Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut
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Apr 15, 2014 Press Release

NEW BRITAIN, CT – On Tax Day, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) renewed her call for Congress to take steps to restore predictability for small businesses and fairness for middle-class families. She released the following statement:

Apr 10, 2014 Press Release
Esty votes for a responsible budget

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) voted against U.S. House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan’s extreme budget proposal. Instead, she supported a responsible budget offered by Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD). Esty’s statement on her votes is below:

Apr 9, 2014 Press Release

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy and the Connecticut House delegation have each written letters to federal officials urging immediate action to be taken on legislation extending Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC).

Apr 8, 2014 Press Release
Esty Continues Call for Passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) will be joining President Obama at the White House today at 11:30 am to announce pay discrimination protections for federal contract workers. Today, April 8, is Equal Pay Day, which marks how far into the year a woman must work, on average, to earn as much as a man earned the previous year.

Apr 8, 2014 Press Release

NEW BRITAIN, CT – Today, U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) kicked off “National Public Health Week” and held a press conference on efforts to curb e-cigarette use by children and adolescents. The Protecting Children from Electronic Cigarette Advertising Act, which Esty introduced in the U.S. House, would prohibit advertising and marketing of e-cigarettes to children.

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Apr 4, 2014 Press Release
Returns over $700,000 since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2014

NEW BRITAIN, CT – Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) announced that her office has helped secure the return of $706,153 since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2014, bringing the total since she took office to $1,786,882. The refunds include over $780,000 in Social Security benefits, over $177,500 in Medicare, and over $380,000 in veterans’ benefits. Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) began on October 1, 2013.

Apr 1, 2014 Press Release

NEW BRITAIN, CT – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement on the announcement that at the end of the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period, almost 200,000 Connecticut residents have completed applications for private health insurance or Medicaid through Connecticut’s state health insurance marketplace, Access Health CT.

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Mar 27, 2014 Press Release
Bill also supports assistance to Ukraine

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement on the passage of the Ukraine Support Act, H.R. 4278. The bill passed with strong bipartisan support by a vote of 399 to 19.

Mar 27, 2014 Press Release
Bill Would Ban Marketing to Children and Teens

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Today, U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty introduced the Protecting Children from Electronic Cigarette Advertising Act to prohibit the advertising of e-cigarettes to children.

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Mar 19, 2014 Press Release

NEW HAVEN, CT—A bipartisan group of leading members of Congress today strongly urged Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to cut off taxpayer dollars to the Russian state-arms dealer, Rosoboronexport. The representatives on the letter, led by Reps.