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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut

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May 4, 2017 In The News
“Today House Republicans voted to inflict deep, long-lasting harm on millions of American families for the sake of short-term political relief. This dishonest crusade against the Affordable Care Act has put politics before American lives. Under this bill, people with pre-existing conditions will lose the protection they have against bankrupting medical bills. People who are struggling with addiction or mental illness will likely not get the vital care they need. Some parents will be forced to make the gut-wrenching choice between keeping their life savings and keeping their child alive.
May 4, 2017 In The News
Legislation to revise the Affordable Care Act drew swift condemnation in Connecticut, with critics saying it will raise health care costs and remove protections for older and sicker people.
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May 3, 2017 In The News
He joined Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), Senator Richard Blumenthal, and former Congresswoman Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords at the US Capital calling for America’s leaders to take action to make communities safer from gun violence, and reject what an event advance called “the corporate gun lobby’s dangerous agenda.”
May 2, 2017 In The News
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief executive of United Airlines apologized Tuesday on Capitol Hill for an incident in which a passenger was dragged off a flight, calling it “a mistake of epic proportions” as frustrated lawmakers warned airline executives to improve customer service or face congressional intervention.
May 2, 2017 In The News
Lawmakers in both parties lined up Tuesday to rail against airlines’ mistreatment of customers, from their raft of confusing fees to last month’s violent removal of a passenger from an overbooked United Airlines flight.
May 2, 2017 In The News
Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.): “Unless we figure out a way to guarantee that customers are coming first, you’re going to see more of that,” she said. “What kind of assurances can we have that there shouldn’t be legislation in place?”
May 2, 2017 In The News
"Veterans are much more likely to commit suicide with a gun than civilians in the population, so that access matters," says Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn. Esty admits the VA policy is probably too broad, but she doesn't want it changed too hastily.
May 2, 2017 In The News
NEWTOWN - For the first time in five years, the 26 bicyclists who pedal 400 miles to honor the Sandy Hook massacre victims will be riding with their backs to Washington, D.C. If it sounds like the activists are sending a message to Congress, they are.
May 1, 2017 In The News
Suicide is rising in America, and for the first time, veterans have a higher rate of suicide than the population at large. The cause of the increase is difficult to study, but there is consensus about what would reduce those deaths, especially among veterans. Limit access to their guns. NPR's Quil Lawrence reports.
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April 29, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — Metro-North Railroad and its love-hate relationship with a daily ridership of 290,000 became Ground Zero for rail safety in the Obama era, after a series of high-profile mishaps left commuters baffled and apprehensive.

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