Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after being appointed as Vice Chairman to the House Committee on Rules and taking over as Dean of the Florida Delegation:
“I am grateful to Speaker Pelosi and the Democratic leadership team for appointing me Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Rules and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process. I look forward to working with Chairman McGovern, as well as my fellow colleagues on the Committee in instituting a fair and democratic process that helps restore integrity to the House of Representatives. Last Congress, we saw the most closed Congress in the history of our country. I applaud Chairman McGovern’s focus on an open and transparent process, and look forward to playing an active role in cleaning-up Congress, so that we can better work on behalf and for the American people.
“It is also with great pride that I have served as part of the Florida Delegation for the past 26 years, as a Member, Co-Chairman, and now Dean of the Delegation. I look forward to working with my distinguished Co-Chairman, Congressman Vern Buchanan, and my Florida colleagues on a bipartisan basis to ensure Florida receives the vital resources it needs.”
Congressman Alcee L. Hastings represents Florida’s 20th Congressional District and serves as Vice Chairman of the House Rules Committee, Chairman of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, Co-Chairman and Dean of the Florida Delegation.