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

  • Hastings and Esty Push for VA Funding for Prosthetic Research and Services
    Posted in Press Releases on March 30, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) sent a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies, requesting full funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical and Prosthetic Research program: “The number of veterans utilizing prosthetic services from the VA has increased dramatically in recent years. Approximately six percent of our wounded service members who have returned from Iraq and Afgha... Read more

  • Hastings Recognizes Veterans Day
    Posted in Press Releases on November 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking Veterans Day: “The men and women of the United States Armed Forces exemplify the very best of our nation. As we mark Veterans Day, I am keenly aware of the pressing needs of those returning from conflicts abroad. Many face a long road to recovery from physical injuries, while others continue to struggle with injuries that lay below the surface. “It is our duty as a nation to ensure that the men and women who sel... Read more

  • Hastings Introduces Resolution Recognizing America’s Homeless Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Housing, Veterans

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) introduced a resolution recognizing America’s homeless veterans (Please find attached a copy of the resolution): “On any given night, nearly 50,000 veterans sleep in homeless shelters or on the streets. Furthermore, approximately 260,000 veterans use homeless shelters or other services during the course of a year. These courageous men and women have stood up in defense of our freedom, and we owe them more than our gratitude – we owe them our firm commi... Read more

  • Hastings Observes Veterans Day
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) issued the following statement in observance of Veteran’s Day: “As we celebrate Veteran’s Day, let us honor those men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Their courage and sacrifice have not only protected and advanced the freedoms of Americans, but peoples all around the world. “We must not forget that these men and women – who have risked their lives for their country – endure physical wounds, traumatic brain injury, or mental healt... Read more

  • Hastings Marks 5th Anniversary of Post-9/11 G.I. Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 30, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Education, Veterans

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement to mark the 5th anniversary of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill: “On June 22, 1944, our nation made a commitment to help our veterans access higher education and prepare for their futures after military service. Recently we celebrated the 70th anniversary of that promise, and today we commemorate the 5th anniversary of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, which was passed in 2009 to fill a growing gap in benefits. As we commemorate this importa... Read more

  • Hastings Commemorates Veterans Day
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in honor of Veterans Day: “Today, we honor the brave men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces throughout generations. With great courage and sacrifice, our servicemen and women have kept us safe and acted selflessly to protect America’s interests across the globe. We are all indebted to their service. “In addition, we are uniquely aware that our nation’s commitments to our veterans do not end when they retur... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Memorial Day
    Posted in Press Releases on May 27, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-Miramar) made the following statement commemorating Memorial Day: "As we mark this year’s Memorial Day, let us remember the brave men and women who have fought and died in defense of our country. Today, we pay tribute to the countless Americans who have served in the United Sates Armed Forces. Reflecting on the sacrifices made by so many, we honor their courage and dedication to preserving the rights of all Americans. "This is also a time to recognize and ... Read more