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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut


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February 13, 2018 Press Release
In response to reports of disrespectful treatment towards veterans attending war memorials on the National Mall, House Veterans Affairs Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee Ranking Member Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) and Chairman Mike Bost (IL-12) authored a letter to the National Parks Service (NPS) requesting clarity on several NPS policies. Esty, who serves as Ranking Member of the Veterans Affairs Committee’s Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee, asked NPS to identify steps to “prevent such incidents from taking place in the future.”
February 13, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released a letter today urging Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Field Office Director Thomas Brophy to stay the deportation of Farmington parents Kris and Tony Huang.
February 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) welcomed Reverend John Carter, former Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Salisbury, Connecticut to the 66th Annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. last week.

February 8, 2018 Press Release
In response to concerns raised by local residents and officials in western Connecticut over the construction of a new, 1,100-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in Dover, New York, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) introduced the Notify Officials, Towns, Individuals, and Cities (NOTICE) of Electric Generating Facilities Act, legislation to increase transparency in power plant construction.
February 8, 2018 Press Release
United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) today introduced the Women Veterans Peer Counseling Enhancement Act to ensure the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Peer Support Program is equipped with an adequate amount of peer counselors to help address the mental health needs of women veterans. Representatives Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) and Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.) originally introduced the companion legislation in the House of Representatives on December 13, 2017.


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