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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut


Press Releases

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
April 23, 2018 Press Release
Bill would allow for tax deductions for redevelopment of brownfield sites
Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) introduced H.R. 5579, the Brownfields Redevelopment Tax Inventive Reauthorization Act with Rep. Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Rep. John Larson (CT-1), Rep. Jim Himes (CT-4) Rep. Peter King (NY-2), and Rep. Mike Turner (OH-10) in order to spur the cleanup and redevelopment of brownfields and support job creation. Brownfields, typically former industrial sites, are often vacant or undeveloped areas where reuse is complicated by environmental contamination concerns.
April 14, 2018 Press Release
Today, U.S. Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement in reaction to the United States’ missile strike in Syria:
April 12, 2018 Press Release
Would incentivize states to require a permit to purchase handguns

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05), along with Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-2), and Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) introduced the Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act.

April 2, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) released the following statement today.
April 2, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) has today formally requested by letter that the House Ethics Committee expeditiously review the circumstances related to her dismissal of her former chief of staff Tony Baker and determine “whether there was any wrongdoing” on her part.