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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut


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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.

April 30, 2013 Press Release
Continue To Call For Congress to Fix All of the Deeply Harmful Sequester Cuts

April 25, 2013 Press Release
2013 Applicants Seeking to Hire School Resource Officers Will Receive Additional Consideration

April 17, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement today on the blocking of a bipartisan compromise on enhanced criminal background checks by a minority of the U.S. Senate: