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  • 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

  • Hastings’ Amendments to the NDAA Adopted by the House of Representatives
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after the House of Representatives adopted all five of his amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020: “I am pleased that the House of Representatives voted to adopt all five of my amendments to the NDAA for the coming fiscal year. My amendments will increase transparency and oversight of contracting practices within the Department of Defense (DoD), improve communication between servicemem... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Passage of H.R.3166, Requiring the DoD to Modernize Forms and Surveys Containing Racially or Ethnically Insensitive Terminology
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the passage of H.R.3166, legislation requiring the Secretary of the Department of Defense (DoD) to modernize forms and surveys containing racially or ethnically insensitive terminology: “The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA), which passed in the House of Representatives earlier today, included the text of my legislation, H.R.3166. I introduced this legislation after it was brought to my attentio... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Independence Day
    Posted in Press Releases on July 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement in celebration of Independence Day: “On Independence Day, we commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 and honor our nation’s founding democratic values. The strength of our nation comes from our diversity and commitment to the pursuit of freedom, justice, and equality for all. We may look, love, and worship differently, but today offers an opportunity for us to celebrate all that brings us to... Read more

  • Hastings Announces Winner of 2019 Congressional Art Competition for Florida’s 20th Congressional District
    Posted in Press Releases on June 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement announcing that Mr. Eduardo Pantoja is the winner of the 2019 Annual Congressional Art Competition for Florida’s 20th Congressional District: “I’m pleased to recognize Mr. Eduardo Pantoja for winning the 2019 Annual Congressional Art Competition,” said Hastings. “I commend Eduardo for his talent and dedication and could not be more proud to have his outstanding artwork represent Florida’s 20th Congressional District. “Eduar... Read more

  • Hastings Leads Letter Calling for an End to the Dog and Cat Meat Trade
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Animal Welfare and Wildlife Conservation, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Affairs - Asia

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) sent the following bipartisan letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, urging him to use diplomatic pressure to raise the issue of the troubling trade and consumption of dog and cat meat and the need to condemn this harsh trade throughout the world, and specifically, in China, South Korea, Vietnam, and other Asian countries. This letter was sent ahead of this year’s Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, which is schedule... Read more

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