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U.S. Rep. Castor to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Florida Hospitals are Sounding the Alarm, More Testing Supplies Urgently Needed to Stop the COVID-19 Pandemic
July 29, 2020
As Floridians reel from consecutive record days in reported COVID-19 deaths and high positive test results, we continue to grapple with an alarming shortage of key components of COVID-19 testing – reagents. Providers are reporting serious shortages in reagent supplies. U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) urged the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Brett P. Giroir, M.D. to increase production and delivery of these critical supplies immediately and in ... More
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Castor Statement on House Passage of Appropriations Bill to Serve Tampa + MacDill Families, Bolster Fight Against COVID-19
July 24, 2020
Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) voted in support of a number of initiatives for Tampa Bay and MacDill Air Force Base in the FY2021 appropriations minibus, H.R. 7608. “Today’s funding bill reflects House Democrats’ values and priorities – support for our service members, veterans and their families, safeguarding our environment, providing food security for our neighbors, and reinstating funding for the worldwide fight against the coronavirus. The Trump Administration’s callous proposal to sl... More
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Castor Applauds House Passage of Great American Outdoors Act
July 22, 2020
Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) hailed House passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, one of Congress’ most significant investments in environmental conservation in a generation. “Since the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LCWF) was established by the Congress in 1965, America has preserved its most unique and beautiful lands and waters. I’m thrilled as a cosponsor of this landmark Act to take the next step for future generations and help communities become more resilient to the impacts... More
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Castor Statement on House Passage of FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act
July 21, 2020
U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the below statement following the passage of the bipartisan FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) today in the U.S. House of Representatives: “Even in the midst of a global pandemic, our men and women in uniform at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa and across the globe are bravely defending our nation and keeping us safe. MacDill and our service members are central to the economic well-being of the Tampa Bay area, and this year’s NDAA ensures that ... More
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Castor Statement on Passing of Rep. John Lewis
July 18, 2020
Castor Statement on Passing of Rep. John Lewis “John Lewis devoted his life to justice and freedom in America. He encouraged us to live our highest ideals, achieve racial equality and guarantee the right to vote for all. “John was truly the ‘conscience of the Congress’ and led House Democrats in a sit in on the Floor of the House of Representatives following the Pulse Nightclub shooting. There was never a fight for justice, fairness and equality that John was not at the helm of. He dedicated his... More
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