As member of the House Committee on Agriculture, Congresswoman Hayes has pushed to ensure Connecticut’s dairies, greenhouses, and family farms have equitable access to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs and funding. She introduced the Helping America’s Farmers Act, which would provide economic relief to farmers in times of crisis directly from USDA. She has staunchly supported the inclusion of key USDA conservation programs like the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, Conservation Stewardship Program, and Agricultural Conservation Easement Program, in Build Back Better and the upcoming Farm Bill. She is a key voice on a committee that disproportionately represents large corporate farms.
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|3/14/23||Hayes Leads House Agriculture Democrats in Letter To Budget Committee Emphasizing The Importance Of SNAP|
|12/29/22||Hayes Secures $23 Million for the Fifth and Historical Housatonic River Wild and Scenic Designation|
|9/28/22||Chairwoman Hayes to Attend First White House Conference on Hunger in Over 50 Years|
|7/20/22||Hayes Votes to Advance Funding Package with Connecticut Priorities|
|7/11/22||Hayes, Blumenthal, & Murphy Applaud Funding for Expanded City Resident Access To Farm Products|
|3/29/22||Hayes Leads Bipartisan Bill to Feed Hungry Veterans|
|3/18/22||Hayes Leads Bill to Eliminate School Hunger|
|2/8/22||Hayes, Fitzpatrick, and Brownley Lead Bipartisan Bill to Bring Fresh Meals to Schools|
|1/27/22||Hayes and Courtney Meet with Local Leaders to Discuss Supply Chain and Labor Concerns|
|11/19/21||Rep. Hayes Wins Big for Connecticut in Build Back Better|