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  • Hastings, Barragán, Pingree, Huffman, Lawrence Call for A Bold Green Stimulus Package to Address Health, Economic, and Climate Crises
    Posted in Press Releases on July 1, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment, Jobs and the Workforce

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) joined Representatives Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA), Jared Huffman (D-CA), Chellie Pingree (D-ME), and Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) in leading 55 of their colleagues in sending a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) advocating for a bold and meaningful green stimulus investment package that would deliver a transformational economic recovery and establish a resilient, clean-energy economy and good-paying jobs. T... Read more

  • Hastings’ Provisions Added to H.R.2, the Moving Forward Act Prior to Passage
    Posted in Press Releases on July 1, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement following the House passage of H.R.2, the Moving Forward Act. The legislation included two amendments offered by Hastings that will benefit South Florida’s infrastructure by improving rural roads used in our farm food supply chain and investing in broadband connectivity in federally assisted housing. “Our country needs a dramatic investment in infrastructure, from investments in the roads and bridges we drive on to funding for... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the House Passage of the Justice in Policing Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings, an original cosponsor of H.R. 7120, the Justice in Policing Act, released the following statement after managing the rule for House consideration and voting for the measure, which passed the House of Representatives. H.R.7120 is bold, transformative legislation to reimagine the culture of policing in America with unprecedented reforms to curb police brutality, end racial profiling, eliminate qualified immunity for law enforcement and build greater trust between law... Read more

  • Hastings, Frankel, Deutch Urge Immediate Local Action on Police Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2020 | Preview rr

    Following House passage of H.R.7120, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) joined Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL) and Ted Deutch (D-FL) today in sending a letter to Palm Beach County commissioners and mayors calling on them to initiate policing reforms at the local level. H.R.7120 serves as a clear blueprint for governments at all levels to ensure police are held accountable in the justice system, improve transparency in policing through the collectio... Read more

  • Hastings Commemorates the 155th Anniversary of Juneteenth
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in observance of Juneteenth, the 155th anniversary of the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States: “One hundred and fifty-five years ago today, Union Army General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, and delivered the order notifying the last slaves that they had been freed. General Granger’s order begins, ‘The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a Proclamat... Read more

  • Hastings Introduces the Farm-to-Market Road Repair Act of 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after introducing the Farm-to-Market Road Repair Act, legislation that will expand eligibility for the Surface Transportation Block Grant program to include rural roads that serve to transport agriculture products from farms or ranches to the marketplace. (Please find attached a copy of the legislation). “American agricultural communities play a pivotal role in the economy within my district and across America. These farms and... Read more

  • Hastings, Frankel Lead Florida Democrats in Urging Governor DeSantis to Immediately Reestablish Communications with the Congressional Delegation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    (Fort Lauderdale, FL) Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Lois Frankel (D-FL) led Florida Democratic Members of Congress on a letter to Governor Ron DeSantis calling on him to reestablish open lines of communication as Florida reopens amid a pandemic and hurricane season. The letter urges a coordinated, state-wide effort for re-opening and widespread testing that will keep Floridians healthy and safe during a time of immense uncertainty. Joining Hastings and Frankel in signing the lette... Read more

  • Hastings Joins Palm Beach Congressional Delegation in Urging County to Require Masks in Essential Indoor Establishments to Stop COVID-19 Spread
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Representative Alcee L. Hastings joined Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL) and Ted Deutch (D-FL) in sending a letter to the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners urging them to follow national best practices to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by requiring masks to be worn in all essential indoor establishments. On Monday, Florida recorded nearly 2,800 new COVID-19 cases, the highest number of new and confirmed cases in a single day. In Palm Beach County yesterday, there were 3... Read more

  • Hastings Introduces the National Defense Net Zero Review Act of 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on June 11, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the introduction of the National Defense Net Zero Review Act of 2020, legislation that will refocus the Defense Department’s (DoD’s) efforts to achieve net zero and establish the first integrated master plan for achieving net zero energy benchmarks (Please find a copy of the legislation attached). “The DoD consumes more energy than any other federal agency, spending nearly $12 billion on energy annually and using more than... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the Passing of Former Florida Senate President Gwen Margolis
    Posted in Press Releases on June 11, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the passing of former Florida Senate President Gwen Margolis: “Words cannot express how deeply sorry I was to hear of Gwen’s passing. Gwen’s reputation for honesty, kindness and generosity made her the loving mother, great friend, and highly respected public official that she was. She was an excellent role model for everyone in our community, and was especially inspiring to those considering public service. “Gwen compiled a... Read more

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