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  • Hastings Joins Palm Beach County Lawmakers in Urging DeSantis Administration to Withdraw Unlawful Demands for Full In-Person School Reopening
    Posted in Press Releases on August 28, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), Lois Frankel (D-FL), and Ted Deutch (D-FL), in addition to State Senators Lori Berman (SD-31) and Kevin Rader (SD-29), and State Representatives Joe Casello (HD-90), David Silvers (HD-87), Matt Willhite (HD-86), and Tina Polsky (HD-81) wrote to Governor Ron DeSantis calling on him to allow the Palm Beach County school board to move forward with their school reopening plan, which utilizes virtual and in-person learning, and to rescind the threat of... Read more

  • Hastings, Wilson Lead Florida Members in Calling on DeSantis to Stop Pressuring Health Directors Regarding Guidance to Reopen Schools
    Posted in Press Releases on August 24, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Health Care

    Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Frederica Wilson (D-FL) led Members of the Florida Congressional Delegation in writing to Governor Ron DeSantis concerning reports that his administration has instructed health directors to not issue recommendations requested by school boards struggling to make difficult decisions about if and when to return to in-person instruction. The Florida Department of Education has indicated to districts that they can only continue to delay school reopenings b... Read more

  • Hastings, Meeks' Statement on Foreign Affairs Funding for Diversity and Global Anti-Racism Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Foreign Affairs

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY) today issued the following joint statement regarding the language in the Fiscal Year 2021 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (SFOPS) appropriations bill that supports efforts to foster diversity and inclusion in international affairs and provide protections for minority and indigenous populations abroad: “Our success in securing more funding and reporting requirements to diversify America’s diplomatic workf... Read more

  • Hastings Sends Open Letter Congratulating Graduating Seniors in Broward and Palm Beach Counties
    Posted in Press Releases on May 28, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings released the following open letter to congratulate high school seniors in the Graduating Class of 2020 in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. (Please find the letter below and attached): May 28, 2020 Dear Class of 2020: To all of the seniors in the Graduating Class of 2020 in Broward and Palm Beach counties, I write with a deep sense of pride in your academic achievements and to extend a warm congratulations on your graduation. As schools shut down and classes moved on... Read more

  • Hastings Calls for Additional Funding for the US Postal Service to Expand Vote-by-Mail Systems
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Election Reform

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) sent House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) a letter advocating for additional funding for the United States Postal Service (USPS) in anticipation of the increased demand on the USPS as more states and jurisdictions allow vote-by-mail ballots in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than a dozen primary elections throughout our nation have been interrupted by this pandemic, and many Americans have been advised t... Read more

  • Hastings and Buchanan Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Prevent Youth Human Trafficking and Exploitation
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL) introduced H.R.4388, the bipartisan Human Trafficking and Exploitation Prevention Training Act of 2019, legislation which would help prevent the human trafficking and exploitation of children by providing grants for training students, teachers, and school personnel to understand, recognize, prevent, and respond to signs of human trafficking. Joining Hastings and Buchanan as original cosponsors are Representatives Debbie Was... 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 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 Reintroduces Resolution Commemorating Jubilee Day
    Posted in Press Releases on April 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) reintroduced a resolution Supporting the Goals and Ideals of Jubilee Day, honoring the accomplishments of the original Fisk Jubilee Singers and those who carry the tradition forward today. Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Fisk University celebrates Jubilee Day annually on October 6th. Joining Hastings as original cosponsors include: Representatives Jim Cooper (D-TN), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Lucy McBath (D-GA) and Joyce Beatty (D-... 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

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