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Congresswoman Esty full of pride for district

Posted on September 7, 2015

NEW BRITAIN — U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District,  represents 750,000 people in 41 communities in the state, but on any given day can be found in her New Britain headquarters. Esty, a native of Illinois who has lived in Cheshire for 21 years, visits the communities she represents as often as she can. Her […]

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Esty, STEM advisory panel hit the road

Posted on September 3, 2015

U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, held the first of four meetings Monday of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) advisory board she assembled to come up with strategies to promote STEM-related careers to students. “I hear from manufacturers across central and northwest Connecticut about the challenges they face in finding skilled employees, and […]

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Bluementhal, Murphy and Esty Press Retailers to Close Loophole on Gun Sales

Posted on August 10, 2015

Citing a background the mass murder of nine people in Charleston in June, members of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation and gun control advocates called upon three gun retailers—Cabela’s, EZ Pawn, and Bass Pro Shops—to block a loophole in a background check law Monday. U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty were […]

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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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