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  • FL Delegation Co-Chairs Hastings and Buchanan Lead the Bipartisan Effort to Ban Childlike Sex Dolls Nationwide
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    Florida Delegation Co-Chairs, Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL), announced their partnership on introducing H.R.8236, the Curbing Realistic Exploitative Electronic Pedophilic Robots (CREEPER) Act 2.0, which bans the importation, sale and purchase, and possession of childlike sex dolls in the United States. In response to disturbing recent reports from NBC-TV Miami of a South Florida mother who discovered the likeness of her 8-year-old daughter was being used to pr... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    (Fort Lauderdale, FL) Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “I join our nation in mourning the devastating loss of Justice Ginsburg. During her nearly three decades of service to our nation’s highest court, she was always a steadfast defender of women’s rights, civil rights, and equality for all, becoming a trailblazer of justice for so many across our nation. “Her career of fighting tirelessly so that e... Read more

  • Hastings Joins Palm Beach County Lawmakers in Urging DeSantis Administration to Withdraw Unlawful Demands for Full In-Person School Reopening
    Posted in Press Releases on August 28, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), Lois Frankel (D-FL), and Ted Deutch (D-FL), in addition to State Senators Lori Berman (SD-31) and Kevin Rader (SD-29), and State Representatives Joe Casello (HD-90), David Silvers (HD-87), Matt Willhite (HD-86), and Tina Polsky (HD-81) wrote to Governor Ron DeSantis calling on him to allow the Palm Beach County school board to move forward with their school reopening plan, which utilizes virtual and in-person learning, and to rescind the threat of... Read more

  • Hastings, Wilson Lead Florida Members in Calling on DeSantis to Stop Pressuring Health Directors Regarding Guidance to Reopen Schools
    Posted in Press Releases on August 24, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Health Care

    Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Frederica Wilson (D-FL) led Members of the Florida Congressional Delegation in writing to Governor Ron DeSantis concerning reports that his administration has instructed health directors to not issue recommendations requested by school boards struggling to make difficult decisions about if and when to return to in-person instruction. The Florida Department of Education has indicated to districts that they can only continue to delay school reopenings b... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Israel-UAE Agreement to Normalize Relations
    Posted in Press Releases on August 14, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Congressman Alcee L. (D-FL) made the following statement on the agreement reached between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to fully normalize diplomatic relations: “Yesterday’s announcement that the State of Israel and the UAE will establish full diplomatic relations is welcome news and a historic step forward. I congratulate Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan and their governments for working diligently over the past year in pursuit of this agreem... Read more

  • Hastings, Meeks' Statement on Foreign Affairs Funding for Diversity and Global Anti-Racism Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Foreign Affairs

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY) today issued the following joint statement regarding the language in the Fiscal Year 2021 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (SFOPS) appropriations bill that supports efforts to foster diversity and inclusion in international affairs and provide protections for minority and indigenous populations abroad: “Our success in securing more funding and reporting requirements to diversify America’s diplomatic workf... Read more

  • Hastings, Fitzpatrick Lead 83 Members of Congress in Urging Support for Animal Shelters and Rescues
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Animal Welfare and Wildlife Conservation

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) led 83 Members of Congress in sending a bipartisan letter to House Leadership urging support for animal shelters and rescue organizations in any upcoming aid package. As our country continues to respond to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, animal shelters and rescue organizations are working diligently to provide emergency services that benefit animal welfare and the public health, even as they continue to f... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Rubin Stacy Remembrance Day
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement to commemorate the 85th year since the lynching of Mr. Rubin Stacy in Broward County, and recognize Mayor Dale V.C. Holness‘ proclamation of July 19, 2020 as Rubin Stacy Remembrance Day. “The lynching of Mr. Rubin Stacy on July 19, 1935 is a horrific stain on the history of South Florida and remains a tragedy in our community to this day. As we reflect on the modern-day lynchings we continue to bear witness to, including that ... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the Passing of Congressman John Lewis
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the passing of Congressman John Lewis (D-GA): “Words cannot express how heartbroken I am to learn of the passing of my dear friend and colleague, Congressman John Lewis. John had an unlimited reservoir of love. He taught us all to respect the dignity of all human life. He was indeed the conscience of the United States Congress. I am so blessed to have known him as a friend. “Known for getting into 'good trouble,' John was a... Read more

  • Helsinki Commission Chairman Hastings, Commissioners Moore, Cleaver, and Veasey Lead Call for Comprehensive Action to Address Anti-Black Racism Abroad
    Posted in Press Releases on July 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Foreign Affairs - Europe

    In a bicameral letter to the President of the European Commission, Helsinki Commission Chairman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) joined the Black members of the Helsinki Commission, Representatives Gwen Moore (D-WI), Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), and Marc Veasey (D-TX), in leading 35 other Members of the United States Congress, including the Congressional Black Caucus Chair and other Helsinki Commissioners, in calling for a sweeping plan of action following the European Parliament’s Juneteenth Day resolution ... Read more

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