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  • Hastings Announces Winner of 2019 Congressional Art Competition for Florida’s 20th Congressional District
    Posted in Press Releases on June 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement announcing that Mr. Eduardo Pantoja is the winner of the 2019 Annual Congressional Art Competition for Florida’s 20th Congressional District: “I’m pleased to recognize Mr. Eduardo Pantoja for winning the 2019 Annual Congressional Art Competition,” said Hastings. “I commend Eduardo for his talent and dedication and could not be more proud to have his outstanding artwork represent Florida’s 20th Congressional District. “Eduar... Read more

  • Hastings Leads Letter Calling for an End to the Dog and Cat Meat Trade
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Animal Welfare and Wildlife Conservation, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Affairs - Asia

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) sent the following bipartisan letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, urging him to use diplomatic pressure to raise the issue of the troubling trade and consumption of dog and cat meat and the need to condemn this harsh trade throughout the world, and specifically, in China, South Korea, Vietnam, and other Asian countries. This letter was sent ahead of this year’s Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, which is schedule... Read more

  • Hastings Introduces Legislation to Address Chronic Homelessness
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings introduced the Services for Ending Long-Term Homelessness Act, legislation requiring the Secretary of Health and Human Services to design national strategies to address chronic homelessness and establish new supportive housing services and programs to assist chronically homeless individuals. The legislation establishes matching grants for eligible entities to provide services promoting recovery and self-sufficiency and report performance outcome data on the p... Read more

  • Hastings and Duckworth Introduce Legislation Requiring DOD to Update Forms Containing Racially or Ethnically Insensitive Terminology
    Posted in Press Releases on June 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) introduced bicameral legislation requiring the Department of Defense (DOD) to review and update any in-use form containing racially or ethnically insensitive terminology not compliant with guidance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). (Please find a copy of the legislation attached.) “Senator Duckworth and I introduced bicameral legislation requiring DOD to review its in-use forms and make any necessary upd... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on National Gun Violence Awareness Day
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Control

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on National Gun Violence Awareness Day: “On National Gun Violence Awareness Day, I join with courageous Americans across the country in pledging to continue to do everything I can to protect our places of worship, schools, families, and communities from the horrors of gun violence. “Families across Florida live every day with the pain and loss caused by gun violence, while tens of thousands of Americans continue to lose their ... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Caribbean American Heritage Month
    Posted in Press Releases on June 3, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking Caribbean American Heritage Month: “During Caribbean American Heritage Month, we recognize the valuable contributions made by generations of Caribbean Americans to our nation’s history, progress, and culture. “Today, there are over 4 million Caribbean Americans who live in the United States. Florida is home to a large Caribbean immigrant community, and I could not be more proud to represent a district with such a rich ... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the 2019 Hurricane Season
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement on the upcoming 2019 hurricane season, which begins today, June 1st, and ends November 30, 2019: “Forecasters predict a near-normal hurricane season this year, with four to eight hurricanes and up to four of those becoming major hurricanes. Last year, Broward and Palm Beach Counties were luckily spared from direct hits by large storms. However, given last year’s busier than average hurricane season, it is critical that all Floridi... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on National Stop the Bleed Day
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Gun Control

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings released the following statement marking national Stop the Bleed Day: “More than 200,000 Americans lose their lives every year from traumatic incidents, including shootings, vehicular crashes, and workplace accidents. When injuries involve traumatic blood loss, death can occur in as little as five minutes. These deaths, however, are oftentimes preventable. “National Stop the Bleed Day is a day to raise awareness of how to respond to severe bleeding incidents. Just a... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Reports that the Trump Administration will Relocate Migrants to South Florida
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Policy

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on reports that the Trump Administration would begin flying hundreds of migrants to South Florida every week without making any arrangements for their care or safety: “The Trump Administration has once again decided to use the weakest and most vulnerable as political pawns in its morally bankrupt immigration policies. Without any prior notice to my office or my House colleagues representing Broward or Palm Beach counties, the ... Read more

  • Hastings and Deutch Introduce Bill to Protect Voters from Signature Mismatch after Fort Lauderdale Field Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on May 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Election Reform

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL) introduced the Protecting American Votes Act to bolster due process protections for voters who vote-by-mail or use provisional ballots. The bill was introduced one day after Hastings and Deutch participated in a Voting Rights and Election Administration field hearing in Broward County, hosted by the Committee on House Administration (CHA) Subcommittee on Elections, on fighting voter suppression. (Please find a copy of the bil... Read more

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