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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. 

September 24, 2021 Press Release

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.

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.
July 15, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) releases a statement on the inclusion of $9.65M to support 10 Community Project Funding (CPF) requests from CT05 in the upcoming FY2022 appropriations bills. Members were limited to no more than 10 Community Project Funding requests across all subcommittees and there was no guarantee that any requested projects would be funded, however, all 10 projects submitted to the House Committee on Appropriations by Congresswoman Hayes have been included.
July 14, 2021 Press Release

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.

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.
July 6, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) introduced the Eliminating the HHS Discrimination Division Act to abolish the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division (CRFD) established by the Trump Administration in 2018 in the Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The elimination of the Division will prevent religion from being used as a basis for discrimination against women and LGBTQ+ individuals.
June 25, 2021 Press Release
On Monday, June 21, 2021 the City of Waterbury was awarded a $4,000,000 federal grant by the Office of Public Health and Science and the Office of Minority Health at the US Department of Health & Human Services to fund Advancing Health Literacy for Improved Health Outcomes. The focus of this two-year grant is to increase health literacy, improve COVID-19 vaccination rates and access to primary care in underserved urban and rural communities across the nation. The City of Waterbury was one of only 30 such awards made to cities nationally. Waterbury is among only 30 cities in the entire nation selected for this funding.
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).