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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut

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September 5, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) today released the following statement condemning President Trump’s decision to dismantle the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program:
August 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump today signed into law the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act, a bill authored jointly by Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) and Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL).

August 23, 2017 Press Release
Members called on USDA to make dairy farmers eligible for Federal Crop Insurance Program & to develop new insurance programs for dairy producers

WASHINGTON – As dairy farmers across New England continue to struggle with historically low milk prices, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), and U.S. Representatives Joe Courtney (CT-2) and Annie Kuster (NH-2) led a bipartisan, bicameral group of 23 other members of Congress on Wednesday in urging the U.S.

August 17, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) today released the following statement after New Fairfield father Joel Colindres was granted a temporary stay of removal by the U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit.
August 7, 2017 Press Release
Esty discussed the bipartisan health care proposals put forward by the House Problem Solvers Caucus
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) on Saturday was interviewed by MSNBC’s Richard Lui about the House Problem Solvers Caucus and a slate of bipartisan proposals to improve the Affordable Care Act that the Caucus has put forward.
August 1, 2017 Press Release
Esty is a member of the Problem Solvers Caucus, which is building momentum for bipartisan talks
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) last night appeared on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, which was guest-hosted by Joy Reid, to discuss a slate of bipartisan proposals to improve the Affordable Care Act put forward yesterday by the Problem Solvers Caucus.
July 31, 2017 Press Release
Colindres is a married father of two American citizens and has no criminal record
NEW FAIRFIELD, CT – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) sent a letter to U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officials urging them to reconsider a deportation order issued for New Fairfield resident Joel Colindres.
July 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) today released the following statement:

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July 27, 2017 Press Release
Legislation reauthorizes and improves a key EPA program to help cities and towns remediate blighted properties

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Brownfields Reauthorization Act, a bipartisan bill authored by Reps. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) and John Katko (R-NY), passed unanimously out of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today, setting up the legislation for a House floor vote. Esty is the Vice Ranking Member of the Committee.

July 25, 2017 Press Release
Bipartisan bill passes House overwhelmingly
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) today released the following statement after voting in favor of the Russia, Iran, and North Korea Sanctions Act, which passed the House by a vote of 419-3:

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