Rep. Alcee Hastings

Representative from Florida’s 20th District, Democrat

Hastings, a Democrat, is the representative for Florida's 20th congressional district and has served since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2018) (map).

He was previously the representative for Florida's 23rd congressional district (1993-2012).

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Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Hastings.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Hastings has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hastings is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Alcee Hastings sits on the following committees:

The 115th Congress began at noon on January 3, 2017. Committee assignments for the new Congress have not yet been made. The committee membership information below is as of the end of the 114th Congress, on January 3, 2017.

Enacted Legislation

Hastings was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hastings sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (33%) Health (23%) Education (9%) Animals (9%) Social Welfare (9%) Taxation (7%) Arts, Culture, Religion (5%) Crime and Law Enforcement (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Hastings’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Hastings’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act ("H.R. 2048". , Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection ...
Nay H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
No H.R. 5771 (113th): Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014
Dec 3, 2014. Passed 378/46.
No H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
No H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
Yea H.R. 2362 (112th): Indian Tribal Trade and Investment Demonstration Project Act of 2011
Jul 23, 2012. Failed 222/160.
No H.R. 2218 (112th): Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act
Sep 13, 2011. Passed 365/54.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Jan 2017, Hastings missed 1,464 of 16,019 roll call votes, which is 9.1%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 37 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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