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  • 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

  • Hastings’ Statement on President Trump Firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions
    Posted in Press Releases on November 7, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement on President Donald John Trump’s firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions: “President Trump’s sudden dismissal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions is a thinly veiled attempt to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. If the President fired Attorney General Sessions to in any way weaken the Mueller investigation, it would be an alarming abuse of power. No one in our country is above the law, and Congress must act sw... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh: “The shooting at The Tree of Life Synagogue is a vile act of hatred. As the details continue to emerge, I offer my prayers and support to all those affected by this despicable act. Today is a day of great sadness, of mourning, and of reflection. “We know members of law enforcement were shot while responding to this event, and that th... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Apprehension of Attempted Bombing Suspect
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) apprehended a suspect in the bombing attempts of critics of the Trump Administration: “I join in thanking the members of law enforcement who worked diligently to locate and arrest a suspect in the string of bombing attempts throughout our country. I again condemn these cowardly attempts to incite fear and promote violence in the strongest terms. “Cesar Sayoc stands accused of del... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the Passing of Coral Springs Mayor Walter “Skip” Campbell
    Posted in Press Releases on October 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement on the passing of Coral Springs Mayor Walter “Skip” Campbell: “I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mayor Walter “Skip” Campbell Tuesday evening. Skip spent a lifetime working for our community, as a member of the Florida Senate and Mayor of Coral Springs. He leaves behind a legacy of dedicated public service. “Skip was known to be an astute problem-solver. He championed compromise for the good of our community and alw... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the Passing of Former Palm Beach County Commissioner Burt Aaronson
    Posted in Press Releases on October 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement on the passing of former Palm Beach County Commissioner Burt Aaronson: “Burt Aaronson served the people of Palm Beach County for two decades, distinguishing himself as an independent thinker who did what was right for the people he represented. It was with great sadness that I learned of his passing. “Burt always put the people of Palm Beach County first. He expanded public safety facilities and parks, and established attractions ... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the Passing of Judge Edward Rodgers
    Posted in Press Releases on October 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) issued the following statement on the passing of Judge Edward Rodgers: “My condolences go out to Eddie’s family. Our community has lost a man who was the manifestation of all that is good about a human being. He did so much good for so many of us. Borrowing from the spiritual, ‘The deeds he has done will speak for him.’ His legacy is iconic and will live on.” Congressman Alcee L. Hastings serves as Senior Member of the House Rules Committee, Ranking Democrati... Read more

  • Hastings’ Receives 100 on Human Rights Campaign Scorecard for Support of LGBTQ Equality
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: LGBTQ Equality, Human Rights and Refugees

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after earning a 100 percent scorecard from the Human Rights Campaign in the 115th Congress: “I am truly honored to receive this recognition from the Human Rights Campaign, our country’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for the LGBTQ community. “Throughout my entire career, I have always proudly advocated for equal rights for all Americans, and will continue to fight for our LGBTQ friends. Under the... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Senator McConnell’s Plan to Cut Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security Due to GOP Budget Deficits
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Social Security, Medicare, and Entitlement Reform

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement in response to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s suggestion of gutting Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security entitlements to make up for record-breaking GOP budget deficits: “Republicans are at it again, suggesting that seniors, the disabled, and low-income Americans cover the costs of their out of control spending. Suggesting cuts to entitlements to cover record-breaking deficits is a gut-punch to those who rely on t... Read more

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