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  • Hastings’ Statement on Passage of the Third COVID-19 Emergency Relief Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement following House passage of the third COVID-19 emergency relief bill, H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which will now go to the President’s desk for his signature. “I am proud to support this historic piece of legislation, which will deliver $2 trillion in urgent relief to address the COVID-19 pandemic, including $8.3 billion funneled to Florida to help families, workers, students, and ... Read more

  • Hastings Calls for Protections for Americans Receiving Healthcare Subsidies in Coronavirus Relief Package
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) sent the following letter to Congressional leaders urging them to preclude any direct payments included in the final Coronavirus relief package from calculations of incomes when determining eligibility for healthcare subsidies or VA disability pension benefits. In the letter, Hastings warns that without adequate protections, individuals near the cutoff for receiving these types of financial assistance may inadvertently lose access to these benefits should dir... Read more

  • Hastings and Johnson Call for Emergency Aid for Homeless and Housing Insecure Americans in Coronavirus Relief Package
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2020 | Preview rr

    The Co-Chairs of the Congressional Homelessness Caucus, Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) sent the following letter to House leadership requesting the inclusion of $200 million in emergency response funding for FEMA’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) in the 3rd COVID-19 relief package. In light of the unprecedented economic and health toll this pandemic is taking on economically distressed, housing insecure, and homeless families across the countr... Read more

  • Hastings and Buchanan Lead Florida Delegation Letter Supporting FL Gov. DeSantis’s and FDEM Dir. Moskowitz’s Request for Additional Resources to Combat COVID-19
    Posted in Press Releases on March 20, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Co-Chairs of the Florida Delegation, led a bipartisan delegation letter urging FEMA Administrator Peter T. Gaynor to immediately deliver supplies requested by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida Divison of Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz to address the growing public health crisis caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The hospitals, doctors, and first responders in Florida requir... Read more

  • Hastings and Buchanan Lead Florida Delegation Letter Requesting Immediate Federal Support for Florida’s Response to the Coronavirus
    Posted in Press Releases on March 11, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Co-Chairs of the Florida Delegation, led a bipartisan delegation letter urging President Trump to immediately prioritize providing emergency federal resources to the State of Florida to address the growing public health crisis caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state. Last week, Congress moved rapidly to provide the Administration with an $8.3 billion emergency response package to address the outb... Read more

  • Hastings Leads Congressional Delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s Winter Meeting
    Posted in Press Releases on February 25, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), in his role as Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (the Helsinki Commission), last week led a bicameral, bipartisan congressional delegation to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly’s (OSCE PA) 19th Winter Meeting in Vienna, Austria. At the meeting, Hastings and other members of the delegation engaged with OSCE officials, delegations from other OSCE participating States, and diplomats to ... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Trump’s FY2021 Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement on President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget request: “Once again, the President’s budget request for the coming year is nothing more than a broken promise to the American people. Instead of honoring the bipartisan budget agreement, the President has decided to pursue misguided policies that would aggravate the deficit, handout tax cuts to the wealthy, and leave working families with the bill. “By slashing vital programs that peop... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Senate Acquittal of Trump
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the conclusion of the Senate Impeachment Trial of President Donald John Trump: “We have witnessed a sham of shame. Due to Senate Republicans’ open hostility to carry out even a bare minimum of the responsibility needed to honor their oaths to uphold the Constitution of the United States, we cannot even designate what they have carried out as a trial as it is defined by the American people. Republicans refused to call witnes... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement on President Trump’s 3rd State of the Union Address: “President Trump’s address this evening was a doomed attempt to put a shiny finish on an ugly truth: he and his Administration have failed to govern responsibly and put the needs of hardworking American families first for the past three years – a fact that is unfortunately underscored by his impeachment just 48 days ago in the very chamber he delivered this evening’s speech. “Am... Read more

  • Everglades Caucus Co-Chairmen Hastings and Diaz-Balart Lead Bipartisan Letter Requesting $250 Million for Critical Restoration Projects
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressmen Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Co-Chairmen of the Congressional Everglades Caucus, led Members of the Caucus in sending a bipartisan letter to President Donald Trump requesting that he allocate $250 million for Everglades Restoration projects in his FY2021 budget request to Congress. Joining Hastings and Diaz-Balart in signing the letter include: Reps. Lois Frankel (D-FL), Brian Mast (R-FL), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Francis Rooney (R-FL), Donna Shalala... Read more

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