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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: 

October 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Last week, United States Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) introduced H.R. 4669, the Maximizing Drug Coverage for Low-Income Seniors Act. This bill seeks to improve the Medicare enrollment process and lower skyrocketing out-of-pocket costs by ensuring beneficiaries are enrolled in the Part D plan which best meets their needs. This is done by establishing an “intelligent assignment” process for low-income beneficiaries, rather than the current random system.

October 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Last week, H.R. 1058, the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support (CARES) Act was signed into law. As a leading member of the Autism Caucus, Congresswoman Hayes worked hard to garner support for this legislation, which dramatically increases our investment in supporting those with autism and their families.

September 24, 2019 Press Release

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