Alcee (Alcee) L. Hastings (D-USH20)
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Capitol: 202.225.1313
FAX: 202.225.1171
District: 954.733.2800
Room 2365 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-0920

Residence: Miramar, FL
Elected: 1992    Next Election: 2022
DOB: 9/5/1936
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse 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
FC MemberCongressional Eating Disorders Awareness Caucus
FC MemberYouth Mentoring Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Women in the Military
FC MemberTuberculosis Elimination Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Contaminated Drywall Caucus (CCDC)
Co-Vice ChairCongressional Friends of Jordan Caucus
Co-ChairDemocratic Israel Working Group
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Rules
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Judicial Branch
FC MemberHome Health Caucus
FC MemberHouse Rural Education Caucus
FC MemberHouse Special Operations Forces (SOF) Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Mongolia Friendship Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gulf Coast Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Algerian Caucus
FC MemberNational Marine Sanctuary Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caribbean Caucus
FC MemberHouse Algae Energy Caucus
FC MemberMalaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans
FC MemberHouse Specialty Crops Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Afghan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Canada
FC MemberCongressional Gaming and Entertaining Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Morocco Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the European Union (EU)
FC MemberHouse Diversity and Innovation Caucus
FC MemberPopulist Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Singapore Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children's Caucus
FC MemberHouse Trails Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Dairy Farmers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Philanthropy Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Switzerland
FC MemberCongressional National Parks Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
FC MemberHouse Trade Working Group [HTWG]
FC MemberCongressional Land Conservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Human Trafficking
FC MemberAmericans Abroad Caucus
FC MemberCongressional French Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Allergy and Asthma Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Mexico Friendship Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
FC MemberInternational Workers' Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coastal Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberBipartisan Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism
FC MemberFriends of Norway
FC MemberSudan and South Sudan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ukraine Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Australia Caucus
FC MemberHouse Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus
FC MemberHouse Afterschool Caucus
FC MemberHouse Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberRural Health Care Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Urban Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Children's Caucus
FC MemberFriends of a Free, Democratic, and Stable Syria Caucus
FC MemberBlue Collar Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberOut of Poverty Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCongressional Social Work Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberNextGen 9-1-1 Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to End the Youth Vaping Epidemic
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Black Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
Counties Representing
Broward / Hendry / Palm Beach


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. During the 116th Congress, Hastings serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Rules Committee, Chairman of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, and Dean and Co-Chairman of the Florida Delegation.

Congressman Hastings was first elected in 1992 and is currently serving his 14th 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.

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 the Chairman-designate 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.

As Vice-Chairman 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, Hastings plays a leading role in moving democratic priorities through the legislative process. 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 Dean and 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.