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Lawmakers in Connecticut are responding to the showdown over healthcare in Washington.
President Donald Trump is pushing his plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, but democrats and many republicans don’t like it.
A vote in the House of Representatives was postponed.
Connecticut’s Democratic congressional delegation breathed a sigh of relief Thursday as a vote on a replacement health care plan for Obamacare was delayed, and begged their GOP counterparts to abandon it altogether.
Washington – President Donald Trump and House Republicans are making both threats and promises to try to salvage the GOP health care bill – but the deal-making is all on the Republican side of the aisle, with Connecticut’s all-Democratic congressional delegation sitting on the sidelines.
Three members of Congress introduced legislation Wednesday that would provide aid to veterans exposed to toxic burn pits on military bases.
HARTFORD – Democratic and Republican leaders in Connecticut appealed separately to President Donald Trump and Congress on Thursday to slow the GOP rush to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty has co-sponsored legislation to help women veterans overcome obstacles to health care and other federal benefits, according to a release.
The legislation, known as the Deborah Sampson Act, would:
Expand counseling services and call centers for women veterans
Increase the length of maternity care at VA facilities
A bill to ensure equitable care at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs for women veterans is being backed by 5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty. She says the legislation will also address the needs of women veterans who are more likely to face homelessness, unemployment, and go without needed health care.
A bill moving through Congress could make it easier for veterans who can be considered mentally incompetent to carry a firearm and has pitted those concerned with suicide among veterans against others who say they have been unfairly stigmatized.
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) walked away from a prestigious legal career in the Supreme Court to raise her three children full-time. Like so many women before her, the career off-ramp was a bumpy ride.
NEW BRITAIN — As U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty pointed to the site of New Britain’s old police station Monday morning, she said the future of similar parcels around the state could be threatened by President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, which, she said cuts money for brownfields site remediation.