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  • 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, Mucarsel-Powell, Rooney, and Mast Lead Bipartisan Florida Delegation Letters to Fully Fund Everglades Restoration
    Posted in Press Releases on April 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) led two letters to the House Appropriations Committee, urging House appropriators to fully fund Everglades restoration and water quality infrastructure projects. Joining Hastings in sending the letters were Representatives Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL), Francis Rooney (R-FL), Brian Mast (R-FL), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Bill Posey (R-FL), Al Lawson (D-FL), Darren Soto (D-FL), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Val Demings (D-FL), Kathy Castor (D-FL), Donna Shalala (D-... Read more

  • Congressional Everglades Caucus Co-Chairmen Hastings and Diaz-Balart Introduce Everglades Restoration Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Today, Congressmen Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Co-Chairmen of the Congressional Everglades Caucus, introduced the bipartisan Everglades for the Next Generation Act. The legislation authorizes Everglades restoration projects that are shovel-ready, ensuring that necessary progress in the region continues. It also provides the Army Corps of Engineers with the flexibility needed to avoid Congressional bottlenecking in the future. (Please find attached a copy of the bill). ... Read more

  • Hastings Blasts Carbon Tax Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement at a Rules Committee hearing blasting H.Con.Res.119, Expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy: “The anti-climate resolution H.Con.Res.119 is the latest example of Republicans burying their heads in the sand about climate change. Instead of considering legislation responsive to the needs of the American people, we are wasting our valuable, limited time expressing oppositio... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the Passing of Nathaniel Reed
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the passing of Florida environmental activist, Nathaniel Reed: “It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Nathaniel Reed this afternoon. Nathaniel was a stellar supporter of national parks, a staunch environmental advocate, and co-author of the Endangered Species Act. Nathaniel was a powerhouse of Florida politics, but more than that, he was a dear friend and a mentor to me, as well as to countless others. “... Read more

  • **Media Advisory** Hastings and Buchanan to Hold Florida Delegation Meeting on 2018 Hurricane Season
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Co-Chairs of the Florida Congressional Delegation, will hold a delegation meeting on the 2018 hurricane season. The meeting will take place on Thursday, July 12th at 8:30 AM in room 2253 of the Rayburn House Office Building, and is open to the public. The distinguished panel will include: Dr. Neil Jacobs Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Environmental Observation and Prediction, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOA... 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, Wasserman Schultz Applaud $29M Increase in Everglades Restoration
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fiscal Year 2018 Work Plan: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will boost funding for Florida Everglades’ restoration efforts this fiscal year by an extra $29 million, a funding commitment that was sought by Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) and Alcee L. Hastings (FL-20). The Army Corps’ funding increase was included in its recently-released 2018 fiscal year Work Plan. The added ba... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Repeal the Clean Power Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on October 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan: “The Trump Administration’s ill-conceived and irresponsible decision to roll back the Clean Power Plan is yet another attack on the health and future of our country. The results of abandoning the Clean Power Plan, the landmark strategy for reducing climate pollution from power plants, will be tragic, dangerous, and costly to our nation’s health. “Time an... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on President Trump’s Intention to Pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment, Energy, Environment and Conservation

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement in response to reports that President Donald John Trump will pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord: “President Trump’s intention to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement is an irresponsible renouncement of American leadership. The results of abandoning this international framework will be tragic, destructive, and costly, and will undermine the legitimacy of our country on the global stage. ... Read more

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