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Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fort Lauderdale (Pic by RepAlceeHastings)

Ryan White HIV/AIDS program turns 21 amid Drug Assistance Program funding crisis

By | 08.18.11 | 2:55 pm

The Ryan White program, named after a teenager who died of AIDS, is celebrating 21 years of existence while the AIDS Drug Assistance Program, one of  its most important components, faces an ongoing funding crisis.

Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fort Lauderdale (Pic by RepAlceeHastings)

Obama administration revises policy, will not limit AIDS drug emergency funding

By | 08.02.11 | 7:59 am

According to an HIV/AIDS patient advocacy group, the Obama administration announced Monday its decision to not limit the level of emergency funding Florida can receive for its AIDS Drug Assistance Program to less than what it received last year.

Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fort Lauderdale (Pic by RepAlceeHastings)

Lawmakers to meet with Sebelius over Obama administration decision on AIDS drug funds

By | 07.22.11 | 8:53 am

Michael Rajner, legislative director of the Florida GLBT Democratic Caucus, tells The Florida Independent in a written statement that Sen. Bill Nelson, and Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Alcee Hastings will be speaking with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to discuss Florida’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program crisis.

President Barack Obama (Pic by The White House)

AIDS Institute wants Obama administration to reverse decision on AIDS drug funds

By | 07.21.11 | 11:03 am

Advocates for Florida HIV/AIDS patients are upset at a decision made by the Obama administration to limit how much money each state can receive from recently approved AIDS Drug Assistance Program “emergency relief funding.”

Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fort Lauderdale (Pic by RepAlceeHastings)

Wall Street Journal: Hastings faces ethics probe

By | 06.22.11 | 12:32 pm

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that South Florida Congressman Alcee Hastings faces an ethics investigation stemming from sexual harassment allegations.

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Brown says drug-testing welfare recipients ‘unconstitutional’ and ‘a waste of taxpayers’ funds’

By | 06.02.11 | 9:51 am

Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Jacksonville, attacked Gov. Rick Scott Wednesday for signing a piece of legislation that would require all welfare recipients be drug-tested. Appearing on Fox News, Brown said that Scott’s measure was a major “violation of privacy” and that his support for the measure likely stems from the fact that the company he once headed (Solantic) counts drug-testing among the services it provides.

Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fort Lauderdale (Pic by RepAlceeHastings)

Hastings amendment to support AIDS Drug Assistance Programs passes

By | 02.24.11 | 10:48 am

An amendment supported by Democratic U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fort Lauderdale, to increase funding for AIDS Drug Assistance Programs was passed last Friday as part of the continuing resolution for federal spending.
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Congressional Black Caucus to allow West to join

By | 11.09.10 | 1:40 pm

The Congressional Black Caucus will allow two black Republicans, Allen West of Florida and Tim Scott of South Carolina, to join, according to a statement made by the CBC’s chair, Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif.
“Should either of the two African-American…

West intends to join Congressional Black Caucus

By | 11.08.10 | 3:47 pm

Rep.-elect Allen West, R-Fort Lauderdale — one of two black Republicans elected last week to the U.S. House of Representatives, the first African-American Republicans voted into the House since 2003 — plans to join the Congressional Black Caucus, which…

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