Congressman Alcee Hastings announces he is battling pancreatic cancer

Posted at 1:19 PM, Jan 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-14 17:23:26-05

Congressman Alcee Hastings announced Monday that he is battling pancreatic cancer.

Hastings, 82, is a Democrat who is currently Florida's longest serving member in Congress. He has represented Florida's 20th Congressional District, which includes most of the majority-black precincts around Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, since 1993.

Hastings released the following statement: