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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut

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December 7, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) issued the following statement in response to the House’s vote on a two-week stopgap government funding measure. Esty voted “no” on the legislation, which passed the House 235-193.
December 6, 2017 Press Release
Speaking on the House floor in advance of a vote on the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, legislation to give domestic abusers, stalkers, and violent criminals the ability to cross state lines with fully-loaded, hidden weapons, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) called the bill an “outrage and an insult to families in Newtown, Connecticut.”
November 30, 2017 Press Release
Legislation would preserve key brownfields program at EPA

Washington, D.C. – Legislation to reauthorize the federal brownfields remediation program administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) passed the House today. The bill builds on the key components of Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty’s bipartisan brownfields proposal introduced earlier in the year.  

November 30, 2017 Press Release
Passage, however, coincides with weakened concealed carry permitting restrictions
The Fix NICS Act, legislation to strengthen the nation’s gun background check system introduced by a bipartisan group of House lawmakers including Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), passed the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. The bill, which would ensure that federal and state authorities comply with current law and report accurate information to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), is the most significant bipartisan legislation to address the nation’s epidemic of gun violence since the failure of the Manchin-Toomey proposal in 2013.
November 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) issued the following statement after the House’s passage of a resolution mandating sexual harassment training for lawmakers and staff in the wake of numerous allegations involving harassment on Capitol Hill:

November 20, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) joined a group of Democratic and Republican colleagues to introduce the Fix NICS Act, bipartisan legislation to ensure that federal and state authorities comply with current law and report accurate information to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Esty was joined by Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), Rep. John Culberson (R-TX), Rep. Ryan Costello (R-PA), and Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA) on the legislation.
November 16, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement on her vote against the House’s partisan tax bill that would double-tax Connecticut families and eliminate countless popular tax deductions:
November 15, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) joined her colleagues from New England’s House delegation to receive an update on efforts to combat the opioid crisis ravaging the region and the nation. The meeting comes close to a month after the administration formally declared the opioid crisis a national public health emergency.
November 15, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty’s (CT-05) bipartisan Women in Aerospace Education Act (H.R. 4254) passed the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee by voice vote this morning. The bill would encourage universities applying for Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship grants, which are designed to cover the cost of STEM-degree seeking students who intend to teach in rural and lower income school districts, to incorporate aerospace programs at the National Laboratories and NASA Centers into their teacher training experience. Esty, along with Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25), introduced the legislation to encourage more women to participate in the STEM fields.
November 9, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) issued the following statement in support of Denada Rondos, a Cheshire resident seeking a stay of removal from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Rondos, who was born in Albania and entered the United States in 2002, has applied for asylum to stay in the country. She has been ordered to purchase a plane ticket to return to Albania on or before November 13.

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