WTIC1080

Elizabeth Esty

U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Connecticut Lawmakers Seek Broader Gun Coalition

Several members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation on Friday urged national retailers to take steps to bar guns from their establishments, saying such voluntary efforts could improve public safety and help persuade Congress to pass the gun safety legislation first proposed after the deadly Newtown school shooting.

06/13/2014

U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

National Democrats Give $750,000 for Esty’s Race

National Democrats have bought more than $750,000 worth of campaign advertising time to help freshman U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty win her first re-election campaign.

05/29/2014

Dr. William Petit. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Petit Not Running For Congress

The Connecticut doctor whose wife and two daughters were killed in a 2007 home invasion says he has decided not to run for Congress.

02/05/2014

File photo of a doctor wearing a stethoscope. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Conn. And Calif. Lawmakers Seek A Health Care FAQ

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut and California want the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to distribute a list of frequently asked questions to help […]

12/19/2013

U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Esty Seeks More Support For Vets’ Families

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Rep. Elizabeth Esty is seeking a vote on federal legislation that would expand support for family caregivers of veterans. The Democrat spoke Wednesday on the House of Representatives floor in […]

11/13/2013

3 Connecticut Democrats are working to reintroduce stricter background checks for gun purchases. (Getty Images)

Connecticut Dems Trying To Revive Gun Control Bill

Three Connecticut lawmakers are urging Congress to expand background checks on would-be gun buyers.

11/02/2013

Elizabeth Esty (Courtesy Esty office)

Esty Hosting Immigration Roundtable

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty has scheduled a roundtable discussion on immigration reform. The 5th Congressional District Democrat has scheduled the event on from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at […]

04/29/2013

Elizabeth Esty (Matt Dwyer/WTIC Photo)

Esty To Hold Tele-Town Hall

Fifth District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty will hold a tele-town hall tonight in the district to discuss the budget. Esty is expected to be joined by Congressman Chris Van Hollen.  He is a Democratic Ranking Member […]

04/04/2013

Roraback, Esty 10 16 Courtesy CTN

Esty, Roraback Clash

The candidates in the state’s most closely watched congressional race clashed over expiring tax cuts and an oil pipeline in their first debate.

10/17/2012

Elizabeth Esty (Matt Dwyer/WTIC Photo)

Connecticut AFL-CIO Endorses Esty

The state’s largest labor organization has voted to endorse former state Rep. Elizabeth Esty, who defeated House Speaker Chris Donovan in the Democratic primary.

08/22/2012

more