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WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) released the following statement on Afghanistan:
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) released the following statement on the House’s vote to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF):
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) introduced the Caring for Survivors Act of 2021, a bill that will expand eligibility and increase payments for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) benefits for survivors. The families of service members who died in the line of duty, and disabled veterans who died from a service-connected condition, receive DIC benefits monthly.
Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Jahana Hayes (D-CT) & U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced the bicameral Palomares Veterans Act today to remove barriers to benefits and compensation for the veterans who responded to the 1966 nuclear accident in Palomares, Spain. Many of the 1,600 servicemembers were sent to the site without protective clothing or warning of potential dangers, and were subjected to dangerous levels of radiation.
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) released a statement following H.R. 1276, the SAVES LIVES Act, signed into law by President Joe Biden. Hayes became concerned about the issue of vaccinating spouses and caregivers after visiting the CT VA Healthcare System in West Haven and hearing it echoed repeatedly by veterans and spouses.
Veterans Day is a chance to honor and thank the brave men and women who have put their lives on the line to serve and protect our country.
While today we commemorate the sacrifices made by our veterans, we must recognize there is still work to be done.
The facts are sobering:
Our nation's military members do not serve alone. Gold Star families - the families of service members who lost their lives in war or due to a disability sustained in war - bear the heavy loss of their loved ones' sacrifice to ensure every American's freedom and safety.
Washington – Today, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes introduced bipartisan legislation to better support spouses and children who have lost a loved one in service to this country. The families of service members who died in the line of duty, and of disabled veterans who died from a service-connected condition, receive a monthly Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) Benefit from the VA. Hayes’ Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Improvement Act (H.R. 3221) will give these families an additional $300 per month.
This week, I was proud to vote for a H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019.
There are thousands of veterans, many in my district, who served in the Vietnam War on ships that never docked on the country's shores. Many of these veterans were exposed to Agent Orange, a herbicide and toxic chemical weaponized for war.
Washington – Congresswoman Jahana Hayes marked 100 days since the new House Democratic Majority was sworn in on January 3rd, highlighting swift legislative progress on core pillars of House Democrats’ For The People legislative agenda.