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  • Hastings, Barragán, Pingree, Huffman, Lawrence Call for A Bold Green Stimulus Package to Address Health, Economic, and Climate Crises
    Posted in Press Releases on July 1, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment, Jobs and the Workforce

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) joined Representatives Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA), Jared Huffman (D-CA), Chellie Pingree (D-ME), and Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) in leading 55 of their colleagues in sending a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) advocating for a bold and meaningful green stimulus investment package that would deliver a transformational economic recovery and establish a resilient, clean-energy economy and good-paying jobs. T... Read more

  • Hastings Leads Florida Democrats in Letter to Secretary Satter Raising Concerns Over Florida’s Unemployment Insurance Program; Requesting Conference Call
    Posted in Press Releases on May 7, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Workforce

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) led Democratic members of the Florida Congressional Delegation in writing to Secretary of the Florida Department of Management Services Jonathan Satter, requesting an opportunity to schedule a conference call to discuss the critical issue of Florida’s unemployment insurance program and the currently overwhelmed state-operated website used to register for unemployment benefits. Joining Hastings in signing the letter were Representatives: Kathy Castor (D... Read more

  • Hastings' Statement on the Introduction of the Reopen America Act of 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Jobs and the Workforce

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after he joined Representatives Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Donna Shalala (D-FL), Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), and Peter Welch (D-VT) as an original cosponsor in introducing H.R. 6525, the Reopen America Act of 2020 (RAA), legislation that will establish a comprehensive national effort to re-open our economy while aggressively protecting public health against recurring COVID-19 disease outbreaks: “I am proud to b... Read more

  • Hastings Joins Frankel and Florida Democrats in Urging Governor DeSantis to Fix Florida’s Broken Unemployment Benefits Program
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Workforce

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) joined Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-FL, Members of Florida’s congressional delegation and Members of the state legislature in sending a letter to Governor Ron DeSantis with urgent recommendations for how to improve the Florida unemployment system. The letter was signed by Frankel, Hastings, and Representatives Donna Shalala (D-FL), Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), Kathy Castor (D-FL), Charlie Crist (D-FL), Val B. Demings (D-FL), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Al Lawson, Jr. (D-... Read more

  • Hastings Leads Letter Calling for Small Farms to be Eligible for Emergency Aid from the Small Business Administration
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Jobs and the Workforce

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) led a bipartisan letter to Jovita Carranza, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), calling for the SBA to allow small farms which would qualify as small businesses to be eligible to apply for Emergency Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) relief, in light of the uncertainty and economic toll that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing for business. During a time where supply chains are disrupted, it is particularly important to support farms that ar... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Introducing the FAA Family and Medical Leave Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Workforce

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after introducing H.R.5431, the FAA Family and Medical Leave Act, legislation that will ensure employees of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are extended the same paid parental leave benefits afforded to other government employees under the conference report for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 (Please find a copy of the bill attached): “The conference report to the NDAA, which passe... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Passage of H.R.1309
    Posted in Press Releases on November 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Jobs and the Workforce

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the passage of H.R.1309, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, which included two amendments he offered with Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA): “I was proud to vote in favor of H.R.1309. This important legislation requires certain employers in the health care and social service sectors to develop and implement comprehensive plans for protecting their employees from workplace viol... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Labor Day
    Posted in Press Releases on September 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Workforce

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in observance of Labor Day: “This Labor Day, we honor the American workers who represent the very foundation of our economy and our nation. Our country’s economy was built on the backs of workers, including immigrants. Working every single day to provide a better life for themselves and their families. “I could not be more proud to represent a state with the fourth largest economy in the nation, which generates a GDP exceeding one... Read more

  • Hastings Marks Equal Pay Day
    Posted in Press Releases on April 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Issues, Jobs and the Workforce

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking Equal Pay Day, the date which symbolizes when the average woman’s wages catch up to the earnings of her male counterpart in the previous year: “This Equal Pay Day, we celebrate the passage by the House of Representatives of H.R.7, the Paycheck Fairness Act, which moves our country towards closing the gender wage gap. I am proud to be an original cosponsor of H.R.7, and to have cast my vote for this landmark legislation... Read more

  • 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

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