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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. 

January 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) introduced the Save Education Jobs Act of 2021, legislation to save nearly 4 million education jobs, spur economic growth in the midst of an economic crisis, and help mitigate the impacts of students’ learning loss as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Connecticut Education Association, American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Connecticut, and Sandy Hook Promise all endorse this bill.

July 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 7027, the Child Care is Essential Act, a bill cosponsored and introduced by Congresswoman Hayes (CT-05).

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.

December 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week, United States Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced H.R. 5475, the Preparing and Resourcing Our Student Parents and Early Childhood Teachers (PROSPECT) Act. This important legislation would invest heavily in federal grants supporting childcare for student-parents at community colleges and Minority Serving Institutions (MSI’s). The bill was cosponsored by Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01).

November 9, 2019 Press Release

WATERBURY, Conn. – Today, United States Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) released the following statement after the Department of Education announced it would cancel student debt for more than 1,500 students defrauded by two for-profit schools, following extensive prompting by the House Committee on Education & Labor:

November 1, 2019 Blog Post

I joined the Education and Labor Committee to champion sweeping legislation that bolsters access to higher education nationwide, lowers costs, and expands opportunities for all Americans. This week, we made critical progress on that mission by passing the College Affordability Act.