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  • Hastings’ Statement Commemorating Veterans Day
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day: “As we mark this Veterans Day, let us pause to reflect on the service, sacrifice and dedication that our veterans exemplify in their immense contributions to our nation. “Today and everyday, it is important to not only salute our veterans, but also honor the promises we made to them when they entered service. Our veterans deserve timely access to the highest quality of healthcare possible. One of se... Read more

  • Hastings, Mast, and Deutch Joint Statement on the VHA’s Suspension of the Congressional Shared Space Agreement at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), Brian Mast (R-FL), and Ted Deutch (D-FL) made the following statement after receiving a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Health Administration terminating the shared-space agreement at the West Palm Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC-WPB). As a result, weekly Congressional office hours at the VAMC will be discontinued starting on December 31, 2019, cutting off veterans across Palm Beach County from improved access to thei... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement Commemorating Veterans Day
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day: “On this Veterans Day, we honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and remember those who have served our nation in the name of freedom and democracy. By answering the call to serve during our most trying times, they exemplify the very best of our country. “As we pause to salute these heroes, let us not forget their families who have sacrificed alongside them. During a time when our nation i... Read more

  • Hastings Joins Vietnam War Commemoration Partnership Program
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement after joining the Vietnam War Commemoration Program, which works to ensure that America’s Vietnam veterans are recognized, honored, and provided with the services they rightly deserve: “As a country, we recognize the service, sacrifice, and patriotism of our veterans. Veterans of the Vietnam War never got the recognition they deserved, but they are no less worthy. In fact, when I meet Vietnam veterans in my district and thank them... Read more

  • Hastings Amendments to Defense Authorization Bill Adopted in the House of Representatives
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Veterans

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after the House of Representatives adopted his amendments to H.R.5515, the FY19 National Defense Authorization Act, which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 351-66: “I was pleased to offer a number of amendments to the FY19 NDAA that were adopted with bipartisan support. The NDAA is sweeping legislation, and this year’s bill was overwhelmingly bipartisan. My amendments will be highly beneficial for veterans and a... Read more

  • **MEDIA ADVISORY** Hastings and Palm Beach Delegation to Hold Press Conference and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Shared Space at the West Palm Beach VA
    Posted in Media Advisories on January 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), the Palm Beach County Congressional Delegation to the United States House of Representatives, and leadership team of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in West Palm Beach (VAMC-WPB), will hold a press conference highlighting the recently announced shared-space agreement at the facility. The Press Conference will be followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony in front of the shared office space, and a meet and greet in the VAMC atrium. The ... Read more

  • Palm Beach Congressional Delegation Announce Shared Space Agreement at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center
    Posted in Press Releases on January 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement announcing a new shared-space agreement between members of the Palm Beach County Congressional Delegation to the United States House of Representatives at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center at West Palm Beach, Florida (VAMC-WPB): “I am pleased to announce the creation of the first-ever shared space agreement with the VA, at our very own Medical Center in West Palm Beach, located in my Congressional district... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Memorial Day
    Posted in Press Releases on May 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Veterans

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking Memorial Day: “As we mark Memorial Day, let us join together to give thanks to the servicemen and servicewomen that have sacrificed for our country. As we honor their courage, we must reflect on the ideals for which they served and rededicate ourselves to upholding these quintessential American values. “In recognizing those who have bravely served our country, we must acknowledge the many challenges facing veter... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Memorial Day
    Posted in Press Releases on May 30, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Veterans

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking Memorial Day: “On this Memorial Day, let us take a moment to remember the brave men and women who have fought and died in defense of our country. Let us honor their courage, sacrifice, and dedication to preserving the freedoms we so closely cherish. “We must continue to fight for the rights of all veterans, active duty members of the armed forces, and their families. As our troops come home from conflicts overse... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Passage of NDAA Amendment #16: Protecting Veterans’ Pensions
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    (Washington, D.C.) Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on passage of Amendment #16 to H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017. The amendment exempts reimbursements for medical expenses from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) calculation of annual income when determining pension eligibility for veterans. “This important amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act will rectify a grave injustice. The VA’s inclusion of me... Read more

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