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November 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Jahana Hayes (CT-05) and Adam Schiff (CA-28) introduced the See the Board Act, legislation to help millions of students access optometry care at no cost to their families, bringing life-changing mobile vision services to schools in both rural and urban communities, and helping ensure children have the opportunity to succeed in the classroom.

October 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) releases statement on the passage of H.R. 2119, the Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act of 2021, a bipartisan legislation to reauthorize and update the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act. 

October 22, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman Jahana Hayes, releases a statement on the passage of the Protections (PUMP) for Nursing Mothers Act (H.R. 3110), a bill to extend break time and space protections for nursing mothers in the workplace. Working mothers are not sufficiently protected under current federal break time and space law.
October 4, 2021 Press Release
Legislation would define ‘school shooting’ and collect data on campus gun violence incidents, motives and weapons – all to develop better safety strategies.
September 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Representative Jahana Hayes (CT-05), alongside Reps. Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Katie Porter (CA-45), and Mondaire Jones (NY-17) led 102 colleagues in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer citing the importance of the expanded childcare provisions included in the Build Back Better Act and calling on House leadership to ensure this policy is included in the final package.

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.
August 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05), provided a statement regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) re-evaluation of the Thrifty Food Plan, used to calculate Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

July 31, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON -  Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) provides statement on the eviction moratorium:

July 14, 2021 Press Release
This week, Congresswoman Hayes (CT-05) and Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón (PR-At Large), introduced the WIC for Kids Act to eliminate barriers to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) enrollment for millions of pregnant women, mothers, and children. Removing these barriers will ensure millions of eligible mothers and children are able to get on the WIC program and stay on the program, while they need it. This will improve child and maternal health, increase food access, and move America one step closer to eradicating hunger.