More on Agriculture

September 14, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) introduced two bills to address hunger among college students and school-age children: the Closing the College Hunger Gap Act and the School Modernization and Efficient Access to Lunches for Students Act, also known as the School MEALS Act. Combined, the two bills would take monumental steps to eliminate food insecurity among children and young adults, nationally.
August 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05), provided a statement regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) re-evaluation of the Thrifty Food Plan, used to calculate Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

July 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Jahana Hayes (CT-05) and Antonio Delgado (NY-19) announced the reintroduction of the Helping America’s Farmers Act, which would create a new loan program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) to better serve farmers during economic crises. The legislation is endorsed by the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, Connecticut Farm Bureau Association, National Milk Producers Federation and Dairy Farmers of America.

June 24, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman Hayes co-led the Closing the Meal Gap Act of 2021, transformative legislation that expands and strengthens Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for vulnerable community members who struggle to make ends meet.
May 27, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman Hayes led her first subcommittee hearing as Chairwoman, co-led the Stop Child Hunger Act, and challenged the Biden Administration to embrace working towards permanent solutions to end hunger by 2030.
March 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021, and H.R. 1603, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2021.

January 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) released the following statement after President Biden issued Executive Orders bolstering domestic nutrition programs and fighting hunger amid converging global health and economic crises. President Biden’s Executive Orders increase access to nutritious meals for kids by increasing P-EBT benefits by 15%, expand access to emergency SNAP benefit increases for low-income households, and require the USDA to act on Congress’s 2018 directive to update Thrifty Food Plan guidelines which underpin SNAP benefit levels.

January 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) released the following statement after she was selected by the Speaker of the House to serve on the House Committee on Agriculture. Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the list of committee assignments Wednesday night.

“I am pleased to be named to the House Committee on Agriculture. Connecticut’s Fifth Congressional District is home to thriving cities as well as rolling hills and rural farming communities. This committee will serve as a bridge between the communities I was elected to serve.