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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut

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Veterans

One of the greatest honors I have as a Representative is to serve those who have served us and given so much to defend our nation. I strongly believe we must honor the commitments we make to our service members and veterans. Too many veterans are facing a backlog of disability benefits claims, an inadequate health care system, or difficulty securing good-paying jobs when they return home.

Since taking office, I’ve held roundtables and met with vets from across our district. After hearing from veterans in our district that they were facing delays of months and even years in seeking replacement military decorations, I introduced the PROMPT Act, bipartisan legislation that was signed into law, to make sure our vets don’t face absurd delays in for the medals they’ve earned in courageous service to our country.

I also championed successful efforts to increase suicide prevention awareness and outreach for servicemembers, reduce military sexual assault, and strengthen the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program.

Most of all, I want to emphasize to those of you who are veterans, currently serving, or if you have friends, family, or neighbors who are, my office is here to assist you. In addition to helping secure medals, we are proud to provide a variety of support on a range of federal issues including gaining access to medical benefits, records of service, home loans, and educational benefits. Visit my help center to learn more or call my New Britain Office at (860) 223-8412. For more information, visit my veterans’ resources page.

For more information on my work and views on veterans' issues or to let me know your thoughts, questions or concerns, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

 

More on Veterans

July 25, 2017 Press Release
Bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) to expand and improve veterans’ GI Bill benefits passed the House unanimously last night, 405-0.
July 22, 2017 In The News
Nearly 15 years after leaving the military, a veteran was presented with 16 medals and ribbons to honor his service to the country.
July 15, 2017 In The News
When Bob Coppola returned from his two years serving in the Vietnam War, he tried not to talk about his time in the army.
July 14, 2017 Press Release
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) today voted in favor of H.R. 2810, the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 344-81.
 
July 14, 2017 In The News
Future military veterans will no longer have to worry about an expiration date on their education benefits if newly proposed legislation in the House of Representatives makes its way to the president’s desk.
June 28, 2017 In The News
Listening to the news from Washington, one would think the government was in frozen deadlock, with nothing getting done.
June 26, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) today released the following statement regarding the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the Senate GOP proposal to pay for millions of dollars in tax cuts for the wealthy by depriving 22 million American of health coverage:
June 24, 2017 In The News

Listening to the news from Washington, D.C., one would think the federal government is in frozen deadlock, with nothing getting done. But the good news is Rep. Elizabeth H. Esty, D-5th District, is proving government can continue to get things done, for those who work hard and reach across the aisle.

Esty’s legislation, House Resolution 255, was one of the first bills President Trump signed into law. It gives federal help to launch women in careers in STEM fields: science, technology, engineering and math.

June 22, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) today issued the following statement regarding the release of the Senate GOP’s health care bill:
June 22, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) today led a moment of silence on the House floor to honor the seven Navy sailors killed aboard the USS Fitzgerald. One of the sailors who was lost, Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T. Truong Huynh, was from Oakville, Connecticut.