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'He Was Florida Through And Through': Congressional Leaders Hold Celebration Of Life For Late Rep. Alcee Hastings

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A Celebration of Life was held Wednesday morning for the late Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings, who passed away on April 6 from pancreatic cancer at the age of 84.

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- Members of Congress paid tribute to Representative Alcee Hastings this morning. A celebration of life was held for the congressman who died after a battle with cancer earlier this month. Many members of the Black Caucus spoke at the memorial. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz held back tears as she talked about her relationship with Hastings.

DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: Like all of you, I am heartbroken (VOICE BREAKING) by the loss of Alcee. But I'm honored to have an opportunity to celebrate his life and legacy today.

- Wasserman Schultz went on to say that she spoke to Hastings nearly every day. Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were also in attendance.