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  • Hastings Introduces Concurrent Resolution Supporting Temporary Protected Status for Haitian Nationals
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement on introducing a House concurrent resolution supporting Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals residing in the United States at the time Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti. Joining Hastings as original co-sponsors include: Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA), Gwen Moore (D-WI), and Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ). (Please find a copy of the bill attached): “Hurricane Matthew was the worst hurricane to hit Haiti ... Read more

  • Hastings Introduces the Haitian Educational Empowerment Act of 2019
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement after introducing the Haitian Educational Empowerment Act of 2019, legislation establishing a scholarship for Haitian students whose studies were interrupted by the 2010 earthquake or Hurricane Matthew. Joining Hastings in introducing the legislation were Representatives Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Nita Lowey (D-NY), Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. (D-GA), Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Debbie Was... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Ninth House Vote to Open the Government
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted for the ninth time to reopen the government: “President Trump shut the government down 27 days ago and Democrats have been trying to reopen it ever since. Despite nine votes in the House of Representatives, including a short-term continuing resolution and full appropriations measures written by the Republican-controlled Senate, Senate Majority Leader McConnell has refused to act. The Se... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Decision to Vacate Vote on CR
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement after Democratic House Leadership supported vacating the vote on the continuing resolution passed this afternoon in order to allow Republican members to record their votes electronically: “House Majority Leader Hoyer’s support for vacating the vote on the continuing resolution in order to allow Republican members to record their votes electronically should be taken as a sign that our party is serious about governing more fairly. T... Read more

  • Hastings Joins House Democrats on Introducing Bill to Raise the Minimum Wage
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement after joining House Democrats in introducing the Raise the Wage Act of 2019, legislation that would gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2024. “It has been nearly 10 years since the federal minimum wage was increased. At $7.25 an hour, that’s just $15,000 a year for a full-time worker. I am proud to join with so many of my democratic colleagues to introduce the Raise the Wage Act to give low-wage workers in our count... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Undergoing Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement announcing that he is undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center: “I was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and in the midst of this traumatizing news, I found myself wondering not only if I would survive this disease, but also if it would impact my ability to perform my duties. Now that I have begun treatment, I feel hopeful about survival and about my ability to ... Read more

  • Congressional Everglades Caucus Co-Chairmen Hastings and Diaz-Balart Introduce Everglades Restoration Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Today, Congressmen Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Co-Chairmen of the Congressional Everglades Caucus, introduced the bipartisan Everglades for the Next Generation Act. The legislation authorizes Everglades restoration projects that are shovel-ready, ensuring that necessary progress in the region continues. It also provides the Army Corps of Engineers with the flexibility needed to avoid Congressional bottlenecking in the future. (Please find attached a copy of the bill). ... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Rules Committee Appointment and Serving as Dean of the Florida Delegation
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after being appointed as Vice Chairman to the House Committee on Rules and taking over as Dean of the Florida Delegation: “I am grateful to Speaker Pelosi and the Democratic leadership team for appointing me Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Rules and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process. I look forward to working with Chairman McGovern, as well as my fellow colleagues on the Committee in instit... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on President Trump’s Address to the Nation
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on President Donald John Trump’s address to the nation: “Eighteen days into the government shutdown, the President continues to play games with American security. The President can reopen the government tonight by supporting bipartisan funding bills that have passed the House and received overwhelming support in the Republican Senate. Instead, he continues to fabricate absurd claims that thousands of terrorists are crossing th... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the Passing of Edith Schaffer Lederberg
    Posted in Press Releases on January 7, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement on the passing of Edith Schaffer Lederberg: “It is with a heavy heart that I learned of the passing of Edith Schaffer Lederberg. For more than forty years, Edith dedicated herself to advocating for and serving the senior community in Broward County, including as the Executive Director at the Aging and Disability Resource Center, where she worked diligently to ensure that every senior could live with the dignity and security they d... Read more

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