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capable of meeting for an extended period of time the housing, health, transportation, education, public works, humanitarian AND other transition needs of a large number of individuals affected by an emergency or major disaster
Alcee Lamar Hastings (born September 5, 1936) is a member of the United States House of Representatives representing Florida's 23rd congressional district (map).
A Representative since 1993 and a Democrat, Hastings was previously a lawyer and judge. He spent ten years as a federal judge (1979-1989), but was impeached and removed from office for corruption and perjury. He is only the sixth federal judge to be impeached and removed from office in American history.
Hastings was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1992, representing Florida's 23rd district. After placing second in the initial Democratic primary for the post, he scored an upset victory over State Representative Lois J. Frankel in the runoff and went on to easily win election in the heavily-Democratic district. He did not face a serious election challenge until 2008 when Republicans managed to recruit Marion Thorpe, M.D., recent Chief Medical Officer of the State of Florida, to run against him.
He is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus and was elected President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in July 2004. Today, as a Senior Democratic Whip, Hastings is an influential member of the Democratic leadership. Congressman Hastings is also a member of the powerful House Rules Committee and is a senior Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI). On the HPSCI, Hastings is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.
He was one of the 31 who voted in the House not to count the electoral votes from Ohio in the 2004 presidential election.
Originally posted by Chadwickus
Why doesn't it say detention anywhere?
Bit of a misleading title don't you think?
Oh and this isn't breaking news, since it happened over a month ago.
Originally posted by AceOfAces
Who is going to institute putting people in these camps if martial law does take place? I don't picture our own soldiers going against the grain of the people so the government can put people in cages.