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Hayes Leads Hearing on SNAP Food Assistance

Congresswoman Hayes led her first subcommittee hearing as Chairwoman, co-led the Stop Child Hunger Act and challenged the Biden Administration to embrace working towards permanent solutions to end hunger by 2030 

On Wednesday, May 26, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes led her first hearing as Chairwoman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations. The hearing titled "The Future of SNAP: Moving Past the Pandemic”  was held to recount the lessons learned about food security and nutrition access during the COVID-19 crisis –and also to use those lessons as a roadmap for closing policy gaps which left so many Americans food insecure.  

COVID-19 Hits Home for Rep. Jahana Hayes

This morning, Congresswoman Hayes released the following statement:

“This week, my husband, a first responder in the City of Waterbury was exposed to and tested positive for COVID-19 at his workplace. I am incredibly grateful that at this time he seems to be healthy and asymptomatic. Given my exposure, I was also tested and it was thankfully negative. Out of an abundance of caution, and in keeping in line with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, my family and I will be quarantining at home for the next 14 days and self-monitoring for symptoms. I will continue working remotely, talking with constituents and community leaders, and communicating daily with colleagues as we work on the next relief package to combat the health and economic crisis that our country is in.