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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut


Press Releases

January 18, 2018 Press Release
Bill would expand access to career guidance, higher education opportunities for veterans and spouses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05), ranking member of the House Veterans Affairs Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Committee, and Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) introduced the Job TOOLS for Veterans Act, bipartisan legislation to expand access to job training resources for veterans of all eras and their spouses, this afternoon. 

January 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), who represents the town of Kent in the U.S. House of Representatives, connected with local leaders to receive an update on the damage from floods and ice jams affecting the area this week.

January 10, 2018 Press Release
Bipartisan Lawmakers Urge Congress to Enact Commonsense Legislation
Today, the Problem Solvers Caucus released a new report with bipartisan policy recommendations to build a 21st century infrastructure network for America. The forty-eight member bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, led by Co-Chairs Tom Reed (NY-23) and Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), launched an Infrastructure Working Group to find consensus on a bipartisan set of policies to serve as the bedrock for a plan that addresses the dire need to rebuild and responsibly invest in infrastructure across the United States.
January 8, 2018 Press Release
Efforts would establish tough new penalties for truckers, create coordinator position
The second of Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5)’s two bipartisan bills to combat human trafficking in America was signed into law today, marking the successful conclusion of an effort to establish tough new penalties for truckers and create a human trafficking prevention coordinator position at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Esty introduced both bills with Rep. John Katko (R-NY).
December 22, 2017 Press Release
“We need to do more,” says Esty
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) issued the following statement in response to the House’s vote on a supplemental government funding measure. Esty voted “no” on the legislation, which passed the House 251—169.
December 20, 2017 Press Release
Legislation would require FAA to report to Congress on trends in aviation recruitment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) introduced bipartisan legislation to allow the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to establish a new Women in Aviation Advisory Board. The board would promote organizations and programs providing education, training, mentorship, outreach, and recruitment of women into the aviation industry.

December 19, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement after the House’s passage of a partisan tax giveaway to big corporations and the wealthy paid for by adding to the debt for future generations of Americans:
December 19, 2017 Press Release
Bipartisan Bill Will Promote STEM Careers for Young Women and Girls
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05)’s bipartisan legislation to strengthen the American aerospace industry by enhancing K-12 education initiatives to encourage women and girls’ participation in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields passed the House today by a vote of 409-17.
December 16, 2017 Press Release
Following reports of an agreement between House and Senate Republicans on a deal to advance a massive tax bill early next week, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement.
December 14, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), a vice-chair of the House’s Gun Violence Prevention Task Force representing Newtown, Connecticut, held a discussion on the House floor on Wednesday night to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012 and call for Congress to take action.