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...
Where do working families go when faced with an emergency? When the family car breaks down or needs a set of tires? When the AC needs servicing during a hot Florida summer? Or when your child needs that prom dress for the big dance?
The U.S. State Department advised U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor yesterday that plans are underway to open more passport application acceptance facilities in Tampa and St. Petersburg to supplement the four acceptance facilities that operate in this region. This comes in response to concerns expressed by U.S. Rep. Castor about unacceptable customer wait times at the Tampa Airport Post Office after visiting the passport acceptance facility earlier this month.
U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) has nominated the great educator and visionary, Mary McLeod Bethune, to replace Confederate Gen. Kirby Smith, which currently represents Florida in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall.
Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor announced that the City of St. Petersburg is recipient of two EPA Brownfields Assessment Grants totaling $400,000 to address several Brownfield sites within the Southside Community Redevelopment Area (CRA).
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- With Florida leading the country in the number of reported Zika virus cases, today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Tampa Bay) criticized the Republican leadership in Congress for not only delaying support to fight the spread of the virus that causes severe birth defects, but also for falling short of the needed funding for CDC and NIH prevention and treatments.
Today, U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and Kathy Castor (D-FL) introduced the Safe Medications for Moms and Babies Act, legislation that will increase safety for women who are pregnant and breastfeeding and must take medication. This bipartisan solution will identify major research gaps involving pregnant and lactating women who take prescription medication, and detail ways to promote safer medications for them to use.
Workers with skills in transportation and logistics are in high demand in Florida, with more than 50,000 jobs expected in these fields through 2020. To meet the demand, Hillsborough Community College has been building out a regional Advanced Transportation Technology Center (ATTC), a program that will now be completed through a $1 million grant from JPMorgan Chase & Co.—the largest-ever corporate contribution to the College.
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