Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut
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Dec 19, 2014 Press Release

Hartford, CT) – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Joe Courtney (D-Conn.), Jim Himes (D-Conn.) and Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.) today called for increased consumer protections in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans.

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Dec 15, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) applauded the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Dr. Vivek Murthy as the new Surgeon General. President Obama nominated Dr. Murthy on November 13, 2013, and the position of Surgeon General has been vacant since July 2014. Senate Republicans previously blocked Dr.

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Dec 14, 2014 Press Release

NEWTOWN, CT – Today, U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement on the two-year anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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Dec 12, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime will support continued counseling and mental health services

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn) and U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) announced a $775,914 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime to victims and their families, first responders, and members of the Newtown community in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Dec 11, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement on the omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal year 2015, H.R. 83.

Dec 10, 2014 Press Release
Terrorism Risk Insurance Act will protect taxpayers and help provide stable insurance

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) applauded the passage of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (TRIA), S. 2244. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan bill by a vote of 417 to 7.

Dec 10, 2014 Press Release

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Connecticut’s Congressional delegation today announced that Connecticut has been awarded nearly $12.5 million in discretionary federal funding to expand high-quality preschool. The funding was awarded by the U.S.

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Dec 10, 2014 Press Release
Esty led bipartisan efforts to increase NICS funding

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) applauded a $14.5 million increase in funding for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) included in the omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal year 2015, H.R. 83. In total, the bill includes $73 million for NICS. The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on the omnibus bill later this week.

Dec 10, 2014 Press Release
Esty led bipartisan efforts to increase NICS funding

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) applauded a $14.5 million increase in funding for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) included in the omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal year 2015, H.R. 83. In total, the bill includes $73 million for NICS. The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on the omnibus bill later this week.

Dec 5, 2014 Press Release
The organizations will receive National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation Assistance Grants

NEW BRITAIN, CT- Today, U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) announced that the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded highly-competitive Preservation Assistance Grants to two organizations in the 5th Congressional District.

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