Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut
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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.

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 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 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.

Mar 20, 2015 In The News

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.

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