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  • Hastings’ Statement on President Trumps’ Attempts to Dismantle the Affordable Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after President Donald John Trump announced that he would cut off subsidy payments to insurers selling Obamacare coverage, which will cause immediate spikes in healthcare premiums across the country: “The President announced today that he will purposefully spike healthcare premiums for millions of people. Make no mistake about it: this is not about improving healthcare or trying to help the American people; it is about rolling... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the Passing of Diane Glasser
    Posted in Press Releases on October 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the passing of Former Vice Mayor of the City of Tamarac, Diane Glasser: “It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Diane Glasser this morning. As an activist, former City Commissioner, and Vice Mayor of the City of Tamarac, Diane served our community for more than 40 years. She was a powerhouse of Broward County politics, but more than that, she was a dear friend. Her contributions will no doubt be remembere... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Repeal the Clean Power Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on October 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan: “The Trump Administration’s ill-conceived and irresponsible decision to roll back the Clean Power Plan is yet another attack on the health and future of our country. The results of abandoning the Clean Power Plan, the landmark strategy for reducing climate pollution from power plants, will be tragic, dangerous, and costly to our nation’s health. “Time an... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Roll Back of Birth Control Insurance Coverage
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after President Donald John Trump’s Administration rolled back access to contraceptives, potentially affecting 62 million women: “The Trump administration’s rolling back of contraceptive coverage is just another obnoxious attempt to insert right-wing politics into private medical decisions. Birth control is not controversial. It is part of basic, comprehensive healthcare and is utilized by nearly nine in ten women at some poin... Read more

  • Hastings Launches New Congressional Website
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement announcing the launch of his new congressional website, www.AlceeHastings.House.Gov: “I am pleased to announce the launch of my new, mobile-friendly congressional website. My website is a direct line to my office. Whether it is to request assistance with a federal agency, order a flag, or find out where I stand on the important issues facing Congress, I am here to listen. I encourage all of my constituents to utilize my websit... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Las Vegas Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Control

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the horrific mass shooting that took place last night near the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas: “Words cannot express the shock and sorrow I feel this morning. I offer my deepest condolences to those who lost loved ones, to those wounded, and to the people of Las Vegas. I commend Las Vegas’ first responders who acted valiantly to evacuate the injured. “Just last year, our nation witnessed what was at the time the worst mas... Read more

  • Hastings Honors Dr. Anthony Lockhart, Florida’s 2017 Principal of the Year
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement honoring Dr. Anthony Lockhart on being named Florida’s 2017 Principal of the Year: “I am pleased to honor Dr. Anthony Lockhart on being named Florida’s 2017 Principal of the Year. Dr. Lockhart has shown outstanding merit and dedication to his profession, and has been a source of inspiration for hundreds of students in the Palm Beach County School District throughout his 20 years of service to our community. “Since the start of... Read more

  • Hastings Honors 2017 Angels in Adoption Winner Ms. Audrey Evans
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in honor of Ms. Audrey Evans for winning this year’s Angels in Adoption Award. Hastings nominated Ms. Evans for the award, which is given annually by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s (CCAI) Angels in Adoption Program: “I was so pleased to nominate Ms. Audrey Evans for the 2017 Angels in Adoption Award. Audrey’s passion for supporting families whose infants and toddlers have developmental disabilities is t... Read more

  • Hastings Urges 18 Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian Nationals
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) lead the following letter to Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine C. Duke, urging her to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals, who have been residing in the United States and benefitting from this program, for 18 months. Joining Hastings in signing the letter were U.S. Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), as well as Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Ted Deutch (D-FL), D... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the 16th Anniversary of 9/11
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001: “My heart is heavy this morning as I remember the terror attacks of 9/11. Like so many Americans, the horrific images of that day are as fresh in my memory as if they happened just yesterday. Our country will never forget the nearly 3,000 victims of this terrible attack, nor the countless acts of selflessness that defined our nation’s response. As we ... Read more

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