U.S. Rep. Castor represents Florida's 14th District, which includes parts of both Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. Castor was first elected to Congress in 2006. Before that, she served on the Hillsborough County Commission and chaired the Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission. She is the author of the Florida Coastal Protection Act to make the drilling ban for waters up to 235 miles off Florida's west coast permanent. In 2013, the Center for Democracy in the Americas presented her with the Courage in Congress Award for her work in changing U.S. policy toward Cuba. Politics run in her family. She is the daughter of former Hillsborough County Judge Don Castor and former University of South Florida president and statewide-elected Education Commissioner Betty Castor.
With three weeks before the open enrollment deadline for residents to receive insurance under the Affordable Care Act, Sylvia Burwell, President Obama’s top health official, attended a service at New Mount Zion Baptist Church on Sunday to encourage parishioners to sign up for coverage.
The $305 billion transportation bill approved by Congress last week could prove beneficial locally in highway improvements and by providing more funding and planning capabilities for Port Tampa Bay and the regional bus system.
On the day that the World Meteorological Organization reported that carbon dioxide levels are at a new record high, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor called on businesses and governments to put more resources into lowering greenhouse gases.
A $75,000 grant from the federal Small Business Administration will help the Tampa Bay Black Business Investment Corp. and the city of St. Petersburg offer training to small-business aspirants in bookkeeping, business plans and other educational purposes.
Reducing the burden of student loan debt will encourage millennials to keep their talents in the Tampa Bay region and invest in our community by purchasing that new home or starting a small business. https://youtu.be/HCkuGUvhCWI
On Tuesday, Aug. 18, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor sent a letter to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan regarding the Tampa Bay Times' report which raises very serious questions regarding Pinellas County Schools' use of Title I dollars.
The United States’ isolationist policies toward Cuba have achieved little in more than 50 years, so President Barack Obama is justified in trying to thaw relations and bolster U.S. influence in the island nation.
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