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STEM Act to aid tech students

Posted on July 14, 2014

NEW BRITAIN – New Britain High School students Alek Glogowski, 17, and Shamoon Yaghmor, 16, could be poster boys for the STEM Education Act (H.R.5031) passed Monday in the House of Representatives. Both students have been learning about design, engineering and construction in weekly ACE (Architecture, Construction and Engineering) sessions hosted by the New Britain […]

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STEM Bill Championed By Esty Clears the House

Posted on July 14, 2014

A bill co-authored by Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-5th district) which would increase federal support to teachers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math, passed the House of Representatives on Monday. The act, which Esty put forth along with Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) continues existing STEM support from the federal government, expands some grants […]

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Esty’s STEM bill gets House approval

Posted on July 14, 2014

WASHINGTON — Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s bill to support science- and math-based education and teachers in those disciplines sailed through the House with bipartisan support Monday. The Democrat from Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District co-sponsored the measure with Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, the chairman of the Science, Space and Technology Committee. It would expand fellowship opportunities for teachers, support grants for […]

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Esty, House Dems Introduce Legislation In Response to Hobby Lobby

Posted on July 9, 2014

Democrats in Congress announced Wednesday they are filing legislation in an attempt to undo the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling that certain companies can deny workers’ contraception coverage on religious grounds. In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the court ruled that the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate violated the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), a law […]

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For Independence Day, Oath Of Allegiance To America

Posted on July 3, 2014

NEW BRITAIN — The seventh-inning stretch arrived just in time Thursday night at New Britain Stadium. Naturalization ceremonies had just concluded on DATTCO Plaza down the left field line when “God Bless America,” a seventh-inning tradition during Rock Cats baseball games, burst from the public address system, welcoming a smiling group of new American citizens. […]

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Danbury students get app-titude

Posted on July 2, 2014

DANBURY — Danbury High School students have the chance to become technology engineers during a state summer mobile app designing project. The pilot project for the CT Pre-Engineering Program is to stimulate students’ knowledge and aptitude for science, technology, engineering and math. U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn., visited the school Wednesday to learn more about […]

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Dam bill a first for Esty, Murphy

Posted on June 24, 2014

WASHINGTON — When people hear “renewable energy,” they’re not generally thinking about the 18th century. Meet renewable energy, New England style. The House gave final passage Monday to a bill to enable the Connecticut town of Canton to refurbish two dams on the Farmington River — one of them first built as a grist mill […]

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Esty wins in water bill

Posted on June 20, 2014

Washington – The House overwhelmingly approved a final water resources bill  Tuesday, and although she’s new to Congress, Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District has already gotten the hang of finding ways to  help to local communities in the popular legislation. The Water Resources Reform and Development Act was approved in the House in a 412-4 vote and […]

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U.S. Rep. Elizabeth H. Esty: Honor with action

Posted on June 6, 2014

Last week, something big happened in Congress: Democrats and Republicans came together to support the national background check system and help keep guns out of the hands of criminals, domestic violence abusers, and the dangerously mentally ill. Nearly 18 months since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, this progress is long overdue. Background checks […]

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Editorial: Moving Forward on Flood Control

Posted on May 29, 2014

Legislation worked on by U.S. Rep Elizabeth Esty, of Connecticut’s 5th District, could yield federal assistance for Meriden flood control. The $12.3 billion Water Resources and Development Act will aid the nation’s seaboards and waterways. Goals include improving the resiliency of coastlines against major storms, boosting commerce in harbors, and protecting communities like Meriden from […]

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