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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.

November 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week, the House Committee on Education & Labor overwhelmingly passed the College Affordability Act. As a leading member of the Committee, United States Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) played a dynamic role in drafting and marking up this critical piece of legislation. 

September 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, United States Congresswoman Jahana Hayes spoke at the House Committee on Education & Labor in support of H.R. 4301, the School Shooting Safety and Preparedness Act. The bill, which is cosponsored by Congresswomen Hayes, Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02), and Lucy McBath (GA-06), would create a federal definition for “school shooting” and instructs the Department of Education, in consultation with the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services, to annually report uniform data on school shootings.

September 12, 2019 Blog Post

240,000 students. 

That is how many students have been deceived or defrauded by failed for-profit colleges and appealed to the federal government to have their student loan debt forgiven. According to the Department of Education, over 1,000 of these students live in Connecticut.

September 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswomen Jahana Hayes (CT-05), Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05), and Lucy McBath (GA-06) introduced H.R. 4298, the Pell Grant Restoration Act. This critical legislation would amend Title IV of the Higher Education Act to restore students’ Pell Grant eligibility for any period of time during which they would have qualified for loan forgiveness due to school closure or institutional fraud or misconduct. A companion measure was introduced in the Senate by Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA).

July 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05), Senator Kamala Harris (CA), and Congressmembers Julia Brownley (CA-26), Jim Costa (CA-16), Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-02), Mike Levin (CA-49), Jim Himes (CT-04), and John Larson (CT-01) introduced H.R. 3973, the Clean School Bus Act. This legislation would provide $1 billion to help school districts across the country replace traditional school buses with electric ones.