As Team 26 arrived in Newtown from their bike ride up from Washington DC, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty was in Bethel for a Town Hall forum. The annual ride honors the 26 killed at Sandy Hook School and all other gun violence victims.
She was asked about gun violence prevention legislation. She said it's not about whether there's overwhelming public support for measures like universal background checks, it's about the party in control. Esty notes that the majority party gets to decide what bills are called for a vote.
A number of other topics were covered. Esty said this country can't build a 21st century economy on mid-20th century infrastructure, and she's hoping to make progress on getting funding to make improvements.
Esty also said it's looking favorable for getting brownfields legislation approved this session.