WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), a member of the U.S. Delegation to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly, released the following statement on the passing of Rep. Alcee Hastings (FL-20):
"I am heartbroken to learn my friend Alcee Hastings' long and courageous fight with cancer has finally come to an end. As Chairman of the U.S. Delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Alcee was a beloved and effective ambassador for human rights, freedom and American values. His courage, humor and friendship will be sorely missed. Renee and I join the people of Florida in mourning his loss and praying for Alcee's family in this difficult time."