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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut

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April 23, 2018 Press Release
Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) introduced H.R. 5579, the Brownfields Redevelopment Tax Inventive Reauthorization Act with Rep. Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Rep. John Larson (CT-1), Rep. Jim Himes (CT-4) Rep. Peter King (NY-2), and Rep. Mike Turner (OH-10) in order to spur the cleanup and redevelopment of brownfields and support job creation. Brownfields, typically former industrial sites, are often vacant or undeveloped areas where reuse is complicated by environmental contamination concerns.
April 14, 2018 Press Release
Today, U.S. Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement in reaction to the United States’ missile strike in Syria:
April 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05), along with Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-2), and Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) introduced the Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act.

April 2, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) has today formally requested by letter that the House Ethics Committee expeditiously review the circumstances related to her dismissal of her former chief of staff Tony Baker and determine “whether there was any wrongdoing” on her part.   

March 29, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Esty’s statement regarding her former Chief of Staff Tony Baker
March 22, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) announced the successful conclusion of weeks of bipartisan negotiations with House and Senate Republicans to include legislation to fund brownfields cleanup and economic revitalization in communities in Connecticut and throughout the country in Congress’s omnibus funding package.
March 19, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) released the following statement in support of Malik Naveed Bin Rehman and Zahida Alta, the owners of Pizza Corner in New Britain who are facing deportation to Pakistan:
March 14, 2018 Press Release
One month following the shooting in Parkland, Florida, the STOP School Violence Act passed the House with broad, bipartisan support by a vote of 407-10. The bill, which would give students and educators tools to recognize and prevent violence in their schools, follows a model advocated for several years by Sandy Hook Promise, an organization formed following the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut in 2012. Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) was a cosponsor of the legislation.
March 13, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Reps. Elizabeth Esty, D-Connecticut, Fred Upton, R-Michigan; John Faso, R-New York; and Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan today led a bipartisan letter, signed by 28 Members of Congress, to leaders of the House Appropriations Committee pushing for more funding and resources to address mental health issues.
March 13, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) released the following statement in response to the firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson:

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