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Castor: Updated House Heroes Act Should Prod Senate to Act on COVID-19 Emergency Aid
September 29, 2020
“Following months of Senate inaction, House Democrats have released an updated proffer to ensure that needed federal emergency aid will again be made available for children, families, frontline workers, small businesses, restaurants, schools, health care workers and more. Our schools, neighbors, small businesses, airport and restaurant workers need help now. I will continue to fight every day to speed relief home as I did with the CARES Act. “Democrats are making good on our promise to compromis... More
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Castor Introduces Legislation to Protect Children from Harmful Content on Internet
September 25, 2020
U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the below statement following introduction of her Kids Internet Design and Safety (KIDS) Act, H.R. 8372: “As more and more children find themselves with access to smart devices, especially while many are learning virtually this fall, it is critical we take steps to protect them from harmful and damaging content online. That’s why I am proud to introduce the KIDS Act to implement key safeguards to protect young people’s wellbeing online and rein in the relen... More
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Castor Statement on Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
September 18, 2020
Oh America, what a loss at this moment. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg worked to ensure that our daughters, all women and all Americans are treated equally. Her work ethic and unceasing commitment to “equal justice for all” breathed life into opportunities for people from all walks of life. Her loss leaves a gaping hole on our high court and in the soul of America, especially at this moment in history. In this moment of sorrow and uncertainty, we must commit, even in loss, that RBG’s work will ins... More
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Castor Provides Update on Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Statue Headed to U.S. Capitol
September 17, 2020
“After years of work by so many, I am proud to share that Master Sculptor Nilda Comas is now able to travel to Pietrasanta, Italy and “put hammer to chisel to marble” on Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune’s statue to represent Florida in the U.S. Capitol. Official word will soon be sent to the State of Florida, but the last preliminary step in the Architect of the Capitol Procedures and Guidelines for Replacement of Statues (the “Approval of Full-Size Clay Model and Pedestal Design, Including Proposed Insc... More
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Rep. Castor Announces Nearly $50M in Grants for City of Tampa, Hillsborough County
September 10, 2020
Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced nearly $50M in the Department of Transportation’s Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) grants, previously TIGER grants, for the City of Tampa and Hillsborough County. Castor advocated for these significant investments in our community, which will lead to more jobs and boost economic development. “The nearly $50M in federal BUILD grants that are on the way to Tampa and Hillsborough County will lift our neighborhoods, build mobi... More
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