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  • Hastings Renews Calls for the Extradition of Ms. Daniela Torres to the United States
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) sent the following letter to Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, renewing his request that the U.S. Department of State do all that it can to ensure the return of Ms. Daniela Torres to the United States, in order to face trial in the deaths of Ms. Deborah Peterson and Mr. Andrew Carr. (Please find attached and below a copy of the letter): April 13, 2017 The Honorable Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State United States Department of State 2201 C Street, ... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Taiwan’s Legislature Outlawing the Sale and Consumption of Dog and Cat Meat
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on Taiwan’s Legislature outlawing the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat: “I applaud Taiwan’s legislature for passing a law to ban both the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat. This landmark animal protection law sends a strong message to other countries where the dog and cat meat trade remains and millions of dogs and cats are brutally slaughtered every year. “Last month I introduced the Dog and Cat Meat Tra... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on National Pet Day
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Animal Welfare and Wildlife Conservation

    (Fort Lauderdale, FL) Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) issued the following statement in recognition of National Pet Day, which takes place every year on April 11th: “National Pet Day encourages us to celebrate our fuzziest family members and bring attention to plight of many animals who are awaiting their forever homes. This day was founded in 2006 by Pet and Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate Colleen Paige, to help raise public awareness about the plight of many different ... Read more

  • Hastings Urges Governor Scott to Better Track Instances of Animal Cruelty
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Animal Welfare and Wildlife Conservation

    (Fort Lauderdale, FL) Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) led a letter to Governor Rick Scott urging him to adopt the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), which will better track instances of animal cruelty in Florida, including neglect, torture, organized abuse, and sexual abuse. The NIBRS is an alternative to the Summary Reporting System (SRS) currently used by Florida’s state law enforcement agencies. The NIBRS is superior to the SR... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on International Roma Day
    Posted in Press Releases on April 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking International Roma Day: “I am pleased to mark International Roma Day and celebrate the contributions of Roma persons to world history and culture. As we celebrate the great contributions of the Romani people throughout history, we must not lose site of the fact that they continue to face intolerance and are still fighting for equal opportunities for themselves and their families. “To this day, Romani continue to face p... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on U.S. Airstrikes in Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after American forces launched airstrikes against a Syrian government-controlled airfield, in response to the horrific chemical weapon attack that took place earlier this week: “Hundreds of thousands of innocent Syrians have been killed and millions more displaced over the last few years. This week’s chemical weapon attack perpetrated by the Assad regime is a horrific continuation of this violence and a crime against humanity.... Read more

  • Hastings Introduces Resolution Celebrating the Importance of the 15th Anniversary of the Arab Peace Initiative
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after introducing a resolution, Celebrating the Importance of the 15th Anniversary of the Arab Peace Initiative as a Meaningful Effort by Arab Countries’ to the Commitment of Peace in the Middle East. (Please find a copy of the legislation attached.) “I am pleased to introduce this resolution marking the 15th anniversary of the Arab Peace Initiative and commending those Muslim-majority Arab nations that have taken steps to imp... Read more

  • Hastings Renews Call for Extending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Haitian Nationals
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Human Rights and Refugees

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) sent the following letter to Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly, urging him to extend TPS Status to Haitian nationals who have been residing in the United States and benefitting from this program. Joining Hastings in signing the letter were Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), Fred... Read more

  • **MEDIA ADVISORY** Hastings to Speak at AIPAC Policy Conference
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) will speak at the following session during the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) 2017 Policy Conference on Sunday, March 26th. The Conference is being held at the Washington Convention Center (801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001). DETAILS: WHO: Congressman Alcee L. Hastings WHAT: Speaker at the AIPAC Panel “Regional Outlook: The Middle East in 2017” WHEN: Sunday, March 26th at 4:00 PM WHERE: Washington Convention Center Ballroom A 801 M... Read more

  • Hastings Hosts Briefing On Protecting Dogs and Cats from Human Consumption in the United States
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Animal Welfare and Wildlife Conservation

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after hosting a Congressional Briefing this week on Protecting Dogs and Cats from Human Consumption in the United States. Joining Hastings at the briefing were: Marc Ching, Founder & CEO of the Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation, Valarie Ianniello, Executive Director of the Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation, Shannen Doherty, American Actress, Producer, and Author, and Nickolaus Sackett, Attorney & Social Compassion in Legislati... Read more