Statement on the Passing of Congressman Alcee L. Hastings

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(Boynton Beach, FL) – The family of Congressman Alcee L. Hastings released the following statement on his passing: “It is with profound sadness and the deepest sense of loss that we announce the passing of the Honorable Alcee L. Hastings. He lived a life of triumph over adversity and his brilliance and compassion was felt amongst his constituents, colleagues, the nation and the world. He lived a f... Read more »

Hastings’ Statement on Biden American Jobs Plan

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(Fort Lauderdale, FL) – Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (FL-20) made the following statement regarding President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, which includes a vital infrastructure package and millions of jobs for our nation: “The American Jobs Plan put forth by the Biden-Harris administration creates a robust avenue for progress and opportunity for all Americans. The plan will make a significant inve... Read more »

Hastings’ Statement On Pending Settlement Regarding Military Discharge Upgrades

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(Fort Lauderdale, FL) – Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (FL-20) made the following statement about the ongoing lawsuit, Kennedy v. McCarthy, which is a class action alleging that the U.S. Army failed to properly consider discharge upgrade applications from certain servicemembers who are affected by post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, and other mental healt... Read more »

Hastings’ Statement on the Shooting in Boulder, Colorado

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(Fort Lauderdale, FL) – Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (FL-20) made the following statement in response to the shooting that took place at a Kings Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado that took 10 innocent lives: “To the families, friends, and loved ones of those who lost their lives in yesterday’s horrendous shooting, know that we mourn the lives lost and take a stand for the survivors and t... Read more »

Hastings’ Statement on 11th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

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(Fort Lauderdale, FL) – Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (FL-20) made the following statement marking the 11th anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law: “For eleven years, the ACA has stood alongside Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid as a pillar of health and economic security for millions of American families,” said Hastings. “The landmark Affordable ... Read more »

Hastings Leads Letter Opposing FEMA Disaster Relief Rule Change

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(Washington, D.C.) – Representative Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) led a letter submitted through the executive branch rulemaking process opposing a change to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) disaster assessment process. On December 14, 2020, FEMA published a notice of proposed rulemaking, which would tighten eligibility requirements for Public Assistance and significantly reduce the dis... Read more »

Hastings’ Statement on the House Passage of the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act

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(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (FL-20) made the following statement on the House passage of H.R. 1620, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021. The landmark Violence Against Women Act of 1994 ushered in transformative progress by calling for the protection of all Americans from violence and abuse, and working to ensure all victims and survivors have the support t... Read more »

Hastings’ Statement on the House Passage of The American Dream and Promise Act

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(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (FL-20) made the following statement on the passage of H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, a landmark piece of legislation to modernize and reform our immigration system and secure permanent protections and a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who have been, and will continue to be, key to the economic recovery of ou... Read more »

Hastings’ Statement on Removing the Time Limit for Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment

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(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (FL-20) voted to pass H.J.Res. 17, a joint resolution to remove an arbitrary time limit previously set by Congress for states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), a proposed amendment to the Constitution that guarantees equal rights for women: “For generations, women across the country have fought tirelessly to advance the promise o... Read more »

Hastings’ Statement on Being Appointed Senior Whip

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(Ft. Lauderdale, FL) Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement after being appointed by the House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-SC) to serve as a Senior Whip, during the 117th Congress: “It is a great honor and privilege to be appointed as a Senior Whip for the 117th U.S. Congress. I am thrilled to work with such an esteemed and diverse team as we deliver real results f... Read more »

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