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June 5, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, President Trump signed H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act. The bill passed the House on May 28th with an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 417-1 and passed the Senate on June 3rd by voice vote.

May 12, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Jahana Hayes joined Congresswoman Katherine Clark (MA-5), Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, and Congressmembers Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Suzanne Bonamici (OR-1), Danny Davis (IL-7), and Tom Malinowski (NJ-7) in calling for a $100 billion investment in the child care sector following the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON- This week, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) introduced the Food For Working Families Act of 2020, which would exclude Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) from consideration when determining eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

March 27, 2020 Press Release
 

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Jahana Hayes issued the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed by voice vote H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the third major piece of legislation passed by Congress to respond to the public health crisis in recent weeks. The Senate passed this legislation Thursday morning, and the President is expected to sign the bill into law as soon as possible.

March 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congresswoman Jahana Hayes joined fellow House Democrats in introducing legislation to protect the safety of health care workers caring for patients with the coronavirus. The COVID-19 Worker Protection Act of 2020 (H.R. 6139) would require the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to ensure health care facilities implement comprehensive infectious disease exposure control plans. These protocols would keep front line health care workers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 9, 2020 Press Release

WATERBURY - Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-5) issued the following statement regarding the first confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in CT, involving an employee working at Danbury Hospital and Norwalk Hospital:

February 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Representatives Jahana Hayes (CT-05), Joe Courtney (CT-02) and Richard Neal (MA-01) introduced legislation to save the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area and Last Green Valley National Heritage Area through a 15-year reauthorization. Without this critical reauthorization, these two National Heritage Areas would lose important federal support through the National Park Service.

 

December 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, United States Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) voted to pass two bipartisan appropriations packages, H.R. 1865 and H.R. 1158, which fund the federal government through fiscal year 2020. The two “minibuses” contain numerous victories for Congresswoman Hayes’ priorities, notably allocating $25 million to fund gun violence research for the first time in more than two decades, investing record high funding in critical education programs such as Head Start and Title I, and putting more than a billion dollars to help states combat the opioid crisis.

December 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, United States Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) released the following statement:

My commitment has always been to be honest and transparent with the people of Connecticut’s 5th District on my thinking and the decisions I make. Impeachment is not a course I wanted to pursue. I came to Congress to make a difference, not to impeach a President.

November 15, 2019 Blog Post

Dear Friend,

Veterans Day is a chance to honor and thank the brave men and women who have put their lives on the line to serve and protect our country.

While today we commemorate the sacrifices made by our veterans, we must recognize there is still work to be done.

The facts are sobering: