Alcee (Alcee) L. Hastings (D-USH20)
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Capitol: 202.225.1313
FAX: 202.225.1171
District: 954.733.2800
District FAX: 954.735.9444
Representative
Room 2353 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-0920

Residence: Miramar, FL
Elected: 1992    Next Election: 2018
DOB: 9/5/1936
Committee Assignments
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process
Co-ChairCongressional Everglades Caucus
ChairmanCongressional Caucus on Global Road Safety
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Homelessness
Co-ChairTunisia Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Pollinator Protection Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Sugar Caucus
Co-Vice ChairCongressional Friends of Jordan Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Mongolia Friendship Caucus
FC MemberHome Health Caucus
Co-ChairDemocratic Israel Working Group
FC MemberCongressional Contaminated Drywall Caucus (CCDC)
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Rules
FC MemberCongressional Gulf Coast Caucus
FC MemberHouse Specialty Crops Caucus
FC MemberTuberculosis Elimination Caucus
FC MemberHouse Preserving Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Capability Gains Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Judicial Branch
FC MemberHouse Rural Education Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Afghan Caucus
FC MemberHouse Special Operations Forces (SOF) Caucus
FC MemberHouse Algae Energy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Denmark
RM MemberJoint Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Indonesia
FC MemberCongressional Land Conservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caribbean Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Dairy Farmers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gaming and Entertaining Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the European Union
FC MemberBipartisan Disaster Relief Caucus
FC MemberNational Marine Sanctuary Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans
FC MemberCongressional Fraternal Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rock and Roll Caucus
FC MemberCongressional NASA Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Canada
FC MemberCongressional National Parks Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Switzerland
FC MemberCongressional Singapore Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Norway
FC MemberHouse Trails Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Azerbaijan Caucus
FC MemberHouse Diversity and Innovation Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Mexico Friendship Caucus
FC MemberMalaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Allergy and Asthma Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Direct Selling Caucus
FC MemberAmericans Abroad Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coastal Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Recycling Caucus
FC MemberInternational Workers Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional French Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ukraine Caucus
FC MemberSudan and South Sudan Caucus
FC MemberFriends of New Zealand Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Children's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Philanthropy Caucus
FC MemberHouse Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus
FC MemberHouse Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus
FC MemberCongressional State Medicaid Expansion Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
FC MemberPublic Broadcasting Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberNextGen 9-1-1 Caucus
FC MemberHouse Afterschool Caucus
FC MemberHouse Cancer Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberCongressional Urban Caucus
FC MemberOut of Poverty Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Social Work Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCongressional Black Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Veterans Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing
Broward / Hendry / Palm Beach

Bio

Alcee L. Hastings represents his native state of Florida by serving as Congressman for District 20, which includes parts of Broward and Palm Beach Counties. Congressman Hastings was first elected in 1992 and is currently serving his 13th term in the Congress. Born in Altamonte Springs, he attended Florida's public schools, and graduated from Fisk University in 1958. He earned his law degree from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. Known to many as "Judge" Alcee Hastings has distinguished himself as an attorney, civil rights activist, judge, and now Member of Congress. Appointed by President Jimmy Carter in 1979, he became the first African-American Federal Judge in the State of Florida, and served in that position for 10 years. Since his election to Congress as the first African-American from Florida since the post-Civil War period, Congressman Hastings has been an outspoken advocate for Floridians and our nation as a whole. Throughout his lifetime, Congressman Hastings has championed the rights of minorities, women, the elderly, children, and immigrants. In the 115th Congress, Mr. Hastings' legislative priorities include continued efforts to create jobs and provide greater economic opportunities for middle class and working poor Americans; make our country safer and more secure; ensure that our election systems are easier and more fair; support small businesses; invest in green energy and infrastructure; increase access to quality, affordable health care for all; ban assault weapons; fund Head Start and other education programs; strengthen and improve Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid; protect the environment and pursue environmental justice; and provide family and medical leave to all workers. Furthermore, known throughout the world as an expert in foreign policy, Mr. Hastings continues to advocate for diplomacy before military action to settle disputes with established and emerging nations. Among Congress' most respected voices in international affairs, Congressman Hastings is Ranking Democratic Member of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. Commonly referred to as the Helsinki Commission, this independent U.S. government agency was created in 1976 to monitor and encourage compliance with the landmark human rights and democracy-building treaty signed in Finland the previous year. Members of the Commission are appointed by the Speaker of the House, the Majority Leader of the Senate, and the President. In 2007, Congressman Hastings became the first African-American to chair the Commission and continues his work in the areas of human rights, economic development, regional security, and parliamentary diplomacy. Congressman Hastings is a senior Member of the powerful House Rules Committee, which has broad jurisdiction over determining the terms and conditions, known as "special rules" or "rules" under which legislation is considered. The Committee also considers "original jurisdiction" measures, which commonly represent changes to the standing rules of the House, or measures that contain special rules. As a Senior Democratic Whip, Mr. Hastings continues to be a leading voice in the Democratic Caucus, underscoring his commitment to work closely on a bi-partisan basis with his colleagues in both the House and Senate. He is also Co-Chairman of the Congressional Everglades Caucus. In addition, as Co-Chairman of the Florida Delegation, Mr. Hastings works closely with his Florida colleagues on issues of particular importance to the State. With over 10 years of experience in the intelligence community, Mr. Hastings remains committed to ensuring our national security and protecting the American people. In the 111th Congress, Mr. Hastings served as Vice Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and was a member of its Subcommittee on Terrorism, HUMINT (Human Intelligence), Analysis, and Counterintelligence, as well as the Subcommittee on Intelligence Community Management. Previously, he also worked to improve our electoral system in his capacity as Vice Chairman of the Democratic Select Committee on Election Reform. Congressman Hastings is the proud recipient of numerous honors and awards bestowed on him from organizations both at home and abroad. His governing philosophy is simple- he firmly believes that progress and change can be achieved through mutual respect and appreciation, and that individuals and communities can see beyond the limits of parochialism, enabling them to better understand each other.







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