Veterans will have more opportunities to pursue higher education as a result of a bill the U.S. House of Representatives passed today. The Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Improvements Act of 2010, co-sponsored by Rep. Kathy Castor, will give those who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars greater access and resources to our vocational and trade schools.
Congresswoman Kathy Castor hailed the U.S. House passage of the Dream Act, which she cosponsored. Castor fought for the thousands of Florida students, families and businesses who would benefit under the Dream Act and the vital path to citizenship for young people who were brought to America by their parents.
Congresswoman Kathy Castor spoke directly with Karen Rae of the Federal Railroad Administration today about the great economic news for our state: an additional $342 million for Florida high-speed rail. Here is a quote from the congresswoman:
Congresswoman Kathy Castor argued today in favor of a boost for seniors on Social Security to counterbalance the flat cost-of-living increase this year during U.S. House consideration of the Seniors Protection Act. Castor, a member of the Congressional Task Force on Seniors, co-sponsored the Seniors Protection Act, which will give a one-time additional Social Security check to seniors.
La Congresista Kathy Castor discutió hoy a favor de un alza en el Seguro Social para las personas mayores de edad durante la consideración que se le ha otorgado en la Cámara de Representantes al Seniors Potection Act, con el propósito de equilibrar el incremento en el aumento de costo de vida que se ha experimentado durante este año.
Congresswoman Kathy Castor recently filed legislation essential to Florida and other states impacted by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Tampa Democrat's bill, if passed, would see to it that most of the money expected to be paid out by BP in fines and penalties would go to Gulf Coast states and not be diverted to other parts of the country.
Congresswoman Kathy Castor released the following statement today regarding the White House’s announcement that no new drilling will be allowed in the eastern Gulf of Mexico for at least the next seven years:
Congresswoman Kathy Castor released the following statement today regarding the passage of the Claims Resolution Act, which will direct $1.15 billion toward black farmers who faced discrimination in receiving farm loans and assistance.
Today, Congresswoman Kathy Castor announced the filing of H.R.6434, the Gulf of Mexico Economic and Environmental Restoration Act of 2010. The Act directs that the bulk of the fines and penalties to be paid by BP for the Deepwater Horizon disaster shall be devoted to the economic and environmental recovery of the Gulf Coast.
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