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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut

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June 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), a member of the bipartisan Opioid Task Force in the House, introduced legislation to address concerns about the rising use of opioid drugs among student athletes. Esty’s bill is the House companions to Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s (D-NH) bill in the Senate.

May 31, 2018 Press Release

Hartford, CT—Today, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representatives John Larson (CT-1) and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) announced a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to FuelCell Energy, Inc. for hydrogen production research and development (R&D) that is compatible with nuclear energy sources.
 

May 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement in observance of Memorial Day:

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May 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement regarding H.R. 8, the Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA) of 2018, which was cleared by the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee by unanimous consent and will now move to the House floor for debate. Three of Esty’s amendments were added to the bill. 

May 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.–This afternoon, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement after the House voted 351-66 to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), H.R. 5515. The final bill also included three Esty amendments. 

May 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.This afternoon, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement in response to the deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. Multiple fatalities have been confirmed in the shooting, including nine students and one faculty member.

May 18, 2018 Press Release
This afternoon, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement after voting in opposition to the 2018 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARM) Act. The bill, would cut $23 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) over the next ten years. It is estimated that one million households will be kicked off the program, with millions more who will have their benefits reduced. Additionally, 265,000 kids will be removed from receiving free school meals.
May 16, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.–This afternoon, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) spoke on the House floor to express her support for the VA MISSION Act of 2018, which was passed by a vote 347-70. The bill includes language from Esty’s bipartisan legislation, H.R. 1802 the CARE for All Veterans Act. Esty, along with Rep.
May 10, 2018 Press Release
Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Representatives John Larson (CT-1), Joe Courtney (CT-2), Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Jim Himes (CT-4), and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) applauded $1,015,900 in federal funding from the National Endowment of the Arts to support historical societies, museums, performances, and exhibitions across the state.
May 9, 2018 Press Release
Last week, the Connecticut Congressional Delegation sent a letter to United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar expressing their opposition to the Trump administration’s proposed changes to the Title X program, which ensures that people have access to reproductive healthcare. The Trump administration’s planned “domestic gag rule” would ban any healthcare provider from receiving Title X funding if they even talk about abortion or abortion-related services with their patients. Beyond banning counseling and referrals, the gag rule would also impose additional requirements that would essentially prohibit providers that perform abortions—like Planned Parenthood—from participating in the Title X program.

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