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February 26, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) joined Representatives Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06), and Alma Adams (NC-12) to reintroduce the Teacher Diversity and Retention Act to invest in and expand the United States’ diverse teacher workforce. This bill would authorize two grant programs to fortify teacher recruitment and training programs.

February 25, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) reintroduced the Clean School Bus Act, which would create a new program providing $1 billion dollars over 5 years to replace diesel school buses with electric ones. The bill is co-led by Representative Tony Cárdenas (CA-29). In the Senate, the bill is led by Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (NV) and Patty Murray (WA).

February 5, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) voted to pass the National Apprenticeship Act of 2021, a bill investing more than $3.5 billion to create 1 million new Registered Apprenticeship, youth apprenticeship, and pre-apprenticeship positions over the next five years. Congresswoman Hayes is a co-lead of the bipartisan bill. 

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.

December 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, United States Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed legislation eliminating the cap on state and local tax (SALT) deduction for 2020 and 2021. The bill also doubles the cap for 2019 for couples filing jointly.

“As leaders, one of our most important duties is to design a fair and equitable tax system. The tax code should never be used as a means to score political points. 

December 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, United States Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) released the following statement after the House of Representatives successfully passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Congresswoman Hayes voted in favor of the agreement.

May 16, 2019 Blog Post

Dear Friend, 

Rising prescription drug prices are hurting countless Americans across this country.

Americans are now spending nearly double what they spent on prescription drug costs in 1990.

April 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington – Congresswoman Jahana Hayes marked 100 days since the new House Democratic Majority was sworn in on January 3rd, highlighting swift legislative progress on core pillars of House Democrats’ For The People legislative agenda.  

 

March 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) released the following response after receiving some details of President Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2020 budget. The $4.75 trillion budget – the largest in federal history – contains drastic cuts to vital domestic programs like education, Medicare and Medicaid, food stamps, and Social Security. In total, it calls for $2.7 trillion in cuts over 10 years. The proposal also contains a request of $8.6 billion for a border wall and an increase to $750 billion for defense spending.

 

February 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05), a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, introduced an amendment Tuesday aimed at what is known as the charter school lease reimbursement loophole. This regulatory loophole has been exploited by many unregulated nonprofit charters as a way to make money off of students and taxpayers.