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  • Hastings’ Statement on the 5th Anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on December 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Control

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking the 5th anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut: “The massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School will forever be among the defining tragedies in our nation’s history. Five years after this incomprehensible act of violence, my heart is still broken for the families that lost children, the teachers who gave their lives protecting their students, and the Newtown community. No... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Las Vegas Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Control

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the horrific mass shooting that took place last night near the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas: “Words cannot express the shock and sorrow I feel this morning. I offer my deepest condolences to those who lost loved ones, to those wounded, and to the people of Las Vegas. I commend Las Vegas’ first responders who acted valiantly to evacuate the injured. “Just last year, our nation witnessed what was at the time the worst mas... Read more

  • Hastings' Statement on the One Year Anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Judiciary Issues, Gun Control

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking the one year anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub shooting: "Republican Members of Congress have a bad habit of ignoring the devastation brought by gun violence. All too frequently, calls for action go on unanswered - if not entirely ignored - by my Republican colleagues, even as Americans are killed by firearms on a daily basis. "It has now been one year since the shooting at the Pulse Nightclub. Despite the public outc... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Control, Transportation and Infrastructure

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the shooting at Fort Lauderdale- Hollywood International Airport: “I am shocked and horrified at today’s shooting at Fort Lauderdale International Airport. Details are still coming in, but it appears that this cowardly act of violence has claimed multiple lives and left many people injured. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, and I offer my full support to the authorities on scene investigating this shooting. “As... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on One-Month Anniversary of Orlando Mass Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: LGBTQ Equality, Gun Control

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking the one-month anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida: “As we mark the one-month anniversary of the worst mass shooting in our nation’s history, Republicans in Congress continue to block important legislation to prevent future tragedies. Americans are demanding action, and Democrats continue to answer their calls by advocating for common sense gun control reforms that will keep us safe without s... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the One Year Anniversary of the Mass Shooting at Emanuel A.M.E. Church
    Posted in Press Releases on June 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Control

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina: “As we look back on the one-year anniversary of a tragic shooting that took nine lives at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church in Charleston, South Carolina, another act of gun violence ending in tragic loss of life is once again on the forefront of America’s conscience. “Emanuel A.M.E. has played... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the 5th Anniversary of the Mass Shooting in Tucson, Arizona
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Control

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking the 5th anniversary of the mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona: “Five years ago, our nation was shocked with sadness and anger when 19 individuals, including my friend and colleague Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, were shot during a Congressional community outreach event in Tucson, Arizona. This mass shooting polarized our country. And yet, Congress has done nothing in its wake to curb the flow of guns into the h... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on President Obama's Executive Actions to Curb Gun Violence
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Control

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after President Barack Obama announced a series of executive actions to curb gun violence in America: “I applaud the President’s executive actions to curb gun violence in America. Dismayed by Congress’ lack of motivation to tackle gun violence in our country, I sent a letter to President Obama on October 15, 2015 encouraging him to take executive action to address the gun violence epidemic. “I am heartened to learn that... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Shooting in Virginia
    Posted in Press Releases on August 27, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Control

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement regarding the shooting in Franklin County, Virginia: “Yesterday, our nation was again shocked by a cowardly act of murder. The fact that this horrific crime was committed live on television, and focused on two bright young people makes it even harder to bear. My heart is broken for the families of Adam Ward and Alison Parker, and I grieve with the people of Virginia, and our entire nation, for their loss. “I also send my thoug... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the Tragic Shooting at Emanuel A.M.E Church
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Judiciary Issues, Gun Control

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (FL-20) made the following statement on the tragic shooting at Emanuel A.M.E Church in Charleston, South Carolina: “Words cannot express the sorrow that I feel for the families and friends who lost loved ones in the horrific shooting at Emanuel A.M.E Church. As a member of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, I feel a deep personal loss, and my thoughts and prayers are with the Emanuel A.M.E congregation, and the entire Charleston community during this unimaginab... Read more

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