Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut
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Mar 3, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) voted to concur with the Senate amendment to H.R. 240, which will fund the Department of Homeland Security for a year.

Mar 3, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) introduced her bipartisan Gold Star Fathers Act.

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Feb 27, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) continued her call on House Republicans to pass a clean funding bill before the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is forced to shut down tomorrow, Saturday, February 28. Esty joined every House Democrat in cosponsoring H.R. 1024, a clean bill to fund DHS and avoid the looming shutdown.

Feb 26, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) urged House Republicans to pass a clean funding bill before the Department of Homeland Security is forced to shut down on Saturday, February 28.

Feb 26, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) testified before the House Budget Committee on the budget for Fiscal Year 2016.

Feb 12, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) joined Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) in attending the bill signing of the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act in the East Room of the White House. Esty was a co-author of the bill, which seeks to increase access to mental health care and suicide prevention support for veterans and servicemembers.

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Feb 11, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement on President Obama’s draft of a new Authorization for Use of Military Force against the Islamic State (ISIS) sent to Congress earlier this morning.

 

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In The News

Feb 27, 2015 In The News

WINSTED — As part of a tour of the Northwest Corner, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-5) visited the campus of Northwestern Connecticut Community College (NCCC) on Monday, Feb. 23. Esty’s tour also included stops at Tunxis Community College in Farmington and Torrington’s Town Hall. She held public meetings at both locations.

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Feb 26, 2015 In The News

The House on Wednesday approved legislation co-authored by Rep. Elizabeth Esty that would expand computer science and other tech-related education in the K-12 years. The vote of 412-8 for the STEM Education Act was a rare example of bi-partisan support in an otherwise bitterly divided Congress.

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Feb 25, 2015 In The News

Washington – The House on Wednesday easily approved a bill sponsored by Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, that would promote the teaching of science, technology, engineering, or STEM, disciplines in the nation’s schools.

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Feb 23, 2015 In The News

NEW BRITAIN — What classes should I take?

What activities or clubs do I want to take part in?

How can I turn my major into a profitable career?

Feb 23, 2015 In The News

TORRINGTON >> Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty hosted a budget exercise featuring President Barack Obama’s proposed national budget while visiting City Hall on Monday night.

Feb 21, 2015 In The News

NEW BRITAIN — City seniors got a crash course in identity theft and fraud schemes Tuesday at the New Britain Senior Center. A workshop hosted by U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, identified theft and fraud schemes and gave those 20 retirees in attendance resources to protect themselves and their families.

Feb 19, 2015 In The News

MERIDEN — Navy veteran Ed Lynch, 77, remembers being strapped to the side of a ship during a hurricane as water surged onto the deck. Waves ripped away lifeboats and punched the side of the ship so hard they left a large dent.

“I was young and stupid and thought it was fantastic,” Lynch said.

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Feb 12, 2015 In The News

Rep. Elizabeth Esty has won reappointment to the House Science, Space and Technology Committee’s research & technology subcommittee, which she says will help her involvement in fostering high-tech job growth in Connecticut.

Feb 9, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON -- A Connecticut congresswoman on Friday criticized a passenger rail investment bill for not authorizing new money for a safety system that has been chronically underfunded for years and could help save lives in train accidents.

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