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April 2, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Esty Says She Won’t Seek Re-Election

by Peter Urban | Apr 2, 2018 4:32pm
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Ethics

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WASHINGTON— (Updated 5:45 p.m.) U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty on Monday announced she would not seek re-election this fall as a growing list of state Democrats called for her resignation over her handling of alleged abuse by her former chief of staff.

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March 30, 2018

Democrats Express Disappointment With Esty As Republicans Call For Her Resignation

by Christine Stuart | Mar 30, 2018 2:47pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | 5th CD

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HARTFORD, CT — A Courant editorial has called for U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty to resign, but her Congressional colleagues are defending her as she seeks to navigate what the paper is describing as “a full-blown political crisis” in an election year.

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Esty Issues Apology; Blumenthal Opposes VA Privatization

by Christine Stuart and Peter Urban | Mar 30, 2018 1:00am
Posted to: Agriculture | Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Iraq at Home | Public Health | Veterans Affairs | Newington | West Haven

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U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty issued an apology Thursday for failing to act sooner in 2016 when Tony Baker, her former chief of staff, was accused of harassing, threatening, and punching a female former staffer, Hearst reported Thursday.

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March 22, 2018

Gun Control Advocates Ready For Marches

by Parker Fiske | Mar 22, 2018 12:47pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | 5th CD | Public Safety | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT —Several cities, including Hartford, will be the scene of marches against gun violence this weekend.

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February 28, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Esty Urges Congress to Adopt CT’s Risk Warrant Model to Prevent Gun Violence

by Peter Urban | Feb 28, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Law Enforcement | Public Health | Public Safety

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty on Tuesday urged Congress to “act now” to pass legislation that would encourage states to enact laws similar to one in Connecticut that permits the temporary seizure of weapons from individuals in crisis.

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February 23, 2018

Ridgefield High School Students Reframe DC Gun Debate

by Bhumika Choudhary | Feb 23, 2018 2:34pm
Posted to: Town News | Newtown | Public Safety | White House | 5th CD

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HARTFORD, CT — The politicians who have been at this for awhile were outshined Friday by three students from Ridgefield High school who represent millions of other students planning to stand up to gun violence and say “enough.”

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Florida School Shooting Puts Sandy Hook Back In Spotlight

by Peter Urban | Feb 23, 2018 6:31am
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Education | Election 2018 | Environment | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Law Enforcement | Public Health | Elderly Care | Public Safety | White House | Newtown | Energy Sector

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The mass shooting at a high school in Florida has renewed calls for government action against gun violence and once again put a spotlight on families who lost children five years ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Two of them — Nicole Hockley and Mark Barden — were at the White House this week participating in a “listening session” that President Donald Trump held to learn from those who have lived through such tragedies.

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February 20, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | No Guarantee Congress Will Act to Strengthen Background Checks

by Peter Urban | Feb 20, 2018 9:14pm
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | White House | Newtown

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WASHINGTON — With President Donald Trump now on board, it would seem a no-brainer that Congress would swiftly approve legislation to strengthen the federal background check system as proposed by Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas and Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut.

Think again.

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November 21, 2017

Connecticut Lawmakers Lead Debate On Fixing NICS

by Christine Stuart | Nov 21, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | 5th CD | Public Health | Public Safety

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — For the first time in five years since the Sandy Hook school shooting, there seems to be a bill that both sides of the gun debate can support.

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November 14, 2017

Connecticut Officials Say Republican Tax Package Wouldn’t Benefit Most Residents

by Christine Stuart | Nov 14, 2017 6:29am
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | 3rd CD | 5th CD | Taxes | White House

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s tax collector, Kevin Sullivan, told U.S. Rep. John B. Larson Monday that the tax reform proposals making their way through Congress are “fundamentally flawed” and will have a big impact on most Connecticut taxpayers.

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