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  • Hastings’ Statement on Attorney General Barr’s Summary of the Mueller Report
    Posted in Press Releases on March 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement in response to Attorney General William Barr’s letter to Congress regarding the principle conclusions in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report: “The Special Counsel’s Report should be allowed to speak for itself. Special Counsel Mueller conducted a 22-month investigation, resulting in the public indictment of 34 individuals, 3 companies, 7 guilty pleas – including 5 guilty pleas from former Trump advisors – in addition... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Mass Shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement on the mass shootings that killed 49 people in a terrorist attack at two mosques in central Christchurch, New Zealand: “The shootings at the Al Noor and Linwood Mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand during the Friday prayer represent an unconscionable act of terrorism. I am filled with sorrow and horror at the loss of 49 lives, and the injuries sustained by at least 48 people, including young children. “I wholeheartedly condemn thi... Read more

  • Hastings Introduces the Corey Jones Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) introduced the Corey Jones Act, legislation prohibiting the award of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant funding to local police departments that do not ban plain-clothes officers from engaging in routine traffic stops in unmarked vehicles. The legislation is in remembrance of Corey Jones, a resident of Lake Worth, Florida who was shot and killed by a plain-clothes law enforcement officer operating an unmarked vehicle during the early hou... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on President Trump’s FY2020 Budget Request and Demand for More Wall Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after President Trump submitted his Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request, which includes a demand for $8.6 billion in new border wall funding: “The President’s Budget Request for the coming fiscal year is not worth the paper it’s printed on. Proposing a record-smashing $4.75 trillion budget that relies on blatantly dishonest gimmicks, the President’s request embraces trillion dollar deficits for years to come and sets our country o... Read more

  • Hastings Introduces the Teacher Victims' Family Assistance Act of 2019
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Representative Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) introduced the Teacher Victims' Family Assistance Act of 2019, legislation providing assistance to the immediate family of a K-12 teacher or other school employees killed in an act of violence, while performing school duties. Joining Hastings as original co-sponsors include: Reps. Frederica Wilson (D-FL), Gwen Moore (D-WI), and Susan Wild (D-PA) (Please find attached a copy of the bill): “With the responsibility of protecting students in addition to... Read more

  • Hastings Condemns President Trump’s Remarks to RNC Donors About Jewish Voters
    Posted in Press Releases on March 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s speech to Republican National Committee (RNC) donors at Mar-a-Lago last Friday night: “By claiming that ‘Democrats hate Jewish people’ at a Republican fundraiser, the President has again invoked racist and insulting tropes, politicized anti-Semitism, and suggested that American Jews are more loyal to Israel. It is appalling that the President continues to politicize the American Jewish c... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the Passage of H.R.1, the For the People Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Election Reform

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 1, the For the People Act: “The For the People Act is one of the most sweeping reform packages to pass the House of Representatives in the past half century. H.R.1 will return the American political system to the people by ensuring that every eligible American can cast a ballot, while pushing back against the corrupting influence of big money in politics. “For too long, our country has lurched increasing... Read more

  • Hastings, Frankel, and Deutch Joint Statement on Corey Jones Case Ruling
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2019 | Preview rr

    Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), Lois Frankel (D-FL) and Ted Deutch (D-FL) released the following joint statement after ex-police officer Nouman Raja was found guilty of manslaughter and attempted murder in the fatal shooting of Corey Jones, who was shot and killed during the early hours of October 18, 2015: “Today’s ruling has delivered justice to the family of Corey Jones. While nothing will bring Corey back, we hope that this decision brings comfort to his family and friends in know... Read more

  • Hastings Introduces the Outpatient Mental Health Modernization Act of 2019
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) introduced the Outpatient Mental Health Modernization Act of 2019, legislation that would require Medicare to reimburse Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHPs) for providing transportation, food, nutritional services and vocational counseling to psychiatric patients. Joining Hastings as original co-sponsors include Representatives Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI). (Please find attached a copy of the bill): “Ensuring access to high qu... Read more

  • House Passes Hastings/Deutch Amendment to H.R.1
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Election Reform

    Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Ted Deutch (D-FL) released the following joint statement after the House of Representatives adopted their amendment #4 to H.R.1, the For the People Act of 2019 (Please find attached a copy of the amendment): “Access to the ballot box is fundamental to the health of our democracy and must be protected. We were pleased to offer today’s amendment to H.R.1, the For the People Act of 2019. Our amendment will ensure accountability and transparency to protec... Read more

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