Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut
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Jan 27, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, introduced the American Jobs Matter Act, H.R. 479, on Thursday, saying the legislation will support American manufacturers and boost job creation. The bill is the House counterpart to Sen. Chris Murphy’s bill in the Senate, S. 26.

Jan 27, 2015 In The News

Armed with the knowledge that electronic cigarettes that taste like gummy bears appeal to kids -- not adults trying to stop smoking -- a trio of federal lawmakers sought advice from Connecticut teens Monday on how to stamp out what they perceive as a growing health threat.

Jan 23, 2015 In The News

PLYMOUTH — When Kazimir P. Skrzypiec was 14 years old he lied about his age and joined the U.S. Navy. Four days later, he was found out and honorably discharged.

When he was 18, he joined the U.S. Army and served overseas in post-World War II Europe and in Korea.

Now, at age 85, he received the medals for his service.

Jan 20, 2015 In The News

President Barack Obama will likely pitch his free community college program, a new tax initiative and security measures in his State of the Union address tomorrow and federal legislators representing the Meriden area will be there in support.

Jan 20, 2015 In The News

TORRINGTON — Listening to Nicholas Samal talk about his two years fighting in the European theater during World War II is like listening to the late comedian Johnny Carson tell it.

Jan 20, 2015 In The News

TORRINGTON >> Nicholas Samal, 94, a World War II veteran from Torrington, was presented with replacement medals by Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty at a ceremony at the Torrington Health & Rehabilitation Center, a nursing home at 225 Wyoming Ave., where Samal is a resident.

Jan 13, 2015 In The News

Washington – Who says there's gridlock?

The U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously Monday, 401-0, to amend the Affordable Care Act so it’s clear volunteer firefighters don’t count as full-time employees under the health care law.

Jan 12, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON -- As she begins her second term on Capitol Hill, U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty is becoming known as a Hillary Clinton-style workhorse and, to a lesser extent, a lawmaker devoted to women's issues in the mold of her more liberal colleague, Rep. Rosa DeLauro.

Jan 8, 2015 In The News

Connecticut politicians weighing in on the mass shooting that killed at least 12 people at a Parisian satirical news magazine Wednesday are calling the attack an affront to free speech and democracy.

Jan 2, 2015 In The News

Washington – Days after she won re-election, in a move that was as symbolic as it was practical, U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty and her Capitol Hill staff moved into a new office. It was an indication she had moved up in seniority and solidified her place in Congress.