Press Releases

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.

September 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Hayes (CT-05) releases a statement on the mistreatment of Haitian migrants at the border:

September 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) provides a statement on the Shuttered Venue Operators Grants (SVOG) recently approved for CT-05 music and entertainment businesses.

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.
September 13, 2021 Press Release
The STRONG Act is endorsed by the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswomen Jahana Hayes (CT-05), Lori Trahan (MA-03), and Cheri Bustos (IL-17) reintroduced the Supporting Teachers with Residency Opportunities and New Grants (STRONG) Act, legislation endorsed by the nation’s two largest teachers’ unions to alleviate the burden placed on educators over the past 18

August 30, 2021 Press Release
Hayes shares her support of the Dept. of Edu funding to support Connecticut educators and students as they return to school.
August 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON -  Today, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) provided a statement on the passage of the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act:

August 20, 2021 Press Release
As a result of this congressionally mandated re-evaluation, the average SNAP benefit will increase by 21 percent on October 1, 2021 nationwide.

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05), provided a statement regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) re-evaluation of the Thrifty Food Plan, used to calculate Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.