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  • 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

  • Hastings’ Statement on President Trump Ending DACA Program
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Policy

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after President Donald John Trump announced his intention to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “President Trump’s decision to terminate the DACA program is both illogical and immoral. Just one day after our nation marked Labor Day, the President’s decision will cost our country tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in revenue. More importantly, this decision tells the more than 800,000 ... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Hurricane Harvey
    Posted in Press Releases on August 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on Hurricane Harvey: “As the people of Texas continue to grapple with the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, I offer my full support to the thousands of families coping with this tragedy. I join with so many around the country in keeping the people of Texas in my thoughts and prayers. “The threats from this storm have not yet passed, and many of our fellow citizens still face immediate danger and the prospect of long-term... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on President Trump’s Address to the Nation
    Posted in Press Releases on August 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Foreign Affairs - The Middle East

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on President Donald John Trump's address to the nation on Afghanistan: “President Trump declared that Americans are ‘weary of war without victory.’ Americans are weary of war, period. For more than 17 years, our country has waged a seemingly never-ending war in Afghanistan, at a cost of thousands of lives and hundreds of billions of dollars. “The American people deserve to know what President Trump is asking of their sons and ... Read more

  • Hastings Blasts Trump on Defending Initial Comments on Charlottesville
    Posted in Press Releases on August 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) issued the following statement on President Donald John Trump’s disgraceful remarks on Charlottesville: "Today’s comments by President Trump were completely appalling. What took place in in Charlottesville was an act of domestic terrorism, not a two-sided affair. "The President has lost all moral authority to lead this nation. By continuing to stand with white supremacists promoting the abhorrent, anti-democratic ideology of inequality, injustice, and fascism... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on President Trump’s Military Transgender Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after President Donald John Trump announced that he will ban transgender troops from serving in the military: “President Trump’s announcement that he will ban transgender troops from serving openly in our military is shortsighted and cruel. It will leave our country more vulnerable to the threats we face in the months and years to come. “As many as 11,000 transgender service members currently serve honorably in our armed force... Read more

  • Hastings Honored with National Security Executives and Professionals Association Lifetime Achievement Award
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after being honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Security Executives and Professionals Association (NSEPA): “I am so truly honored to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from National Security Executives and Professionals Association. Throughout my tenure in Congress, including as the former Vice Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and as the current Ranking Democratic Me... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Latest TrumpCare Defeat
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement following the collapse of TrumpCare in the Senate: “The reason that TrumpCare keeps falling apart is because it is cruel. It is simply not realistic to gut programs like Medicaid or end the essential health benefits that tens of millions of people rely upon. TrumpCare puts partisan grandstanding ahead of realistic reforms. “Even after this failure, Congressional Republicans briefly went back to the ‘repeal-only’ approach that ... Read more

  • Hastings Urges Secretary of State Tillerson to End Hiring Freeze of American Diplomatic Spouses
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) sent the following letter to Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, urging him to end the hiring freeze of American diplomatic spouses and expedite the review of diplomatic security clearances (Please find below and attached a copy of the letter): July 18, 2017 The Honorable Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State United States Department of State 2201 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20520 Dear Secretary Tillerson: I write to express my deep concerns regarding t... Read more