WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) released the following statement on Afghanistan:
"I have been following the developing news, been briefed as a Member of Congress and listened to the President address the nation on the situation in Afghanistan. I remain supportive of efforts to facilitate the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country and recognize the need to prioritize the safety of all U.S. service members, personnel and citizens. However, I am shaken to my core by the images of the Afghan people and deeply concerned about the welfare of Afghan women, journalists, and human rights advocates. What has transpired over the past few days is a cause for global concern. We must ensure the Afghans who have supported our American missions are able to get the help they need."
Congresswoman Jahana Hayes sits on the Committees on Education & Labor and Agriculture and proudly represents Connecticut’s 5th District. She was a public school teacher in Connecticut for more than 15 years and was recognized in 2016 as the National Teacher of the Year.