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  • Hastings’ Provisions Added to H.R.2, the Moving Forward Act Prior to Passage
    Posted in Press Releases on July 1, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement following the House passage of H.R.2, the Moving Forward Act. The legislation included two amendments offered by Hastings that will benefit South Florida’s infrastructure by improving rural roads used in our farm food supply chain and investing in broadband connectivity in federally assisted housing. “Our country needs a dramatic investment in infrastructure, from investments in the roads and bridges we drive on to funding for... Read more

  • Hastings Introduces the Farm-to-Market Road Repair Act of 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after introducing the Farm-to-Market Road Repair Act, legislation that will expand eligibility for the Surface Transportation Block Grant program to include rural roads that serve to transport agriculture products from farms or ranches to the marketplace. (Please find attached a copy of the legislation). “American agricultural communities play a pivotal role in the economy within my district and across America. These farms and... Read more

  • Hastings Leads Letter Urging Government Accountability Office Review the Effects of President Trump’s Trade Tariffs on 5G Deployment
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) sent the below letter to the Comptroller General of the Government Accountability Office, Gene L. Dodaro, requesting a review of the effects of President Trump’s trade tariffs on our nation’s ability to take the lead on 5G technology infrastructure and deployment. Joining Hastings in signing the letter were Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA), Ron Kind (D-WI), and Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY). (Please find below and attached a copy of the letter): January 18, 2019... Read more

  • Hastings Tours Broward MPO Infrastructure Projects
    Posted in Press Releases on August 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after touring transportation and infrastructure improvement projects prioritized by the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO): “As our region prepares for the future, we need to continue making our streets safer and more easily travelled. The project locations I visited today showcase Broward’s long-term vision for making our roads more accessible to bicyclists and pedestrians as part of an important initiati... Read more

  • Hastings Introduces the Build America Act of 2018
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after introducing the Build America Act of 2018, legislation that will strengthen and expand two existing infrastructure grant programs to invest approximately $120 billion in infrastructure improvements over the next ten years (Please find attached a copy of the legislation): “I am pleased to mark the beginning of the Second Session of the 115th Congress by introducing the Build America Act of 2018. This bill will significant... 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 Amtrak Derailment in Philadelphia
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement regarding the train derailment in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: “My thoughts and prayers go out to the passengers and crew members who were on board the derailed Amtrak train last night. Words cannot express how sorry I am for those who lost loved ones and for those injured. “I want to applaud and thank all of the first responders and passengers who worked so quickly to bring medical attention to those in need. “I am encouraged by t... Read more

  • Hastings Marks Grand Opening of South Runway at Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale International Airport
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement to mark the grand opening of the new 8,000 foot-long south runway at Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL): “Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale International Airport’s new south runway is a gamechanger for South Florida and the entire region. I am proud to have been a part of a broad coalition of community leaders that worked over the past several years to secure the support necessary to realize this project. With ne... Read more

  • Hastings Observes World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
    Posted in Press Releases on November 17, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in commemoration of this year’s World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims: “Today, we remember the lives of loved ones lost in road crashes all over the world. These devastating accidents are often sudden, traumatic events that leave family members, friends, and communities asking themselves how such tragedies could have been avoided. “In October 2005, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution calling for go... Read more

  • Hastings' Remarks on H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement on the House floor on Wednesday in support of H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013. Please see the full transcript below. "Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman from Florida for yielding me the customary 30 minutes, and I yield myself such time as I may consume. "Mr. Speaker, I rise today and agree with everything that my good friend and colleague from Florida said--everything that he said--with the excep... Read more

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