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  • Hastings and Wilson Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging the Establishment of a Regional FDA Office in Israel
    Posted in Press Releases on November 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Foreign Affairs

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) led the following letter to the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, urging the establishment of a regional office of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the State of Israel. Joining Hastings and Wilson in sending the letter include: Representatives Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Lois Frankel (D-FL), Grace Meng (D-NY), Stephanie Murphy (D-FL),... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Passage of H.R.1309
    Posted in Press Releases on November 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Jobs and the Workforce

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the passage of H.R.1309, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, which included two amendments he offered with Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA): “I was proud to vote in favor of H.R.1309. This important legislation requires certain employers in the health care and social service sectors to develop and implement comprehensive plans for protecting their employees from workplace viol... Read more

  • Hastings and Spano Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Aid Survivors of Human Trafficking
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Congressman Ross Spano (R-FL) introduced H.R.5080, the HOPE for Victims of Human Trafficking Act, a bipartisan bill which institutes several provisions to more fairly support survivors of human trafficking during and after the judicial process. Joining Hastings and Spano as original cosponsors include: Representatives Mario Díaz-Balart (R-FL), Ted Deutch (D-FL), and Michael Waltz (R-FL). (Please find a copy of the bill attached): “My home state of Florida... Read more

  • Hastings Honors 2019 Angels in Adoption Winner Mrs. Yvette DuBose
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in honor of Mrs. Yvette DuBose for winning this year’s Angels in Adoption Award. Hastings nominated Ms. DuBose for the award, which is given annually by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s (CCAI) Angels in Adoption Program: “I was so very proud to nominate Yvette DuBose for the 2019 Angels in Adoption Award and am overjoyed to see her selected as an honoree. As the CEO and Executive Director of the Heart Gallery of... Read more

  • Hastings Responds to Inquiry by the House Committee on Ethics
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in response to the House Committee on Ethics’ inquiry: “I have cooperated with the Committee since May 14, 2019. As they continue to conduct their work, I stand ready to fully cooperate with their inquiry,” said Hastings. Congressman Alcee L. Hastings serves as Vice-Chairman of the House Rules Committee, Chairman of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, and Co-Chairman of the Florida Delegation. ### Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement Commemorating Veterans Day
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day: “As we mark this Veterans Day, let us pause to reflect on the service, sacrifice and dedication that our veterans exemplify in their immense contributions to our nation. “Today and everyday, it is important to not only salute our veterans, but also honor the promises we made to them when they entered service. Our veterans deserve timely access to the highest quality of healthcare possible. One of se... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the Passing of W. George Allen
    Posted in Press Releases on November 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the passing of W. George Allen, a champion of the civil rights movement in South Florida: “It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of my friend and law partner, W. George Allen. We have lost a brilliant lawyer, a civil rights champion, and an awe-inspiring man who was a true pillar of our community. “After growing up in a segregated community not far from where I grew up in Seminole County, Florida, George se... Read more

  • Hastings, Buchanan, and Merkley Introduce Bipartisan Concurrent Resolutions Urging an End to the Worldwide Dog and Cat Meat Trade
    Posted in Press Releases on November 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Animal Welfare and Wildlife Conservation

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL) introduced H.Con.Res.71, a bipartisan concurrent resolution calling on all nations to end their dog and cat meat trade and to enforce existing laws against the trade. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced a companion resolution in the Senate. (Please find attached a copy of H.Con.Res.71): “I am proud to have introduced this crucial bipartisan concurrent resolution with Congressman Buchanan along with Senator Merkley, whic... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the Death of ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
    Posted in Press Releases on October 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings made the following statement on the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: “I commend our outstanding military service-members and the intelligence community on their success in working with our regional allies to complete this operation with bravery and professionalism. “While the death of al-Baghdadi represents a blow to ISIS, there is no doubt that ISIS is still a threat. President Trump’s recent decisions, including abandoning our allies and green-lighting T... Read more

  • Hastings Blasts Trump’s Lifting of Sanctions on Turkey
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Foreign Affairs - The Middle East

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings made the following statement on President Donald J. Trump’s decision to lift sanctions on Turkey: “President Trump made a disastrous decision in Northern Syria that shredded America’s credibility and directly led to the displacement of more than 176,000 people. It is both outrageous and reprehensible that he is now rewarding Turkey’s incursion against our Kurdish allies by easing sanctions and giving the Turkish government everything it wants. The President’s reckle... Read more

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