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  • Hastings and Buchanan Urge House Leadership to Schedule S. 1057 for a Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) led a letter with his Co-Chair of the Florida Congressional Delegation, Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL), urging House Leadership to bring S. 1057, the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2017, to the house floor for a vote without delay. This measure, which passed the Senate by voice vote, would take critical steps toward safeguarding the health of Florida’s coastal economies and ecosystems against harmful algal bloo... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Nelson Mandela International Day
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in recognition of Nelson Mandela International Day 2018, which also marks Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday: “In South Africa, they have a term, Ubuntu, which means ‘I am because we are.’ The philosophy of Ubuntu, an interconnected and shared humanity across the globe is something that Nelson Mandela stressed every day of his life. As we commemorate Nelson Mandela International Day, we are encouraged to reflect on this shared humani... Read more

  • Hastings Blasts Carbon Tax Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement at a Rules Committee hearing blasting H.Con.Res.119, Expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy: “The anti-climate resolution H.Con.Res.119 is the latest example of Republicans burying their heads in the sand about climate change. Instead of considering legislation responsive to the needs of the American people, we are wasting our valuable, limited time expressing oppositio... Read more

  • Hastings Joins Vietnam War Commemoration Partnership Program
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement after joining the Vietnam War Commemoration Program, which works to ensure that America’s Vietnam veterans are recognized, honored, and provided with the services they rightly deserve: “As a country, we recognize the service, sacrifice, and patriotism of our veterans. Veterans of the Vietnam War never got the recognition they deserved, but they are no less worthy. In fact, when I meet Vietnam veterans in my district and thank them... Read more

  • Hastings Meets With Student Ambassadors from the National Campaign to Stop Violence
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after meeting with student ambassadors from the National Campaign to Stop Violence. During the meeting, students presented Hastings with a copy of the published writings of 330 middle school students from Palm Beach County on reducing youth violence: “Today, I had the opportunity to meet with students participating in the ‘Do the Write Thing’ Challenge Program. These students truly inspire me. There are so many things we must ... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the Passing of Nathaniel Reed
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the passing of Florida environmental activist, Nathaniel Reed: “It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Nathaniel Reed this afternoon. Nathaniel was a stellar supporter of national parks, a staunch environmental advocate, and co-author of the Endangered Species Act. Nathaniel was a powerhouse of Florida politics, but more than that, he was a dear friend and a mentor to me, as well as to countless others. “... Read more

  • Hastings’ Diversity Amendment to the Intelligence Authorization Act Adopted in the House of Representatives
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Jobs and the Workforce

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after his amendment to H.R.6237, the Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019, was adopted by voice vote in the House of Representatives. H.R.6237 subsequently passed in the House of Representatives today by a vote of 363-54. “Expanding the intelligence community’s (IC) recruitment of minorities in rural and underserved regions of the United States is a common-sense step to building a... Read more

  • **Media Advisory** Hastings and Buchanan to Hold Florida Delegation Meeting on 2018 Hurricane Season
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Co-Chairs of the Florida Congressional Delegation, will hold a delegation meeting on the 2018 hurricane season. The meeting will take place on Thursday, July 12th at 8:30 AM in room 2253 of the Rayburn House Office Building, and is open to the public. The distinguished panel will include: Dr. Neil Jacobs Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Environmental Observation and Prediction, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOA... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Election Reform, Energy and Environment, LGBTQ Equality, Health Care, Immigration Policy, Criminal Justice Reform, Gun Control, Women's Issues, Human Rights and Refugees

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement on President Donald John Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States: “The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is President Trump’s latest shameful effort to further roll back the progress we have made on voting rights, workers’ rights, women’s rights, civil rights, clean air and water, gun control, healthcare, and so much more. We cannot take nominations to the Suprem... Read more

  • Hastings Celebrates Independence Day
    Posted in Press Releases on July 4, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement in celebration of Independence Day: “Our nation was founded on the principle that each of us is bestowed with the right to liberty and happiness. Today, we celebrate those rights, and our nation’s ascendance as a global leader in the fight for equality and democracy. “As we celebrate with our families and communities, let us reflect on the sacrifices of previous generations – and the responsibilities required of each of us to ... Read more

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