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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut

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September 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) and Congressman John Katko (NY-24) introduced two bipartisan bills in the U.S. House of Representatives to combat human trafficking. Both bills were recently introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators Thune (R-SD) and Klobuchar (D-MN), and have passed out of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

September 14, 2017 Press Release
An amendment to increase funding for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) passed the House last night by a vote of 279-137. The Torres-Esty amendment passed as part of H.R. 3354, Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, will increase funding for MEP by $5 million in FY 2018. On Thursday, H.R. 3354 passed the house by the vote of 211-198 and now awaits further consideration by the Senate
September 6, 2017 Press Release
The Connecticut Congressional Delegation announced today that Sikorsky has signed a $304 million contract with the U.S. Navy enabling Sikorsky to begin Connecticut construction of the first two production CH-53K “King Stallion” helicopters. The Marine Corps plans to procure 200 of these heavy lift helicopters from Sikorsky.
September 6, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Joe Courtney (CT-2), and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday for awarding $368,000 in Rural Development grants to help Laurelbrook Farm in East Canaan, Bishop’s Orchards in Guilford, The Plant Group in Franklin, and Mapleleaf Farm in Hebron develop renewable energy systems and improve their energy efficiency.
September 5, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) today released the following statement condemning President Trump’s decision to dismantle the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program:
August 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump today signed into law the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act, a bill authored jointly by Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) and Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL).

August 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – As dairy farmers across New England continue to struggle with historically low milk prices, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), and U.S. Representatives Joe Courtney (CT-2) and Annie Kuster (NH-2) led a bipartisan, bicameral group of 23 other members of Congress on Wednesday in urging the U.S.

August 17, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) today released the following statement after New Fairfield father Joel Colindres was granted a temporary stay of removal by the U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit.
August 7, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) on Saturday was interviewed by MSNBC’s Richard Lui about the House Problem Solvers Caucus and a slate of bipartisan proposals to improve the Affordable Care Act that the Caucus has put forward.
August 1, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) last night appeared on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, which was guest-hosted by Joy Reid, to discuss a slate of bipartisan proposals to improve the Affordable Care Act put forward yesterday by the Problem Solvers Caucus.

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