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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut

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National Security

I'm working hard in Congress to provide our Armed Forces with the resources they need to provide a strong national defense and defend our national security.

As Americans, we greatly value our privacy and civil liberties. I strongly believe that the Patriot Act and our national security laws must be revisited, debated, and reformed. But when our security is at risk, reforms must be targeted and thoughtful, not broad and hasty. I am working with colleagues from both parties to craft meaningful, thoughtful reform to our intelligence programs in a way that both saves lives and protects the privacy rights of all Americans.

For more information on my work and views on national security or to let me know your thoughts, questions or concerns, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

More on National Security

July 16, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement in response to the joint press conference held by President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland earlier today.
July 11, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) applauded the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s(FEMA) decision to award over $337,000 in funding through its Assistance to Firefighters grant (AFG) program to the Cities of New Britain and Waterbury.
June 28, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) hailed the House passage of H.R. 6157, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. The bill, which cleared the House by a vote of 359-49, also included Esty’s amendment to appropriate an additional $2 million to be used to increase funding for the Department of Defense (DOD) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office for sexual assault prevention and response programs.
June 26, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement in reaction to the Supreme Court of the United States ruling in a 5-4 decision to uphold President Trump’s ban on immigrants from Muslim countries, arguing it was permissible under the law:
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 8, 2018 Press Release
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 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:
March 19, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) released the following statement in support of Malik Naveed Bin Rehman and Zahida Alta, the owners of Pizza Corner in New Britain who are facing deportation to Pakistan:
March 13, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) released the following statement in response to the firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson:
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.