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Rep. Esty’s Newtown School Amendment Blocked

The Democrat said in a statement that she’s “going to keep fighting to try and bring relief to Newtown and every community that has experienced unimaginable tragedy”

Fri July 26, 2013 - Northeast Edition
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty said she’s disappointed the House Rules Committee blocked her amendment that would make construction of a new Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown eligible for federal funds.

The Democrat said in a statement that she’s “going to keep fighting to try and bring relief to Newtown and every community that has experienced unimaginable tragedy” and allow them to apply for federal funds to help cover construction costs.

Esty had asked the committee to allow an up or down vote on her amendment to the Student Success Act. However, the request was denied.

The amendment was co-sponsored by Connecticut’s four other U.S. representatives.

The 5th District congresswoman also has proposed federal incentives for defense contractors that make donations to help build a new Sandy Hook.




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