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  • 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

  • Hastings Urges Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to Support Merger Between American Airlines and US Airways
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure, Jobs and the Workforce

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), along with Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), Ted Deutch (FL-21), Frederica Wilson (FL-24), Lois Frankel (FL-22), Joe Garcia (FL-26), and Patrick Murphy (FL-18), sent the following letter to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi urging her to withdraw her support from the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) lawsuit to block the merger of American Airlines and US Airways. (Please find a copy of the letter attached and below). September 27, 2013 T... Read more

  • Hastings on the Proposed Merger of American Airlines and U.S. Airways
    Posted in Press Releases on February 25, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) issued the following statement regarding the proposed merger of American Airlines and U.S. Airways: "The proposed merger of American Airlines and U.S. Airways promises to provide more choices and increased services to customers while directly and indirectly supporting thousands of Florida jobs. In particular, I am pleased that both sides have expressed a commitment to ensuring greater long-term opportunities for the employees of the combined airline. As the m... Read more