Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) and House Speaker Paul Ryan welcomed Rev. Clarence A. Williams, Pastor of Greater Mt. Zion A.M.E., of St. Petersburg, Fla. to the U.S. House of Representatives as Guest Chaplain. Rev. Williams opened today’s session of the U.S. House of Representatives by leading it in its opening prayer. U.S. Rep. Castor followed with remarks on House floor that highlighted Rev. Williams’ lifetime commitment to equal rights and economic opportunity for all our neighbors and especially Tampa Bay’s children. Below is video of Rev. Williams’ opening prayer as well as U.S. Rep. Castor’s remarks.
After calling for a congressional hearing last week on the outrageous cost increases by Mylan corporation for the price of the EpiPen, today U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) cosponsored bipartisan and bicameral legislation to address skyrocketing prescription drug price increases by corporations. The FAIR Drug Pricing Act would require basic transparency for pharmaceutical corporations that increase drug prices by more than 10 percent a year.
U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced today that Tampa International Airport received a $5.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for important airfield upgrades. The new infrastructure dollars follow two other significant transportation announcements: New Tampa International Airport flights to Cuba and new, modern buses for HART. All are welcome news for hard-working families and businesses of Tampa Bay.
After returning from the longest summer recess in at least 60 years, House Republicans once again refused to address the public health threat of the Zika virus and announced they have no plans to take up a bill next week to address the fight against a growing outbreak.
U.S. soldiers serving deployments across the globe enjoy care packages sent by charitable organizations and grateful communities back home. These care packages soon will be missing a popular item if Congress does not act: Cigars. Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor – who represents Tampa, Fla., historically dubbed “Cigar City” – filed legislation to restore charitable contributions of premium cigars to U.S. troops. “Charitable contributions of traditional, premium cigars to members of the U.S. Armed F...
U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the statement below following the U.S. Department of Transportation’s announcement today of final selection of U.S. airlines and cities for new service to Havana, which includes Tampa, Fla.:
Today, U.S. Reps. Kathy Castor (FL-14)and Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) visited with patients and families of St. Joseph’s Children’s Chronic-Complex to update the progress of the ACE Kids Act in Congress and build momentum on getting it passed this year.
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