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  • Hastings’ Statement on Affordable Care Act Ruling
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after a U.S. District Judge in Texas struck down the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as unconstitutional: “Friday’s absurd court ruling follows more than 70 failed attempts by Congressional Republicans to dismantle the ACA and two U.S. Supreme Court rulings upholding the law. The American people sent a strong signal to Republicans last November that their relentless attacks on the ACA will not be tolerated. Dismantling life-saving p... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Senator McConnell’s Plan to Cut Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security Due to GOP Budget Deficits
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Social Security, Medicare, and Entitlement Reform

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement in response to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s suggestion of gutting Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security entitlements to make up for record-breaking GOP budget deficits: “Republicans are at it again, suggesting that seniors, the disabled, and low-income Americans cover the costs of their out of control spending. Suggesting cuts to entitlements to cover record-breaking deficits is a gut-punch to those who rely on t... Read more

  • **MEDIA ADVISORY** Hastings to Speak at the Annual FoundCare Back-To-School Health Fair
    Posted in Press Releases on August 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) will be a guest speaker at the annual FoundCare, Inc. Back-To-School Community Health Fair. FoundCare provides quality healthcare to the Palm Beach County community by offering healthcare and social services to individuals and families regardless of their insurance coverage or ability to pay. Services include pediatric and adult primary care, chronic disease management, behavioral health services, dentistry, laboratory services and X-rays, and an on-site phar... 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 Amendments to the Defense Appropriations Bill Adopted in the House of Representatives
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Health Care

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement after his amendments to the H.R.6157, the Department of Defense (DOD) Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2019, were adopted by the House of Representatives: “I was pleased to offer a number of amendments to the FY19 Defense Appropriations Act that were adopted with bipartisan support this week. These amendments will direct millions of dollars to cybersecurity training and recruitment, and congressionally directed peer-reviewed breast... Read more

  • Hastings Marks World AIDS Day
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement commemorating World AIDS Day: “The AIDS epidemic is a public health crisis that affects every community. On World AIDS Day, we honor the memories of the victims of this terrible disease, and recommit ourselves to eradicating HIV/AIDS once and for all. “Despite the tragic toll of HIV/AIDS, we continue to make progress in achieving an AIDS-free generation. With continued investment and research, we will halt this pandemic in its tra... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on National HIV Testing Day
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: LGBTQ Equality, Health Care, HIV/AIDS

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking the 23rd annual National HIV Testing Day: “Even as the rate of annual HIV infections declines, the HIV/AIDS epidemic remains a pressing concern in my district and across the country. Approximately one in seven people currently infected with HIV don’t know their status. As we mark National HIV Testing Day, I believe it is important to champion regular testing, early detection, and treatment options that allow people inf... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Delay of Senate Affordable Care Act Repeal
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Health Care - The Affordable Care Act

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement after Senate Republican leaders announced that they will delay a vote on TrumpCare: “The Senate TrumpCare bill is indefensible! For Majority Leader McConnell to champion legislation that will purposefully kick 22 million people off of their healthcare is an absurd display of partisanship, which should outrage every American across this nation. “Half a trillion dollars in tax cuts for millionaires and big corporations is not health... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Trumpcare
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Health Care - The Affordable Care Act

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017 (Trumpcare) passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 217-213: “The short-sighted bill rammed through today by House Republicans will spell disaster if it’s signed into law. Trumpcare should have been a nonstarter. It will strip healthcare from 24 million Americans, eviscerate essential benefits, and target women and seniors with unfair costs. Anyone who voted for thi... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on TrumpCare Defeat
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Health Care - The Affordable Care Act

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after the Republican healthcare bill was pulled from the House floor: “House Republicans and President Trump tried to takeaway healthcare from millions of Americans and they failed. Today’s defeat of TrumpCare is a victory for seniors, people with disabilities, veterans, families, children, women, and every one of the 24 million people who would have had their health coverage stripped from them under the Republican plan. “When... Read more

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