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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut


Press Releases

May 18, 2018 Press Release
Esty: “Enough is enough”

WASHINGTON, D.C.This afternoon, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement in response to the deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. Multiple fatalities have been confirmed in the shooting, including nine students and one faculty member.

May 18, 2018 Press Release
Esty: “Cutting $23 billion in nutrition assistance for families is simply wrong”
This afternoon, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement after voting in opposition to the 2018 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARM) Act. The bill, would cut $23 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) over the next ten years. It is estimated that one million households will be kicked off the program, with millions more who will have their benefits reduced. Additionally, 265,000 kids will be removed from receiving free school meals.
May 16, 2018 Press Release
Bill includes language from Esty’s CARE for all Veterans Act
WASHINGTON, D.C.–This afternoon, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) spoke on the House floor to express her support for the VA MISSION Act of 2018, which was passed by a vote 347-70. The bill includes language from Esty’s bipartisan legislation, H.R. 1802 the CARE for All Veterans Act. Esty, along with Rep.
May 10, 2018 Press Release
Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Representatives John Larson (CT-1), Joe Courtney (CT-2), Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Jim Himes (CT-4), and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) applauded $1,015,900 in federal funding from the National Endowment of the Arts to support historical societies, museums, performances, and exhibitions across the state.
May 9, 2018 Press Release
Last week, the Connecticut Congressional Delegation sent a letter to United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar expressing their opposition to the Trump administration’s proposed changes to the Title X program, which ensures that people have access to reproductive healthcare. The Trump administration’s planned “domestic gag rule” would ban any healthcare provider from receiving Title X funding if they even talk about abortion or abortion-related services with their patients. Beyond banning counseling and referrals, the gag rule would also impose additional requirements that would essentially prohibit providers that perform abortions—like Planned Parenthood—from participating in the Title X program.
May 8, 2018 Press Release
“This is the latest in a series of actions taken by this administration that have undermined American global leadership”
Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s announcement that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement:
April 27, 2018 Press Release
Today, U.S. Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05), praised the passage of the FAA Reauthorization Act in the House by a 393-13 vote. The bill, which extends FAA funding for five years and authorizes various Federal Aviation Administration programs, also contains amended language to include Esty’s bill H.R. 4673, the “Promoting Women in the Aviation Workforce Act.”
April 26, 2018 Press Release
EPA awards $200,000 in brownfields cleanup funding to former Meriden-Wallingford Hospital Site
Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) announced a $200,000 federal grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support the City of Meriden’s brownfield remediation efforts of the former Meriden Wallingford Hospital property at 1 King Place. The hospital operated at the site for nearly 100 years until it was vacated in the 1990s.
April 26, 2018 Press Release
Student Winners from Farmington, Washington, Waterbury
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) announced the winners of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for Connecticut’s Fifth District at a reception on Sunday at the historic Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury