HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty is introducing an amendment to provide incentives to defense contractors that make donations to help build a new Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, as well as other schools disrupted by a traumatic crisis.
The congresswoman on Tuesday offered the amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act.
Under the proposal, defense contractors that make financial or in-kind donations to help rebuild elementary or secondary schools affected by violent or traumatic events would receive preference for Department of Defense contracts.
Last month, a Newtown task force decided to tear down the elementary school where 20 first-graders and six educators were killed.
Connecticut's congressional delegation is seeking federal funds to help build a new school. State lawmakers have set aside up to $50 million in bonding as well.
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