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WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) voted to defend women’s constitutional right to reproductive health care with H.R. 3755, the Women’s Health Protection Act. Amid a dangerous assault on women’s basic health freedoms – from state houses across the country to the U.S. Supreme Court – this landmark legislation enshrines into law the vital protections of Roe v. Wade and secures the right to reproductive care for all women across America.
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Jahana Hayes co-led the introduction of H.R. 4387, the Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act (MHQIA), aimed at reducing the alarming rate of maternal deaths in America and saving mothers’ lives.
In the United States, there is an estimated 700 pregnancy-related deaths per year and 60 percent of these are considered preventable. The crisis is most severe for Black mothers in America, who are dying at 3 to 4 times the rate of their white counterparts.
In the ongoing effort to bring the COVID vaccine to communities and people in socially vulnerable areas, Connecticut will open the country’s first Mobile Vaccination Unit. The Mobile Vaccine Unit will travel throughout Connecticut for 60 days to reach populations in 17 communities. Staffing for the MVU will be provided by UConn Health, Griffin Health, Hartford Healthcare, and Trinity Health of New England.
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) released a statement on how the American Rescue Plan Act will help workers and families recover from the impacts of the pandemic. This bill provides a new round of Economic Impact Payments (EIP) to Americans, expands unemployment impact benefits through September 6, 2021, and supports families by strengthening and expanding the federal Child Tax Credit.