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Reps. Castor, Katko Reintroduce Bipartisan Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act
May 14, 2021
Today, U.S. Reps. Kathy Castor (FL14) and John Katko (NY24) reintroduced the bipartisan Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act. This legislation would provide immediate access to support and medical care for individuals with metastatic breast cancer who already qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and are therefore eligible for Medicare. Under current law, these individuals must wait five months for SSDI and 24 months for Medicare benefits to take effect. This bill would ... More
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Rep. Castor: MacDill Air Force Base in Final Consideration for New KC-46 Tanker Aircraft
May 14, 2021
Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced that the Acting Secretary of the Air Force has approved MacDill Air Force Base as one of the final two operating bases up for consideration as the newest KC-46 Main Operating Base (MOB). This would replace 24 x KC-135s at MacDill with 24 x KC-46As. “The KC-46 is a next generation tanker aircraft, and locating the planes and personnel at MacDill would be an ideal choice. We do not have encroachment issues like other bases, and have well-paved runway... More
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Rep. Castor Announces $180 Million for Tampa Colleges, Universities, Students Through American Rescue Plan
May 12, 2021
Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced more than $180 million in emergency funding for Hillsborough Community College (HCC), the University of South Florida (USF), the University of Tampa (UT) and students in Florida’s 14th Congressional District under the American Rescue Plan. The funding will help local institutions cope with the severe financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and continue serving their students safely. At least half of the funding each institution receives will be... More
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Rep. Castor: Federal Emergency Aid Passed by Congress in December 2020 Finally Headed to Hillsborough County Public Schools
May 10, 2021
U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released a statement following the announcement that Hillsborough County Public Schools will receive a portion of the of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds (ESSER) II funds appropriated by Congress in December 2020. “While I am gratified that Hillsborough County Public Schools will benefit from Covid19 federal emergency aid, students and educators should not have been forced to wait over five months for the state to release a portion these funds.... More
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Rep. Castor Announces Community Projects to Support Tampa area, Higher-Paying Jobs, Infrastructure
April 30, 2021
Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced her support for the 10 community projects allowed for consideration by the House Appropriations Committee in appropriations bills for the upcoming fiscal year. This year marks the first time that Members of Congress have been able to submit specific community projects for direct funding in over a decade. Rep. Castor is advocating for the 10 projects based upon community support and pressing local needs - from improving water quality to providing men... More
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