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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut

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October 25, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) announced the formation of a new, bipartisan Congressional Infrastructure Caucus to focus on investment in the nation’s outdated roads, bridges, rails, airports, transit, wastewater systems, and drinking water. Esty was joined by Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (TN-2), Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), and Rep. Garret Graves (LA-6). The lawmakers worked closely with Infrastructure Week, a roundtable of organizations from the business and labor communities, to develop the effort.
October 24, 2017 Press Release
With Connecticut communities still waiting to receive millions of dollars in federal community policing grants, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) and U.S. Representatives John Larson (CT-1), Joe Courtney (CT-2), Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Jim Himes (CT-4), and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) wrote Attorney General Jeff Sessions today demanding an explanation for the delay.
October 24, 2017 Press Release
At a hearing of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs with Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin this morning, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) called for a greater bipartisan focus on the issue of military suicide prevention.
October 19, 2017 Press Release
Before Amazon is set to choose the location of their recently announced $5 billion second North American headquarters, called “Amazon HQ2”, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and U.S. Representatives John Larson (CT-1), Joe Courtney (CT-2), Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Jim Himes (CT-4), and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) urged Amazon to make Connecticut their home.
October 18, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) issued the following statement in response to reports that Sen. Patty Murray (WA) and Sen. Lamar Alexander (TN) have reached tentative agreement on a bipartisan compromise to preserve vital cost-sharing reduction (CSR) subsidies that underpin the Affordable Care Act’s ability to provide affordable health care for all Americans: 

October 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) called on President Donald Trump to withdraw the nomination of Rep. Tom Marino (PA-10) to head the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) following reports of the lawmaker’s previous efforts to hamper the DEA’s efforts to combat opioid abuse. 

October 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released her Keep Americans Safe Act, legislation to protect Americans and their families from “large-capacity” magazines, or those able to hold greater than ten rounds.

October 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) called on her colleagues to take bipartisan action to address the opioid crisis ravaging communities in Connecticut and throughout the country at a hearing on the topic held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday morning.

October 11, 2017 Press Release
On Saturday, October 14, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) will hold a town hall meeting at Pulaski Middle School in New Britain
October 5, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) joined Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) to re-introduce legislation – the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act – to ensure that the victims of gun violence are allowed to have their day in court and that the gun industry – manufacturers, sellers and interest groups – is not shielded from liability when it acts with negligence and disregard for public safety.

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