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  • Hastings’ Statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement in commemoration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: “Each year, we pause on this day to reflect on the incredible legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who dedicated his life to preaching non-violent resistance as the path to overcome prejudice, racism, and hatred. “Fifty-seven years after Dr. King’s powerful “I Have A Dream” speech, we still have much work ahead to achieve full racial, economic, and social... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Airstrike in Iraq Targeting Top Iranian Commander
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) issued the following statement after the Trump administration conducted a deadly airstrike targeting a top Iranian commander at the Baghdad International Airport: “Iranian Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani was a ruthless killer responsible for the deaths and injuries of thousands, particularly United States soldiers, when he introduced Iranian-made IEDs in Iraq, in addition to torturing and killing thousands in Iraq and elsewhere. “Congress must be called ... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on West Palm Beach VA Shared Congressional Space Closure
    Posted in Press Releases on December 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings made the following statement on the closing of the shared Congressional space at the West Palm Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC-WPB), effective December 31, 2019 (Please find attached the letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs): “I am truly honored and privileged to represent the West Palm Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC-WPB) in my Congressional district. Thus, I find it most regrettable that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA... Read more

  • Hastings Condemns Violent Anti-Semitic Attack on Jewish Community in New York
    Posted in Press Releases on December 30, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) issued the following statement on the attack in Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg’s home in Monsey, New York: “I was heartbroken to learn of the heinous anti-Semitic attack during a Hanukkah celebration in Rabbi Rottenberg’s home. I condemn in the strongest possible terms this horrific act of violence and the many recent anti-Semitic attacks in the New York metro area, during this holiday season. “There is no doubt that the forces of anti-Semitism are not only affecting... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Introducing the FAA Family and Medical Leave Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Workforce

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after introducing H.R.5431, the FAA Family and Medical Leave Act, legislation that will ensure employees of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are extended the same paid parental leave benefits afforded to other government employees under the conference report for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 (Please find a copy of the bill attached): “The conference report to the NDAA, which passe... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Passage of H.R.729
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the passage of H.R.729, the Coastal and Great Lakes Communities Enhancement Act, a package of ten bipartisan bills reported out of the House Natural Resources Committee which aims to protect vulnerable coastal and Great Lakes communities impacted by the climate crisis. H.R.729 included several amendments Hastings offered to ensure the inclusion of projects to address the immediate and long-term degradation or loss of coral ... Read more

  • Hastings and Wilson Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging the Establishment of a Regional FDA Office in Israel
    Posted in Press Releases on November 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Foreign Affairs

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) led the following letter to the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, urging the establishment of a regional office of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the State of Israel. Joining Hastings and Wilson in sending the letter include: Representatives Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Lois Frankel (D-FL), Grace Meng (D-NY), Stephanie Murphy (D-FL),... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Passage of H.R.1309
    Posted in Press Releases on November 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Jobs and the Workforce

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the passage of H.R.1309, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, which included two amendments he offered with Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA): “I was proud to vote in favor of H.R.1309. This important legislation requires certain employers in the health care and social service sectors to develop and implement comprehensive plans for protecting their employees from workplace viol... Read more

  • Hastings and Spano Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Aid Survivors of Human Trafficking
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Congressman Ross Spano (R-FL) introduced H.R.5080, the HOPE for Victims of Human Trafficking Act, a bipartisan bill which institutes several provisions to more fairly support survivors of human trafficking during and after the judicial process. Joining Hastings and Spano as original cosponsors include: Representatives Mario Díaz-Balart (R-FL), Ted Deutch (D-FL), and Michael Waltz (R-FL). (Please find a copy of the bill attached): “My home state of Florida... Read more

  • Hastings Honors 2019 Angels in Adoption Winner Mrs. Yvette DuBose
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in honor of Mrs. Yvette DuBose for winning this year’s Angels in Adoption Award. Hastings nominated Ms. DuBose for the award, which is given annually by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s (CCAI) Angels in Adoption Program: “I was so very proud to nominate Yvette DuBose for the 2019 Angels in Adoption Award and am overjoyed to see her selected as an honoree. As the CEO and Executive Director of the Heart Gallery of... Read more

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