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  • Everglades Caucus Co-Chairmen Hastings and Diaz-Balart Introduce Everglades for the Next Generation Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Co-Chairmen of the Congressional Everglades Caucus, introduced the bi-partisan Everglades for the Next Generation Act. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) introduced the Senate companion. The legislation authorizes Everglades restoration projects that have completed the planning process and are shovel-ready, ensuring that necessary progress in the region continues. (Please find attached a copy of the bill). “Protecting and rest... Read more

  • Hastings, Rokita Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Ease Student Loan Burden
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Todd Rokita (R-IN) introduced bipartisan legislation to ease the burden of student loan debt in the United States. The legislation, the Student Loan Lower Interest Rate and Lower Monthly Payment Refinancing Act of 2017, will help parents and students refinance loans at lower interest rates and alleviate their financial burden. (Please find attached a copy of the legislation): “Interest rates on new federal student loans are approximately 3.8 pe... Read more

  • Hastings Introduces the TRUMPED Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after introducing the Taxpayers Require Urgent Mandatory Protection from Egregious Debt Act of 2017 (the TRUMPED Act) (Please find attached a copy of the legislation): “Since President Donald John Trump’s election, my Congressional offices have received numerous calls and letters expressing concern over his use of Mar-a-lago as an almost weekly retreat. His constant use of his own property is padding his own pockets with taxpa... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Terror Attack in Manchester, England
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the terror attack in Manchester, England, which claimed the lives of 22 people and injured dozens more: “I offer my deepest sympathies to the families of the victims of yesterday’s terror attack in Manchester. As England’s law enforcement continues working to establish the full details of this horrific attack against innocent children and families, the American people stand side-by-side in grief, anger, and resolve. My thou... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on President Trump’s FY2018 Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on President Donald John Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget: “President Donald John Trump’s FY18 Budget proposal begs the question: who is the President fighting for? President Trump’s budget envisions an America that has abdicated its responsibilities to its citizens; an America that takes a back-seat in innovation, education, research, and economic progress in order to funnel millions in taxpayer funding to corporate executives... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Secretary Kelly’s TPS Decision
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Policy, Human Rights and Refugees

    (Washington, D.C.) Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) issued the following statement on Secretary John Kelly’s decision to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for six months to Haitian nationals residing in the United States: “I continue to believe, and will continue to champion, that a full TPS renewal of 18 months is in the best interest of both Haiti and the United States. Haiti continues to face daily challenges from the earthquake that laid waste to the country in 2010, the subsequent... Read more

  • Hastings' Statement on the Firing of FBI Director Comey
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) issued the following statement on the firing of FBI Director James Comey: "The FBI Director's firing cries out for a Special Prosecutor. Up until the moment of his dismissal, Director Comey was actively investigating President Donald John Trumps’ connection to Russian interference in the 2016 election. The American people deserve to know why Director Comey was fired without reason and Donald Trump needs to explain himself immediately.” Congressman Alcee L. Ha... Read more

  • Hastings Calls for Anti-Trafficking Education in South Florida Public Schools
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) sent the following letter to Dr. Robert Avossa, Superintendent of Palm Beach County Public Schools, and Robert Runcie, Superintendent of Broward County Public Schools, urging them to incorporate human trafficking education into the curriculums of the public schools systems. Joining Hastings in sending the letter were Representatives Ted Deutch, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Lois Frankel, and Frederica S. Wilson. (Please find below and attached a copy of the lette... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Trumpcare
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017 (Trumpcare) passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 217-213: “The short-sighted bill rammed through today by House Republicans will spell disaster if it’s signed into law. Trumpcare should have been a nonstarter. It will strip healthcare from 24 million Americans, eviscerate essential benefits, and target women and seniors with unfair costs. Anyone who voted for thi... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Israel’s 69th Independence Day
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: FAFF - The Middle East, FAFF - Support Israel

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement marking Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day: “I am delighted to congratulate the State of Israel on its 69th Independence Day. I join with the Israeli people in celebrating Israel’s storied history and the special relationship between our two countries. “Israel’s story is no less remarkable today as it was when it was founded 69 years ago. Rising from the ashes of one of the greatest human catastrophes the world has ever wit... Read more