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 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021.
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Read our 2019 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 6, 2015 to Oct 27, 2020. 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. 8691: To authorize the establishment of an Education Jobs Fund to retain and create ...
- H.R. 8559: To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve and to expand eligibility ...
- H.R. 8145: To provide for a staffing improvement plan and occupational series for licensed professional ...
- H.R. 8144: VA Mental Health Staffing Act
- H.R. 8042: Helping America’s Farmers Act
- H.Res. 1069: Declaring racism a public health crisis.
- H.R. 6904: Increasing Access to SNAP Delivery During COVID-19 Act of 2020
From Jan 2019 to Oct 2020, Hayes missed 37 of 919 roll call votes, which is 4.0%. This is worse than the median of 2.3% 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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