and partisan fighting in Congress, the issues with strong bipartisan support often get overlooked.

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Mar 20, 2015 In The News

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.

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