Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut
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Mar 31, 2015 Press Release
Bank on Students Act would alleviate student loan debt for 309,000 Connecticut borrowers

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) joined Congressman Joe Courtney in introducing the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, H.R. 1434. The Bank on Students Act would allow borrowers to refinance their existing public and private student loans at the current federal interest rate of 3.86%. Currently, some student loan borrowers pay interest rates as high as 7%.

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Mar 26, 2015 Press Release
Bipartisan Deal Also Extends Children’s Health Insurance Program and Expands Funding for Community Health Centers

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) voted for a bipartisan bill, H.R. 2, to fix the broken Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula for Medicare reimbursement rates and avoid an impending 21% cut to physicians. H.R. 2 passed by a vote of 392 to 37.

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Mar 25, 2015 Press Release
Voted Against Harmful House Republican Budget that Dismantles Medicare, Cuts College Aid, and Expands Tax Cuts for Corporations at Expense of Hard-Working Families

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement after voting for the House Democratic budget and voting against the House Republican budget.

Mar 20, 2015 Press Release
White House Science Fair of 2015 will be held on Monday, March 23

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) congratulated two Connecticut students who were chosen to take part in the annual White House Science Fair. The White House selected Lilianna Zyszkowski, 14, a student at Indian Mountain School in Lakeville, and Mallory Kievman, 16, of Manchester, as part of 100 students for the Science Fair.

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Mar 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) led two letters to the House Appropriations Committee calling for full funding of veterans suicide prevention and outreach services as well as medical and prosthetic research at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Mar 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) joined Reps. Chris Collins (R-NY), Patrick Meehan (R-PA), Paul Tonko (D-NY), Rodney Davis (R-IL), and Mike Thompson (D-CA) in introducing the bipartisan Manufacturing Universities Act.

Mar 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) joined Congressman John B. Larson (CT-1), a member of the U.S. House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Social Security, in introducing the Social Security 2100 Act, H.R. 1391.

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Mar 17, 2015 Press Release
Today, Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was in Connecticut Promoting Efforts to Prohibit Individuals under Temporary Restraining Orders from Possessing Firearms

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) applauded state efforts to pass a bill that would help protect victims of domestic violence from gun violence. Today, former Congresswoman and gun violence survivor Gabby Giffords was in Connecticut to promote efforts that would prohibit individuals subject to temporary restraining orders from purchasing or possessing firearms.

Mar 16, 2015 Press Release
Esty calling for child-resistant caps on liquid nicotine containers used to refill e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, to kick off National Poison Prevention Week, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) introduced the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act. Esty’s bill would require child safety packaging for all liquid nicotine containers, which are used to refill e-cigarettes.

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Mar 5, 2015 Press Release
Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety Act of 2015 Will Improve Safety at Grade Crossings after Recent Fatal Accidents

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Jim Himes (CT-4), Julia Brownley (CA-26), and Bill Pascrell (NJ-9) introduced the Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety Act of 2015, H.R. 1291.

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