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  • Hastings’ Statement on Republicans Targeting Women’s Healthcare Worldwide
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Africa, Asia, Women's Issues, Human Rights and Refugees

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement ahead of the House Committee on Rules meeting on H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017, and in response to President Trump's executive order reinstating the 'global gag-rule:' “The House Republican leadership has chosen legislation attacking women’s reproductive rights as their very first priority following President Trump’s inauguration. The legislation being debated t... Read more

  • 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’ Statement on Women’s Equality Day
    Posted in Press Releases on August 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Issues, Jobs and the Workforce

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement marking the 96th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment, which extended voting rights to women, and Women’s Equality Day: “Today we celebrate the 96th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and Women’s Equality Day, which is dedicated to the women and men who fought against discrimination based on sex at the voting booth. We also must recognize the work that remains to be done despite the many strides that have been m... Read more

  • Hastings Celebrates Women’s History Month
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Issues

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement celebrating Women’s History Month: “Congress first designated Women’s History Month in 1987, in recognition of the many struggles, contributions, and triumphs of women throughout American history. This month, I join with millions of Americans in celebrating women’s history. “In recent years, America has witnessed extraordinary new gains for women, who have made incredible strides in business, medicine, law, higher education, s... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement Ahead of House Rules Committee Meeting on Legislation Restricting Women’s Rights
    Posted in Press Releases on September 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Issues

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement ahead of tonight’s meeting of the House Rules Committee to consider legislation that restricts women’s access to reproductive health care: “Tonight, the House Committee on Rules meets to consider legislation that would further restrict a woman’s ability to make her own health care decisions. It is outrageous that we are again considering partisan bills that impede access to much needed health services and attack a woman’s righ... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the 95th Anniversary of the Adoption of the 19th Amendment
    Posted in Press Releases on August 26, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Issues

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement marking the 95th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment, which extended voting rights to women: “As we celebrate the 95th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed that no person in the United States be denied the right to vote on account of sex, we must also use this occasion to recognize the fact that much work still remains. “While women now constitute nearly half of the workforce and... Read more

  • Hastings Recognizes Equal Pay Day
    Posted in Press Releases on April 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Issues, Jobs and the Workforce, Economy and Finance

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement in observance of Equal Pay Day, which marks the point at which the average women’s earnings finally equal those of their male counterparts from the previous year: “Today we mark yet another Equal Pay Day, a day designated to acknowledging that despite passage of the Equal Pay Act over five decades ago, equal pay for equal work still remains a major issue. “Although women make up almost 50 percent of the workforce, holding near... Read more

  • Hastings Introduces Resolution Honoring Dr. Elmira Mangum as the First Female President of Florida A&M University
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Women's Issues

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) introduced a resolution honoring Dr. Elmira Mangum as the first female president of Florida A&M University (Please find attached a copy of the resolution): “Dr. Elmira Mangum is paving the way for women across the country to realize their dreams and achieve greatness. That is why I was proud to introduce this resolution honoring her as the first permanent female president of Florida A&M University (FAMU), one of the nation’s most distinguished Historically Bl... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement in Recognition of Women’s History Month
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Issues

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement in recognition of Women's History Month: “Each year during the month of March our nation observes Women’s History Month by celebrating the achievements and contributions made by women to our country, as well as the world. This March, let us remember those women who have helped pioneer our democracy and who, not only as mothers, daughters, and sisters, but as veterans, business leaders, and public officials, have successively a... Read more

  • Hastings Marks Sixth Anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Issues, Jobs and the Workforce

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking the sixth Anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act: “Today, we recognize the sixth Anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Passed in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Ledbetter v Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co, the Act eased access to the courts for women seeking to challenge pay discrimination and encouraged employers to implement fair payment practices. “This bill was the first to be signed into ... Read more