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  • 2 By Floor: 'STD Tasting' And Other Dem Delights

    03/10/2017 7:25:34 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    MRC TV ^ | March 10, 2017 | Eric Scheiner
    If you watch activity on the floors of Congress you may be shocked by some of what you hear. With a slip of the tongue, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) not only sought continued taxpayer funding for abortion provider Planned Parenthood, but also funding for the organization’s efforts in offering “STD tasting and treatment.” “It’s not about abortion, it’s about something different,” DeFazio said on the House Floor Tuesday. “ It’s about breast exams, pap smears, physical exams, STD tasting and treatment…” STD tasting and treatment? That certainly is “something different.” Thanks anyway, but I’ll take a pass on federally funding...
  • Congressman Says "Ruling Class" Not Paid Enough [semi-satire]

    06/20/2016 1:19:27 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 June 2016 | John Semmens
    Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla) complains that his $174,000 annual salary plus perks is "not enough to keep a man honest. We deal with an annual budget of over $3 trillion dollars. Our piece of that action is a paltry .005%. High-ranking heads of Departments don't fare much better. Is it surprising that some are tempted to augment in ways that many find distasteful?" "Take former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill," the Congressman said. "After decades of public service they left the White House nearly broke in 2001. What choice did they have but to try to...
  • Rep. Hastings: At $174,000 Per Year, Congressmen Not Paid Appropriately

    06/16/2016 12:14:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 14, 2016 | 10:50 AM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) says that people find it surprising that members of Congress are in year nine without a cost of living increase and House members who make $174,000 a year, are deserving of being paid appropriately. [] Some substantial number of members of this body are multi-millionaires, a significant number of members of this body easily qualify to be in the middle-class or the upper-class and there are some members here who are in the lower-class in our society, Hastings said. [] According to the Center for Responsive Politics, the median net worth of a member of...
  • Rep. Alcee Hastings: Instead of signing Iran deal, lets give Israel bunker-buster bombs

    08/31/2015 3:22:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/31/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    The White House had better mark Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings as a firm “no” on the Iran deal. In a lengthy speech to Nova University in Davie, Florida at an AIPAC event, the liberal Democrat blasted Barack Obama and John Kerry for cutting a bad deal and Iran as entirely untrustworthy. Javier Manjarres reports on the speech, and of Hasting’s sharp rejoinders to the Obama administration — and demands that Obama immediately provide Israel with bunker-buster bombs.I wonder what he thinks Israel would do with those, huh?CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “If I was at table, what would...
  • Florida Dem Says No to Iran Deal, Introducing Bill to Authorize Military Force

    08/13/2015 8:53:47 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 13, 2015 | Bridget Johnson
    A House Democrat says hell not only vote against the Iran nuclear deal, but top it off with a bill to authorize military force as needed against the Islamic Republic to keep it from acquiring a nuclear weapon. Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.), ranking House Dem on the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, or U.S. Helsinki Commission, and a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, got quickly to the point in a Palm Beach Post op-ed: After careful review, I have decided that I cannot support this deal. The goal of the recently concluded negotiations was to prevent Iran...
  • House passes short-term highway fix; Congress plans still in flux before July 31 deadline

    07/16/2015 8:30:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 15, 2015 | Tom Howell, Jr.
    The House approved $8 billion in highway funding Wednesday to keep projects moving past a July 31 deadline and buy enough time to negotiate the long-term bill lawmakers really want. But the measure is now on a collision course with the Senate, where Republicans sketched out a more ambitious bill that would pump tens of billions of dollars in new funding in coming years. House GOP leaders said they would eventually like a six-year bill. But for now, they asked members to swallow hard and support a five-month extension through Dec. 18, saying negotiations on the bigger bill could take...
  • Hoyer: Members of Congress deserve a raise

    05/19/2015 10:32:31 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 49 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/18/15 | Lauren French
    Most members of Congress make $174,000 a year. Two senior House Democrats say lawmakers deserve a raise. Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told reporters on Tuesday that hes concerned that static congressional salaries the pay level has remained the same since 2009 will dissuade all but the uber-wealthy from serving in Congress. This will be the seventh year in a row that we have not done a cost-of-living adjustment.I think it was appropriate at the time of the recession, Hoyer said. But to continue that on, we will dictate that the only people who can serve are the...
  • A Sad State of Affairs: Dem Rep Says Members of Congress Deserve a Raise (Alcee Hastings)

    05/19/2015 10:40:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | May 19, 2015 11:16 am | (Fox and Friends)
    The one thing most Americans can agree on is that members of Congress do not need a pay raise. But that didnt stop one Democrat lawmaker from stating his case. At a hearing regarding the 2016 Legislative Branch appropriations bill yesterday, Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) said that his salary of $174,000 a year simply isnt enough to live on in Washington, D.C. [] Congress current approval rating is 19 percent.
  • Hey Alcee, Give it Back!

    02/17/2015 8:49:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | February 17. 2015 | D.W. Wilber
    If one visits the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. and stops by the office of Congressman Alcee Hastings they will see hanging on the wall a framed document proclaiming Hastings to be an Honorary Texan. An honor that Hastings must be proud of otherwise why display such a document in his congressional office ? But during a recent congressional meeting Congressman Hastings commented that he thought all Texans were crazy. One would think that if Hastings thought that Texans were crazy then he certainly wouldnt want to advertise the fact that he was an Honorary Texan, would one. In fact...
  • Who are you calling crazy? Texas says to Florida

    02/04/2015 6:01:03 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 26 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 2/3/15 | MARIA RECIO
    WASHINGTON Crazy is in the eye of the beholder. Texas singer-songwriter Willie Nelson wrote the signature love ballad Crazy, but its a loaded word in Congress, especially when used to describe the Lone Star State. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., found that out when he said Monday night at a Rules Committee hearing that Texas was a crazy state and Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, took it personally. The Texan demanded an apology, and not only didnt he get it from the Floridian, but Hastings said Burgess could wait until hell freezes over for me to say anything in an apology. On...
  • Texas Lawmakers Want Apology to Entire State After Hastings Calls It Crazy State

    02/03/2015 5:51:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 3, 2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Texas Republicans issued a one-sentence rebuttal to Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) for his comments during a Monday Rules Committee meeting. In debating with Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) over the latest Obamacare repeal bill, Hastings referenced his colleagues home state, which I think is a crazy state to begin with, and I mean it just as I said it. As the two fought over speaking time, Burgess complained that Hastings made a very defamatory comment about my state, and I will not stand here and listen to it. Hastings has not apologized. House Texas Republicans issued a joint statement today:...
  • Florida Congressman: White People to Blame for Collapse of Amnesty in Congress

    08/02/2014 11:23:12 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 2, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Matt Boyle has this fascinating piece about the inner workings of the legislative battle this week over the border crisis. The bill pushed by the Republican leadership had a number of serious defects. The story recounted by Boyle is how a small group of activists and congressmen drove the immigration narrative, and ultimately the legislative outcome. Buried toward the end of Boyles piece is a disgraceful statement from Florida Representative Alcee Hastings (D): Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) decried the House GOP lawsuit as he addressed all the white people in here during the Rules Committee hearing which was filled...
  • Rep. Fattah's son sues the IRS

    04/01/2014 5:45:38 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 03/22/2014 | Jonathan Tamari
    Chaka Fattah Jr., son of Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.), is suing the Internal Revenue Service, seeking nearly $1 million in damages for what he says were violations of IRS rules that harmed his reputation and crippled his earning power during an investigation into allegedly unpaid taxes. ---SNIP--- He said that since the raid, his income plummeted, he had to leave his home at the Ritz-Carlton, and he faced additional lawsuits and liens over other debts and unpaid taxes. Fattah Jr., who once drove a Range Rover Sport and cultivated a reputation as a high-end mover in city affairs, had...
  • H.R.3293 Debt Limit Reform Act Proposes to Stop Counting Intragovernmental Debt(smoke/mirrors)

    10/31/2013 6:17:29 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 5 replies ^ | October 31, 2013 | Ex-skf Blogger,
    SNIP And there it was, the bill by Florida Congressman Alcee Hastings (who happens to be one of only eight federal officials in the US history to be impeached and removed from office - he was a Judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida). From HR 3293 IH 113th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 3293 To reform the public debt limit. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES October 15, 2013 Mr. HASTINGS of Florida introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means A BILL To reform the public...
  • Residents protest renaming street Alcee Hastings Way

    08/21/2013 1:06:42 PM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | August 19, 2013 | Heather Carney
    <p>A couple, who drives daily through their Huntington community on Southwest 148th Avenue, isn't happy with the commissions decision to rename that street Alcee Hastings Way.</p> <p>Frank and Iris Scarfone sent out hundreds of emails and fliers asking residents to show up at Wednesdays Miramar commission meeting to protest the street renaming. They say their community was never asked about the renaming and that Hastings controversial political history will have a negative impact on the community.</p>
  • Black Lawmakers Introduce Trayvon Martin Resolution

    04/04/2012 10:43:12 AM PDT · by kristinn · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | Wednesday, April 4, 2012 | Seung Min Kim
    Several Congressional Black Caucus members have introduced a resolution that memorializes 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and calls for the repeal of controversial gun laws that allow shooters to claim self-defense. The resolution states that the February shooting of Martin sets a horrific precedent of vigilante justice and compromises the integrity of the legal system. It also says assailant George Zimmermans unfounded assumptions and racial bias led to the use of deadly force. Zimmermans family and lawyer have refuted claims that he shot Martin because he was black.
  • Judicial Watch Statement on Court Ruling in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit against Rep...

    02/16/2012 1:21:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 16, 2012
    Complete title: Judicial Watch Statement on Court Ruling in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit against Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton today issued a statement in response to a ruling by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in Judicial Watchs sexual harassment lawsuit filed on behalf of Winsome Packer, a female federal employee who alleges that she was repeatedly subjected to unwelcome sexual advances, unwelcome touching and retaliation from Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) ( Packer v. US Comm. On Security & Cooperation in Europe, and Hastings and Turner (CV No. 11-00485)). On February...
  • Lois Frankels ethics stink as bad as Alcee Hastings

    01/11/2012 11:05:03 AM PST · by Jacvin · 9 replies ^ | 01/11/2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    The Democrats are chomping at the bit to reclaim Floridas 22nd Congressional District seat, snatched from them in 2010 by Allen West, R-Plantation. Although they need someone with the mental agility to match Wests talent for thinking on his feet, they also want someone free of corruption and controversy. For example, they dont need another Congressman Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar. While serving as a federal judge, a Hastings go-between accepted $25,000 as a down payment to a $150,000 bribe in exchange for a favorable ruling. Former West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel claims to have the moxie to confront West. Unlike...
  • Rep. Hastings asks that harassment case be tossed

    07/09/2011 10:15:41 PM PDT · by quantim · 11 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Jul 9, 9:46 PM EDT
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressman Alcee Hastings asked a court Saturday to throw out claims that he subjected a former employee to sexual harassment and retaliation when he was co-chairman of an independent U.S. agency. The Florida Democrat said the case should be handled according to congressionally-approved administrative and judicial remedies - and not the U.S. District Court in Washington, where the plaintiff, Winsome Packer, lodged her complaint. Packer says Hastings asked several times to stay at her apartment or to get her to visit his hotel room in Vienna, Austria, when she worked as staff representative and he was co-chairman...
  • Agency denies Rep. Hastings sexually harassed aide

    07/09/2011 3:01:23 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Saturday, July 9, 2011 2:22 PM EDT | unattributed
    WASHINGTON (AP) An independent U.S. agency is denying claims that a former co-chairman, Rep. Alcee Hastings, made sexual advances toward a staff member and sought to retaliate when she refused. In a court filing Saturday, the Helsinki Commission disputed the sexual harassment allegations by Winsome Packer, the commission's staff representative in Vienna from 2008-2010 when Hastings, a Florida Democrat, was co-chairman. The commission's filing said that specific instances in which Hastings hugged Packer, gave her a music box or asked to see her apartment were out of general benevolence toward staff. *** Hastings' response to the complaint was expected...