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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut


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November 16, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement on her vote against the House’s partisan tax bill that would double-tax Connecticut families and eliminate countless popular tax deductions:
November 15, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) joined her colleagues from New England’s House delegation to receive an update on efforts to combat the opioid crisis ravaging the region and the nation. The meeting comes close to a month after the administration formally declared the opioid crisis a national public health emergency.
November 15, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty’s (CT-05) bipartisan Women in Aerospace Education Act (H.R. 4254) passed the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee by voice vote this morning. The bill would encourage universities applying for Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship grants, which are designed to cover the cost of STEM-degree seeking students who intend to teach in rural and lower income school districts, to incorporate aerospace programs at the National Laboratories and NASA Centers into their teacher training experience. Esty, along with Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25), introduced the legislation to encourage more women to participate in the STEM fields.
November 9, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) issued the following statement in support of Denada Rondos, a Cheshire resident seeking a stay of removal from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Rondos, who was born in Albania and entered the United States in 2002, has applied for asylum to stay in the country. She has been ordered to purchase a plane ticket to return to Albania on or before November 13.
November 9, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) and Rep. Rick Allen (GA-12) introduced H. Res. 610, a bipartisan resolution to establish November 9, 2017 as National Diabetes Heart Health Awareness Day. According to the resolution, the intent of the day is to “raise public awareness about the specific risks of heart disease for people with diabetes and help to ensure people at risk receive a timely diagnosis and proper treatment.” Close to 30 million Americans have diabetes, including an estimated 8 million Americans who have not been diagnosed. Over two-thirds of people age 65 or older with diabetes die from some form of heart disease.


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