Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut
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Aug 29, 2014 Press Release
FEMA grants will be for breathing apparatuses and portable radios

NEWTOWN, CT- Today, U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) announced Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for two fire departments in Newtown. The Hawleyville Fire Department is receiving $37,487 for breathing apparatuses. Botsford Fire & Rescue is receiving $99,988 for portable radios.

Aug 27, 2014 Press Release
Jones interned in Rep. Esty's Washington D.C. office

 

Byron Jones with Rep. Esty

Aug 12, 2014 Press Release
FEMA grant will be for 13 Breathing Masks and Spare Air Supply

NEWTOWN, 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 Dodgingtown Volunteer Fire Company in Newtown received an Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) in the amount of $107,540 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Aug 8, 2014 Press Release
Capital Workforce Partners’ YouthBuild Project in New Britain supports apprenticeship programs in construction

NEW BRITAIN, CT – Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) applauded a $1.1 million U.S. Department of Labor grant for Capital Workforce Partners’ YouthBuild Project in New Britain. Esty advocated for this grant to provide critical job-training programs for at-risk youth in New Britain.

Aug 8, 2014 Press Release

NEW BRITAIN, CT – Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement on the current situation in Iraq:

Aug 6, 2014 Press Release
Today marks the 49th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement marking the 49th anniversary of the passage of the landmark Voting Rights Act, which was signed into law on August 6, 1965.

Aug 5, 2014 Press Release
New Group Aims to Tackle Biggest Challenges in Workforce Development

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) has been named one of four co-chairs of the New Democrat Coalition’s new working group on job training and workforce development issues: the 21st Century Job Skills Working Group.

Aug 5, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement celebrating National Start-Up Day Across America.

Aug 4, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty announced the introduction of the Expanding Opportunities for Recovery Act, H.R. 5339. The bill will eliminate some of the barriers to accessing in-patient rehabilitation treatment for opioid abuse. Deaths caused by opioid abuse, particularly from heroin, have risen significantly in Connecticut over the last year.

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Aug 1, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement in response to the failure of the U.S. House of Representatives to take comprehensive action on the border crisis.

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