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  • Hastings’ Statement on Elections in Georgia
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Relations, FAFF - Europe

    (Fort Lauderdale, FL) Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement congratulating the people of Georgia on last week’s parliamentary elections: “I congratulate the people of Georgia on their parliamentary elections of October 8th. While there were occasional reports of election-based violence, it is clear that polling was well-administered and conducted in a fair, open, and competitive process. A fundamental function of any democracy is to ensure that all qualified citiz... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Terrorist Attack in Istanbul
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Homeland Security, International Relations

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement in response to the terrorist attack that took place at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey: “I was so deeply saddened and horrified by the terrorist attack that took place at the Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey that has claimed the lives over 40 people, and wounded scores of others. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims and their families. These senseless acts of terrorism remind u... Read more

  • Hastings' Statement on the Yulin Dog Meat Festival
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Animal Welfare and Wildlife Conservation, International Relations

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking the beginning of the Yulin Dog Meat Festival: “For weeks, I have worked with organizations and dedicated individuals to raise awareness of the Yulin Dog Meat Festival, which will begin in just a few hours. During the festival, an estimated 10,000 dogs will be skinned alive, burned alive, drowned, or simply beaten to death because of a twisted belief that torture makes the meat taste better. This festival is an abominat... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the Terrorist Attacks in Paris
    Posted in Press Releases on November 13, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, International Relations, FAFF - Europe

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement on the terrorist attacks in Paris, France: “Words cannot express how horrified I was to learn of this evening’s terrorist attacks in Paris. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims and their families. While many of the details are still yet unknown, I stand shoulder-to-shoulder in solidarity with the French people. These senseless acts of terrorism can never be understood, we must find strength in knowing that justice w... Read more

  • Hastings to Vote Against Iran Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on August 13, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Relations, FAFF - Iran

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) announced that he will oppose the Iran deal when it comes before the House of Representatives for a vote. Hastings announced his decision in an op-ed published in the Palm Beach Post. A copy of the op-ed is included below: “When the House of Representatives reconvenes in September, one of our first priorities will be to address the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to curb Iran’s nuclear program. “After careful review, I have decided that I ca... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Nuclear Deal with Iran
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Relations, FAFF - Iran, FAFF - Support Israel

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in response to the Obama Administration’s announcement that a comprehensive agreement has been reached with Iran over its nuclear capabilities: “I commend the Administration and other government officials in the P5+1 who have worked diligently over the course of the negotiations, and look forward to reviewing this deal in its entirety to make certain that it will unquestionably block all pathways Iran may use to acquire nuc... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Iran Nuclear Talks
    Posted in Press Releases on July 6, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Relations, FAFF - Iran, FAFF - Support Israel

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement on the negotiations surrounding a nuclear accord with Iran: “As I have stated on numerous occasions, I strongly believe that no deal is better than a bad deal that fails to strip the Iranian regime of any and all pathways to a nuclear weapon. “In addition to dismantling its nuclear infrastructure, the agreement that emerges must also allow inspectors unfettered access to inspect sites including military facilities, and requ... Read more

  • Congressman Hastings’ Statement on the Extension of Iran Nuclear Talks
    Posted in Press Releases on June 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Relations, FAFF - Iran, FAFF - Support Israel

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in response to the weeklong extension of nuclear negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran: “Today we learned that negotiations aimed at dismantling large portions of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure have been extended, yet again, to July 7, 2015. While I applaud the efforts of the President, Secretary of State Kerry, and our partners in the P5+1, I am deeply concerned by news that Ayatollah Ali Khameni - the arbiter of public matters i... Read more

  • Hastings' Statement on World Refugee Day
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Policy, International Relations, Human Rights and Refugees

    Congressman Alcee Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in observance of World Refugee Day: “Each June 20th we recognize World Refugee Day, a day on which we reflect on the importance of working to promote democracy and freedom around the world, while rededicating our efforts to do all that we can to offer protection to those who have been forcibly displaced from their homes. “The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that there are currently over 50 million refu... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the Lantos Foundation’s Solidarity Sabbath 2015
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Relations, FAFF - Support Israel, Human Rights and Refugees

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement on his participation in the Tom Lantos Foundation’s Solidarity Sabbath, held on May 22, 2015: “I am proud to support the Tom Lantos Foundation’s Solidarity Sabbath initiative, an event that transcends geographical borders and religious affiliations and provides an opportunity for leaders in North America and Europe to express solidarity with the Jewish community at a time when acts of social cohesion are more urgent than ever. “Sa... Read more