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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.
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.
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.