Too many women in America are not participating fully in our economy and that affects us all. U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor is the first woman to represent Hillsborough and Pinellas counties in the U.S. Congress and has been an unwavering voice in Congress to advance economic opportunities for all of our neighbors. But the latest statistics show that women do not have equal rights and opportunities. For example, although women are the leading or solo breadwinners in 41 percent of households, women still earn only 82 cents for every dollar that men earn.
This is just one of many unacceptable statistics hindering economic prospects for women. U.S. Rep. Castor has worked to aggressively to elevate these issues until everyone in Congress and America understands that when women succeed, America succeeds! Castor has helped lead efforts that passed the U.S. House this year that take dramatic steps forward to ensure that generations of women enjoy equal rights, equal treatment and equal opportunities.
Affordable Care Act
U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor serves on the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee, including the Health Subcommittee, and as a member helped craft the Affordable Care Act to ensure it works for Florida families.
Paycheck Fairness Act
Raise the Wage Act
Bipartisan Legislation to End Taxpayer-Funded Harassment Settlements in Congress
Violence Against Women Act