Hayes is the representative for Connecticut’s 5th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2019. Hayes is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Hayes.
Hayes is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Hayes has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jun 21, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Jahana Hayes sits on the following committees:
Hayes was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Hayes sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Hayes’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3997: To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to enhance direct ...
- H.R. 3904: To increase the annual funding for the Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion ...
- H.R. 3767: To establish an Educational Equity Challenge Grant program administered by the Department of ...
- H.R. 3402: To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve and to expand eligibility ...
- H.R. 3100: Student Food Security Act of 2021
- H.Res. 354: Supporting the designation of the week of April 26 through April 30, 2021, ...
- H.Res. 344: Declaring racism a public health crisis.
From Jan 2019 to Jun 2021, Hayes missed 38 of 1,128 roll call votes, which is 3.4%. This is worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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