Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut
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Jul 30, 2014 Press Release
With A Number of Issues Awaiting Action, Delegation Again Calls on Leadership to Keep House in Session

(Washington) – The entire Connecticut House Delegation released the following statement today as Speaker John Boehner attempts to push through a lawsuit against President Barack Obama in the final days before the August District Work Period:

Jul 30, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) applauded the final passage of the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act. This bipartisan agreement will strengthen accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs and improve veterans’ access to care.

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Jul 29, 2014 Press Release
Esty shared this story on her Constituent Corner webpage

NEW BRITAIN, CT- Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) applauds a recent change to the Medicare Part D program that she advocated for after visiting a hospice patient in Waterbury.

Jul 29, 2014 Press Release
Esty’s bill would coordinate federal agency efforts and reduce duplicate services

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) announced she is introducing the Healthy Housing Council Act. While there are many federal programs in place to address housing-related health hazards, these programs are fragmented and spread across many government agencies, making it difficult for at-risk families and individuals to seek assistance or to receive comprehensive information.

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Jul 25, 2014 Press Release
FEMA grant will be for a new Pumper Fire Truck

NORTHFIELD, CT – Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn) and U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.) announced that the Northfield Volunteer Fire Company received an Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) in the amount of $358,625 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Jul 25, 2014 Press Release
Esty urges prompt approval by U.S. House of Representatives

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement after the U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee unanimously approved the bipartisan Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act, H.R. 2996. Esty is a member of the committee and a cosponsor of the bill.

Jul 24, 2014 Press Release
While the House blocked the vote, the Senate is moving forward

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement against the House Republican majority blocking a vote on the Bring Jobs Home Act, H.R. 851. Esty is a co-author of the bill.

Jul 17, 2014 Press Release

(Hartford, CT) – The Connecticut Congressional delegation today announced a $1.2 million federal Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Recruitment and Retention grant for the Connecticut Fire Chiefs Association to help recruit and retain local volunteer firefighters.

Jul 14, 2014 Press Release
Esty’s bill expands support for computer science and teacher professional development opportunities in STEM fields

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s bill, the STEM Education Act, H.R. 5031. The bill passed unanimously. Esty introduced the bill with Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), Chairman of the U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. Esty is a member of the committee.

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