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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.
September 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswomen Jahana Hayes (CT-05), Lori Trahan (MA-03), and Cheri Bustos (IL-17) reintroduced the Supporting Teachers with Residency Opportunities and New Grants (STRONG) Act, legislation endorsed by the nation’s two largest teachers’ unions to alleviate the burden placed on educators over the past 18 months and strengthen the pipeline of America’s next generation of teachers.

July 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes introduced the Time To Completion Act, bipartisan, bicameral legislation that will help ensure community colleges more accurately report on graduation rates to provide better transparency for students selecting an academic institution. Current law requires institutions of higher education to report on graduation rates for first-time, full-time students, excluding millions of nontraditional students and creating incomplete and inaccurate information.

July 2, 2021 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (D-CT), along with Reps. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Alma Adams (D-NC), Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and 18 other Members of Congress, sent a letter to Senate and House leadership calling on them to enact spending legislation that reflects President Biden’s proposed $9 billion to train, equip and diversify the American educator workforce.
June 25, 2021 Press Release
On Monday, June 21, 2021 the City of Waterbury was awarded a $4,000,000 federal grant by the Office of Public Health and Science and the Office of Minority Health at the US Department of Health & Human Services to fund Advancing Health Literacy for Improved Health Outcomes. The focus of this two-year grant is to increase health literacy, improve COVID-19 vaccination rates and access to primary care in underserved urban and rural communities across the nation. The City of Waterbury was one of only 30 such awards made to cities nationally. Waterbury is among only 30 cities in the entire nation selected for this funding.
March 10, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Reps. Jahana Hayes (CT-05), Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), John B. Larson (CT-01), Joe Courtney (CT-02) and Jim Himes (CT-04) voted to send the American Rescue Plan to President Biden’s desk to be signed into the law. The $1.9 trillion relief package originated in the House, which voted to pass an earlier version of the bill on February 26.

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.