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  • Hastings Sends Open Letter Congratulating Graduating Seniors in Broward and Palm Beach Counties
    Posted in Press Releases on May 28, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings released the following open letter to congratulate high school seniors in the Graduating Class of 2020 in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. (Please find the letter below and attached): May 28, 2020 Dear Class of 2020: To all of the seniors in the Graduating Class of 2020 in Broward and Palm Beach counties, I write with a deep sense of pride in your academic achievements and to extend a warm congratulations on your graduation. As schools shut down and classes moved on... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement in Observance of Memorial Day
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in observance of Memorial Day: “As our nation continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the way we all observe Memorial Day 2020 will no doubt be different this year—but it remains our solemn duty to honor our fallen heroes, those service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. We are forever indebted to their bravery and courage, and that of their families. “In recognizing the service of so many, we must... Read more

  • Hastings, Davis Call for Emergency Assistance for Beekeepers and Honey Producers to Ensure a Strong Food Supply Chain
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Pollinator Caucus, led a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting he include beekeepers and honey producers as eligible for financial relief under the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). CFAP is funded by the coronavirus relief aid packages passed by Congress, including the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) a... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the House Passage of The Heroes Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after the House voted to pass The Heroes Act, the fourth coronavirus emergency response package which provides urgent relief to protect the lives and livelihoods of the American people: “Today, I was proud to cast my ballot in support of The Heroes Act. As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, our communities in Florida and across the nation are being devastated. Over 80,000 Americans are dead. More than a million are or have... Read more

  • Hastings Joins Clyburn, Harris, Fudge in Introducing the VoteSafe Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after joining House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-SC), Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), and Representative Marcia Fudge (D-OH) as an original cosponsor of the VoteSafe Act, legislation to expand voting options and improve the safety and accessibility of polling places across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. “As the COVID-19 pandemic changes so many aspects of our lives, it is vital that we not allow it to limit ou... Read more

  • Hastings, Huffman, and Johnson Introduce Bill to Provide Housing Solutions During COVID-19 Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings joined Representatives Jared Huffman (D-CA) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) in introducing the COVID-19 Serving the Homeless by Expanding the List of Tenant Eligible Residences Act of 2020, or COVID-19 SHELTER Act of 2020. This bill aims to ensure that the federal government supports creative ways to shelter unsheltered individuals during and after the novel coronavirus outbreak. This legislation has been endorsed by the National Coalition for the Homeless. ... Read more

  • Palm Beach Congressional Delegation’s Statement on Phase 1 of Reopening, Loosening Beach Restrictions
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), Lois Frankel (FL-21), and Ted Deutch (FL-21) issued the following statement after Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Palm Beach County can move into Phase 1 of reopening on May 11th and the Palm Beach County Commission voted to reopen beaches beginning May 18th. “Our top priority should be to save lives. We are alarmed that the governor is reopening businesses in the state without having a testing strategy that includes widespread testing, conta... Read more

  • Hastings Leads Florida Democrats in Letter to Secretary Satter Raising Concerns Over Florida’s Unemployment Insurance Program; Requesting Conference Call
    Posted in Press Releases on May 7, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Workforce

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) led Democratic members of the Florida Congressional Delegation in writing to Secretary of the Florida Department of Management Services Jonathan Satter, requesting an opportunity to schedule a conference call to discuss the critical issue of Florida’s unemployment insurance program and the currently overwhelmed state-operated website used to register for unemployment benefits. Joining Hastings in signing the letter were Representatives: Kathy Castor (D... Read more

  • Hastings, Diaz-Balart, Wasserman Schultz Advocate for Accelerated Everglades Restoration in WRDA 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) led Florida Members in sending a bipartisan letter to Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman DeFazio, Ranking Member Graves, and Water Resources & Environment Subcommittee Chair Napolitano, and Ranking Subcommittee Member Westerman requesting they include language in the upcoming Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA) bill that would treat all Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) sub-projects as on-going activities under the larger restora... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the Passing of Fire Chief Donald DiPetrillo
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the passing of Seminole Tribe of Florida Fire Chief Donald DiPetrillo of coronavirus-related complications: “I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Seminole Tribe of Florida Fire Chief Donald DiPetrillo. A respected pillar of the Davie community, Fire Chief DiPetrillo always worked with a great deal of professionalism in all that he did and was a source of true leadership for the entire Seminole Tribe Fire Departm... Read more

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