Press Releases

July 15, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) releases a statement on the inclusion of $9.65M to support 10 Community Project Funding (CPF) requests from CT05 in the upcoming FY2022 appropriations bills. Members were limited to no more than 10 Community Project Funding requests across all subcommittees and there was no guarantee that any requested projects would be funded, however, all 10 projects submitted to the House Committee on Appropriations by Congresswoman Hayes have been included.
July 14, 2021 Press Release

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.

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July 14, 2021 Press Release
This week, Congresswoman Hayes (CT-05) and Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón (PR-At Large), introduced the WIC for Kids Act to eliminate barriers to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) enrollment for millions of pregnant women, mothers, and children. Removing these barriers will ensure millions of eligible mothers and children are able to get on the WIC program and stay on the program, while they need it. This will improve child and maternal health, increase food access, and move America one step closer to eradicating hunger.
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July 6, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) introduced the Eliminating the HHS Discrimination Division Act to abolish the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division (CRFD) established by the Trump Administration in 2018 in the Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The elimination of the Division will prevent religion from being used as a basis for discrimination against women and LGBTQ+ individuals.
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July 2, 2021 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (D-CT), along with Reps. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Alma Adams (D-NC), Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and 18 other Members of Congress, sent a letter to Senate and House leadership calling on them to enact spending legislation that reflects President Biden’s proposed $9 billion to train, equip and diversify the American educator workforce.
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June 30, 2021 Press Release
Today, Jahana Hayes (CT-05), Representatives Jim Himes (CT-04), Chris Pappas (NH-01), and Annie Kuster (NH-02) introduced the Multi-State Worker Tax Fairness Act. This bill will prevent the over-taxation of individuals who telework in one state for companies located in another.
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June 25, 2021 Press Release
On Monday, June 21, 2021 the City of Waterbury was awarded a $4,000,000 federal grant by the Office of Public Health and Science and the Office of Minority Health at the US Department of Health & Human Services to fund Advancing Health Literacy for Improved Health Outcomes. The focus of this two-year grant is to increase health literacy, improve COVID-19 vaccination rates and access to primary care in underserved urban and rural communities across the nation. The City of Waterbury was one of only 30 such awards made to cities nationally. Waterbury is among only 30 cities in the entire nation selected for this funding.
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June 25, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes released a statement on the 8th Anniversary of Shelby v. Holder in light of the For The People Act (H.R.1):

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June 24, 2021 Press Release
Transformative Legislation Expands and Strengthens SNAP Benefits
Congresswoman Hayes co-led the Closing the Meal Gap Act of 2021, transformative legislation that expands and strengthens Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for vulnerable community members who struggle to make ends meet.
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June 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congresswoman Jahana Hayes releases statement on the H.R. 2062 Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act:

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