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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut

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June 19, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement praising the passage of S. 2372, the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks (or MISSION) Act, which was signed into law on June 6, 2018. The VA MISSION Act contains provisions of Esty’s CARE for All Veterans Act.
June 15, 2018 Press Release
Esty: We have a humanitarian duty to end this policy immediately

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement to express her growing concerns over the Trump Administration’s immigration policies—specifically, the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to separate children from their parents at the United States border:

June 13, 2018 Press Release
Bill would provide funding to medical examiners in wake of opioid crisis
Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), a member of the bipartisan Opioid Task Force in the House, introduced legislation aimed at providing funding to medical examiners and forensic labs that are struggling to keep up with the mounting death toll resulting from the opioid epidemic currently plaguing communities across the country. Esty’s bill is the House companions to Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s (D-NH) bill in the Senate. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that more than 60,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year.
June 8, 2018 Press Release
Will provide additional funding, support to Office of Employee Assistance

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted last night to pass her amendment to the Mini-Bus, which would allocate an additional $500,000 in funding and resources to the Office of Employee Assistance (OEA).

June 7, 2018 Press Release
Bill now includes four of Esty’s amendments

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted last night to pass H.R. 8, the Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA) of 2018, by a vote of 408-2.

June 1, 2018 Press Release
Bill seeks to reduce the risk of opioid addiction among students and student athletes

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), a member of the bipartisan Opioid Task Force in the House, introduced legislation to address concerns about the rising use of opioid drugs among student athletes. Esty’s bill is the House companions to Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s (D-NH) bill in the Senate.

May 31, 2018 Press Release

Hartford, CT—Today, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representatives John Larson (CT-1) and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) announced a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to FuelCell Energy, Inc. for hydrogen production research and development (R&D) that is compatible with nuclear energy sources.
 

May 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement in observance of Memorial Day:

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May 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement regarding H.R. 8, the Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA) of 2018, which was cleared by the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee by unanimous consent and will now move to the House floor for debate. Three of Esty’s amendments were added to the bill. 

May 24, 2018 Press Release
Esty: "I'm proud to support this bipartisan defense bill"

WASHINGTON, D.C.–This afternoon, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement after the House voted 351-66 to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), H.R. 5515. The final bill also included three Esty amendments. 

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