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Elizabeth Esty
Mom, community advocate, and U.S. Representative for Connecticut's 5th Congressional District. This is the official account for my Congressional office.
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Elizabeth Esty 18h
This is a win for CT. By expanding access to treatment and recovery, we will be able to use these dollars to save lives and improve public safety. There is no way we can truly confront this crisis without involving treatment providers and health centers.
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Elizabeth Esty Sep 21
When you find what works, you stick with it: Poppyseed toasted with cream cheese, Lox, and a slice of tomato. In that order.
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Elizabeth Esty Sep 20
Replying to @RepEsty
If we remain committed to finding a solution and understanding about the role burn pits play in impacting the health of our service members, however, we can do everything in our power to limit burn pit exposure for future generations of service members to come.
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Elizabeth Esty Sep 20
Replying to @RepEsty
Understanding the health effects of burn pit exposure may take decades & we may never know the full range of substances that service members were exposed to during their tours in Afghanistan & Iraq.
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Elizabeth Esty Sep 20
Replying to @RepEsty
I also called on them to explain what they are doing to ensure the proper oversight & accountability for contractors that run burn pit operation centers.
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Elizabeth Esty Sep 20
Replying to @RepEsty
But, there is more we can and should be doing. I sent a letter to Dept. of Defense Secretary Mattis, asking him to release info about what steps they're taking to improve their understanding about the health effects associated with exposure to burn pits.
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Elizabeth Esty Sep 20
Last week, the House passed legislation that included funding for burn pit centers and research--which is a great first step in addressing serious concerns I have about the long term health effects have on our service members.
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Elizabeth Esty Sep 20
Replying to @RepEsty
Connecticut’s friends, families, & loved ones in Puerto Rico & the U.S. Virgin Islands deserve more than a federal government that stands by idly as they suffer.
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Elizabeth Esty Sep 20
Replying to @RepEsty
Three and a half million Americans continue to suffer without reliable access to clean drinking water, food, & shelter. The people of Puerto Rico & the U.S. Virgin Islands have shown great tenacity, drive & resiliency. For their sake, we must continue to work toward recovery.
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Elizabeth Esty Sep 20
One year after Hurricane Maria & the devastation it caused in Puerto Rico & the U.S. Virgin Islands, this Congress & administration has continued to neglect its responsibility to help families recover & rebuild, turning its back on fellow Americans in need
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Elizabeth Esty Sep 19
This is remarkable! This is why encouraging women to go into STEM fields is important: b/c it brings new ideas to the table to address issues relevant to our communities (especially in CT, where Lyme Disease gets its namesake). Nice work, Khushi!
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Elizabeth Esty Sep 18
Replying to @RepEsty
He has compromised our country's ability to collect highly sensitive information vital to our nation's security. I urge all my colleagues to join in condemning this unprecedented action.
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Elizabeth Esty Sep 18
The President's unilateral decision to declassify this information, against the unified advice of his national security advisors, is dangerous and reckless.
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Elizabeth Esty Sep 18
Making history in her own right with a well-earned recognition. What a remarkable story! Congratulations on your successful career, Barbara, and here's to many more "Coffee Breaks" to come!
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Elizabeth Esty Sep 18
Replying to @RepEsty
Congress’s lagging response in addressing the seriousness of the situation, & providing the necessary aid vital to their recovery, only adds to their heartbreak. We ought to be willing to provide assistance to our brothers & sisters in need here & to those still in the USVI & PR.
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Elizabeth Esty Sep 18
As we approach the one year anniversary since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, it absolutely appalling that families who relocated to Connecticut are still struggling to get by.
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Elizabeth Esty Sep 18
This is why investing in transportation and infrastructure is so important. It has the power to transform a community--and in Connecticut's case--an entire state.
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Elizabeth Esty Sep 18
Replying to @RepEsty
We're asking that veterans interested in participating in this second event to please get their information to my office by Friday, October 19, by 5:00 PM. Still have questions? Give my office a call at 860-223-8412.
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Elizabeth Esty Sep 18
A few weeks ago, I joined Vietnam veterans from across CT-5 to recognize their service to this country. After realizing how many more veterans wished to participate in this event, I am pleased to announce my office will be hosting a second ceremony on Thurs., 10/25 in Newtown.
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CTAA Sep 18
: 's Julia Castillo and had an important discussion on why must remain accessible in the wake of advancing technology
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