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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.