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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut

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November 9, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) and Rep. Rick Allen (GA-12) introduced H. Res. 610, a bipartisan resolution to establish November 9, 2017 as National Diabetes Heart Health Awareness Day. According to the resolution, the intent of the day is to “raise public awareness about the specific risks of heart disease for people with diabetes and help to ensure people at risk receive a timely diagnosis and proper treatment.” Close to 30 million Americans have diabetes, including an estimated 8 million Americans who have not been diagnosed. Over two-thirds of people age 65 or older with diabetes die from some form of heart disease.
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November 6, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Reps. John B. Larson (CT-01), Joe Courtney (CT-02), Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Jim Himes (CT-04), and Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) denounced the Republican tax plan that was unveiled last week and is being marked up by the House Ways and Means Committee this week. 
 
November 6, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) today released the following statement in response to the mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, the second mass shooting in the past five weeks. The killing, which happened just 35 days after a mass shooter fired on a country music concert in Las Vegas, killing 58 and wounding hundreds more, is the fifth-deadliest in modern American history:
November 6, 2017 Press Release
Bipartisan Bill will Promote STEM Careers to Young Women and Girls
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) and Congressman Steve Knight (CA-25) introduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen the American aerospace industry by enhancing K-12 education initiatives to promote more female participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
November 2, 2017 Press Release
Following the introduction of long-awaited legislation to overhaul the nation’s tax code, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) decried the inclusion of a proposal to reduce the state and local tax (SALT) deduction claimed by middle-class families in Connecticut each year
November 2, 2017 Press Release
Delivering remarks to a committee hearing on the fallout from 2017’s historic storm season, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Vice-Ranking Member Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) questioned federal officials’ response to the major humanitarian crisis still unfolding in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands following the devastation of Hurricane Maria.
October 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) sent a letter to President Donald Trump this afternoon calling for the administration to work with Congress to secure adequate funding to address the nation’s opioid crisis.

October 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) led Connecticut’s House delegation on the introduction of a resolution calling for the preservation of the state and local tax deduction in the current effort to overhaul the nation’s tax code.

October 25, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The White House announced today that it will direct Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao to initiate a pilot program for local drone rules and regulations through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The proposal mirrors an amendment to the Aviation, Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act cosponsored by House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Vice-Ranking Member Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5).
October 25, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) announced the formation of a new, bipartisan Congressional Infrastructure Caucus to focus on investment in the nation’s outdated roads, bridges, rails, airports, transit, wastewater systems, and drinking water. Esty was joined by Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (TN-2), Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), and Rep. Garret Graves (LA-6). The lawmakers worked closely with Infrastructure Week, a roundtable of organizations from the business and labor communities, to develop the effort.

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