One of the greatest honors I have as a Representative is to serve those who have served us and given so much to defend our nation. I strongly believe we must honor the commitments we make to our service members and veterans. Too many veterans are facing a backlog of disability benefits claims, an inadequate health care system, or difficulty securing good-paying jobs when they return home.
Since taking office, I’ve held roundtables and met with vets from across our district. After hearing from veterans in our district that they were facing delays of months and even years in seeking replacement military decorations, I introduced the PROMPT Act, bipartisan legislation that was signed into law, to make sure our vets don’t face absurd delays in for the medals they’ve earned in courageous service to our country.
I also championed successful efforts to increase suicide prevention awareness and outreach for servicemembers, reduce military sexual assault, and strengthen the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program.
Most of all, I want to emphasize to those of you who are veterans, currently serving, or if you have friends, family, or neighbors who are, my office is here to assist you. In addition to helping secure medals, we are proud to provide a variety of support on a range of federal issues including gaining access to medical benefits, records of service, home loans, and educational benefits. Visit my help center to learn more or call my New Britain Office at (860) 223-8412. For more information, visit my veterans’ resources page.
For more information on my work and views on veterans' issues or to let me know your thoughts, questions or concerns, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.
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I am pleased to announce that my office is proud to present a Vietnam War Commemoration and Pinning Ceremony. This event, which is being hosted in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Defense, will present qualified applicants a 50th anniversary lapel pin to honor and recognize the sacrifices and contributions of our servicemen and women. The ceremony will be held on October 25, 2018.
WASHINGTON, D.C.–Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) introduced legislation that would call for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conduct a study regarding the accessibility of its websites to individuals with disabilities.