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NEW BRITAIN — Jose Rodriguez, 17, of New Britain was working on a CNC machine Thursday when two U.S. legislators suddenly walked up to him.
Rodriguez told them he hopes to become an aerospace engineer — a career position much in demand in Connecticut, and one that E.C. Goodwin Technical High School is giving him a start in.
NEW BRITAIN — Kazimierz Spaczynski, 85, fought back tears as he told some of his life stories Wednesday during a ceremony honoring his service in the Korean War.
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-5) presented Spaczynski with six medals dedicated to his service more than 60 years ago.
U.S. Reps. Elizabeth Esty, D-CT, and Chris Collins, R-NY, have introduced the Manufacturing Universities Act, H.R. 5526, to prepare engineering students for innovative careers in manufacturing.
Esty also introduced the Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act, H.R. 5527, to support women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) professions.
Less than a month after conducting a workforce development roundtable in Waterbury, Rep. Elizabeth H. Esty, D-5th District, has co-sponsored a bipartisan bill to promote manufacturing careers.
HARTFORD — The Newtown school district, where a gunman shot and killed 20 grade school children and six educators, is receiving more money for counseling and other services for parents, students and staff members, according to federal and local officials.
Two local volunteer fire companies have received approvals for their federal grant applications to acquire firefighting equipment.
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.
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.
If politics is the art of compromise, then Lyndon Johnson may have been the greatest artist of all time, because as president he was able to bring Republicans and Democrats together and paint a picture of a better society. His masterpiece was the historic, though highly controversial, civil rights legislation of the 1960s.
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Elizabeth Esty's bill to support science- and math-based education and teachers in those disciplines sailed through the House with bipartisan support Monday.