Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

  It’s crunch time in presidential politics.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from the fifth district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock it’s too early to count any chickens.

  It’s one of the toughest public policy questions: how can we improve mental health services and outcomes?

That’s the topic of today’s Congressional Corner with Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from the fifth district, and WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

  At the site of one of America’s worst days, new hope is springing.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from the fifth district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about the new Sandy Hook Elementary School.

  The Northeast has America’s oldest infrastructure.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock there is some good news on the rail front. 

  We’re still learning about the victims of the Orlando shooting at a gay nightclub.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the U.S. should be proud of its recent record on LGBT rights. 

  The Orlando shooting has particular resonance in our region.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that she knows what Florida is going through because of Sandy Hook. 

  Women are making inroads in business, but still have a long way to go.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about her latest work on this issue. 

  January 20th, 2017. That’s the earliest Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell thinks the next Supreme Court justice should be named.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about her new “SCOTUS” bill. 

Legislation to help communities revitalize blighted properties has passed the U.S. Senate and now two House members want to see it on their floor for a vote.

  Years after Newtown, Congress has yet to act on major gun reform.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock she thinks grassroots action is needed. 

  From Syria to Iraq to Afghanistan, there are trouble spots in much of the Islamic world.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about what she learned on a recent trip to Afghanistan. 

  The death of Antonin Scalia led to a political standoff in a matter of hours.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the late jurist must be replaced ASAP. 

  President Obama wants to close Guantanamo Bay.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock she’s still reviewing the plan. 

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Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty recently returned from a six-day trip to Afghanistan, where she learned more about the fight against the Islamic State terrorist group.

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President Obama’s final State of the Union address last night recalled the Democrat’s seven years in office while offering a vision for the future.

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 Positive Train Control is said to be a lifesaver, but its implementation is being delayed.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty continues her conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

  Experts say our railways are not as safe as they should be.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that progress has been slow.

  Some members of Congress are just back from a trip to Israel.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the visit was eye-opening.

  We hear from some women on the Congressional Corner – but not many.

In today’s segment, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Congress could use more.

  The field of presidential candidates keeps growing.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty gives WAMC’s Alan Chartock a hint about her choice.

This segment was recorded before Rep. Esty endorsed Hillary Clinton over the weekend.

  By and large, the nation’s roads and bridges are in bad shape.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that infrastructure spending is a wise investment in America.

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Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, who took office one month after the Sandy Hook massacre, has filed a bill to limit the amount of bullets in gun magazines. The Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act would ban the importation, sale, transfer, manufacturing and future possession of magazines holding more than 10 bullets.

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Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty has filed a bill to limit the amount of bullets in gun magazines. The Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act would ban the importation, sale, transfer, manufacturing and future possession of magazines holding more than 10 bullets.

U.S. President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union Speech Tuesday night. Local officials react to issues mentioned ranging from free community college to the state of the economy to raising taxes on the wealthy.

  There’s a new sheriff in town.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock Republican control of the Senate is a setback.

  Some call it harsh interrogation, others say torture.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock the Senate report had some troubling details.

  With election day behind us, thoughts are turning to the 114th Congress.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock there will continue to be one major theme in her second term.

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During a primetime address Thursday, President Obama outlined executive actions to provide temporary relief to some five million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. The issue has generated heated debate, but little movement by Congress.

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During a primetime address Thursday evening, President Obama outlined executive actions to reform the immigration system – a topic of intense debate but little movement among lawmakers in Washington.

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Tuesday’s elections expanded the Republican hold on the House and swung the Senate in the GOP’s favor. With a new Congressional playing field, Connecticut Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal says those in Washington can learn from his state.

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