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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut

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February 8, 2018 Press Release
Bill in response to Sherman, Sharon, New Fairfield residents’ concerns over proposed NY power plant
In response to concerns raised by local residents and officials in western Connecticut over the construction of a new, 1,100-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in Dover, New York, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) introduced the Notify Officials, Towns, Individuals, and Cities (NOTICE) of Electric Generating Facilities Act, legislation to increase transparency in power plant construction.
February 8, 2018 Press Release
Women Peer Counselors Make Up Only 16% Of VA Peer Support Program
United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) today introduced the Women Veterans Peer Counseling Enhancement Act to ensure the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Peer Support Program is equipped with an adequate amount of peer counselors to help address the mental health needs of women veterans. Representatives Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) and Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.) originally introduced the companion legislation in the House of Representatives on December 13, 2017.
February 7, 2018 Press Release
Bipartisan Caucus: Employ “Queen of the Hill” Rule

Washington, D.C. – Today, the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus wrote to Speaker Paul Ryan to request a “Queen of the Hill” rule to govern House debate on competing DACA and border security proposals to establish the official position of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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February 7, 2018 Press Release
Today, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA) Chairman Mike Bost (R-Ill.) and Ranking Member Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.) introduced the Veterans’ Compensation COLA Act of 2018 to provide a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to veterans.
February 6, 2018 Press Release
Representatives Elizabeth Esty (CT-05), John Katko (NY-24), Peter Welch (VT-AL), and John Faso (NY-19) introduced the Rural Infrastructure Development and Partnerships Act, legislation aimed at improving the federal government’s coordination with rural communities and helping small towns receive aid in planning, designing, building, and maintaining infrastructure.
February 6, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) released the following statement on the fifth Congressional short-term funding bill since September of 2017, a measure she will oppose:
February 6, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) voted in favor of the Congressional Accountability Act, legislation to improve the existing policies and mechanisms in place to guard against and report harassment and discrimination in Congress. Esty cosponsored the legislation.
February 6, 2018 Press Release
Rural Infrastructure Development and Partnerships Act would establish Office of Rural Partnerships, designated liaisons to help rural communities
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) introduced the Rural Infrastructure Development and Partnerships Act, legislation aimed at improving the federal government’s coordination with rural communities and helping small towns receive aid in planning, designing, building, and maintaining infrastructure. Esty released the bill along with Rep. John Katko (NY-24) and Rep. John Faso (NY-19), as well as Rep. Peter Welch (VT-AL).
February 6, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) called for the establishment of a $25 billion federal opioid epidemic response fund this morning, as advocates for addiction treatment continue to call for the expansion of federal resources to combat the rising number of opioid-related deaths around the country. Despite the Trump Administration’s announcement declaring the opioid crisis a national public health emergency in late October, no new federal resources have been earmarked for the crisis and key positions – including the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration – remain unfilled.
February 5, 2018 Press Release
Cumbicos, wife, mother, has lived in Meriden since 2012
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) announced that Nelly Cumbicos, a mother in Meriden scheduled for deportation, received a reprieve from federal immigration officials this afternoon.

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