Waterbury, CT — Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) released the following statement on the incident at the U.S. Capitol.

“I am deeply saddened by the events that took place at the Capitol yesterday resulting in the death of Officer William Evans. Just months after the January 6th attack on the Capitol, the men and women of U.S. Capitol Police continue to put their lives on the line to protect the Capitol complex, members, staff and visitors. I am so grateful for the service of the Capitol Police, National Guard, and all who keep us safe and hold the family of Officer Evans in my prayers,” said Congresswoman Hayes.


Rep. Jahana Hayes has been a public school teacher in Connecticut for more than 15 years and was recognized in 2016 as the National Teacher of the Year.

Rep. Hayes sits on the Committees on Education & Labor and Agriculture and proudly represents Connecticut’s 5th District.