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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut


In The News

May 29, 2017 In The News

Washington — Kimberly Hart of New Haven is among more than 400,000 Connecticut residents who depend on food stamps — a program that would be cut under President Donald Trump’s budget, which also shifts some of the responsibility for feeding those in need to individual states.

May 28, 2017 In The News

WATERBURY —To honor Memorial Day, family members of Veterans attended the Gold Star Parents Luncheon Sunday.

The event was an opportunity to remember loved ones who gave their lives for our country. Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty has attended the event for many years, and today was no exception.

May 27, 2017 In The News

NEWTOWN - Pat Llodra’s experience as a teacher was one factor that helped her lead Newtown’s recovery from the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

But it was grief over her grown daughter’s death in 2009 that taught Llodra that the key to good leadership is the heart.

May 23, 2017 In The News

Washington – President Donald Trump’s budget would require Connecticut to drop residents from key social and health programs in the state, and make tough decisions on how to handle other proposed federal cuts to education, housing and the environment.

May 23, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s $4.1 trillion budget drew predictable howls from Connecticut’s Democratic congressional delegation for its massive cuts to social programs, but it also evoked complaints that defense spending increases were insufficient.

May 23, 2017 In The News

On a warm August evening in 2007, a steel plate on an Interstate 35W bridge in Minnesota ripped along a line of rivets, and crashed into the Mississippi River. It took rescuers nearly three weeks to recover all 14 of the victims’ bodies buried beneath the rubble.

May 21, 2017 In The News

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin recently outlined to Congress his plans to use the $78.9-billion budget request for 2018 to improve services for veterans, according to the Armed Forces News service.

While recognizing that the VA has made significant advances in delivering benefits to veterans, Shulkin said that more must be done.

May 19, 2017 In The News

A Metro-North commuter train derailment Thursday in Westchester County that authorities say resulted in minor injuries has federal lawmakers ramping calls for technology upgrades.

What authorities call a minor derailment on Metro-North’s New Haven line happened around 5 p.m. Thursday near the Rye station. Here’s MTA Interim Executive Director Veronique  “Ronnie" Hakim.

May 19, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — Connecticut’s Democratic lawmakers said they learned little new in separate briefings on the Trump-Russia investigation by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, but they nevertheless expressed optimism that the probe is on the right course.

May 17, 2017 In The News

MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH)–Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty is sharing the story of a Meriden resident who reached out to her after having difficulty applying for permanent residency in the United States.

Fatima Febrier began the process of becoming a permanent back in 2012.  She and her husband spent years working with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.