State Rep. Jack Hennessy leads passage of a veterans bill in House Chambers on May 3, 2018.
State Rep. Jack Hennessy and State Auditor Rob Kane help veterans look great for job interviews by donating and collecting women's and men's professional clothing for the annual Save-A-Suit drive at the state Capitol.
State Rep. Jack Hennessy helped organize the third annual Save-A-Suit drive at the state Capitol on May 3, 2018. More than 60 suits, 300 articles of clothing, and hundreds of dollars were collected for Save-A-Suit, a nonprofit that helps provide men’s and women’s professional clothing to veterans.
State Rep. Jack Hennessy is joined in the House Chamber by Lauren Molella and Julio Farjado of Save-A-Suit, and state Rep. Charles Ferraro, ranking member of the legislature's Veterans’ Affairs Committee,in support of the General Assembly’s collection drive.
State Rep. Jack Hennessy helps organize a collection for veterans at the state Capitol on April 25, 2018.
State Rep. Jack Hennessy, his legislative colleagues, Homes for the Brave and the South Park Inn hold a collection for veterans at the state Capitol on April 25, 2018.
State Rep. Jack Hennessy joins his legislative colleagues and Homes for the Brave at a collection for veterans at the state Capitol.
State Rep. Jack Hennessy joins Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman; Brian Baker, assistant director of the South Park Inn; and state Rep. Buddy Altobello at the Help-A-Hero collection for veterans.
State Rep. Jack Hennessy joins his colleagues at the legislature, the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, and members of the Veterans Committee at a press conference on April 24, 2018 to call for the passage of Senate Bill 289, which would restore $2 million in funding to the state Department of Veterans Affairs.
State Rep. Jack Hennessy joins his colleagues on April 24, 2018 at a press conference to advocate for the passage of Senate Bill 289, which would restore $2 million in funding to the state Department of Veterans Affairs.
State Rep. Jack Hennessy introduces retired Brigadier General Dan McHale to House Chambers during the 2018 legislative session.
State Rep. Jack Hennessy welcomed Dan McHale, a retired Brigadier General who has served the state and military for more than 45 years in and out of uniform, to House Chambers on April 24, 2018.
State Rep. Jack Hennessy answers a student's question during a school visit to House Chambers. Hennessy welcomed students from Discovery Interdistrict Magnet School to House Chambers on March 28, 2018.
State Rep. Jack Hennessy welcomes students from Discovery Interdistrict Magnet School to House Chambers.
State Rep. Jack Hennessy testifies in support of House Bill 5294, "An act concerning naturopaths" during a public hearing on March 5. This legislation would amend the meaning of “naturopathy” and would establish a procedure for naturopathic physicians to administer prescription medications.
State Rep. Jack Hennessy joins Lindsey Marr, a third-year University of Bridgeport Naturopathic School student, to offer testimony in support of House Bill 5294, "An act concerning naturopaths." This legislation would amend the meaning of “naturopathy” and would establish a procedure for naturopathic physicians to administer prescription medications.
State Rep. Jack Hennessy joins legislators to honor and recognize the 2017 class of Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame inductees.
State Rep. Jack Hennessy joins state Sen. Mae Flexer at the Veterans Hall of Fame induction ceremony to honor and recognize the 2017 class of veterans.
State Rep. Jack Hennessy, D-Bridgeport, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 102nd Infantry Regiment.
During the 2017 regular session of the General Assembly, state Rep. Jack Hennessy and the Bridgeport legislative delegation were instrumental in passing key legislation that will have a significant impact on Bridgeport and its residents.
State Rep. Jack Hennessy joined his colleagues and Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim to highlight legislation passed during the 2017 regular session that will greatly benefit Bridgeport and its residents.
State Rep. Jack Hennessy was proud to join fellow veterans to honor the life and legacy of Connecticut hero, Capt. Nathan Hale. The 35th annual ceremony was held June 6 at the state Capitol.
State Rep. Jack Hennessy was honored to educate elementary school students on the legacy of a Connecticut hero, Capt. Nathan Hale. A ceremony was held in Capt. Hale's memory June 6 at the state Capitol and was also attended by members of the American Legion, Department of Connecticut.
On June 6, state Rep. Jack Hennessy joined members of the American Legion, Department of Connecticut to educate elementary students on the legacy of a Connecticut hero, Capt. Nathan Hale. Capt. Hale's dedication to duty and his country is preserved in the immortal words, "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."
The 2017 Save A Suit drive at the state Capitol proved to be another success. More than 200 items were donated to this cause, which will help veterans look great for job interviews. State Rep. Jack Hennessy was honored to help collect gently used professional clothing for the men and women who need it most.
During the 2017 Save A Suit Drive, volunteers collected more than 200 items that will help veterans look great for job interviews. State Rep. Jack Hennessy was honored to join his colleagues in the legislature and collect gently used men's and women's professional clothing for this great cause.
State Rep. Jack Hennessy thanks his colleagues in the legislature for their support during the 2017 Help-A-Hero drive.
On May 31, 2017 state Rep. Jack Hennessy hosted another successful Help-A-Hero drive at the state Capitol. Volunteers collected donations such as health care and hygiene products, t-shirts, socks, personal care items, gift cards and cash donations for local veterans.
State Rep. Jack Hennessy welcomed retired Capt. Peter I. Wikul to the House Chambers. Capt. Wikul was one of the longest-serving U.S. Navy SEALs in the program’s history and is also the co-founder of Mission Ready, Inc.
Members of the Bridgeport-based Homes For the Brave and the South Park Inn joined House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz and I at the State Capitol after holding another successful Help-A-Hero drive in Hartford.
I was honored to welcome members of Bridgeport- based Homes For the Brave and South Park Inn to House Chambers after they held another successful Help-A-Hero event at the Capitol.
I was honored to help induct Bridgeport Port 5 Commander Rich Iannucci into the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame.
Currently, we have the best Adjutant General in the country. This bill ensures that when General Thaddeus Martin retires, whoever takes his place has a minimum of 10 years in the National Guard as a Commissioned Officer so they can hit the road running and ensure a positive transition.
A good bill to prohibit health providers House Bill #5356, among other things, from charging for health records requested in support of claims or appeals for federal or state veterans' benefits passed the House today.
Excellent day at the Help-A-Hero event today!
A good bill passed the House to issue a marriage license on the appearance of only one of the persons applying for such license due to the other person's status as an active duty member of the armed forces who is absent from the state.
It was a pleasure to speak to visiting students today during Bridgeport Day at the Capitol. It was heartening to see so many young individuals taking pride in their home city and expressing their interest in the legislative process.
City mayors and legislators joined at press conference today to speak against cuts to municipalities that would disproportionately affect Bridgeport.
Meeting in Hartford with delegation members to discuss probate court funding and how the Bridgeport probate court deals with unique circumstances.
With Greg Dancho, Director of CT's Beardsley Zoo, at the Capitol. It is great to raise awareness of this wonderful zoo that is right in our backyard.
I testified yesterday in the Public Health Committee in a favor of a bill that will expand the University of Bridgeport’s College of Naturopathic Medicine by a potential factor of two. This is an important economic benefit to Bridgeport, as it will increase enrollment and help move Connecticut medical options into the 21st Century.
I had the pleasure of touring the Rocky Hill Veterans Center with legislative leaders, Commissioner of Veterans’ Affairs Sean M. Connolly, and Clerk of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee Paul Tarbox. The Center provides indispensable long term care to veterans with chronic and disabling medical conditions as well as Palliative and Respite care.
I attended CEA's rally and listened to concerns in regards to SBAC testing. They are urging the Senate to amend SB 1095 to eliminate SBAC testing. They note the SBAC test will not give them (teachers) any information they don't already have about the progress of their students. I was happy to join them in this effort.
Thanks to all that attended a great forum on the Conflict of Interest Bill last night. I will continue to fight for the measure in Hartford and will keep Bridgeport residents informed on its progress.
I was pleased to join with colleagues to testify in favor of the Conflict of Interest Bill recently heard in the Planning and Development Committee.
Rep. Hennessy was interviewed by Channel 3 concerning the plastic bag ban legislation.
At the first organizational meeting of the Veteran’s Committee Session 2015 – I look forward to a productive session on behalf of Veterans and all servicemen and servicewomen across the state. I was pleased to join with all the dedicated colleagues on the Committee and have full confidence we will work together effectively.
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. March 13, 2014
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. February 11, 2014