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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut


Press Releases

October 18, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) issued the following statement in response to reports that Sen. Patty Murray (WA) and Sen. Lamar Alexander (TN) have reached tentative agreement on a bipartisan compromise to preserve vital cost-sharing reduction (CSR) subsidies that underpin the Affordable Care Act’s ability to provide affordable health care for all Americans: 

October 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) called on President Donald Trump to withdraw the nomination of Rep. Tom Marino (PA-10) to head the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) following reports of the lawmaker’s previous efforts to hamper the DEA’s efforts to combat opioid abuse. 

October 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released her Keep Americans Safe Act, legislation to protect Americans and their families from “large-capacity” magazines, or those able to hold greater than ten rounds.

October 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) called on her colleagues to take bipartisan action to address the opioid crisis ravaging communities in Connecticut and throughout the country at a hearing on the topic held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday morning.

October 11, 2017 Press Release
On Saturday, October 14, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) will hold a town hall meeting at Pulaski Middle School in New Britain
October 5, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) joined Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) to re-introduce legislation – the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act – to ensure that the victims of gun violence are allowed to have their day in court and that the gun industry – manufacturers, sellers and interest groups – is not shielded from liability when it acts with negligence and disregard for public safety.
October 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Connecticut’s five-member House delegation, led by Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), sent a letter to President Trump today urging a waiver for federal matching requirements for recovery programs and economic assistance for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands “until both territories become more economically stable.” 

October 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) today released the following statement in response to the mass shooting near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas:

“Words fail. My heart aches. 

“Another day marred by senseless violence. Another brutal addition to the Mass Shooting Club – a club no one wants to belong to. 

September 29, 2017 Press Release
Esty: “Congress is failing its duty”
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) today issued the following statement as Congress approaches the September 30 deadline to reauthorize funding for several major federal programs:
September 27, 2017 Press Release
Esty: “I am committed to fixing the problems in our health care system in a bipartisan way”
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) joined her colleagues on the House Problem Solvers Caucus in sending a letter to Democratic and Republican Party leaders regarding the future of federal health care policies and initiatives.