Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty will be making a few stops in the Greater Danbury area today.
She will be meeting with people at the Brookfield Senior Center this morning to talk about the future of Social Security and Medicare. She will also provide a legislative update about her work in DC. That gathering is from 11am to noon.
Esty will next hold a roundtable discussion with veterans in Danbury. She will be at the Danbury War Memorial to discuss the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act. The bill recently passed in the House and now awaits a vote in the Senate. The roundtable is from 1:30 to 2:30pm.
The measure would restore benefits to some 100,000 Vietnam veterans who had their disability eligibility taken away in 2002 after regulatory changes. It would also expand inclusive dates to those who served along the Korean DMZ, and benefit children born with spina bifida due to a parent’s exposure to Agent Orange-related herbicides in Thailand.