Experience: House: District 20, 1993-Present
Home State: District of Columbia
Running: President, United States, 2016
Total Raised: $594,085Coverage End: Thursday, June 30, 2016
Winning: Won with 0.00%
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    Full Name: Alcee 'Judge' L. Hastings, Sr.
    Gender: Male
    Family: Divorced; 3 Children: Chelsea, Alcee, Leigh
    Birth Date: 09/05/1936
    Birth Place: Altamonte Springs, FL
    Home City: Miramar, FL
    Religion: African Methodist Episcopal


    JD, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1963
    BS, Zoology and Botany, Fisk University, 1958

Political Experience

    Representative, United States House of Representatives, Florida, District 20, 1993-present
    Senior Democratic Whip, United States House of Representatives
    Candidate, Secretary of State, State of Florida, 1990

Current Legislative Committees

    Rules, Member
    Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs, Member

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees

    Member, Afterschool Caucus
    Member, Algae Energy Caucus
    Member, Algeria Caucus
    Member, Americans Abroad Caucus
    Member, Bicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
    Member, Bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
    Member, Bipartisan Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
    Member, Caribbean Caucus
    Member, Children's Caucus
    Member, Coalition for Autism Research and Education
    Member, Coast Guard Caucus
    Member, Community College Caucus
    Member, Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus
    Member, Congressional Afghan Caucus
    Member, Congressional Animal Protection Caucus
    Member, Congressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
    Member, Congressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus
    Member, Congressional Army Caucus
    Member, Congressional Arts Caucus
    Member, Congressional Asthma and Allergy Caucus
    Member, Congressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
    Member, Congressional Black Caucus
    Member, Congressional Black Caucus Energy and the Environment Taskforce
    Member, Congressional Black Caucus Gaming Taskforce
    Member, Congressional Boating Caucus
    Member, Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth
    Member, Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
    Member, Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
    Member, Congressional Caucus on Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children
    Member, Congressional Caucus on the European Union
    Member, Congressional Caucus on the Judicial Branch
    Member, Congressional Caucus on Turkey and Turkish Americans
    Member, Congressional Caucus on Women in the Military
    Co-Founder/Co-Chair, Congressional Caucus to End Homelessness
    Member, Congressional Coastal Caucus
    Member, Congressional Contaminated Drywall Caucus
    Member, Congressional Diabetes Caucus
    Member, Congressional Fire Services Caucus
    Member, Congressional French Caucus
    Member, Congressional Gaming Caucus
    Member, Congressional Gulf Coast Caucus
    Member, Congressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
    Member, Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
    Member, Congressional Humanities Caucus
    Member, Congressional Human Rights Caucus
    Member, Congressional Human Trafficking Caucus
    Member, Congressional Mental Health Caucus
    Member, Congressional Morocco Caucus
    Member, Congressional Narcotics Abuse and Control Caucus
    Member, Congressional Older Americans Caucus
    Member, Congressional Out of Poverty Caucus
    Member, Congressional Philanthropy Caucus
    Co-Chair/Co-Founder, Congressional Pollinator Protection Caucus
    Member, Congressional Singapore Caucus
    Member, Congressional Taiwan Caucus
    Member, Congressional Task Force Against Anti-Semitism
    Member, Congressional Trails Caucus
    Member, Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
    Member, Congressional TRIO Caucus
    Member, Congressional Ukrainian Caucus
    Member, Congressional Universal Health Care Reform Caucus
    Member, Congressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
    Member, Congressional Zoo & Aquarium Caucus
    Member, Dairy Farmers Caucus
    Member, Democratic Caucus
    Co-Chair, Democratic Caucus' Congressional Task Force on Job Creation
    Co-Chair, Democratic Caucus’ Jobs Task Force
    Member, Democratic Homeland Security Task Force
    Co-chair, Democratic Israel Working Group
    Former Vice Chair, Democratic Select Committee on Election Reform
    Member, Democratic Select Committee on Election Reform
    Member, Diversity and Innovation Caucus
    Co-chair, Everglades Caucus
    Chair, Florida Congressional Delegation
    Member, Friends of Canada Caucus
    Vice-Chair, Friends of Jordan Caucus
    Member, Friends of Norway Caucus
    Member, Friends of Switzerland Caucus
    Co-chair, Global Road Safety Caucus
    Member, Home Health Caucus
    Member, House Cancer Caucus
    Member, House Hunger Caucus
    Member, House Special Operations Forces Caucus
    Member, House Specialty Crop Caucus
    Co-chair, House Sugar Caucus
    Member, House Trade Working Group
    Member, Housing Stabilization Task Force
    Member, India Caucus
    Member, International Conservation Caucus
    Member, International Workers Rights Caucus
    Member, Labor and Working Families Caucus
    Member, Land Conservation Caucus
    Member, LGBT Equality Caucus
    Member, Macedonia Caucus
    Member, Malaria Caucus
    Member, Minor League Baseball Caucus
    Member, National Eating Disorders Awareness Caucus
    Member, National Marine Sanctuary Caucus
    Member, National Parks Caucus
    Member, Native American Caucus
    Member, NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus
    Former Vice Chair, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, United States House of Representatives
    Member, Populist Caucus
    Member, PORTS Caucus
    Member, Port Security Caucus
    Member, Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucus
    Member, Rural Education Caucus
    Member, Rural Health Care Coalition
    Member, Sportsman's Caucus
    Former Member, Subcommittee on Intelligence Community Management
    Former Member, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Human Intelligence, Analysis, and Counterintelligence
    Member, Sudan Caucus
    Member, Tuberculosis Elimination Caucus
    Co-Chair/Co-Founder, Tunisia Caucus
    Member, Urban Caucus
    Member, US-Mexico Friendship Caucus
    Member, US-Mongolia Friendship Caucus
    Co-Chair, Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, 2007

Professional Experience

    Attorney, 1963-1979, 1989-1992
    Judge, Southern District of Florida, United States District Court, 1979-1989

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

    Member, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
    Member, Family Christian Association
    Member, Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce
    Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
    Member, National Organization for Women (NOW)
    Vice President, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly
General Survey
Issue Title Candidate's Answers
1. Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right

Strongly Support
2. Stricter punishment reduces crime

Strongly Oppose
3. Marijuana is a gateway drug
4. Higher taxes on the wealthy

Strongly Support
5. Stimulus better than market-led recovery

Strongly Support
6. Vouchers for school choice

Strongly Oppose
7. Make voter registration easier

8. Prioritize green energy

Strongly Support
9. Avoid foreign entanglements
10. Expand the military

11. Support & expand free trade

Strongly Oppose
12. Support American Exceptionalism
13. Absolute right to gun ownership

Strongly Oppose
14. Expand ObamaCare

Strongly Support
15. Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens

Strongly Support
16. EPA regulations are too restrictive

Strongly Oppose
17. Keep God in the public sphere

Strongly Oppose
18. Legally require hiring more women & minorities

Strongly Support
19. Comfortable with same-sex marriage

Strongly Support
20. Privatize Social Security

Strongly Oppose
Total: 403
Introduced Date Bill Number Bill Title Last Action
05/18/2017 H.Res.231 Celebrating the importance of the 15th Anniversary of the Arab Peace Initiative as a meaningful effort by Arab countries to the commitment of peace in the Middle East. 05/18/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa.  (All Actions)
03/23/2017 H.R.1406 Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2017 03/23/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture.  (All Actions)
03/16/2017 H.R.1570 African Descent Affairs Act of 2017 03/16/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.  (All Actions)
02/16/2017 H.Res.68 Condemning Palestinian incitement and reaffirming the special bond between Israel and the United States. 02/16/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa.  (All Actions)
02/16/2017 H.Res.30 Condemning the Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, China, and urging China to end the dog meat trade. 02/16/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.  (All Actions)
02/10/2017 H.R.159 To expand the workforce of veterinarians specialized in the care and conservation of wild animals and their ecosystems, and to develop educational programs focused on wildlife and zoological veterinary medicine. 02/10/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.  (All Actions)
01/25/2017 H.R.166 Outpatient Mental Health Modernization Act of 2017 01/25/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.  (All Actions)
01/25/2017 H.R.165 Restoring the Partnership for County Health Care Costs Act of 2017 01/25/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.  (All Actions)
01/25/2017 H.R.164 Increasing Access to Voluntary Screening for HIV/AIDS and STIs Act of 2017 01/25/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.  (All Actions)
01/25/2017 H.R.161 Services for Ending Long-Term Homelessness Act 01/25/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.  (All Actions)
01/13/2017 H.R.167 Teacher Victims' Family Assistance Act of 2017 01/13/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.  (All Actions)
01/13/2017 H.R.163 Gun Manufacturers Accountability Act 01/13/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.  (All Actions)
01/13/2017 H.R.158 Corey Jones Act 01/13/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.  (All Actions)
01/11/2017 H.Con.Res.4 Expressing support for temporary protected status for Haitian nationals currently residing in the United States, and for other purposes. 01/11/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.  (All Actions)
01/09/2017 H.R.379 Justice for Yazidis Act 01/09/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.  (All Actions)
01/04/2017 H.R.168 Donate for Disaster Relief Act of 2017 01/04/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.  (All Actions)
01/03/2017 H.R.162 Haitian Educational Empowerment Act of 2017 01/03/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.  (All Actions)
01/03/2017 H.R.160 Ending Corporal Punishment in Schools Act of 2017 01/03/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.  (All Actions)
01/03/2017 H.R.157 Combatting Terrorism in Tunisia Emergency Support Act of 2017 01/03/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.  (All Actions)
01/03/2017 H.Res.20 Recognizing the importance of nonprofit organizations to the economy of the United States and expressing support for designation of September as "Nonprofit Organization (NPO) Recognition Month". 01/03/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  (All Actions)
Total: 6163
Date Bill Number Bill Title Result Vote
06/12/2017 H.R.2878 To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to prohibit employment of children in tobacco-related agriculture by deeming such employment as oppressive child labor.
06/12/2017 H.Res.380 Commemorating one year since the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, 2016.
06/08/2017 H.R.2855 To amend title II of the Social Security Act to enhance Social Security benefits and maintain the commitment and the long-term solvency of the Social Security program.
06/08/2017 H.R.2854 To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to permit an individual who is subject to a requirement to present identification as a condition of voting in an election for Federal office to meet such requirement by presenting a sworn written statement attesting to the individual's identification, and for other purposes.
06/08/2017 H.R.2840 To amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to require each State to ensure that each individual who provides identifying information to the State motor vehicle authority is automatically registered to vote in elections for Federal office held in the State unless the individual does not meet the eligibility requirements for registering to vote in such elections or declines to be registered to vote in such elections, and for other purposes.
06/08/2017 H.R.2827 To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend and expand the membership of the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans to include veterans who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.
05/19/2017 H.R.2560 To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to encourage elimination of lionfish from United States waters by allowing individuals to exchange lionfish for tags authorizing fishing for certain species in addition to the number of such species otherwise authorized to be taken by such individuals, and for other purposes.
05/19/2017 H.R.2554 To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish a program that automatically enrolls certain community college graduates into 4-year public institutions of higher education.
05/19/2017 H.Res.347 Expressing support for designation of May 2017 as "National Brain Tumor Awareness Month".
05/18/2017 H.R.2176 Asia-Pacific Defense Commission Act
05/18/2017 H.Res.256 Expressing support for the countries of Eastern Europe and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
05/18/2017 H.R.1918 Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act (NICA) of 2017
05/18/2017 H.Res.244 Expressing support for Japan to end its whaling in all forms and to strengthen measures to conserve whale populations.
05/18/2017 H.R.1677 Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2017
05/18/2017 H.Res.218 Recognizing the importance of the United States-Israel economic relationship and encouraging new areas of cooperation.
05/18/2017 H.Res.199 Recognizing the self determination of Gibraltar to determine its status as a British Overseas Territory.
05/18/2017 H.R.1477 No Taxpayer Funding for the Wall Act
05/17/2017 H.R.2495 To protect consumers from deceptive practices with respect to online booking of hotel reservations, and for other purposes.
05/17/2017 H.R.2491 To impose sanctions with respect to foreign persons responsible for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals, and for other purposes.
05/17/2017 H.R.2477 To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for the refinancing of certain Federal student loans, and for other purposes.
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