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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut


Press Releases

March 6, 2018 Press Release
Delivering the opening remarks for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Democratic members at a hearing to discuss President Trump’s infrastructure proposals with Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) stressed the importance of working together to make badly-needed investments in America’s roads, bridges, transit systems, rail infrastructure, airports and ports.
February 28, 2018 Press Release
Meeting embraced goals of Esty’s background check, gun violence protection order legislation

Washington, D.C. – Following a bipartisan, bicameral meeting on gun violence prevention held in the White House’s Cabinet Room this afternoon with President Donald Trump, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05), a vice-chair of the Congressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force who represents Newtown, Connecticut released the following statement:

February 13, 2018 Press Release
Letter notes recent incidents involving requests for permits from members of veterans’ groups
In response to reports of disrespectful treatment towards veterans attending war memorials on the National Mall, House Veterans Affairs Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee Ranking Member Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) and Chairman Mike Bost (IL-12) authored a letter to the National Parks Service (NPS) requesting clarity on several NPS policies. Esty, who serves as Ranking Member of the Veterans Affairs Committee’s Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee, asked NPS to identify steps to “prevent such incidents from taking place in the future.”
February 13, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released a letter today urging Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Field Office Director Thomas Brophy to stay the deportation of Farmington parents Kris and Tony Huang.
February 12, 2018 Press Release
Carter, sanctuary leader in northwestern Connecticut, advocates for compassionate treatment of immigrant families

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) welcomed Reverend John Carter, former Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Salisbury, Connecticut to the 66th Annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. last week.

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.

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.