Press Releases

November 23, 2020 Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) led a letter signed by 66 of her colleagues, to Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter T. Gaynor requesting further information and action regarding the definition of reimbursable COVID-19 expenses under the Stafford Act. 

November 20, 2020 Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) voted in support of the National Apprenticeship Act Reauthorization of 2020, a bill investing more than $3.5 billion to create 1 million new Registered Apprenticeship, youth apprenticeship, and pre-apprenticeship positions over the next five years.

October 27, 2020 Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) introduced the Save Education Jobs Act of 2020, legislation to save nearly 4 million education jobs, spur economic growth in the midst of an economic crisis, and help mitigate the impacts of students’ learning loss as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 26, 2020 Press Release

Legislation introduced by Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) to strengthen mental health care for veterans was signed into law by the President of the United States.

October 8, 2020 Press Release

Today, Representatives Jim Himes (CT-04) and Jahana Hayes (CT-05) announced the Western Connecticut Council of Governments received a $400,000 federal grant from the Department of Transportation.

October 8, 2020 Press Release

This week, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) introduced the Surviving Families Benefit Expansion Act, legislation to better support veteran families in Connecticut and across the country. This bill would expand monthly Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) benefits from the Veterans Administration (VA) to more surviving spouses and family members.

October 7, 2020 Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) released the following statement after President Trump tweeted he instructed Administration officials to stop negotiating with House Democrats on a coronavirus relief package until after the election:

October 2, 2020 Press Release

Members of Connecticut Congressional Delegation today sent a letter to President Donald Trump to urge him to grant Governor Ned Lamont’s request for a major disaster declaration following as a result of the damage caused by Tropical Storm Isaias.

October 2, 2020 Press Release

Yesterday, the House passed H.R. 925, an updated version of The Heroes Act, which includes $2.2 trillion to further address the COVID-19 pandemic. 

September 30, 2020 Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, joined with Congresswomen Jahana Hayes (CT-05) and Cheri Bustos (IL-17) to introduce the Supporting Teachers with Residency Opportunities and New Grants (STRONG) Act, legislation that will reduce the overwhelming burden being shouldered by te

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