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  • Hastings Reintroduces Legislation to Restore Federal-Local Partnership for County Health Care Costs
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Judiciary Issues, Social Security

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) reintroduced the Restoring the Partnership for County Health Care Costs Act of 2015, which would prohibit the federal government from stripping individuals of their Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, and SSI benefits, before an inmate has been convicted of a crime. (Please find attached a copy of the legislation): “The U.S. Supreme Court’s interpretation of the 8th Amendment requires government entities to provide medical care to all inmates. As a result, local... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the 80th Anniversary of Social Security
    Posted in Press Releases on August 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement marking the 80th anniversary of the signing of the Social Security Act into law: “For 80 years, Social Security has provided Americans with peace of mind. Hardworking men and women contribute to Social Security every paycheck, knowing that their earned benefits will be there for them when they need them. “Today, nearly 60 million Americans, including over 4.2 million Floridians, depend on the monthly retirement, survivor, and disa... Read more

  • Hastings, Deutch, Frankel, and Murphy Send Letter to Social Security Administration Regarding West Palm Beach Field Office Closure
    Posted in Press Releases on August 14, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security

    (Fort Lauderdale, FL) Today, Representative Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), along with Representatives Ted Deutch (D-FL), Lois Frankel (D-FL) and Patrick Murphy (D-FL) sent the following letter to the Region 4 Social Security Administration Commissioner Michael W. Grochowski, expressing their concern over the closure of the West Palm Beach Social Security Administration field office. (Please find below and attached a copy of the letter) August 14, 2014 Mr. Michael W. Grochowski Region 4 Commissioner R... Read more

  • Hastings Statement on 79th Anniversary of the Social Security Act
    Posted in Press Releases on August 14, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking the 79th anniversary of the signing of the Social Security Act into law: “For 79 years, Social Security Income (SSI) has offered financial security and peace of mind to millions of Americans. In Florida’s 20th district alone, nearly 120,000 thousand people receive more than $1.5 billion in Social Security benefits every year. SSI is a critical support system for them and millions of other Americans, and is also ... Read more

  • Hastings Statement on 78th Anniversary of the Social Security Act
    Posted in Press Releases on August 14, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking the 78th anniversary of the signing of the Social Security Act: “For 78 years, Social Security Income (SSI) has provided peace of mind and financial security to millions of Americans. Nearly 60 million people, including 4 million Floridians receive more than $800 billion in Social Security benefits every year. SSI is indispensable for those who depend on it. Furthermore, it is a major source of income for many e... Read more

  • Hastings Stands in Support of the Alliance for Retired Americans’ Human Chain Day of Action
    Posted in Press Releases on July 2, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) issued the following statement in support of the National Day of Action, organized by the Alliance for Retired Americans (the Alliance). The Alliance’s “Human Chain Against Chained CPI” demonstrations have been organized across the nation to protest proposed changes to the Social Security benefits formula, in which Social Security would be chained to the Consumer Price Index (CPI), resulting in significant cuts in benefits for Social Security recipients: “Tod... Read more