Alcee Hastings

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Alcee L. Hastings
Alcee Hastings.jpg
U.S. House, Florida, District 20
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1993-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 22
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorDebbie Wasserman Schultz (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$6.32 in 2014
First electedNovember 3, 1992
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$4,640,354
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
1979-1989
Education
Bachelor'sFisk University & Howard University
J.D.Florida A&M University
Personal
Date of birthSeptember 5, 1936
Place of birthAltamonte Springs, Florida
ProfessionAttorney, Judge
Net worth(2012) $-4,732,002.50
ReligionAfrican Methodist Episcopal
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Alcee Lamar Hastings (b. September 5, 1936, in Altamonte Springs, FL) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing Florida's 20th Congressional District.

Hastings was first elected to the U.S. House in 1992 from Florida's 23rd Congressional District.[1]

Hastings won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He won the Democratic nomination in the primary election on August 26, 2014.[2] He then defeated Jay Bonner (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Hastings is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Hastings was born in Altamonte Springs, FL. He began to practice law in 1963, following his receipt of his J.D. at Florida A&M University.[1]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Hastings' academic, professional and political career:[3]

  • 2013-present: U.S. Representative from Florida's 20th Congressional District
  • 1993-2013: U.S. Representative from Florida's 23rd Congressional District
  • 1979-1989: Judge, Appointed by President Carter, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Florida
  • 1977-1979: Judge, Circuit Court of Broward County, Florida.
  • 1963: Graduated from Florida A&M University with a J.D.
  • 1958-1960: Attended Howard University School of Law
  • 1958: Graduated from Fisk University with a B.A.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2015-2016

Hastings serves on the following committees:[4]

2013-2014

Hastings served on the following committees:[5][6]

2011-2012

Hastings served on the following committees:[7]

Key votes

114th Congress

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The first session of the 114th Congress has enacted into law 6 out of the 2,616 introduced bills (0.2 percent). Comparatively, the 113th Congress had 1.3 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[8] For more information pertaining to Hastings's voting record in the 114th Congress, please see the below sections.[9]

Economic and fiscal

2016 Budget proposal

Nay3.png On April 30, 2015, the House voted to approve SConRes11, a congressional budget proposal for fiscal year 2016, by a vote of 226-197. The non-binding resolution will be used to create 12 appropriations bills to fund the government before funding runs out on October 1. All 183 Democrats who voted, including Hastings, voted against the resolution.[10][11][12]

Foreign Affairs

Iran nuclear deal

Yea3.png On May 14, 2015, the House approved HR 1191 - the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 by a vote of 400-25. The bill requires President Barack Obama to submit the details of a nuclear deal with Iran for congressional review, if negotiators reach a final agreement. Congress will have 30 days to review the deal and vote to approve or disapprove the deal. During the review period, sanctions on Iran cannot be lifted. Hastings voted with 176 Democrats to approve the bill.[13][14]

113th Congress

The second session of the 113th Congress enacted into law 224 out of the 3215 introduced bills (7 percent). Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 4.2 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session.[15] For more information pertaining to Hastings's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[16]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png Hastings voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[17]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Yea3.png Hastings voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[17]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Hastings voted in favor of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[18] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[17]

NDAA

Yea3.png Hastings voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[17]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[19] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[20][21] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[21] Hastings voted with 88 other Democratic representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[22][23] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[23] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[24] It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency, and the protection of the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Hastings joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[22][23]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[25] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[26] Hastings voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[27]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[28] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Hastings voted for HR 2775.[29]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Nay3.png Hastings voted against HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill called for a stop to a 0.5 percent pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[17]

Immigration


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png Hastings voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.[17]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Nay3.png Hastings voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[17]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Nay3.png Hastings voted against HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[17]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Yea3.png Hastings voted in favor of House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[17]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png Hastings voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 172 Democrats who voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[30]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Alcee Hastings's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the analysis, Hastings is a Hard-Core Liberal.[31] Note: We are working to resolve inaccuracies with this information. Thank you for your patience.

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National security

American response in Syria

See also: United States involvement in Syria

On August 29, 2013, more than 50 House Democrats signed a letter written by California Rep. Barbara Lee that called for a congressional resolution on strikes, and cautioned that the dire situation in Syria "should not draw us into an unwise war—especially without adhering to our constitutional requirements."[32][33] The letter also called on the Obama administration to work with the U.N. Security Council “to build international consensus” condemning the alleged use of chemical weapons. Hastings was one of the 50 Democrats in the House to sign the letter.[32][33]

Controversy

Lawsuit against Obama


Hastings on Speaker Boehner's Lawsuit Against President Obama
See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

The U.S. House voted to sue Obama 225 to 201. Five Republicans voted with Democrats against the lawsuit: Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina, Thomas Massie of Kentucky and Steve Stockman of Texas. No Democrats voted for it.[34][35]

Elections

2014

See also: Florida's 20th Congressional District elections, 2014

Hastings won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He won the Democratic nomination in the primary election on August 26, 2014.[2] He then defeated Jay Bonner (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[36]

U.S. House, Florida District 20 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlcee Hastings Incumbent 81.6% 128,498
     Republican Jay Bonner 18.4% 28,968
Total Votes 157,466
Source: Florida Division of Elections
U.S. House, Florida District 20 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAlcee Hastings Incumbent 79.2% 29,236
Jean Enright 14.2% 5,256
Jameel McCline 6.6% 2,424
Total Votes 36,916
Source: Florida Division of Elections

2012

See also: Florida's 20th Congressional District elections, 2012

Hastings ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 20th District. Hastings won the nomination on the Democratic ticket. Hastings ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012.[37] The signature filing deadline was June 8, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012. He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[38]

U.S. House, Florida District 20 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlcee L. Hastings Incumbent 87.9% 214,727
     Independent Randall Terry 12.1% 29,553
     Independent Anthony Dutrow 0% 5
Total Votes 244,285
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Hastings attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Hastings is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Hastings raised a total of $4,640,354 during that time period. This information was last updated on January 26, 2015.[45]

Alcee Hastings's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 U.S. House (Florida, District 20) Won $710,345
2012 U.S. House (Florida, District 20) Won $652,962
2010 U.S. House (Florida, District 23) Won $780,445
2008 U.S. House (Florida, District 23) Won $820,458
2006 U.S. House (Florida, District 23) Won $343,108
2004 U.S. House (Florida, District 23) Won $955,197
2002 U.S. House (Florida, District 23) Won $377,839
Grand Total Raised $4,640,354


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Hastings won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. During that election cycle, Hastings' campaign committee raised a total of $710,345 and spent $811,994.[46] This is less than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.[47]

Cost per vote

Hastings spent $6.32 per general election vote received in 2014.

U.S. House, Florida District 20, 2014 - Alcee Hastings Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $710,345
Total Spent $811,994
Total Raised by Election Runner-up $30,203
Total Spent by Election Runner-up $25,608
Top contributors to Alcee Hastings's campaign committee
Amscot Financial$14,000
American Crystal Sugar$10,000
Association of Private Sector Colleges/Univs$10,000
AT&T Inc$10,000
Laborers Union$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Education$59,200
Lawyers/Law Firms$54,710
Crop Production & Basic Processing$43,050
Leadership PACs$39,755
Finance/Credit Companies$34,000

Below are Hastings' FEC reports.[48]

2012

Hastings won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Hastings' campaign committee raised a total of $652,963 and spent $558,062.[57] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[58]

Cost per vote

Hastings spent $2.60 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Hastings won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Hastings' campaign committee raised a total of $780,445 and spent $778,998 .[59]


Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a two-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of two different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Hastings's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $-7,348,999 and $-2,115,006. That averages to -$4,732,002.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Hastings ranked as the 440th most wealthy representative in 2012.[60] Between 2004 and 2012, Hastings' calculated net worth[61] percentage increase was not meaningful as the initial average net worth was less than or equal to zero. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[62]

Alcee Hastings Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$-6,207,185
2012$-4,732,002.50
Growth from 2004 to 2012:N/A
Average annual growth:N/A
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[63]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Hastings received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Lawyers/Law Firms industry.

From 1991-2014, 28.33 percent of Hastings' career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[64]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Alcee Hastings Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $5,964,499
Total Spent $5,642,950
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$593,417
Crop Production & Basic Processing$330,969
Transportation Unions$270,450
Pro-Israel$250,600
Public Sector Unions$244,090
% total in top industry9.95%
% total in top two industries15.5%
% total in top five industries28.33%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Hastings was a "far-left Democratic leader," as of July 28, 2014. This was the same rating Hastings received in June 2013.[65]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[66]

Hastings most often votes with:

Hastings least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Hastings missed 1,247 of 14,525 roll call votes from January 1993 to July 2014. This amounts to 8.6 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[67]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Hastings paid his congressional staff a total of $1,154,539 in 2011. He ranked 27th on the list of the highest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 33rd overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Florida ranked 36th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[68]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.

2013

Hastings ranked 14th in the liberal rankings in 2013.[69]

2012

Hastings ranked 75th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[70]

2011

Hastings ranked 80th in the liberal rankings in 2011.[71]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Hastings voted with the Democratic Party 95.6 percent of the time, which ranked 14th among the 204 House Democratic members as of July 2014.[72]

2013

Hastings voted with the Democratic Party 95 percent of the time, which ranked 89th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[73]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D)
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida, District 20
2013-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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U.S. House of Representatives - Florida, District 23
1993–2013
Succeeded by
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D)
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Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
1979-1989
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