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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

August 17, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) today released the following statement after New Fairfield father Joel Colindres was granted a temporary stay of removal by the U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit.
July 25, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) today released the following statement after voting in favor of the Russia, Iran, and North Korea Sanctions Act, which passed the House by a vote of 419-3:
July 18, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), the Vice Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today praised the advancement of legislation to provide the Amtrak National Network with $1.1 billion in funding in FY 2018.
July 14, 2017 Press Release
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) today voted in favor of H.R. 2810, the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 344-81.
 
July 11, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) today released the following statement regarding the revelation of emails leading up to Donald Trump, Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort meeting directly with a Russian attorney with ties to the Kremlin as a way to gain information on President Trump’s former opponent, Secretary Hilary Clinton.
June 27, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), the Vice Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today voted against H.R. 299, the 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act, during the Committee’s mark-up of the legislation.
June 22, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) today led a moment of silence on the House floor to honor the seven Navy sailors killed aboard the USS Fitzgerald. One of the sailors who was lost, Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T. Truong Huynh, was from Oakville, Connecticut.
June 19, 2017 In The News

The community of Watertown, Connecticut is mourning the loss of Tan Huynh, who was among seven U.S. Navy sailors who died when their destroyer collided with a merchant ship off the coast of Japan on Saturday. 

Huynh was a 25-year-old sonar technician. He and seven other sailors were found in flooded berthing compartments on board the USS Fitzgerald two days after it collided with a ship from the Philippines.

June 19, 2017 In The News
A sailor from Connecticut was one of the seven killed when the USS Fitzgerald collided with a cargo ship off the coast of Japan over the weekend, the U.S. Navy announced.
June 19, 2017 In The News
The community of Watertown, Connecticut is mourning the loss of Tan Huynh, who was among seven U.S. Navy sailors who died when their destroyer collided with a merchant ship off the coast of Japan on Saturday.