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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut


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December 12, 2018 Press Release

On Tuesday evening, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R.

November 27, 2018 Press Release

A Senate amendment to Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty’s (CT-05) bipartisan Women in Aerospace Education Act (H.R. 4254) passed the U.S. House of Representatives by voice vote earlier this afternoon. The Women in Aerospace Education Act first passed the House in December 2017 by a vote of 409 to 17, was amended and passed the Senate by unanimous consent in late September, 2018.

November 16, 2018 Press Release

On Monday, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) will visit Avon High School to meet with the winners of the 2018 Congressional App Challenge, Jaya and Dheepa Hari. 

November 9, 2018 Press Release

On Monday, November 12, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) will attend Central Connecticut State University’s (CCSU) Veterans Day ceremony. At the ceremony, Esty will join state and university officials in honoring three outstanding veteran for their military service, as well as their service to the CCSU community and beyond.

October 31, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Congressman John Larson (CT-01), Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04), and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) released the following statements on a new House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Committee report, which shows that 168,000 people in Connecticut could be denied coverage or see drastic premium increases due to the Trump Administration’s actions to undermine the Affordable Care Act. By refusing to defend the 2010 law in federal court and failing to offer any alternative proposals to protect individuals, the Trump Administration is putting women, seniors, and those with pre-existing conditions at great risk of losing coverage.
October 31, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) introduced H.R. 7094, the Get to Yes or No Faster Act. The bill, which was the result of a collaboration with Esty’s STEM Advisory Board, would direct the National Science Foundation (NSF) to research methods that will decrease the workload for applicants and accelerate the decision-making process for awarding grants under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Moreover, this bill would direct NSF to report to Congress on how it can improve its grants application process. Esty introduced this bill with Republican Rep. John Moolenaar (MI-4).
October 26, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) released the following statement after it was announced President Trump signed S. 3021, America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, into law. The bill is a compromise version that contains much of H.R. 8, the Water Resources Development Act of 2018, which the House passed in June. Esty was able to secure three of her amendments into the final text of the bill. Several provisions of the bill also help communities across Connecticut improve their water infrastructure and technologies.
October 12, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) introduced H.Res.1121, a resolution remembering Matthew Shepard and affirming Congress’ support for the LGBTQIA+ community and opposition to hate crimes. October 12, 2018 is the 20th anniversary of the death of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old student at the University of Wyoming, who on October 7, 1998, was brutally attacked and tied to a fence in a field outside of Laramie, Wyoming and left to die. He succumbed to his injuries on October 12, 1998. Esty introduced the resolution with a bipartisan group of more than 80 cosponsors, including Rep. Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Rep. John Larson (CT-1), Rep. Joe Courtney (CT-2), and Rep. Jim Himes (CT-4).
October 9, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Congresswomen Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) today announced introduction of the Diversifying Emergency Benchmarks for the Recovery of Individuals after Storms (DEBRIS) Act to end the harmful and unnecessary ban on federal disaster relief aid to homeowners for fallen trees and debris.
October 5, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), Congressman John Larson (CT-1), and Congressman Tom Reed (NY-23) introduced H.Res.1115, which would express support for designating October 8, 2018 as National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day. The date October 8 was chosen because it is symbolic of the atomic weight of hydrogen (1.008). Esty introduced the measure with Rep. John Faso (R-NY), Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY), Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA), Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragan (D-CA), Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), and Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX).