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  • Hastings’ Statement on the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Women's Issues

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement recognizing the 44th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Roe v. Wade: “Once again, we mark the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision as women’s reproductive rights are under attack across the country. Roe v. Wade gives women the right to make their own choices and control their own bodies, yet Republicans across the country continue pushing an extreme agenda to overturn these protecti... Read more

  • Hastings Introduces Avonte’s Law Act of 2015
    Posted in Press Releases on December 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after introducing H.R. 4253, the Avonte’s Law Act of 2015 (Avonte’s Law), which authorizes the creation of a grant program to provide local law enforcement agencies with resources, education, and training to better respond to situations related to children with autism and other disabilities who wander. (Please find attached a copy of the legislation): “Avonte’s Law was inspired by the tragic circumstances surrounding th... Read more

  • **MEDIA ADVISORY** Hastings to Attend American Cancer Society Action Network Medicine Roundtable
    Posted in Media Advisories on October 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Breast Cancer

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) will attend an upcoming American Cancer Society Action Network Medicine Roundtable on Monday, October 19th at 10:00 AM. The event will take place in the Chancellor’s Dining Room at the Terry Administration Building of Nova Southeastern University, located at 3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314. It will focus on advances in therapies and diagnostics in cancer care. DETAILS: WHO: Congressman Alcee L. Hastings WHAT: American Cancer Society Action Netw... Read more

  • Increased Funding for Alzheimer’s Research is Desperately Needed
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on August 13, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Upon seeing a pink ribbon, the average American will easily be reminded of the tragic toll taken by breast cancer and the critical need for supporting breast cancer research. The same can be said for blue ribbons and the fight against prostate cancer. Alzheimer’s also has a symbol, the purple ribbon, but when compared to cancer and other serious illnesses, the disease receives only a fraction of the research funding. As our population ages and the number of Americans afflicted by Alzheimer’s gro... Read more

  • Hastings Marks 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid
    Posted in Press Releases on July 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement on the 50th anniversary of the signing of Medicare and Medicaid: “When the Medicare and Medicaid programs were signed into law 50 years ago today, Americans were given a new safety-net for affordable health care. “In the years since, Medicare and Medicaid have proven to be resounding stories of success. Today, 55 million Americans receive Medicare benefits and 69 million receive health care through Medicaid, including one in three... Read more

  • Hastings Lauds the Supreme Court’s Decision in the Case of King v. Burwell
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell: “Today, for the second time in three years, the United States Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. This decision guarantees that eligible Americans, regardless of what state they reside in, will continue to have access to tax credits for affordable, quality health coverage. “The Affordable Care Act is working – the number of uninsu... Read more

  • Hastings Introduces Resolution Designating June as “National Men’s Cancer Awareness Month”
    Posted in Press Releases on April 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) introduced a resolution to establish June as “National Men’s Cancer Awareness Month.” (Please find attached a copy of the resolution): “One in two men will be diagnosed with cancer over the course of their lifetime, compared to one in three for their female counterparts. These cancers can often be prevented entirely or improved with early detection. Thus, I am introducing this resolution to establish June as Men’s Cancer Awareness Month. Its purpose is... Read more

  • Hastings Recognizes National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, HIV/AIDS

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in observance of National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day: “Today marks the third annual commemoration of National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day, a day designated to educating the public about the profound impact HIV and AIDS has on our nation’s young people, while also highlighting the work being done across the country to end this epidemic. “According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), nearly 40 percent of all new H... Read more

  • Hastings Joined by Florida Members in Sending Letter Urging Children’s Health Insurance Program be Prioritized
    Posted in Press Releases on March 4, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (FL-20) sent the following letter to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Senate Finance Committee urging that the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) be prioritized. Federal funding for this successful program is set to expire in September. Therefore, immediate action is needed. Without funding, participants would be forced to find alternative health coverage. Over 350,000 Florida kids could be impacted by a loss of federal funding for CHIP. Pr... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the 42nd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Women's Issues

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking the 42nd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade: “Today marks the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade, establishing a woman’s constitutional right to reproductive health. I stand with the 70 percent of Americans that believe that women, in conjunction with their doctors, should be able to make choices about their personal medical decisions. “Since the i... Read more