Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut
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Apr 17, 2015 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.) introduced resolutions in the Senate and House, respectively, that recognize the need to improve physical access for people with disabilities at federally-funded facilities.

Apr 16, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), vice-chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, joined Chairman of the Task Force Rep.

Apr 16, 2015 Press Release
Results show that e-cigarette use among middle and high school students has tripled in just one year

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, following the release of the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey results, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) called on Congress to pass her two bills, which will help curb the use of e-cigarettes among children and teens and protect them from liquid nicotine poisoning. Esty’s Protecting Children from Electronic Cigarette Advertising Act, H.R.

Apr 14, 2015 Press Release

A nuclear-armed Iran is clearly counter to our national security and to the security of our allies in the region. Strong international economic sanctions have brought Iran to the negotiating table, which is why it's critical that these tough sanctions stay in place until the Iranians verifiably comply with disarmament requirements.

Apr 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement on Equal Pay Day, which marks how far into the year women must work to close the pay gap and earn what men earned in the previous year.

Apr 13, 2015 Press Release

(Hartford, CT) - U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today introduced the Jesse Lewis Empowering Educators Act to provide teachers powerful tools and training to support students’ social and emotional learning. The bill is named in honor of Jesse Lewis, who at six years old was tragically killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. U.S.

Apr 2, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement on the recent developments in the nuclear disarmament negotiations among the P5+1 (United States, United Kingdom, Russia, China, France, and Germany), the European Union, and Iran.

Apr 2, 2015 Press Release

(Hartford, CT) - The Connecticut Delegation wrote a letter to the President of the United States urging him to grant Governor Malloy’s request for a presidential disaster declaration due to the blizzard that hit Connecticut in early January of this year.

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%.

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.