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  • Hastings’ Statement on Passage of the Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Animal Welfare and Wildlife Conservation

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on passage of H.R.6720, the Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act, which was approved by the House of Representatives this afternoon. (Please find a copy of the legislation attached): “The House of Representatives has voted to unify animal cruelty laws across the country, which would prohibit the slaughter of dogs and cats for human consumption. I am proud to have championed this effort in Congress to explicitly ban the kill... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Passage of Resolution Urging all Nations to Outlaw the Dog and Cat Meat Trade
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the passage of H.Res.401, a resolution urging all nations to outlaw the dog and cat meat trade and to enforce existing laws against such trade. Hastings introduced the resolution on June 22, 2017 with Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL). The resolution garnered broad bipartisan support with 152 cosponsors. (Please find a copy of the resolution attached): “Passage of H.Res.401 puts the U.S. House of Representatives on record op... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Labor Day
    Posted in Press Releases on September 3, 2018 | 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 hardworking men and women who make this country great. America’s cities and heartland have been built on the backs of workers, from its skyscrapers to its silos. Every day, hundreds of millions of laborers work towards the goal of supporting their families and making this country better. “I am proud to represent a state with the fourth largest economy in the nation. Florida... Read more

  • Hastings, Deutch, Frankel, Mast, Nelson and Rubio Send Letter to HUD Secretary Carson Expressing Health and Safety Risk for Tenants Living at the Stonybrook Apartments
    Posted in Press Releases on August 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), along with Representatives Ted Deutch (D-FL), Lois Frankel (D-FL), Brian J. Mast (R-FL), and Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) sent the following letter to the Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Ben Carson expressing their concern for the current state of disrepair stemming from years of neglect at the Stonybrook Apartments in the City of Riviera Beach. (Please find below and attached a c... Read more

  • Hastings Calls for Human Trafficking Prevention Education to be Taught in South Florida Public Schools
    Posted in Press Releases on August 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) sent the following letters to Dr. Donald E. Fennoy II, Superintendent of Palm Beach County Public Schools, and Robert Runcie, Superintendent of Broward County Public Schools, urging them to consider the importance of teaching students to be vigilant of the growing threat of trafficking in our community. Joining Hastings in sending the letters included: Representatives Frederica S. Wilson (D-FL), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Lois Frankel (D-FL), and Ted De... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Passing of Senator John McCain
    Posted in Press Releases on August 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) issued the following statement on the passing of Senator John McCain: “I was so incredibly saddened to hear the news of Senator John McCain’s passing. He was a classic Patriot and served our nation with honor and distinction. May his family find the peace that they need in this difficult time, and know that his legacy will forever endure. “Throughout Senator McCain’s years of distinguished service, we all saw firsthand his integrity, humility, courage and gra... Read more

  • Hastings Tours Broward MPO Infrastructure Projects
    Posted in Press Releases on August 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after touring transportation and infrastructure improvement projects prioritized by the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO): “As our region prepares for the future, we need to continue making our streets safer and more easily travelled. The project locations I visited today showcase Broward’s long-term vision for making our roads more accessible to bicyclists and pedestrians as part of an important initiati... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act
    Posted in Press Releases on August 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Election Reform

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking the anniversary of the Voting Rights Act: “The Voting Rights Act was enacted on the simple premise that every American should be able to vote, period. For too long, entrenched racist policies prevented African Americans and other racial minorities from casting their ballots across the country. The Voting Rights Act changed that by establishing new protections for minority voters nationwide. “More than half a century la... Read more

  • **MEDIA ADVISORY** Hastings to Speak at the Annual FoundCare Back-To-School Health Fair
    Posted in Press Releases on August 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) will be a guest speaker at the annual FoundCare, Inc. Back-To-School Community Health Fair. FoundCare provides quality healthcare to the Palm Beach County community by offering healthcare and social services to individuals and families regardless of their insurance coverage or ability to pay. Services include pediatric and adult primary care, chronic disease management, behavioral health services, dentistry, laboratory services and X-rays, and an on-site phar... Read more

  • Hastings Urges Farm Bill Conference Committee to Retain Ban on Dog and Cat Meat Trade
    Posted in Press Releases on August 3, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), along with Congressmen Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Dave A. Trott (R-MI), and Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA) sent the following letter to Chairmen K. Michael Conaway and Pat Roberts, and Ranking Members Collin C. Peterson and Debbie Stabenow of the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee. The letter urges the Conference Committee to retain legislation prohibiting the slaughter of dogs and cats for the purpose of human consumption in the United States, a practice that is still... Read more

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