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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut

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February 22, 2017 In The News

As we celebrate President's Day this week, I reflect on our country's leaders who guided and continue to guide our nation through highs and lows. Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy and their efforts to ensure that all people have equal rights, access and opportunity for success.

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.

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February 15, 2017 In The News

A Russian spy vessel was reportedly spotted Wednesday near the coast of Connecticut, and the state’s congressional delegation is demanding action and answers.

U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a Democrat from New Haven, called out President Donald Trump on Twitter within an hour of reports the vessel had been spotted near Groton.

February 15, 2017 In The News

Metro-North last year set a record for ridership on the New Haven Line to New York City, but three branch lines — New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury — are falling behind.

February 14, 2017 In The News

Three of the state's congressional leaders want to know why ridership is falling on two of Metro-North's branch lines.

Even though business was up last year on the main New Haven line and the Danbury branch, ridership slipped on the Waterbury and New Canaan branches.

February 14, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON D.C. (WTNH) – After a new report that says ridership on Connecticut’s three Metro-North lines have dropped, three members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation have written a letter asking the railroad to put together a plan to get more commuters on the train. U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and U.S.

February 14, 2017 In The News

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Even though the Metro-North New Haven Line broke ridership records in 2016, a recent report in the Republican-American revealed  that Connecticut's three Metro-North branches all saw decreasing ridership last year, prompting members of Congress to demand improvements.

February 12, 2017 In The News

Following the late-night resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, Connecticut's delegation in Washington is reiterating calls for a full investigation of communication between Donald Trump's administration and Russia.

February 3, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump's first National Prayer Breakfast was notable -- not only for his criticism of "The Apprentice" host, actor Arnold Scwarzenegger -- but for his promise to "destroy" the Johnson Amendment.

February 2, 2017 In The News

On Thursday the GOP-controlled House voted to overturn an Obama administration rule designed to keep firearms out of the hands of some people deemed mentally ill.

The action was the latest move by congressional Republicans to undo several of President Obama's regulations on issues such as gun control and the environment through an arcane law called the Congressional Review Act.

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