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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut

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May 24, 2013 Press Release

NEW BRITAIN, CT – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement regarding news that the Newtown public school system will receive a School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant of $1.3 million from the U.S. Department of Education.

May 23, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.) have introduced new federal legislation that would authorize federal funds to assist with the construction of a new Sandy Hook Elementary School.

May 22, 2013 Press Release
Offers Amendment to Eliminate New Loophole for TransCanada

May 21, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty released the following statement today on the devastating tornado in Oklahoma.

May 16, 2013 Press Release

(Hartford, CT) -- U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Congressman John Larson (D-1) and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-5) today announced the award of a $200,000 U.S. Economic Development Administration grant to evaluate flooding of the Pequabuck River and its economic impact on Bristol, Plainville and Plymouth.

May 16, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty D-Conn.) announced new federal legislation that would authorize federal funds to assist with the construction of a new Sandy Hook Elementary School.

May 8, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for awarding a $200,000 brownfield grant to the City of Meriden. The grant will be used to fund the clean-up of a parcel located at 50 East Main Street and to support community outreach activities.

May 8, 2013 Press Release
Backs Legislation to Increase Federal Minimum Wage, Ensure Paycheck Fairness for Women, and Provide Paid Sick Leave

May 8, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) joined 105 of her colleagues, in writing to House Speaker John Boehner and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to urge that Fiscal Year 2014 Appropriations bills not include legislative language or “riders” that would block efforts to reduce and prevent gun violence.

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