Democrats Tell Newtown Families They Will 'Never' Give Up on Gun Control
During a June 13 press conference with Newtown, Connecticut families, Senator Chris Murphy said he and gun control advocates were never going to give up on passing more gun control.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Bells toll again for the victims of Sandy Hook
The Trinity Episcopal Church in Newtown rings bells at 9:30am Friday morning, June 14, 2013, to mark the six month since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Harry Reid: Background checks will pass - only question is when
Before a packed room of victims of gun violence and their families, lawmakers vowed Thursday to pass gun-purchase background check legislation, one day before the six-month anniversary of the Connecticut school shootings.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Two Sandy Hook parents express gratitude through activism
Friday events to mark six-months On the steps of Edmond Town Hall, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, First Selectman Pat Llodra and other town and religious leaders from across the state will join with families of the Sandy Hook victims, as well as others, at 9:30 a.m. Friday for what will be a 12-hour day of remembrance and call to ... (more)
To Rebuild Sandy Hook, Lawmakers Get Creative
Not all that long ago, if you were a legislator representing a community that needed to rebuild a school after a tragedy, you might call upon the Appropriations Committee to get you the money.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
The Newtown Bee
Esty Amendment Seeks To Spur Donations For New Sandy Hook School
WASHINGTON, DC On June 11, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014, HR 1960.
CBS 3 Springfield
Esty seeks incentives for Newtown school donations
U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty is introducing an amendment to provide incentives to defense contractors that make donations to help build a new Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, as well as other schools disrupted by a traumatic crisis.
Sat Jun 08, 2013
Rail passenger service looks closer
Colin Pease , vice president of special projects for Housatonic, is hopeful a bill now before the Massachusetts Legislature , coupled with a federal grant request by the Northwest Connecticut Council of Governments , will bring funding for track improvements.
Tue Jun 04, 2013
Esty Backs Legislation to Protect Patients
On Monday, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty hailed the passage of HR 1919, the Safeguarding America's Pharmaceuticals Act of 2013, bipartisan legislation that would tackle counterfeit prescription drugs, help prevent increases in drug prices, avoid additional drug shortages, and eliminate hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of duplicative government ... (more)
Blumenthal, Murphy, Esty announce grant for New Britain fire truck
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal , Senator Chris Murphy and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty announced today a $965,000 federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant for the City of New Britain to purchase a new 95-foot ladder tower fire truck.
Sun May 26, 2013
Who would want to be governor anyway?
Even from a distance at last week's Coast Guard Academy graduation, I thought I could see Gov.
Sat May 25, 2013
Esty's marriage poses ethical challenges
Elizabeth Esty and her husband, Daniel, stand behind Gov. Dannel P. Malloy before Elizabeth gives her acceptance speech after defeating state Sen.
Fri May 24, 2013
The Newtown Bee
Esty Applauds $1.3m SERV Grant For Sandy Hook Elementary
NEW BRITAIN Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty released the following statement regarding news that Sandy Hook Elementary will receive a School Emergency Response to Violence grant of $1.3 million from the U.S. Department of Education.
Thu May 23, 2013
The Newtown Bee
Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Authorize Funds For New Sandy Hook School
Connecticut's US Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal along with Newtown's Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty have introduced new federal legislation that would authorize federal funds to assist with the construction of a new Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Esty Opposes Legislation to Mandate Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline
On Wednesday, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty voted against, H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act, legislation that would mandate federal approval of all construction and operation permits for the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline regardless of whether the pipeline meets the requirements of the law and without consideration for its long-term ... (more)
Wed May 22, 2013
Congressional Campaign Finance Director Guilty of Role in Illegal Contribution Scheme
Robert Braddock , the finance director of the 2012 congressional campaign of Christopher Donovan , was found guilty yesterday by a federal Jury in New Haven, Connecticut.
The Las Vegas Sun
Conn. lawmakers seek federal funds for Newtown
Members of Connecticut's congressional delegation are attempting to secure federal funds to help Newtown build a new elementary school after last year's massacre _ and they say senators owe the residents after failing to support legislation that would have expanded background checks for certain gun purchases.
Tue May 21, 2013
Aid to former House speaker convicted
A federal jury on Tuesday convicted a former aide to ex-Connecticut House Speaker Christopher Donovan in connection with illegal contributions to Donovan's failed congressional campaign last year.