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  • Hastings and Buchanan Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Prevent Youth Human Trafficking and Exploitation
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL) introduced the bipartisan Human Trafficking and Exploitation Prevention Training Act of 2019, legislation which would help prevent the human trafficking and exploitation of children by providing grants for training students, teachers, and school personnel to understand, recognize, prevent, and respond to signs of human trafficking. Joining Hastings and Buchanan as original cosponsors are Representatives Debbie Wasserman Sch... Read more

  • Hastings, Mast, and Deutch Joint Statement on the VHA’s Suspension of the Congressional Shared Space Agreement at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), Brian Mast (R-FL), and Ted Deutch (D-FL) made the following statement after receiving a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Health Administration terminating the shared-space agreement at the West Palm Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC-WPB). As a result, weekly Congressional office hours at the VAMC will be discontinued starting on December 31, 2019, cutting off veterans across Palm Beach County from improved access to thei... Read more

  • Congressional Homelessness Caucus Holds Briefing on Chronic Homelessness and Mental Health
    Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, the Congressional Homelessness Caucus, Co-Chaired by Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), hosted a briefing on Chronic Homelessness and Mental Health. The Congressional Homelessness Caucus was joined by representatives of the National Alliance to End Homelessness, National Alliance on Mental Illness, and New Hope Housing, Inc. “It was an honor working with Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, and our distinguished panelists to put on the first Congres... Read more

  • Hastings and Buchanan Lead Florida Delegation Letter Urging President to Approve Governor DeSantis’ Request for FEMA Reimbursements
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Co-Chairs of the Florida Delegation, led a delegation letter urging President Trump to approve Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ request for financial assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) following a robust local government response to the threat posed by Hurricane Dorian. The letter requests reimbursements for eligible Category B expenses under FEMA’s Public Assistance program for the State of Flor... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Labor Day
    Posted in Press Releases on September 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Workforce

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in observance of Labor Day: “This Labor Day, we honor the American workers who represent the very foundation of our economy and our nation. Our country’s economy was built on the backs of workers, including immigrants. Working every single day to provide a better life for themselves and their families. “I could not be more proud to represent a state with the fourth largest economy in the nation, which generates a GDP exceeding one... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Decision to Deny Reps. Omar and Tlaib Entry into Israel
    Posted in Press Releases on August 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that he would not allow Representatives Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) entry into Israel: “It seems that it is not enough for President Donald Trump to fan the flames of racism, xenophobia, and islamophobia here at home. Now, he seeks to sow division in Israel. The President’s meddling in Israel’s affairs, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s acquiescence, is both a ... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the Deadly Mass Shootings in El Paso and Dayton
    Posted in Press Releases on August 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Control

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement on the deadly mass shootings that took place in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio: “In less than 24 hours, our nation witnessed two mass shootings, where 29 lives were lost. My heart breaks for the victims, their families, and the entire El Paso and Dayton communities. As I have said before, we needlessly endure heartbreak after heartbreak as our public places become targets of violence. This is unacceptable! The Republican-led Sena... Read more

  • Hastings Introduces Bill to Extend TPS Designation for Haitians
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement on introducing a bill to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haitians living in the United States. Joining Hastings as original co-sponsors of the bill included: Reps. Ted Deutch (D-FL), Al Lawson (D-FL), Val Demings (D-FL), Charlie Crist (D-FL), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Debbie Muscarel-Powell (D-FL), Donna Shalala (D-FL), Darren Soto (D-FL), Lois Frankel (D-FL, and Kathy Castor (D-FL). (Please find att... Read more

  • Hastings and Buchanan Honored by Humane Society for Work on Ending the Dog and Cat Meat Trade
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Animal Welfare and Wildlife Conservation, Foreign Affairs

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL) released the following statement after being presented with an award by the Humane Society International and Humane Society Legislative Fund for their extraordinary work to end the dog and cat meat trade: “We are truly honored to receive this recognition from the Humane Society International and Humane Society Legislative Fund, prominent organizations spearheading work in the U.S. and across the globe to promote animal wel... Read more

  • Hastings Congratulates Student Ambassadors of Do the Write Thing Challenge
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after he met with the student ambassadors and delegation from the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Do the Write Thing (DtWT) Challenge, a national campaign to prevent youth violence: “It was my pleasure to meet with and congratulate the two student ambassadors who won the Palm Beach Do the Write Thing (DtWT) Challenge, Magaly Diaz-Perez and Rohith Karthik, for their outstanding essays. Magaly is an 8th grader attending Howell ... Read more

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