Hastings Celebrates Women’s History Month

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Washington, D.C., March 2, 2016 | comments

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, science and the arts. A record number of women serve in Congress, 88 in the House and 20 in the Senate, and throughout American society, women have played an integral part in our nation’s fabric. It is an honor to celebrate the successes of America’s women, their persistence, strength, and contributions to our great society.

“I will continue to work with my colleagues in Congress to give women the same opportunities and pay as men. The economic agenda of House Democrats, When Women Succeed, America Succeeds, promotes equal pay for equal work, paid family and medical leave, affordable child care, and better retirement security for women.  As we celebrate Women’s History Month, let us recommit ourselves to all causes that make America a better place for our mothers, daughters, and granddaughters.”

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings serves as Senior Member of the House Rules Committee, Ranking Democratic Member of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, and Co-Chairman of the Florida Delegation.


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