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  • Hastings’ Statement on the Introduction of the Paycheck Fairness Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Issues, Jobs and the Workforce

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after the introduction of the Paycheck Fairness Act: “Today, I am proud to join Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Democratic Members of Congress to introduce the Paycheck Fairness Act. It’s been over half a century since the Equal Pay Act was enacted, yet women still earn only 80 cents for every dollar earned by men. For women of color, the amount is even less. Although women make up half of the American workforce, they ea... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the 10th Anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Issues, Jobs and the Workforce

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement recognizing the 10th Anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act: “The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was signed into law ten years ago today. I was proud to vote for this landmark legislation to enable women to more easily challenge unequal pay and encouraged employers to implement fair payment practices. Women play a critical role in our economy, so Congress must do more to close the gender wage-gap and bring an end to emp... 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 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’ Statement on Republicans Targeting Women’s Healthcare Worldwide
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs - Africa, Foreign Affairs - Asia, Women's Issues, Human Rights and Refugees

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement ahead of the House Committee on Rules meeting on H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017, and in response to President Trump's executive order reinstating the 'global gag-rule:' “The House Republican leadership has chosen legislation attacking women’s reproductive rights as their very first priority following President Trump’s inauguration. The legislation being debated t... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Women's Issues

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement recognizing the 44th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Roe v. Wade: “Once again, we mark the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision as women’s reproductive rights are under attack across the country. Roe v. Wade gives women the right to make their own choices and control their own bodies, yet Republicans across the country continue pushing an extreme agenda to overturn these protecti... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Women’s Equality Day
    Posted in Press Releases on August 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Issues, Jobs and the Workforce

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement marking the 96th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment, which extended voting rights to women, and Women’s Equality Day: “Today we celebrate the 96th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and Women’s Equality Day, which is dedicated to the women and men who fought against discrimination based on sex at the voting booth. We also must recognize the work that remains to be done despite the many strides that have been m... Read more

  • Hastings Celebrates Women’s History Month
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Issues

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement celebrating Women’s History Month: “Congress first designated Women’s History Month in 1987, in recognition of the many struggles, contributions, and triumphs of women throughout American history. This month, I join with millions of Americans in celebrating women’s history. “In recent years, America has witnessed extraordinary new gains for women, who have made incredible strides in business, medicine, law, higher education, s... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement Ahead of House Rules Committee Meeting on Legislation Restricting Women’s Rights
    Posted in Press Releases on September 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Issues

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement ahead of tonight’s meeting of the House Rules Committee to consider legislation that restricts women’s access to reproductive health care: “Tonight, the House Committee on Rules meets to consider legislation that would further restrict a woman’s ability to make her own health care decisions. It is outrageous that we are again considering partisan bills that impede access to much needed health services and attack a woman’s righ... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the 95th Anniversary of the Adoption of the 19th Amendment
    Posted in Press Releases on August 26, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Issues

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement marking the 95th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment, which extended voting rights to women: “As we celebrate the 95th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed that no person in the United States be denied the right to vote on account of sex, we must also use this occasion to recognize the fact that much work still remains. “While women now constitute nearly half of the workforce and... Read more

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