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  • Hastings Recognizes Equal Pay Day
    Posted in Press Releases on April 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Issues, Jobs and the Workforce, Economy and Finance

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement in observance of Equal Pay Day, which marks the point at which the average women’s earnings finally equal those of their male counterparts from the previous year: “Today we mark yet another Equal Pay Day, a day designated to acknowledging that despite passage of the Equal Pay Act over five decades ago, equal pay for equal work still remains a major issue. “Although women make up almost 50 percent of the workforce, holding near... Read more

  • Hastings’ Response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Foreign Affairs, Jobs and the Workforce, Economy and Finance

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address tonight: “Over the past year, we have seen great restoration of our national economy, which has in turn provided increased opportunity and success for everyday Americans. Indeed, this is the cornerstone of the ‘American Dream,’ but this restoration has not been equitably distributed to those who are most in need. I stand with the President and my Democratic col... Read more

  • Hastings Sends Letter Urging Department of Energy to Replenish the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Foreign Affairs - The Middle East, Economy and Finance

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) sent the following letter to the Secretary of the Department of Energy requesting that the Strategic Petroleum Reserve be filled to its maximum capacity. (Please find below and attached a copy of the letter). January 6, 2015 The Honorable Ernest Moniz Secretary U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 Dear Secretary Moniz: The Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) plays a critical role in our country’s energy policy. Recent... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on National Minimum Wage Day
    Posted in Press Releases on October 10, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Workforce, Economy and Finance

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in support of National Minimum Wage Day, designated as a day to raise awareness for the need to increase the minimum wage to $10.10: “The value of the minimum wage today is more than 30 percent less than it was in 1968, leaving millions of hardworking Americans in poverty. The time for action is long overdue. “A full-time minimum wage worker earns only $15,080 a year, making it nearly impossible to support a family and save for th... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Latina Equal Pay Day
    Posted in Press Releases on October 8, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Issues, Jobs and the Workforce, Economy and Finance

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in support of Latina Equal Pay Day, which highlights the gender wage gap between men and women, which is especially evident for Latina women: “Over 50 years have passed since the Equal Pay Act was enacted. And yet, equal pay for equal work still ceases to be a reality for all Americans. On average, women earn only 77 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts, regardless of race. The disparity for Latina women is even ... Read more