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  • Hastings Celebrates Black History Month
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking the beginning of Black History Month: “Black History Month is a time to celebrate the past, present, and future of black culture in America. During this month-long celebration, we recognize the innumerable contributions to our country made by African Americans and reflect on what we must do to ensure that our communities are given equal opportunities to succeed. “African American culture has been inextricably linked to... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the Introduction of the Paycheck Fairness Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Issues, Jobs and the Workforce

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after the introduction of the Paycheck Fairness Act: “Today, I am proud to join Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Democratic Members of Congress to introduce the Paycheck Fairness Act. It’s been over half a century since the Equal Pay Act was enacted, yet women still earn only 80 cents for every dollar earned by men. For women of color, the amount is even less. Although women make up half of the American workforce, they ea... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the 10th Anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Issues, Jobs and the Workforce

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement recognizing the 10th Anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act: “The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was signed into law ten years ago today. I was proud to vote for this landmark legislation to enable women to more easily challenge unequal pay and encouraged employers to implement fair payment practices. Women play a critical role in our economy, so Congress must do more to close the gender wage-gap and bring an end to emp... Read more

  • Hastings and Woodall Introduce the Civics Learning Act of 2019
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Rob Woodall (R-GA) introduced the Civics Learning Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation that increases funding for innovative and evidence-based civics education programs serving K-12 students and teachers, as well as empowering local schools to develop a curriculum tailored to their needs. Joining Hastings and Woodall as original co-sponsors include: Reps. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Al Green (D-TX), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Ben... Read more

  • Hastings Recognizes International Holocaust Remembrance Day
    Posted in Press Releases on January 27, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day: “Today, I join the international community in reflecting on the murder of six million Jews during one of the darkest periods in human history. Between 1940 and 1945, two out of every three Jews in Europe perished in ghettos, mass shootings, forced labor camps, and extermination camps under the Nazi Regime, forever changing the face of Europe and the world. “The world’s Jewish po... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the Passing of Jack Shifrel
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement on the passing of veterans’ advocate and Broward County Democratic activist Jack Shifrel: "I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my dear friend and fellow advocate Jack Shifrel. Jack was one of the first people to endorse me for public office. He supported me in three losing causes and vigorously supported me in 1992 when I was elected to Congress. I am eternally grateful to my dear, dear friend. “For decades Jack was a... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Temporary Reopening of the Federal Government
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after President Trump announced that he would support temporarily reopening the government after 35 days of the Trump shutdown: “The President announced that he would sign the clean spending bill that Democrats have advocated for since this pointless shutdown began 35 days ago. The Trump shutdown will go down in history as a waste of time and precious resources, needlessly putting hundreds of thousands of American families in ... Read more

  • Hastings Introduces Legislation to End Corporal Punishment in Schools
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after introducing the Ending Corporal Punishment In Schools Act of 2019. The legislation would end corporal punishment in our nation’s schools. Joining Hastings as original co-sponsors include: Representatives Steve Cohen (D-TN), Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA), Eleanor Holmes-Norton (D-DC-At-Large), Chellie Pingree (D-ME), and Tim Ryan (D-OH) (Please find a copy of the bill attached): “I am pleased to introduce the Ending Corpo... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Day 33 of the Government Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings made the following statement on Day 33 of the government shutdown: “In two days, hundreds of thousands of American workers across the country will miss another paycheck. President Trump’s stubborn refusal to open the government has left our country weaker and our national security increasingly compromised. Each day that passes brings new uncertainty for hundreds of thousands of families falling deeper into crisis. “Last night, while chairing a meeting of the House R... Read more

  • Hastings Leads Letter Urging Government Accountability Office Review the Effects of President Trump’s Trade Tariffs on 5G Deployment
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) sent the below letter to the Comptroller General of the Government Accountability Office, Gene L. Dodaro, requesting a review of the effects of President Trump’s trade tariffs on our nation’s ability to take the lead on 5G technology infrastructure and deployment. Joining Hastings in signing the letter were Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA), Ron Kind (D-WI), and Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY). (Please find below and attached a copy of the letter): January 18, 2019... Read more

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