Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Alcee Hastings: Environmental Justice Leader

Congressman Alcee Hastings (D-FL 23) has a long history of environmental justice leadership. He has introduced environmental justice legislation, critiqued the Administration’s “Environmental Justice Strategic Plan Framework and Outline," introduced environmental justice amendments, and has an excellent voting record on environmental issues. He is hosting a panel discussion on environmental justice on Capitol on Jan 24, 2007.

Congressman Hastings was first elected in 1992. Congressman Hastings is a member of the House Rules Committee and is a senior Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Hastings is the Ranking Democratic Member of the Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security. He was born in Altamonte Springs, Seminole County, Fla., September 5, 1936; B.A., Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn., 1958; attended, Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C., 1958-1960; J.D., Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, Tallahassee, 1963; lawyer, private practice; judge of the circuit court of Broward County, Fla., 1977-1979; appointed United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida.

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