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  • Hastings’ Statement on TrumpCare Defeat
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after the Republican healthcare bill was pulled from the House floor: “House Republicans and President Trump tried to takeaway healthcare from millions of Americans and they failed. Today’s defeat of TrumpCare is a victory for seniors, people with disabilities, veterans, families, children, women, and every one of the 24 million people who would have had their health coverage stripped from them under the Republican plan. “When... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on President Donald John Trump’s Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Tax Policy

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on President Donald John Trump’s Budget proposal: “President Trump’s budget blueprint sounds more like a bad joke than a proposal for sound policy. His budget sticks it to families across the country, gutting education, research, healthcare, environmental protections, and job security in order to pay for over-the-top partisan pet-projects. “Trump’s $1.5 billion request for construction of the border wall with Mexico is laughab... Read more

  • Hastings’ Urges President Trump to Raise Yulin Dog Meat Festival with President Xi During Upcoming Visit
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) sent the following letter to President Donald J. Trump, urging him to raise the issue of the global dog meat trade and the Yulin Dog Meat Festival with President Xi Jinping during his upcoming visit to the United States next month. (Please find below and attached a copy of the letter). March 16, 2017 The Honorable Donald Trump President of the United States White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Trump: I write to s... Read more

  • Hastings, Buchanan, Trott, and Boyle Introduce the Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2017
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after introducing bipartisan legislation prohibiting the slaughter of dogs and cats for human consumption in the United States. Joining Hastings in introducing the legislation, which has been endorsed by The Humane Society of the United States and The Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation, were Representatives Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Dave Trott (R-MI), and Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA). (Please find a copy of the legislation attached.) ... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Republican Affordable Care Act Repeal Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after House Republicans revealed their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA): “It took Republicans seven years of undermining the ACA to finally come up with a proposal for replacing it. Their plan would kick millions of Americans off their health insurance and force millions more to pay higher premiums. It would take healthcare away from the poor, give tax cuts to the rich, and pull the rug out from under s... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on President Trump’s Revised Muslim Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement in response to President Donald John Trump’s new executive order banning Muslims and refugees from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the United States: “It’s perplexing that President Trump, who’s first Muslim and refugee ban was shot-down by multiple courts, has once again attempted to prohibit the same groups from entering the United States. No matter how you repackage it, this new executive order i... Read more

  • Hastings Calls for Resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Judiciary Issues

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) today called for the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, after it was revealed that he lied under oath during his Senate confirmation hearing about contact with Russian officials: “During his Senate confirmation hearing, Jeff Sessions told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he did not have communications with the Russian government during Mr. Trump’s campaign. We now know this statement, made under oath, was a lie. Attorney General Sessions must r... Read more

  • Hastings’ Reaction to President Trump’s First Address to a Joint Session of Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement in response to President Donald John Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress: “When the President took office, I made it clear that I would work with his administration wherever possible. Even though we disagree on many issues, the role of the President is to facilitate national debates with the serious attention they deserve. To this end, I have been consistently disappointed by the first weeks of the President’s... Read more

  • Hastings Makes 18th Trip to Israel and Attends 17th Annual OSCE PA Winter Meeting
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: FAFF - Europe, FAFF - The Middle East, FAFF - Support Israel

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), released the following statement after participating in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA) 17th Annual Winter Meeting in Vienna, Austria and multiple bi-lateral and multi-lateral meetings in regards to national security and defense policy in Italy, Jordan, and Israel: “I was privileged to once again represent the United States and the U.S. Congress at this year’s OSCE PA Annual Winter Meeting. The OSCE’... Read more

  • **MEDIA ADVISORY** Hastings and Diaz-Balart to Host Meeting of the Congressional Everglades Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Environment and Conservation

    Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Everglades Caucus, will host a caucus meeting to discuss legislative issues important to the 16 counties that comprise the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). The meeting will focus on the Herbert Hoover Dike, Kissimmee River restoration, Indian River Lagoon-South, and the Caloosahatchee River West Basin Storage Reservoir. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 9:00... Read more