NEW – Text-to-911

Posted on August 29, 2018 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

Last week, the State of Connecticut State launched a new Text-to-911 capability as part of the state’s new Next Generation 9-1-1 Emergency Telecommunications System. Text-to-911 provides residents with the ability to send a text message to 9-1-1 from a handheld device in emergency situations when it is either unsafe or they are unable to place a voice call. The system, which is available statewide, is now in effect.

How does it work?
1. Enter the numbers 911 in the “To” field
2. Text the exact location of the emergency
3. Briefly describe what kind of help you need
4. Push the “Send” button
5. Respond to any questions
6. Follow instructions
7. If you’re driving, pull over when it’s safe. Do not text and drive!

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Reps. Davis and Hall Tour CAMM Metals

Posted on August 17, 2018 by admin


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EAST WINDSOR – State Representatives Chris Davis (R-57) and Carol Hall (R-59) recently toured CAMM Metals in East Windsor with President Matt Soucie. The family owned company was founded 20 years ago and specializes in metal fabrication, machining, waterjet cutting, welding and laser cutting. The representatives learned more about the challenges that face smaller manufacturers. Specifically they discussed the Manufacturing Innovation Fund, workforce training and apprenticeship programs. For more information about the company visit www.cammmetals.com.

House and Senate Republicans Urge President, Republican Leaders to Support Crumbling Foundation Legislation

Posted on August 1, 2018 by admin


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HARTFORD – Today, over a dozen members of the House and Senate Republicans sent letters to President Donald Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Speaker Paul Ryan urging the Republican leaders to support amendments from U.S. Senators Christopher Murphy and Richard Blumenthal and Reps. John Larson and Joe Courtney that will provide help to homeowners living with a crumbling foundation.

The Connecticut House and Senate Republican members are asking for Republican leaders in Washington D.C. to pass the following amendments.

House Amendment 881 to H.R. 6147 seeks to provide funding for the U.S. Geological Survey to develop a map showing pyrrhotite occurrences across the United States. This would help to ensure residents of other states never have to grapple with this crisis in the future.

House Amendment 292 to H.R. 3354 seeks to provide funding in the Community Development Block Grant program to examine the application of grant funds to mitigate and remediate the effects of pyrrhotite-related damage.

House Amendment 934 to H.R. 6147 seeks to provide funding within the Department of the Treasury, Departmental Office towards a study, led by Treasury with the participation of relevant regulators, to examine the financial impact of the mineral pyrrhotite in concrete home foundations. The study would provide recommendations on regulatory and legislative actions needed to help mitigate the impact on banks, mortgage lenders, tax revenues, and homeowners.

Click below to view letters.

http://www.cthousegop.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/HonorablePaulRyan.pdf

http://www.cthousegop.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/President-Donald-J.-Trump.pdf

http://www.cthousegop.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Honorable-Mitch-McConnell.pdf

Rep. Davis Welcomes New Business to Ellington

Posted on July 31, 2018 by admin


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ELLINGTON – State Representative Christopher Davis (R – Ellington) welcomed Benware Automotive to Ellington at their grand opening celebration on July 28th.

Benware Automotive was founded by Matt and Crystal Benware to provide automotive repair services, and is located on Somers Road.

“It is exciting to welcome young entrepreneurs like Matt and Crystal to our community,” said Rep. Davis. “We wish them the very best for their continued success, and thank them for choosing Ellington to start their business.”

Rep. Davis Welcomes New Outdoor Court at Ellington YMCA

Posted on July 31, 2018 by admin


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ELLINGTON – Rep. Christopher Davis (R – Ellington) joined with other area leaders and volunteers at the grand opening ceremony for the new multi-purpose outdoor court at the Indian Valley YMCA in Ellington. Rep. Davis helped cut the ribbon and presented a General Assembly citation along with State Rep. Tom Delnicki (R – South Windsor) and State Senator Tim Larson (D – East Hartford) to commemorate the grand opening.

The YMCA raised private funds for the construction of the court that will expand the outdoor offerings of the YMCA and allow for basketball and deck hockey games outdoors.

“I congratulate the Indian Valley YMCA on their tireless efforts to offer healthy opportunities to our community members,” said Rep. Davis. “The Indian Valley YMCA has been an outstanding community partner, and we look forward to their continued expansion of services to our residents and families in need.”

Rep. Davis Upcoming End-of-Session Updates

Posted on July 9, 2018 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

As a reminder, I will be hosting an end-of-session update to review legislation we passed and to talk about any state issues you may have. The update will take place tomorrow Tuesday, July 10th, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Ellington Town Hall.

If you are unable to attend this event, I will be hosting more updates…

Upcoming End-of-Session Updates:

East Windsor Town Hall
July 12, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
11 Rye St Broad Brook W/Rep. Carol Hall

East Windsor Senior Center
July 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
125 Main Street Broad Brook W/Rep. Carol Hall

Ellington Senior Center
August 9, 11:30-12:30 p.m. 40 Maple Street Ellington
Chicken BBQ Lunch

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at Christopher.Davis@housegop.ct.gov or call 860-240-8700.