Today, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) issued the following statement after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

“I am saddened by the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.” said Hayes. “She lived a uniquely-American life, as a champion for women, a teacher and a resolute justice who flourished in the face of adversity. I respected her ambition, dedication, and intellect. She forced everyone to see beyond stereotypes and live out their full potential. This is a profound loss for the nation, as we say goodbye to a leader and defender of the Constitution. Justice Ginsburg’s death is a heartbreaking loss for our country.

“My thoughts and prayers are with her entire family. On this first night of Rosh Hashanah, we celebrate her life and mourn her death.”


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.

Currently serving her first term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Hayes sits on the Committees on Education & Labor and Agriculture and proudly represents Connecticut’s 5th District.