By U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, published in The Tampa Tribune on Memorial Day 2014 The Tampa Bay community is well known for taking care of America’s heroes and veterans. We are united in our passion that the brave men and women who protect America receive the top-quality medical care they have earned when they return home. The recent opening of the Tampa Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa is another monumental step toward that goal. The polytrauma uni...
The Tampa Bay area is moving now. That’s right — the Interstate 4/Selmon Expressway Connector will open soon to the delight of commuters, port businesses and Ybor City enthusiasts. The massive infrastructure project failed to get off the ground until the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act gave the project new life.
Jobs, education, innovation and infrastructure are at the heart of a path forward to end the government shutdown and build long-term economic opportunities for Americans. Democrats have proposed a balanced approach that charts a sustainable course for middle-class families, and we are eager for solutions and a long-term budget.
In 2009, Tampa surgeon Dr. Sharona Ross launched the Women in Surgery initiative at the University of South Florida. Ross was troubled that so few bright, motivated female medical school students chose surgery as their specialty area. She is committed to turning that around.
When Special Operations forces brought Osama bin Laden to justice in an obscure Pakistani compound, commanders and personnel at U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) and MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa had every right to be proud.
I read with interest over the weekend the letter from Warren Buffett, one of America's most renowned investors, to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. regarding his enthusiasm for rail investments. Buffett's thoughts provide an important lesson for Florida, job growth and our long-term economic future.
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