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  • Hastings’ Statement on Passage of the Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Animal Welfare and Wildlife Conservation

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the passage of the conference report to H.R. 2, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, by a vote of 369-47: “Yesterday, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a strong and bipartisan Farm Bill, which included much needed support for our nation’s farmers, life-saving programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), conservation efforts, and important animal welfare provisions. The sugar progr... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Time Magazine’s Naming the Guardians and the War on Truth as the 2018 Person of the Year
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Human Rights and Refugees

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after Time Magazine recognized the Guardians and the War on Truth, including journalists Jamal Khashoggi, Maria Ressa, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, and news organization, the Capital Gazette of Annapolis, Maryland as the 2018 Person of the Year: “Each year, Time Magazine announces the person who has most influenced the world. In recognizing four journalists and one news organization that exemplify the “Guardians and the War... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on UN Failure to Condemn Hamas
    Posted in Press Releases on December 7, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) failed to pass a resolution offered by U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley condemning the terrorist group Hamas: “The UNGA’s rejection of the US-sponsored resolution condemning Hamas for proliferating terror and firing rockets into Israel is an abject failure of the international community. As stated by Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Danny Dannon, ‘silence in the ... Read more

  • Hastings Leads Letter to USDA Secretary Purdue Urging Common Sense Reforms to Livestock Indemnity Program
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Animal Welfare and Wildlife Conservation

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), along with Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA), James P. McGovern (D-MA), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Donald S. Beyer Jr. (D-VA), and Salud Carbajal (D-CA) sent the following letter to the Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Sonny Perdue III, urging common sense reforms which promote the humane treatment of farm animals and the responsible use of taxpayer dollars in the Farm Service Agency’... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the Passing of Former President George H.W. Bush
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the passing of former President George H.W. Bush: “The United States has lost a dedicated public servant. President George H.W. Bush was the epitome of an American statesman: he served with distinction, championed diversity and freedom, and led our country with integrity, faith, and compassion. He was a frank leader, but a gentleman, nonetheless. Each of us could learn much from his example. “Despite our political differenc... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Cohen Guilty Plea
    Posted in Press Releases on November 29, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after President Donald John Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about Trump’s business interests in Russia: “Special Counsel Robert Mueller has brought 192 criminal charges against more than 30 defendants in his investigation into President Trump’s involvement of Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election. Today’s guilty plea from President Trump’s former attorney Michae... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Trump Administration’s Failure to Provide Veterans with their Earned Benefits
    Posted in Press Releases on November 29, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) informed Congress that it would not repay underpaid GI benefits to thousands of veterans: “The VA’s announcement that it will ignore federal law and cheat veterans out of their GI benefits is insulting and unacceptable. The VA has the responsibility to provide for our veterans, and failing to uphold these responsibilities is a betrayal of the public’s trust. “The Trump Adminis... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the Release of the Trump Administration’s Climate Assessment Report
    Posted in Press Releases on November 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement on the release of the Fourth National Climate Assessment Report by the Trump administration: “President Trump’s attempt to bury his own administration’s National Climate Assessment is as shameful as the report is shocking and makes clear that climate change is not a problem for the distant future, but a huge problem now. The message is loud and clear: The United States must urgently act on climate change. “Year after year, we see ... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement Commemorating Veterans Day
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day: “On this Veterans Day, we honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and remember those who have served our nation in the name of freedom and democracy. By answering the call to serve during our most trying times, they exemplify the very best of our country. “As we pause to salute these heroes, let us not forget their families who have sacrificed alongside them. During a time when our nation i... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Mass Shooting in Thousand Oaks
    Posted in Press Releases on November 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Control

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement on last night’s shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill Dance Hall in Thousand Oaks, California: “My heart sank this morning when I learned of last night's shooting in Thousand Oaks, California. It is with profound grief that I offer my condolences to the families that lost loved ones and prayers for the injured. “I also join in paying tribute to Sergeant Ron Helus, who died in the line of duty while responding to this horrific e... Read more

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