Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut
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May 20, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty today released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 2353 – a bill to extend the Highway Trust Fund for two additional months. Esty voted yes on H.R. 2353 this afternoon.

May 13, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement on the derailment of Amtrak 188 on Tuesday evening.

May 8, 2015 Press Release

WATERBURY, CT – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) met with veterans at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury to discuss the consequences of exposure to burn pits while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Burn pits are areas on military bases where waste, such as human waste, batteries, and other garbage, is incinerated and toxic fumes are released into the atmosphere.

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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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In The News

May 11, 2015 In The News

WATERBURY — It began as a roundtable discussion on "toxic burn pits" — heaps of military trash in Iraq and Afghanistan purposely set ablaze as a disposal method.

But U.S. Rep. Elizabeth H. Esty, D-5th District, and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.,also heard graphic tales of the horrors of combat in modern chemical warfare.

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May 11, 2015 In The News

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty is sponsoring a bill to have the federal VA create a research center focused on the health of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans who were exposed to burn pits. Burn pits were used to get rid of all kinds of garbage on military bases.

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May 9, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty is in the middle of a pitched battle on Capitol Hill over a measure to continue billions in federal support for scientific research, which she sees as key to revitalizing Connecticut’s manufacturing economy.

May 6, 2015 In The News

DANBURY, Conn. – Parents with children in the afterschool programs at Ellsworth Avenue Elementary School in Danbury don’t have to worry about fixing their kids dinner thanks to a supper program provided through End Hunger Connecticut!

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May 5, 2015 In The News

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-5th) paid a visit May 5 to New Milford.

The second-term legislator fielded questions and provided information to members of the New Milford Rotary Club and their guests over lunch at the Holiday Restaurant.

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

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.

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