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  • Hastings Joins the Florida Democratic Congressional Delegation in Urging Florida’s State Department to Secure Election Systems and Improve Accessibility Ahead of 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Election Reform

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) joined Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL) and the entire Florida Democratic Congressional Delegation in sending a letter to Florida Secretary of State Laurel Lee urging her to bolster election security, improve Floridians' access to vote, guard against disinformation, and provide updates about these efforts in advance of the 2020 election cycle. (Please find a copy of the letter below and attached): September 24, 2019 The Honorable Laurel M. Lee Secretary of State... Read more

  • Hastings and Deutch Introduce Bill to Protect Voters from Signature Mismatch after Fort Lauderdale Field Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on May 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Election Reform

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL) introduced the Protecting American Votes Act to bolster due process protections for voters who vote-by-mail or use provisional ballots. The bill was introduced one day after Hastings and Deutch participated in a Voting Rights and Election Administration field hearing in Broward County, hosted by the Committee on House Administration (CHA) Subcommittee on Elections, on fighting voter suppression. (Please find a copy of the bil... Read more

  • Hastings to Participate in Committee on House Administration Field Hearing on Voting Rights and Election Administration in Fort Lauderdale
    Posted in Media Advisories on May 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Election Reform

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) will participate in a field hearing on Voting Rights and Election Administration, hosted by the Committee on House Administration (CHA) Subcommittee on Elections. The hearing will be held on Monday, May 6th at 10:00 AM in Room 422 of the Broward County Governmental Center, located at 115 South Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301. DETAILS: WHO: Congressman Alcee L. Hastings WHAT: Committee on House Administration Subcommittee on Elections Field Hear... 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

  • 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

  • Hastings’ Statement on the Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act
    Posted in Press Releases on August 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Election Reform

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking the anniversary of the Voting Rights Act: “The Voting Rights Act was enacted on the simple premise that every American should be able to vote, period. For too long, entrenched racist policies prevented African Americans and other racial minorities from casting their ballots across the country. The Voting Rights Act changed that by establishing new protections for minority voters nationwide. “More than half a century la... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Election Reform, Energy and Environment, LGBTQ Equality, Health Care, Immigration Policy, Criminal Justice Reform, Gun Control, Women's Issues, Human Rights and Refugees

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement on President Donald John Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States: “The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is President Trump’s latest shameful effort to further roll back the progress we have made on voting rights, workers’ rights, women’s rights, civil rights, clean air and water, gun control, healthcare, and so much more. We cannot take nominations to the Suprem... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the 7th Anniversary of Citizens United
    Posted in Press Releases on January 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Election Reform

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking the 7th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling: “It has been seven years since the Supreme Court’s disastrous Citizens United decision dramatically altered political spending in our country. The Citizens United ruling has opened the floodgates to corporations and special interest groups, allowing them to make unlimited contributions and political expenditures to in... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Trump Rejection of CIA Assessment
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Election Reform, Homeland Security, Judiciary Issues, Intelligence Gathering

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement in response to President-Elect Trump’s rejection of the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) assessment that Russia interfered with the U.S. election: “Last weeks’ CIA assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 Presidential Election is extremely alarming. Equally alarming is President-Elect Trump’s rejection of these findings and continuous denigration of the American intelligence community. Whether it is due to naive... Read more

  • Hastings Urges Passage of Voter Empowerment Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Election Reform

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (FL-20) made the following statement in support for H.R. 12, the Voter Empowerment Act (VEA): “The right to vote is a pillar of our democracy, and yet, the fight to protect this basic right and ensure access to the ballot box continues. That is why I was proud to join Rep. John Lewis (GA-5), House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5), Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (SC-6), Rep. John Conyers (MI-13), Rep. Robert Brady (PA-1), and more than 170 Democrat... Read more

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