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  • Hastings Introduces H.Res.138, Supporting the Concurrent-Track Approach to the Middle East Peace Process
    Posted in Press Releases on February 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Foreign Affairs - The Middle East

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after introducing a resolution supporting the concurrent-track approach to the Middle East Peace Process. Joining Hastings in introducing the resolution were House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Representatives David Schweikert (R-AZ) and Rob Woodall (R-GA). (Please find attached a copy of the resolution): “The Israeli-Palestinian conflict presents an immensely difficult challenge that has no easy an... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Being Appointed Senior Whip
    Posted in Press Releases on February 20, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after being appointed by House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-SC) to serve as a Senior Whip during the 116th Congress: “I am honored for the opportunity to serve as Senior Whip for one of the most diverse and exciting Democratic Caucuses in history,” said Congressman Hastings. “I will work tirelessly with my good friend and colleague, Majority Whip James Clyburn, to create and advance a powerful legislative agenda that ampl... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Introduction of Keep Americans Safe Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Control

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after he joined Representatives Ted Deutch (D-FL), Diana DeGette (D-CO), and Dina Titus (D-NV) as an original co-sponsor in reintroducing the Keep Americans Safe Act, legislation that will prohibit the transfer, importation, or possession of magazines able to hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. A Senate companion was also introduced by Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ): “I was pleased to join my colleagues in introducing ... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the Passing of Congressman Walter B. Jones
    Posted in Press Releases on February 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the passing of Congressman Walter B. Jones: “It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of my friend and colleague, Congressman Walter B. Jones. We have lost a great man who was dedicated to serving the people of Eastern North Carolina with integrity, kindness, and compassion. “Walter had a distinguished record of proudly serving this country for over three decades, both as a Member of the North Carolina State ... Read more

  • Hastings Leads Letter Urging Prime Minister May to Support Ban of Dog Meat Trade in the United Kingdom
    Posted in Press Releases on February 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Animal Welfare and Wildlife Conservation, Foreign Affairs

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) sent the following letter to Prime Minister Theresa May, urging the support an amendment to the United Kingdom’s Agriculture bill, which would ban the dog meat trade. Joining Hastings in sending the letter were Representatives Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Theodore Deutch (D-FL), and Lee Zeldin (R-NY). (Please find below and attached a copy of the letter): February 11, 2019 The Rt Hon Theresa May, MP Prime Minister Office of the Prime Minister 10 Downing Street Londo... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the Passing of Congressman John Dingell
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the passing of former House Energy and Commerce Chairman John Dingell, Jr. of Michigan, who was the longest serving Member of Congress in history: “When I first came to Congress in 1993, Congressman John Dingell had already been serving the people of Michigan for 38 years. His illustrious career in Congress spanned 59 years, from the Eisenhower Administration to the Obama Administration, as the longest serving Member of Con... Read more

  • Hastings' Statement on the Passing of Frank Robinson
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the passing of Frank Robinson: “I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of the legendary Frank Robinson. As a Hall of Fame outfielder, Robinson made history as a record-breaking athlete in Major League Baseball (MLB). Overcoming the color barrier, he propelled forward a powerful legacy of excellence and accomplishment in the Black community as the first black manager in Major League Baseball history. “It would be an im... Read more

  • Hastings Recognizes National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement recognizing the 19th Annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: “Today marks the nineteenth anniversary of the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, which highlights the importance of educating our nation about the disproportionate impact that HIV/AIDS has on the African American community. This day is an important opportunity to not only spread awareness about this alarming health disparity and the lack of accessible heal... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Being Appointed Chairman of the Helsinki Commission
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights and Refugees

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement after the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, appointed him to chair the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, during the 116th Congress: “For more than four decades, the Helsinki Commission has championed human rights and democracy across North America, Europe, and Central Asia. While we have worked to keep these concerns on the U.S. agenda, much remains to be accomplished. Rogue... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on President Trump’s 2nd State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement on President Trump’s 2nd State of the Union Address: “Tonight’s address was nothing more than a side-show. Following two years of divisive and incompetent leadership, the President’s call for bipartisanship and unity rang profoundly hollow. If President Trump truly wants to embrace bipartisanship, he first needs to understand that the Democratic House of Representatives is not going to let him walk all over them and the American p... Read more

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