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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.