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  • Hastings’ Statement on National Stop the Bleed Day
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Gun Control

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings released the following statement marking national Stop the Bleed Day: “More than 200,000 Americans lose their lives every year from traumatic incidents, including shootings, vehicular crashes, and workplace accidents. When injuries involve traumatic blood loss, death can occur in as little as five minutes. These deaths, however, are oftentimes preventable. “National Stop the Bleed Day is a day to raise awareness of how to respond to severe bleeding incidents. Just a... Read more

  • Hastings Reintroduces Bill to Increase Job Opportunities for Wildlife Veterinarians
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Animal Welfare and Wildlife Conservation, Health Care

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings reintroduced the Wildlife Veterinarians Employment and Training Act of 2019 (Wildlife VET Act), legislation to increase the quality of job opportunities for individuals seeking a career in wildlife and zoological veterinary research or medicine, spur job growth, incentivize students to enter the field, and promote robust public health policy. Joining Hastings as original cosponsors include: Representatives Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA), David Cicilline (D-RI),... Read more

  • Hastings Introduces the Outpatient Mental Health Modernization Act of 2019
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) introduced the Outpatient Mental Health Modernization Act of 2019, legislation that would require Medicare to reimburse Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHPs) for providing transportation, food, nutritional services and vocational counseling to psychiatric patients. Joining Hastings as original co-sponsors include Representatives Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI). (Please find attached a copy of the bill): “Ensuring access to high qu... Read more

  • Hastings Reintroduces Restoring the Partnership for County Health Care Costs Act of 2019
    Posted in Press Releases on February 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Criminal Justice Reform

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) reintroduced the Restoring the Partnership for County Health Care Costs Act of 2019, which would prohibit the federal government from stripping pre-trial individuals in county jails of their Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, and SSI benefits, before an inmate has been convicted of a crime. Joining Hastings as original co-sponsors of the bill are (8): Reps. Gwen Moore (WI-04), Charlie Crist (FL-13), Wm. Lacy Clay (MO-01), Raul M. Grijalva (AZ-03), Eddie Bernice... Read more

  • Hastings Recognizes National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement recognizing the 19th Annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: “Today marks the nineteenth anniversary of the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, which highlights the importance of educating our nation about the disproportionate impact that HIV/AIDS has on the African American community. This day is an important opportunity to not only spread awareness about this alarming health disparity and the lack of accessible heal... Read more

  • Hastings Marks 46th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Women's Issues

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking the 46th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision: “For the past 46 years, Roe v. Wade has protected the right of women in America to make their own healthcare decisions. It has ushered in a new era of safer, more accessible healthcare options and empowered a generation of women to make their own choices. “Today, Roe continues to be under attack. More than 400 laws have been passed in states across ... Read more

  • 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

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