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  • Hastings Introduces Legislation to Protect Our Servicemembers
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2020 | Preview rr

    (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) – Representative Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) introduced, the Armed Forces Deferred Tax Relief Act to protect servicemembers’ paychecks from President Trump’s politically motivated Social Security tax deferral, as detailed in the Presidential Memorandum he issued on August 8, 2020. Members of the Armed Forces were forced to participate in the deferral, resulting in a large tax bill coming due between January and April of 2021. This bill will require the Secretary of Defense to r... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation to the Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Social Security, Medicare, and Entitlement Reform

    (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett: “At a time when the coronavirus continues to surge across our country, having infected over 8,500,000 Americans, caused the deaths of over 228,000 Americans, and decimated our economy, Senator McConnell has prioritized partisan politics in the United States Senate by rushing the confirmation of a person who will destroy health care for... Read more

  • Hastings and Buchanan Lead Effort to Establish the National Center for Alternatives to Animals in Research and Testing Under NIH
    Posted in Press Releases on October 20, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Animal Welfare and Wildlife Conservation

    (Washington, D.C.) – Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL) introduced a bipartisan bill, the Humane Research and Testing Act of 2020, to establish the National Center for Alternatives to Animals in Research and Testing (Center) under the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Center will be dedicated to increasing transparency and understanding regarding the use of animals in medical research and testing to ultimately reduce the number of animals utilized in such pr... Read more

  • Hastings Introduces the Congress Commission Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 14, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Election Reform

    (Washington, D.C.) Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement on introducing the Congress Commission Act, a bill which would establish the bipartisan Congressional Commission to Strengthen Representative Democracy. The Commission would be mandated to analyze the current size of the House of Representatives, examine alternatives to the current method by which Members are elected, and study the impacts of gerrymandering on representation in the People’s House. Joining... Read more

  • Hastings Denounces the Reinstatement of Spanish River High School Principal William Latson
    Posted in Press Releases on October 14, 2020 | Preview rr

    (Ft. Lauderdale, FL.) Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement after the Palm Beach County School Board rehired former Principal of Spanish River High School William Latson, following his denial that the Holocaust was a factual event: “The Palm Beach County School Board demonstrated a stunning lack of judgement and ignorance in its decision to reinstate Principal William Latson to the School District of Palm Beach County. For an educator to equivocate on the Holocaust is... Read more

  • Hastings, Wasserman Schultz, and Buchanan Introduce Legislation to Expand Coverage of Breast Reconstruction
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2020 | Preview rr

    Representative Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), along with Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), and Vern Buchanan (R-FL), introduced bipartisan legislation, the Comprehensive Breast Reconstructive Act. Approximately 275,000 Americans are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. With survival rates and surgical options improving, the need for modernized and comprehensive breast reconstructive procedures have increased. The Comprehensive Breast Reconstructive Act requires the Administrator of ... Read more

  • Hastings Calls on FL Governor to Extend Waivers for Medicaid, SNAP, and TANF Benefits
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2020 | Preview rr

    (Fort Lauderdale, FL) – Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) led a letter to Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) urging the continuation of the waiver of work and recertification requirements for Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to those affected most during the COVID-19 crisis. Currently, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) estimates that there are still percentages of adults and children in need of food and... Read more

  • Hastings Leads Florida Democrats Calling on USDA to Stabilize and Fund School Meal Programs Through Fiscal Year 2021
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2020 | Preview rr

    (Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) recently led a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue and USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Administrator Pam Miller, calling on them to use the authorities provided to them in H.R.8337, the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021, to extend flexibilities for essential school meal programs that nourish children and to stabilize and bolster the state and local efforts to administer these programs with the fu... Read more

  • FL Delegation Co-Chairs Hastings and Buchanan Lead the Bipartisan Effort to Ban Childlike Sex Dolls Nationwide
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    Florida Delegation Co-Chairs, Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL), announced their partnership on introducing H.R.8236, the Curbing Realistic Exploitative Electronic Pedophilic Robots (CREEPER) Act 2.0, which bans the importation, sale and purchase, and possession of childlike sex dolls in the United States. In response to disturbing recent reports from NBC-TV Miami of a South Florida mother who discovered the likeness of her 8-year-old daughter was being used to pr... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    (Fort Lauderdale, FL) Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “I join our nation in mourning the devastating loss of Justice Ginsburg. During her nearly three decades of service to our nation’s highest court, she was always a steadfast defender of women’s rights, civil rights, and equality for all, becoming a trailblazer of justice for so many across our nation. “Her career of fighting tirelessly so that e... Read more

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