- Tuesday, June 18, 2013
WASHINGTON – Connecticut’s congressional delegation wants to find a way to obtain federal dollars to replace Sandy Hook Elementary School with a new facility, but that will be a tough task.
The biggest obstacle to finding federal money for the construction of a new school, estimated to cost $40 million to $60 million, is Congress’ ban on earmarks, or special projects. Earmarks once allowed lawmakers to steer millions of dollars to pet projects, but no more.
- Tuesday, June 11, 2013
This story was updated since its original posting to include a Senate amendment being offered by Sen Chris Murphy.
WASHINGTON, DC – On June 11, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014, HR 1960. The amendment would provide incentives to defense contractors to make donations to the rebuilding of a new Sandy Hook Elementary School.
- Thursday, May 23, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. — 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.
- Thursday, May 16, 2013
US Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty announced in a conference call Thursday, May 16, that next week they will introduce a bill into the Senate and House of Representatives to amend the School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) fund, allowing it to provide funding to assist in reconstruction of school buildings.
- Monday, April 22, 2013
To the Editor:
(The following letter, to Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, has been received for publication in The Newtown Bee.)
- Tuesday, March 19, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Newtown Emergency Communications Center is scheduled to receive the 2013 Outstanding Call Center Award in ceremonies on Tuesday, March 19.
US Senator Richard Blumenthal and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty will present the award at the Tenth Annual 911 Honors Gala.
- Wednesday, March 13, 2013
To the Editor: