Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut
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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.

Jul 11, 2014 Press Release
Esty introduced bill after talking with Gold Star families in Waterbury

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) joined with Republican Rep. Paul Cook (CA-8) to introduce the Support the Families of Fallen Heroes Semipostal Stamp Act to honor families who lost loved ones while serving our country in uniform.

Jul 9, 2014 Press Release
Esty is a Founding Member of a new Working Group on Workforce Development

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) voted for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), H.R. 803, which the U.S. House of Representatives passed today by a bipartisan vote of 415-6. WIOA is now heading to President Obama’s desk to be signed into law.

Jul 9, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty proudly announced her co-authorship of the Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act of 2014, legislation responding to the Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood v.

Jul 4, 2014 Press Release

NEW BRITAIN, CT – Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) issued the following statement in celebration of Independence Day:

Jul 2, 2014 Press Release

Todya, Rep. Elizabeth Esty released the following statement on Target’s decision  to ask customers not to bring guns into its stores:

Jul 1, 2014 Press Release
Legislation will support local energy production in Canton

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy and Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) announced that President Obama signed the Collinsville Renewable Energy Promotion Act (H.R. 316) into law. The bill is the first bill Esty introduced as a Member of Congress.

Jun 30, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty issued the following statement on today’s Supreme Court ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby holding that family-owned, for-profit corporations can deny their employees insurance coverage for birth control based on the employer’s religious beliefs: