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CT businesses pushing back on shutdown of Ex-Im Bank

Posted on July 8, 2015

Washington –The Tea Party, aided by other conservative Republicans and the billionaire Koch brothers, celebrated a big victory last week when Congress failed to reauthorize the charter of a bank that helps U.S. businesses, including Connecticut-based General Electric and United Technologies, make sales overseas. But supporters of the Export-Import Bank, including Connecticut’s all Democratic congressional delegation, have vowed to […]

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Danbury’s Esty Co-Introduces Bill To Promote STEM For Girls, Minorities

Posted on July 8, 2015

DANBURY, Conn. – In an effort to boost job skills, U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-5th District) introduced legislation Wednesday that would empower school districts to better engage girls and underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and math, commonly known as STEM. The 21st Century STEM for Girls and Underrepresented Minorities Act would eliminate barriers for girls and historically underrepresented minorities […]

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The new Agent Orange?

Posted on May 12, 2015

WATERBURY — It began as a roundtable discussion on “toxic burn pits” — heaps of military trash in Iraq and Afghanistan purposely set ablaze as a disposal method. But U.S. Rep. Elizabeth H. Esty, D-5th District, and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.,also heard graphic tales of the horrors of combat in modern chemical warfare. The […]

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Esty fights in Congress for research funds

Posted on May 12, 2015

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty is in the middle of a pitched battle on Capitol Hill over a measure to continue billions in federal support for scientific research, which she sees as key to revitalizing Connecticut’s manufacturing economy. In just over two years in office, Esty, D-Conn., has invested much of her political capital […]

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Esty supports brownfield legislation on Cheshire tour

Posted on May 12, 2015

CHESHIRE —The historic ball and socket factory building was the site U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, chose to discuss a bill that will help future brownfield restoration projects like the one being undertaken by Ball and Socket Arts Inc. A 501c(3) non-profit organization, the arts group plans to turn the former factory site into a […]

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We did it!

Posted on November 6, 2014

We did it! I’m honored by the support I received from over one hundred thousand voters across central and northwest Connecticut. This was a hard-fought campaign, and I’m energized and excited by the opportunity to work for you for two more years. Democracy is about all of us stepping up and working for change we […]

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Endorsement: Elizabeth Esty for the 5th district

Posted on November 2, 2014

The race in the 5th Congressional District gives voters a clear choice — the two major party candidates stand wide apart on most issues. U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, an attorney and Democrat from Cheshire, is fighting for a second term. Republican Mark Greenberg, a businessman from Litchfield, is working hard on his third try to […]

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Newtown Bee Endorses Elizabeth Esty

Posted on October 30, 2014

Our support for Democratic Representative Elizabeth Esty’s reelection in the Fifth Congressional District evolved over the course of her first term and has very little to do with the campaign skirmishes she has been having with her challenger, Republican Mark Greenberg, on social security, or the Affordable Care Act, or the size of government. We […]

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Record-Journal endorses Esty in 5th Congressional District

Posted on October 30, 2014

The Constitution State’s 5th Congressional District — a swath of western Connecticut, including Meriden and Cheshire — has been well-served by Elizabeth Esty’s first term of representation on Capitol Hill. Esty’s a Democrat who has made her advocacy heard and understood amidst din generated by a contentious, oft-times rancorous Republican House of Representatives majority. Hers […]

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National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Endorses Rep. Elizabeth Esty

Posted on October 30, 2014

Presents Esty with Boxing Gloves for Her Work “Fighting for Seniors” MERIDEN, CT – Today, at a ceremony at the Meriden Senior Center, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM) endorsed Rep. Elizabeth Esty for reelection in the 5th Congressional District. NCPSSM also presented Esty with boxing gloves in honor of her […]

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