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  • U.S. Rep. Castor's Statement on Today's Cancelled TrumpCare Vote
    Posted in Press Release on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, House Republicans pulled the TrumpCare bill that was scheduled for a vote this afternoon on the U.S. House floor. U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) made the following statement about it: “Today, my neighbors in Florida and hardworking families across America can breathe a sigh of relief that the Republican TrumpCare bill failed thanks to the outpouring of opposition from citizens, doctors, nurses, hospitals and advocates. They knew it would rip coverage away, raise costs and provide a massive tax break to wealthy special interests. Read more

  • TrumpCare Bill Harsh on Florida Families, Threatens Progress Made Under the ACA
    Posted in Press Release on March 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Legislation

    On the seventh anniversary of the landmark Affordable Care Act that significantly expanded health insurance coverage across America, the GOP is trying to ram through a repeal bill that would undo our nation’s progress and rip coverage away from 24 million Americans while forcing millions of families to pay more for less benefits. Read more

  • U.S. Rep Castor Calls for Additional KC-135 Tanker Jets to MacDill AFB
    Posted in Press Release on March 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Military

    Please see the attached bipartisan letter to the U.S. Air Force in support of bringing to MacDill AFB an additional 12 KC-135 tanker jets. The letter is led by U.S. Reps. Kathy Castor (FL14) and Thomas J. Rooney (FL17) and includes U.S. Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio, and the Tampa Bay congressional delegation. The 12 tankers would join the existing 16 plus the eight KC-135s that will be moving to MacDill later this year. Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Castor Announces the TrumpCare bill's Negative Effects on Florida Families and Florida's State Budget
    Posted in Press Release on March 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced that the TrumpCare bill actually is getting worse for Florida families and our state budget, as it heads to the House floor for a vote on Thursday. The changes released by the GOP late last night in the “manager’s amendment” are an attempt to win the votes of the right-wing Tea Party caucus. “TrumpCare will be devastating to Florida families and Speaker Ryan is desperately trying to ram this bill through the U.S. House before the American people understand... Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor's Statement on the threat to Florida jobs under Pres. Trump's budget
    Posted in Press Release on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Jobs

    U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the following statement on the threat to Florida jobs and economy, health and education under President Donald Trump's budget that was released today: “President Trump’s budget fails to deliver on his promises to create jobs and put middle-class families first. Instead, his priorities would put Florida jobs at risk, particularly jobs tied to medical research and clean energy. The Trump budget proposes to slash the National Institutes of Health by close to 2... Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Castor's Statement re: the CBO's Report on the House Republican Health Care Repeal Bill
    Posted in Press Release on March 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    The CBO today released its report on the devastating impact the House Republican health care repeal bill will have on American families: “It is unconscionable that Republicans are cutting health care for millions of Americans while providing massive tax breaks to the wealthy few. Fourteen million more Americans will be uninsured under the Republican repeal scheme than under current law in 2018. By 2026, 24 million more of our neighbors will be uninsured. “The impartial CBO report also shows that... Read more

  • Florida loses with GOP health care repeal bill
    Posted in Press Release on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Legislation

    The House Energy & Commerce Committee passed the GOP health care repeal bill this afternoon. Read more

  • Florida pierde con la ley de abrogación del cuidado de la salud por el Partido Republicano
    Posted in En Espanol on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Legislation

    El Comité de Energía y Comercio de la Cámara de Representantes aprobó ayer la ley de abrogación del cuidado de salud del Partido Republicano. Read more

  • Castor, Ross Reintroduce Bipartisan Flood Insurance Bill to Help Homeowners
    Posted in Press Release on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    This news release was issued by U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross (FL-15) U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, today reintroduced his bipartisan legislation, the Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act, which would encourage the development of a robust private flood insurance market that can offer homeowners options in terms of pricing and coverage. Property owners are currently limited by regulatory barriers to purchasing a one-size-fits-all NFIP flood insurance prod... Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Castor’s Statement re: Attorney General Sessions’ Apparent Perjury
    Posted in Press Release on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    Lying to a congressional committee while you are under sworn oath is illegal. Attorney General Jeff Sessions should resign and at the very least must recuse himself from the investigation into illegal collusion between Vladimir Putin, the Russian government and the Trump Campaign. President Trump’s failure to release his tax returns (unlike any other presidential candidate or President) continues to be a cloud over his Administration. An open and transparent review of his tax returns could answe... Read more