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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut

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With three kids who have each learned, grown, and thrived in our public schools, I know that our students and educators need our full support. When I served on the Cheshire Town Council, I fought for a budget that ensured strong funding for public schools. We have an responsibility to our children and their future to invest in smart, effective education programs.
 
“Teaching to the test” and budget cuts at the local, state, and national levels, are failing our kids, our businesses, and our educators.  We must insist on real results, but we have an obligation to ensuring our schools have the resources they need to prepare our kids to compete for 21st century jobs. That means incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education into our curriculums as well as developing a system of strong training at our technical high schools and at commuity colleges. It is the responsibility of all of us - parents, businesses leaders, elected officials, community leaders and educators alike - to build not only a strong foundation for our public schools, but also for our children and our workers to compete and thrive.

For more information on my work and views on education or to let me know your thoughts, questions or concerns, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

More on Education

January 21, 2017 In The News

On the emotionally-charged day when Donald Trump became President of the United States, politicians expressed both joy and disappointment in his first remarks as the leader of the free world.

Trump's speech and inauguration brought elation to his supporters who had backed him in a tough race against Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton.

On both sides of the aisle, political insiders worked for months or even more than a year to get Trump elected, while Democrats worked equally hard to defeat him - leading to sharply different views of the inauguration.

January 20, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) today released the following statement after Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.
January 20, 2017 In The News
Esty recently authored the Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act to encourage women to enter science and technology fields, including manufacturing. The bill passed the House last year. She also worked to pass the Manufacturing Universities Act to help schools with manufacturing programs collaborate more with local companies.
January 19, 2017 In The News
Blumenthal, Wyman, Esty Among Honored Speakers
January 17, 2017 In The News
“Dreamers are young people who came to this country before the age of consent, and this is the only country they know,” said Esty, who represents greater Danbury and the Fifth Congressional District. “We have invested in them, and they consider themselves Americans. To pull the rug out from under Dreamers would be un-American, inhumane, and foolish.”
January 12, 2017 In The News
Two bills jointly written by U.S. Reps. Elizabeth Esty and Barbara Comstock, a Republican from Virginia, passed in the House, receiving support from both parties, Esty's office has announced.
January 12, 2017 In The News
Two bills authored jointly by 5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty have passed the U.S. House of Representatives.
January 11, 2017 Press Release
Two bills authored jointly by Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) and Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) passed the U.S. House of representatives yesterday with broad support from both parties. Both bills aim to help women launch careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields where they are underrepresented and encourage women to start their own STEM-focused small businesses.
January 3, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) was officially sworn in as a Member of the 115th United States Congress today,
January 2, 2017 In The News
As the country welcomes a new year, members of Connecticut’s political delegation reflected on last year’s accomplishments and disappointments, as well as their goals for 2017 and the convening of the 115th U.S. Congress under a new administration.