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  • U.S. Rep. Castor continues to address looming doctor shortage
    Posted in Press Release on March 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Education

    Today on Match Day, an annual rite of passage when medical school graduates across the country learn where they have been matched for their graduate medical education (GME), U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor announced new legislation that would provide federal support to help train an additional 15,000 resident physicians while introducing accountability and transparency initiatives for institutions receiving Medicare funding for physician training. Training Tomorrow’s Doctors Today Act, which has broad-based support from numerous physician, hospital and other groups representing both primary and specialty care physicians, was introduced yesterday in the U.S. House of Representatives. Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Castor to join President Obama on historic trip to Cuba next week
    Posted in Press Release on March 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba Relations

    U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL14) has been asked by President Barack Obama to join him and First Lady Michelle Obama on his historic trip to Cuba, scheduled for March 20-23. President Obama will become the first sitting U.S. president in almost 90 years to visit the island, located less than 90 miles of the coast of Florida. Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Castor welcomes U.S. women’s soccer team to Tampa with call for FIFA to implement new gender equity reforms
    Posted in Press Release on March 3, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equality for All, What Women Need

    On the day that the U.S. Soccer Women’s National Team opens the inaugural SheBelieves Cup in her congressional district in Tampa, Fla., U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) called on FIFA to fully and effectively implement the new gender equity reforms adopted by FIFA last week. “While the election of the new FIFA president garnered most of the headlines last week, the more meaningful action by FIFA was adoption of Title IX-like gender equity reforms for international soccer,” U.S. Rep. Castor said tod... Read more

  • Kathy Castor respalda mas acercamientos con Cuba
    Posted in En Espanol on February 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba Relations

    La noticia sobre los planes del presidente Barack Obama de hacer una visita oficial a Cuba no ha hecho sino reforzar la postura de la congresista demcrata, Kathy Castor, de seguir construyendo ms puentes de intercambio y poner fin al embargo. Read more

  • Reps. Castor, Ellmers Urge House Leadership to Consider Bipartisan Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act
    Posted in Press Release on February 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Legislation, What Women Need

    U.S. Representatives Kathy Castor (D-FL-14) and Renee Ellmers (R-NC-02) recently sent letters to House Leadership and leaders of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce requesting their assistance in advancing the Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act, H.R.1197, to the House floor for a vote. Read more

  • Thomas "Jet" Jackson
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on February 19, 2016 | Preview rr

    Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the life of an extraordinary leader and pillar of the St. Petersburg community, Mr. Thomas “Jet” Jackson, this Black History Month. I am proud to pay tribute to African American men and women who exemplify the spirit of altruism and selfless service. Read more

  • Barbara Shorter
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on February 19, 2016 | Preview rr

    Mr. Speaker: I rise today to honor the accomplishments of a true champion of progress during Black History Month and all year long, Barbara Shorter. Her invaluable contributions to the Tampa Bay community is an inspiration to us all. Today, I am grateful to recognize her selfless dedication and honor her valuable service to our community. Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Castor's statement on President's visit to Cuba next month
    Posted in Press Release on February 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Legislation, Cuba Relations

    Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the statement below following her recent trip to Cuba and President Obama’s announcement today of his planned trip to the island: Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Castor calls for congressional hearing on Zika virus
    Posted in Press Release on February 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) called for a congressional hearing with experts on the Zika virus as soon as possible in a letter to the chairs and ranking members of the House Energy & Commerce Committee and its Subcommittees on Health and Oversight and Investigations. U.S. Rep. Castor serves on both subcommittees. U.S. Rep. Castor is pressing for the most up-to-date information from public health experts on Zika's current and potential impact in the United States, especially in Gulf states like Florida, which has been designated as an area of year-round risk. Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Castor honors local WWII veteran
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on February 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    With more than 400 WWII veterans dying each day, the National WWII Museum estimates there are less than 700,000 living in 2016, with 65,000 in Florida -- Emanuel P. Johnson, 94, is one of them. Following his brave tour of duty in Germany, Mr. Johnson settled with his family in Tampa and helped to cultivate the Progress Village community. Mr. Johnson’s oral history has been captured and will be forever memorialized when it is presented to the U.S. Library of Congress by U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor as part of the Veterans History Project. Read more