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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

February 16, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty has been named the top Democrat on a House of Representatives subcommittee overseeing disability assistance for veterans, according to a release.

Esty, a three-term Democrat who represents greater Danbury as part of the Fifth Congressional District, will oversee compensation, pensions, and benefits for veterans as the ranking member of the subcommittee, the release said.

February 16, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) today joined with Republican Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-2) to introduce the Support the Families of Fallen Heroes Act to honor service members who lose their lives serving in uniform and to provide assistance to their families. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced similar legislation in the Senate today and in the 114th Congress.
February 15, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) today was appointed in a unanimous, bipartisan vote of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee to the position of Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
February 7, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) today was elected by her Democratic colleagues to serve on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs in the 115th Congress.
January 20, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) today released the following statement after Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.
January 3, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) was officially sworn in as a Member of the 115th United States Congress today,
December 20, 2016 Press Release

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy and the members of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation are applauding an announcement made today from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that the State of Connecticut will receive approximately $44.5 million in federal grants to help support the state’s goal of ending homelessness.

December 5, 2016 In The News
A Danbury veteran whose National Guard bonus had been rescinded got a refund in November after reaching out for help from U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty.
November 29, 2016 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) today applauded the inclusion of several important initiatives for central and northwest Connecticut in the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act – a comprehensive health care package that the House of Representatives will be voting on tomorrow.
November 28, 2016 Constituent Corner
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) this week shared a “Constituent Corner” story from Danbury resident David Vieira, who reached out to Esty for assistance in securing a refund from the California National Guard after the wrongful clawback of his bonus.