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U.S. Rep. Castor Statement on Passage of Transformational Infrastructure Legislation, the Moving Forward Act
July 1, 2020
Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) voted in support of H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, House Democrats’ comprehensive legislation to invest more than $1.5 trillion in modern, sustainable infrastructure while creating millions of good-paying jobs, combatting the climate crisis and addressing disparities in communities of color in Tampa and throughout the country. “Floridians understand transportation gridlock and crumbling infrastructure and know that we can create millions of jobs when we inve... More
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Castor Champions Legislation to Strengthen Affordable Care Act, Lower Prescription Drug Costs
June 29, 2020
Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) voted to reduce health care costs and lower prescription drug prices as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act, a legislative package that also provides a renewed financial path for the State of Florida to expand Medicaid as the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many from their jobs and health insurance. “COVID-19 highlights the importance of affordable health care, treatments and access, and I will continue to stand up for my neighbors... More
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U.S. Rep. Castor Statement on House Passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act
June 25, 2020
U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor released the following statement after House passage of the historic George Floyd Justice in Policing Act today: “The George Floyd Justice In Policing Act of 2020 answers the widespread calls to reform police practices and tackle systemic racism across America. I have listened to my Tampa area neighbors and their calls for “justice” during marches, prayers and protests. Black lives matter, and I dedicate my vote to the generations of our Tampa neighbors who have suffered t... More
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U.S. Rep. Castor Submits Public Records Act Request for State of Florida’s COVID-19 Testing Plan
June 24, 2020
Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) renewed her demand for the release of the State of Florida’s COVID-19 Testing and Tracing Plan - this time through an official public records request under Chapter 119 of Florida Statutes. Castor previously requested Governor DeSantis release the plan three weeks ago, but has received no response. So, now Castor is following this legal course. The State was required to send Florida’s plan to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services before May 25, unde... More
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U.S. Rep. Castor Calls on Hillsborough County Public Schools Leaders to Adhere to the Intent of K-12 Education Aid in CARES Act
June 18, 2020
In an effort to advise Hillsborough County Public School leaders of the appropriate expenditure of emergency aid funds, today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) advised local leaders that CARES Act education dollars are intended for public schools despite the U.S. Department of Education's (DOE) inaccurate guidance that suggests that funds may be shared broadly with private schools. Castor advised that the guidance from DOE Secretary Betsy DeVos is incorrect and inconsistent with the specific langua... More
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