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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut

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August 30, 2018 Press Release
Today, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), along with U.S. Representatives John Larson (CT-1), Joe Courtney (CT-2), a member of the U.S. House of Representatives Education and the Workforce Committee, Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Jim Himes (CT-4), and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), called on Secretary Betsy DeVos to abandon the “borrower defense” rule change at the Department of Education, which would rescind an Obama-era policy put in place to protect students who are misled by predatory for-profit colleges. This proposed rule will make it much harder for Connecticut students, saddled with debt but no legitimate education, to receive the relief they deserve. This is the latest step in a pattern of concerning actions by Secretary DeVos to put for-profit colleges and corporations’ bottom line ahead of students.
August 28, 2018 Press Release
HARTFORD, CT—Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), John Larson (CT-1), and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) announced Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) awards totaling $3,251,466. 
August 21, 2018 Press Release
Proposals to Remove the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration from the Department of State Risk Losing Diplomatic Expertise Needed in the Refugee Resettlement Process.
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August 20, 2018 Press Release
The Connecticut Congressional Delegation today applauded news that President Donald Trump has granted a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of Connecticut triggering federal funds to help communities recover from the severe storms and tornadoes that occurred on May 15.
August 15, 2018 Press Release
Today, during National Health Center week, the Connecticut Congressional Delegation applauded $2,387,361 in Quality Improvement grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to 16 community health centers across Connecticut.
August 9, 2018 Press Release
Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Joe Courtney (CT-2) and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) announced $330,536 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) for fire departments in Middlefield, Plymouth, and Stafford.
August 2, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Tomorrow, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (VA-10), and Congressman David Cicilline (RI-01) will introduce the Innovative Materials for American Growth and Infrastructure Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act. The bill would encourage the research and use of innovative construction materials.

July 31, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) sent a letter to Mick Mulvaney, the Director of the Office of Management and Policy, to express their concerns regarding the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) proposal to transfer and reorganize the oversight of non-commodity nutrition programs including the Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and the Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
July 27, 2018 Press Release
HARTFORD, CT—U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representatives Joe Courtney (CT-2) and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) applauded $1,076, 949 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) to Mansfield, Danbury, and New Milford. 
 
July 26, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) introduced a resolution that would recognize the need to improve physical access to a number of federally-funded facilities to all people, especially those with disabilities. Esty introduced the measure with Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Congressman John Larson (CT-1), Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2), and Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4). Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and Congressman Jim Langevin (RI-2) also co-sponsored the resolution.

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