Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut
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Sep 18, 2014 Press Release
Esty also introduces a bill supporting women entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) and Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) introduced the Manufacturing Universities Act, H.R. 5526, to prepare engineering students for innovative careers in manufacturing. Esty also introduced the Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act, H.R. 5527, to support women in STEM professions.

Sep 17, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement on her vote related to the arming and training of “moderate” Syrian opposition forces:

Sep 16, 2014 Press Release
Bill calls for child-resistant packaging for liquid nicotine containers

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) introduced the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2014 to require child safety packaging for liquid nicotine containers. 

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Sep 11, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement on the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Sep 10, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement on President Obama’s address to the nation tonight regarding actions to combat ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

Sep 10, 2014 Press Release
The Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs will launch a joint veterans suicide prevention campaign throughout the month of September

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) announced she’s introducing a resolution commending the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs for their campaign to raise awareness and combat veterans suicide during Suicide Prevention Month.

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Sep 9, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement on her vote opposing H.Res. 644, a resolution condemning President Obama and the administration over the prisoner swap that secured the return of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Sep 9, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Department of Transportation Grant will support Waterbury’s WATER project

WATERBURY, CT – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, Governor Dannel Malloy, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Senator Chris Murphy, Congresswoman DeLauro, and Mayor Neil O’Leary announced a $14.4 million TIGER VI Grant from the United States Department of Transportation to support the “Waterbury Active Transportation and Economic Resurgence” (WATER) project.

Sep 3, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Department of Education grant will support recovery efforts at Sandy Hook Elementary School

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), First Selectwoman Pat Llodra, and Newtown Superintendent Dr. Joseph Erardi applauded a $3.1 million School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant from the U.S.

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.

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