On February 27th, NSPE's Government Relations Manager Arielle Eiser attended a political action committee event for Representative Elizabeth Esty (D-CT). NSPE's top legislative issues were discussed with the Congresswoman and her Chief of Staff, including transportation and infrastructure legislation and STEM education. Congresswoman Esty is a promising freshman Representative who has already shown herself to be an emerging star. She sits on two committees of great importance to the professional engineering community, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Congresswoman Esty cosponsored the National Engineers Week resolution introduced by Representative Dan Lipinski (D-IL) on February 11th and she also cosponsored the Educating Tomorrow's Engineers Act (HR 2426). In a short period of time she has already shown herself to be a champion of engineers.