Democratic Members of the Florida Congressional Delegation are calling on Florida’s Environmental Regulation Commission (ERC) to reject a harmful proposal that would threaten Florida’s ecosystems and compromise Floridians’ health and livelihoods. The delegation also urges Governor Rick Scott to fill two long-vacant seats on the commission so that this and future proposals are deliberated with full consideration of the interests of all Floridians.
Today, Representatives Joe Courtney (CT-02), Kathy Castor (FL-14), Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Eric Swalwell (CA-15) released the following statement after their discharge petition to force a yes-or-no vote on the Courtney/Warren Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act (H.R. 1434) was signed by nearly 170 colleagues in under 48-hours:
Today the Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health convened a legislative hearing on the ACE Kids Act. The ACE Kids Act, HR. 546, was first introduced in the 113th Congress and subsequently in the 114th Congress by Reps. Joe Barton (R-TX), Kathy Castor (D-FL), Gene Green (R-TX), Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), and David Reichert (R-WA).
In a step forward to improve mental health services, the U.S. House today passed the bipartisan Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016, supported by U.S. Rep. Castor, who serves on the powerful House Energy & Commerce Committee as well as its Health Subcommittee.
U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced that Tampa's University area community has won a major $3.8 million U.S. Department of Labor competitive TechHire Grant to develop tech talent and create the jobs of the future tied to the Tampa Innovation Alliance and surrounding businesses. Tampa/Hillsborough County is one of only 39 communities throughout the country to win the grant and received the highest amount in the State of Florida.
U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor will serve as honorary grand marshal of the 2016 St. Pete Pride Parade on Saturday, June 25, and released the following statement: “The 2016 St. Pete Pride Parade has taken on a new relevance and meaning following the Orlando Pulse nightclub tragedy and serving as grand marshal will be an opportunity to encourage healing among our neighbors. This hateful attack will not stop our LGBTQ friends from celebrating pride in who they are or break our resolve to lead the way in fi...
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) has joined Civil Rights icon, U.S. Rep. John Lewis (GA5), and Democratic House members for a sit-in protest on the floor of the House of Representatives to demand a vote on keeping weapons away from terrorists and others with violent pasts.
I am devastated by the terrible mass shooting in Orlando, a community of our friends and family. I share their anguish and that of the LGBTQ community. On behalf of them and my saddened neighbors in Tampa Bay, I pledge to work to root out terrorists who seek to do us harm, to fight for greater safety and security for our families, and work for greater understanding among all of our neighbors. There is too much dissension and hate-inspired dialogue in America right now. Dr. King said, "hate canno...
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