Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement in celebration of Independence Day:
“On Independence Day, we commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 and honor our nation’s founding democratic values. The strength of our nation comes from our diversity and commitment to the pursuit of freedom, justice, and equality for all. We may look, love, and worship differently, but today offers an opportunity for us to celebrate all that brings us together as Americans.
“This Independence Day, please join me in honoring our nation’s history by reflecting on how we can all make America a more diverse, inclusive, and just beacon of hope for the world. I hope you and your family have a safe and wonderful Fourth of July!”
Congressman Alcee L. Hastings serves as Vice-Chairman of the House Rules Committee, Chairman of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, and Co-Chairman of the Florida Delegation.