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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut

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October 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Connecticut’s five-member House delegation, led by Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), sent a letter to President Trump today urging a waiver for federal matching requirements for recovery programs and economic assistance for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands “until both territories become more economically stable.” 
 

October 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) today released the following statement in response to the mass shooting near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas:
 

“Words fail. My heart aches. 

“Another day marred by senseless violence. Another brutal addition to the Mass Shooting Club – a club no one wants to belong to. 

September 29, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) today issued the following statement as Congress approaches the September 30 deadline to reauthorize funding for several major federal programs:
September 27, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) joined her colleagues on the House Problem Solvers Caucus in sending a letter to Democratic and Republican Party leaders regarding the future of federal health care policies and initiatives.
September 27, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) today issued the following statement following the release of the Republican tax plan:
September 26, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) today released the following statement regarding the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria’s devastating impact on the island:
September 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) and Congressman John Katko (NY-24) introduced two bipartisan bills in the U.S. House of Representatives to combat human trafficking. Both bills were recently introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators Thune (R-SD) and Klobuchar (D-MN), and have passed out of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

September 14, 2017 Press Release
An amendment to increase funding for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) passed the House last night by a vote of 279-137. The Torres-Esty amendment passed as part of H.R. 3354, Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, will increase funding for MEP by $5 million in FY 2018. On Thursday, H.R. 3354 passed the house by the vote of 211-198 and now awaits further consideration by the Senate
September 6, 2017 Press Release
The Connecticut Congressional Delegation announced today that Sikorsky has signed a $304 million contract with the U.S. Navy enabling Sikorsky to begin Connecticut construction of the first two production CH-53K “King Stallion” helicopters. The Marine Corps plans to procure 200 of these heavy lift helicopters from Sikorsky.
September 6, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Joe Courtney (CT-2), and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday for awarding $368,000 in Rural Development grants to help Laurelbrook Farm in East Canaan, Bishop’s Orchards in Guilford, The Plant Group in Franklin, and Mapleleaf Farm in Hebron develop renewable energy systems and improve their energy efficiency.

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