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  • Hastings Leads Congressional Delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s Winter Meeting
    Posted in Press Releases on February 25, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), in his role as Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (the Helsinki Commission), last week led a bicameral, bipartisan congressional delegation to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly’s (OSCE PA) 19th Winter Meeting in Vienna, Austria. At the meeting, Hastings and other members of the delegation engaged with OSCE officials, delegations from other OSCE participating States, and diplomats to ... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Trump’s FY2021 Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement on President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget request: “Once again, the President’s budget request for the coming year is nothing more than a broken promise to the American people. Instead of honoring the bipartisan budget agreement, the President has decided to pursue misguided policies that would aggravate the deficit, handout tax cuts to the wealthy, and leave working families with the bill. “By slashing vital programs that peop... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Senate Acquittal of Trump
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the conclusion of the Senate Impeachment Trial of President Donald John Trump: “We have witnessed a sham of shame. Due to Senate Republicans’ open hostility to carry out even a bare minimum of the responsibility needed to honor their oaths to uphold the Constitution of the United States, we cannot even designate what they have carried out as a trial as it is defined by the American people. Republicans refused to call witnes... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement on President Trump’s 3rd State of the Union Address: “President Trump’s address this evening was a doomed attempt to put a shiny finish on an ugly truth: he and his Administration have failed to govern responsibly and put the needs of hardworking American families first for the past three years – a fact that is unfortunately underscored by his impeachment just 48 days ago in the very chamber he delivered this evening’s speech. “Am... Read more

  • Everglades Caucus Co-Chairmen Hastings and Diaz-Balart Lead Bipartisan Letter Requesting $250 Million for Critical Restoration Projects
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressmen Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Co-Chairmen of the Congressional Everglades Caucus, led Members of the Caucus in sending a bipartisan letter to President Donald Trump requesting that he allocate $250 million for Everglades Restoration projects in his FY2021 budget request to Congress. Joining Hastings and Diaz-Balart in signing the letter include: Reps. Lois Frankel (D-FL), Brian Mast (R-FL), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Francis Rooney (R-FL), Donna Shalala... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement in commemoration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: “Each year, we pause on this day to reflect on the incredible legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who dedicated his life to preaching non-violent resistance as the path to overcome prejudice, racism, and hatred. “Fifty-seven years after Dr. King’s powerful “I Have A Dream” speech, we still have much work ahead to achieve full racial, economic, and social... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Airstrike in Iraq Targeting Top Iranian Commander
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) issued the following statement after the Trump administration conducted a deadly airstrike targeting a top Iranian commander at the Baghdad International Airport: “Iranian Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani was a ruthless killer responsible for the deaths and injuries of thousands, particularly United States soldiers, when he introduced Iranian-made IEDs in Iraq, in addition to torturing and killing thousands in Iraq and elsewhere. “Congress must be called ... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on West Palm Beach VA Shared Congressional Space Closure
    Posted in Press Releases on December 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings made the following statement on the closing of the shared Congressional space at the West Palm Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC-WPB), effective December 31, 2019 (Please find attached the letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs): “I am truly honored and privileged to represent the West Palm Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC-WPB) in my Congressional district. Thus, I find it most regrettable that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA... Read more

  • Hastings Condemns Violent Anti-Semitic Attack on Jewish Community in New York
    Posted in Press Releases on December 30, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) issued the following statement on the attack in Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg’s home in Monsey, New York: “I was heartbroken to learn of the heinous anti-Semitic attack during a Hanukkah celebration in Rabbi Rottenberg’s home. I condemn in the strongest possible terms this horrific act of violence and the many recent anti-Semitic attacks in the New York metro area, during this holiday season. “There is no doubt that the forces of anti-Semitism are not only affecting... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Introducing the FAA Family and Medical Leave Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Workforce

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after introducing H.R.5431, the FAA Family and Medical Leave Act, legislation that will ensure employees of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are extended the same paid parental leave benefits afforded to other government employees under the conference report for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 (Please find a copy of the bill attached): “The conference report to the NDAA, which passe... Read more

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