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  • House Improves Post-9/11 GI Bill for Vets
    Posted in Press Release on December 16, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans' Affairs

    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. Read more

  • Castor Supports Middle-Class Tax Cuts
    Posted in Press Release on December 16, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Legislation, Economy

    “I fought for tax cuts so hardworking families will have more money in their paychecks and improved prospects for a better economy. I am pleased businesses will receive vital relief as well. Read more

  • Castor Hails House Passage of Dream Act
    Posted in Press Release on December 9, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Legislation

    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. Read more

  • More Money Coming for Florida Jobs, High-Speed Rail
    Posted in Press Release on December 9, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    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: Read more

  • Castor Argues in Favor of Social Security Boost for Seniors
    Posted in Press Release on December 8, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Legislation, Economy

    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. Read more

  • Rep. Castor Lucha Para Seguro Social
    Posted in En Espanol on December 8, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Legislation, Economy

    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. Read more

  • Tampa Tribune Editorial: Castor's Bill Would Aid Gulf States
    Posted in Article on December 6, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Independence, Legislation

    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. Read more

  • No New Drilling In Eastern Gulf
    Posted in Press Release on December 1, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Independence, Economy

    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: Read more

  • Castor Working to Help Black Farmers
    Posted in Press Release on November 30, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Legislation

    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. Read more

  • Congresswoman Castor Announces Gulf of Mexico Economic and Environmental Recovery Act
    Posted in Press Release on November 22, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Independence, Legislation, Economy

    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. Read more