March 31, 2014
DISCOVERY MUSEUM RECEIVES STATE FUNDS
Rep. Hennessy is pleased to announce the Discovery Museum received funds for continuing upgrades and repairs. READ MORE
March 13, 2014
BAN THE USE OF GESTATION CRATES
I was pleased to join with Representative Diana Urban and Annie Hornish, Connecticut Senior State Director of the Humane Society of the United States in support of section 2 of House Bill 5416 to ban the use of gestation crates. Connecticut would join nine other states in making it the 10th state to ban gestation crates. The Humane Society held a Lobby Day in support of the bill.
February 24, 2014
MAN ACCUSED OF POSING AS A VETERAN
Highlights the need and intent of Stolen Valor Legislation. SEE THE WFSB STORY AND VIDEO
February 11, 2014
VETERANS' HOMELESSNESS AND UNEMPLOYMENT IN CONNECTICUT
I was proud to join Governor Malloy and colleagues this morning to talk about initiatives to address veteran's homelessness and unemployment in Connecticut. I am also looking forward to working this session getting out returning overseas military back into the civilian workforce. We will look at applying Military Occupational Specialty (M.O.S) codes towards the qualifications when applying for jobs – in many instances veterans training far exceeds civilian training. The Step Up program has also proven to be an effective jobs tool for veterans and we will be looking to keep it funded.
January 31, 2014
SUPPORTING OUR SENIORS
Today Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz and I were joined by our colleagues in the Senate to announce our plans to enhance the quality of life for our seniors in Connecticut. Supporting seniors is one of our key priorities and by creating a new jobs re-employment program, an Aging in Place initiative, and additional consumer protections we can support our seniors and help make sure they have the safety and security they need and deserve.
November 12, 2013
REP. HENNESSY JOINS GOV. MALLOY FOR VETERANS DAY BILL SIGNING CEREMONY
Jack Hennessy is proud of the work of the Veterans Committee last session and continues to support legislation to assist veterans. READ MORE