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June 17, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (D-CT) announced the Caregivers, Access, and Responsible Expansion for Kids Act of 2021 (CARE for Kids Act), a bipartisan bill to support millions of children, raised by grandparents and others, in need of free and reduced-price meals. CARE For Kids Act is co-led by U. S. Representatives Don Bacon (R-NE), Deborah Ross (D-NC), and Senator Bob Casey (D-PA).
April 6, 2021 Page

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. 

March 19, 2021 Press Release

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.

March 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) released additional information on how the American Rescue Plan Act will help defeat COVID-19 by establishing a national vaccine program and protecting and expanding access to quality health care amid the pandemic. The American Rescue Plan Act includes more than $20 billion to establish a national COVID-19 vaccination program, extend subsidies making health care through the marketplace more affordable, cover premiums through COBRA for workers who lost employer-sponsored coverage, and more.

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 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).

March 27, 2020 Press Release
 

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Jahana Hayes issued the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed by voice vote H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the third major piece of legislation passed by Congress to respond to the public health crisis in recent weeks. The Senate passed this legislation Thursday morning, and the President is expected to sign the bill into law as soon as possible.

March 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congresswoman Jahana Hayes joined fellow House Democrats in introducing legislation to protect the safety of health care workers caring for patients with the coronavirus. The COVID-19 Worker Protection Act of 2020 (H.R. 6139) would require the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to ensure health care facilities implement comprehensive infectious disease exposure control plans. These protocols would keep front line health care workers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 9, 2020 Press Release

WATERBURY - Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-5) issued the following statement regarding the first confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in CT, involving an employee working at Danbury Hospital and Norwalk Hospital:

January 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, United States Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) voted to pass H.R. 535, the PFAS Action Act of 2019. Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals are known to cause certain types of cancer and can adversely impact the development of babies and young children. This critical legislation requires the Environmental Protection Agency to designate all PFAS as hazardous, prohibits the development of new PFAS, and specifically establishes a new contamination safety standard. The bill passed the House of Representatives 247 to 159.