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June 17, 2021 Press Release

 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): 

May 24, 2021 Press Release

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. 

April 15, 2021 Press Release

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.


March 25, 2021 Press Release

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.

November 15, 2019 Blog Post

Dear Friend,

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: 

June 25, 2019 Blog Post

Dear Friend,

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.  

June 12, 2019 Press Release

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.

May 16, 2019 Blog Post

Dear Friend,

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. 

April 17, 2019 Press Release

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.  


January 24, 2019 Press Release


CT Military Relief Information:

Coast Guard members are eligible to apply for grants of up to $5,000 and they can apply multiple times.

CT Food Bank:

The CT Food Bank provides food for adults and children across most of Connecticut, including Fairfield, Litchfield and New Haven counties.