Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

The future of America’s social safety net is murky.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from the fifth district, wraps up her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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Connecticut lawmakers are rallying behind a New Fairfield resident whom federal immigration officials have told to leave the country. 

In the end, Republicans left the Affordable Care Act in place – for now.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from the fifth district, continues her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Is bipartisanship still possible in Washington?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from the fifth district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

With Republicans in control of Washington, Democrats are apprehensive about the future of Social Security and Medicare.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from the fifth district, wraps up her conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Russia and the 2016 presidential election — it’s either a significant breach or “fake news.”

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from the fifth district, continues her conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

The parents of Sandy Hook found themselves back in the spotlight recently.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from the fifth district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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Connecticut’s drug overdose crisis isn’t slowing down. Elected officials are raising the alarm.

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty held a roundtable in Waterbury, Connecticut Wednesday to discuss the state’s use of a federal nutrition program.

A bill that updates the VA’s appeals process has passed the U.S. House.

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A Metro-North commuter train derailment Thursday in Westchester County that authorities say resulted in minor injuries has federal lawmakers ramping calls for technology upgrades.

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Connecticut Congresswomen Elizabeth Esty and Rosa DeLauro are renewing calls for a major infrastructure plan. 

Positive Train Control is still being delayed.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from the fifth district, concludes her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

The White House’s budget plan is predicated on massive cuts.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from the fifth district, continues her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

The president says the press is the enemy of the people.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from the fifth district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, both Democrats from Connecticut, have announced legislation that updates the VA’s appeals process. 

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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from Connecticut’s 5th House District, says scientists getting involved in protests this weekend is a big deal. 

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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty is renewing calls by Democrats to support the Meals on Wheels program, a service that would be cut under Trump administration's budget proposal.

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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from Connecticut’s 5th House District, has met with park and city planners, and environmental groups, to discuss environmental challenges facing the Farmington River Valley.

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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, a member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, has petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to protect families from polluted air from upwind states.

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Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy was among the Congressional Democrats to meet with the state’s Health Council in an uncertain time for healthcare.

Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty has met with her STEM Advisory Board to lay out the priorities for this year. Esty convened the board in 2015 in an effort to grow STEM training and industries.

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Connecticut’s federal and state leaders want to introduce legislation to strengthen and expand Social Security. 

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President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal includes spending cuts for many programs and departments, including the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Science Foundation. Minority Democrats in Washington and their counterparts in state capitals around the country have been assailing the planned cuts — and celebrating small victories. For example: During a recent committee hearing, Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty got an anti-climate science panel to agree that the country needs more science funding.

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More than 120 House Representatives want the leaders of a House Veteran Affairs subcommittee to not cut federal funding to veteran suicide prevention and outreach programs. 

Gun control efforts face an uphill battle in Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from the fifth district, concludes her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty introduced legislation Thursday to expand the current Veteran Affairs Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers to veterans of all service eras. 

Health care has been at the center of American political debate for years.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from the fifth district, continues her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

The FBI director’s testimony was the talk of Capitol Hill.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from the fifth district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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Elizabeth Esty is the Congressional Representative from the 5th District in Connecticut.

In today’s Congressional Corner, she speaks with Alan Chartock about President-Elect Donald Trump’s proposed cabinet appointments and President Barack Obama’s legacy.

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