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  • Hastings’ Statement on the 5th Anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on December 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Control

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking the 5th anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut: “The massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School will forever be among the defining tragedies in our nation’s history. Five years after this incomprehensible act of violence, my heart is still broken for the families that lost children, the teachers who gave their lives protecting their students, and the Newtown community. No... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Trump Administration Recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs - The Middle East

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement after President Donald John Trump announced that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocate its embassy to the city: “I believe that Jerusalem is and should remain the undivided capital of Israel. To deny the Jewish connection to Jerusalem would be to deny world history. That being said, the manner in which the Trump Administration has announced its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of ... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Former Trump Official Michael Flynn’s Guilty Plea
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after Michael Flynn, former National Security Advisor to President Donald John Trump, plead guilty to lying to the FBI about communications with the Russian government: “Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn has admitted to contacting the Russian Government, under instruction from President Trump’s transition team, and then lying about it to the FBI. Even though today’s guilty plea was not unexpected, it is still an o... Read more

  • Hastings Marks World AIDS Day
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement commemorating World AIDS Day: “The AIDS epidemic is a public health crisis that affects every community. On World AIDS Day, we honor the memories of the victims of this terrible disease, and recommit ourselves to eradicating HIV/AIDS once and for all. “Despite the tragic toll of HIV/AIDS, we continue to make progress in achieving an AIDS-free generation. With continued investment and research, we will halt this pandemic in its tra... Read more

  • Hastings Welcomes International Tribunal Judgement In Ratko Mladic Case
    Posted in Press Releases on November 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs - Europe, Human Rights and Refugees

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement following today’s judgement of Bosnian Serb wartime commander Ratko Mladic at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague (Netherlands): “I welcome today’s judgement by the international tribunal against Ratko Mladic. The absolutely monstrous nature of the crimes he was found guilty of committing – war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide – could not be ignored. Although it took a long ... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Haiti TPS Decision
    Posted in Press Releases on November 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) issued the following statement regarding Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke’s decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haiti with a delayed effective date of 18 month, which will expire on July 22, 2019: “Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is central to the United States’ commitment in providing a safe haven to individuals unable to securely return to their home country due to ongoing violence, environmental disa... Read more

  • Hastings Applauds Foreign Affairs Committee on Passage H.Res.401
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Animal Welfare and Wildlife Conservation

    (Washington, D.C.) Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement after the House Foreign Affairs Committee favorably reported H.Res.401, urging all nations to outlaw the dog and cat meat trade and to enforce existing laws against such trade. The resolution was introduced by Congressman Hastings and Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL) in June and currently has 101 co-sponsors. “I commend Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) and Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-NY) for supporting H.Res.40... Read more

  • Hastings Recognizes Veterans Day
    Posted in Press Releases on November 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking Veterans Day: “This Veterans Day, I am honored to recognize the brave men and women who have served and defended our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. Our veterans exemplify the very best of our nation, oftentimes serving in dangerous conflicts around the globe in defense of American security. The fact that our Armed Forces are comprised entirely of volunteers underscores the importance of recognizing the sacrif... Read more

  • Hastings Joins Curbelo, Wilson, and Ros-Lehtinen in introducing the ESPERER Act of 2017
    Posted in Press Releases on October 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) joined Representatives Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), Frederica Wilson (D-FL), and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) in introducing the Extending Status Protection for Eligible Refugees with Established Residency (ESPERER) Act of 2017 (Please find attached a copy of the legislation): “I continue to work for a full 18-month extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals, as well as others living here under TPS. I am proud to join today’s bipartisa... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on President Trumps’ Attempts to Dismantle the Affordable Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after President Donald John Trump announced that he would cut off subsidy payments to insurers selling Obamacare coverage, which will cause immediate spikes in healthcare premiums across the country: “The President announced today that he will purposefully spike healthcare premiums for millions of people. Make no mistake about it: this is not about improving healthcare or trying to help the American people; it is about rolling... Read more

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