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Rep. Jahana Hayes

Representative for Connecticut’s 5th District

pronounced juh-HAH-nuh // hayz

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 unless re-elected.

Rep. Jahana Hayes is currently serving as a proxy for Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24] (since May 26, 2020) under new rules in effect during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the rules for proxy voting, representatives may designate another representative as their proxy and must give their proxy exact instructions on how to vote.
Photo of Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT5]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2019 Report Card for Hayes.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 liberal–conservative 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 Jul 2, 2020. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100%

Committee Membership

Jahana Hayes sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hayes sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (33%) Health (25%) Agriculture and Food (25%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (17%)

Recent Bills

Some of Hayes’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Hayes voted Yea

Passed 373/45 on Feb 5, 2020.

Hayes voted Aye

Passed 260/165 on Dec 11, 2019.

Hayes voted Yea

Passed 284/149 on Jul 25, 2019.

Hayes voted Yea

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Jul 2020, Hayes missed 37 of 839 roll call votes, which is 4.4%. This is worse than the median of 2.2% 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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: