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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut

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January 29, 2018 Press Release
Colindres, father of two, scheduled to be deported on Wednesday

NEW FAIRFIELD, CT – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) released the following statement urging support for the family of Joel Colindres, a New Fairfield man scheduled for deportation on Wednesday afternoon:
 

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January 22, 2018 Press Release
Esty: “I’m willing to stay in Washington – without pay – as long as necessary to get a real agreement that provides certainty and stability for our troops and for the American people.”
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) released the following statement announcing her opposition to the short-term government spending measure
January 20, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) announced she will donate her federal pay to local Connecticut charities for the duration of the government shutdown.
January 19, 2018 Press Release
Esty: “When it comes to women's bodies, politicians don't get to call the shots.”
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement today following the Trump Administration’s announcement that it will now allow states to block women’s healthcare providers from receiving Medicaid funding.
January 18, 2018 Press Release
Calls on lawmakers of both parties to “reverse the trend toward dysfunction”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) released the following statement announcing her opposition to the fourth short-term government spending measure under consideration in Congress since September:

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.

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