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  • Hastings Honored with National Security Executives and Professionals Association Lifetime Achievement Award
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after being honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Security Executives and Professionals Association (NSEPA): “I am so truly honored to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from National Security Executives and Professionals Association. Throughout my tenure in Congress, including as the former Vice Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and as the current Ranking Democratic Me... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Latest TrumpCare Defeat
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement following the collapse of TrumpCare in the Senate: “The reason that TrumpCare keeps falling apart is because it is cruel. It is simply not realistic to gut programs like Medicaid or end the essential health benefits that tens of millions of people rely upon. TrumpCare puts partisan grandstanding ahead of realistic reforms. “Even after this failure, Congressional Republicans briefly went back to the ‘repeal-only’ approach that ... Read more

  • Hastings Urges Secretary of State Tillerson to End Hiring Freeze of American Diplomatic Spouses
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) sent the following letter to Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, urging him to end the hiring freeze of American diplomatic spouses and expedite the review of diplomatic security clearances (Please find below and attached a copy of the letter): July 18, 2017 The Honorable Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State United States Department of State 2201 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20520 Dear Secretary Tillerson: I write to express my deep concerns regarding t... Read more

  • Hastings Introduces Resolution Disapproving of UNESCO World Heritage Committee Inscription of Hebron as a Palestinian World Heritage Site in Danger
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after introducing a House Resolution disapproving of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO’s) World Heritage Committee Inscription of Hebron as a Palestinian World Heritage Site in Danger: “UNESCO’s inscription of Hebron as a Palestinian World Heritage Site is the height of absurdity. It seems as if every time I turn around the United Nations (UN) or one of its agencies is attempting to r... Read more

  • Hastings Attends 26th Annual Meeting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Foreign Affairs - Europe, Foreign Affairs - The Middle East

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after participating in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA) 26th Annual Meeting in Minsk, Belarus, as well as multiple bi-lateral and multi-lateral meetings in regards to national security and defense policy in Egypt, Greece, and Lithuania: “I was honored to once again represent the United States and Congress at this year’s OSCE PA Annual Meeting. Our delegation was the lar... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on UNESCO Declaration
    Posted in Press Releases on July 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs - The Middle East, Foreign Affairs - Israel

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated the ancient city of Hebron a “Palestinian World Heritage Site" "in Danger”: "Once again UNESCO has adopted an anti-Semitic and revisionist resolution seeking to write Jewish religion and culture out of world history. This biased resolution, notably adopted by secret ballot, is delusional. It does nothing to positively improve the liv... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Independence Day
    Posted in Press Releases on July 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in celebration of Independence Day: “Today, I join with all Americans in celebrating our nation’s Independence Day. As we commemorate the 241st anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, we must recognize that our country’s achievements have not come without great cost. Countless Americans have selflessly given their lives in defense of our nation, so that we may live in a freer world. “While we have achieved g... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on National HIV Testing Day
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: LGBTQ Equality, Health Care, HIV/AIDS

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking the 23rd annual National HIV Testing Day: “Even as the rate of annual HIV infections declines, the HIV/AIDS epidemic remains a pressing concern in my district and across the country. Approximately one in seven people currently infected with HIV don’t know their status. As we mark National HIV Testing Day, I believe it is important to champion regular testing, early detection, and treatment options that allow people inf... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Delay of Senate Affordable Care Act Repeal
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Health Care - The Affordable Care Act

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement after Senate Republican leaders announced that they will delay a vote on TrumpCare: “The Senate TrumpCare bill is indefensible! For Majority Leader McConnell to champion legislation that will purposefully kick 22 million people off of their healthcare is an absurd display of partisanship, which should outrage every American across this nation. “Half a trillion dollars in tax cuts for millionaires and big corporations is not health... Read more

  • Hastings and Buchanan Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Urging an End to the Global Dog and Cat Meat Trade
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Animal Welfare and Wildlife Conservation, Foreign Affairs - Asia

    Today, Congressmen Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL) introduced a bipartisan resolution calling on China, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, India and all nations to end their dog and cat meat trade and to enforce existing laws against the trade (Please find attached a copy of the Resolution): “Approximately 30,000,000 dogs and a large number of cats are killed for human consumption annually across the globe. This extreme display of animal... Read more