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Castor Champions House Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Invest in Apprenticeship Programs, Create High-Paying Jobs in Florida
November 20, 2020
Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) voted in support of the National Apprenticeship Act of 2020, which passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 246-140. The proposal invests more than $3.5 billion over five years in expanding opportunities and access to Registered Apprenticeships, youth apprenticeships, and pre-apprenticeships and would create nearly 1 million new apprenticeship opportunities on top of the current expected growth of the apprenticeship system. “In order to mitigate the economic ... More
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Rep. Castor to USF President Currall: Preserve the College of Education and the High Quality Teacher Pipeline for Tampa Bay area
November 19, 2020
Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) wrote University of South Florida (USF) President Steven Currall and the USF Board of Trustees urging them to preserve the College of Education’s undergraduate program, which serves as the largest single provider of teachers to the Tampa Bay area. USF’s College of Education has benefited from over $34 million in federal grants throughout Rep. Castor’s time serving in Congress. “As local school superintendents, education professionals and many in the business ... More
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Rep. Castor’s Bipartisan Measure to Take Aim at the Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic on Travel, Tourism Jobs Passes House
November 17, 2020
Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor’s (FL14) bipartisan measure to study the impacts of COVID-19 on the bedrock tourism, travel and hospitality industries and provide immediate and long-term assistance for industry workers and small businesses passed the House of Representatives by voice vote as part of H.R. 8121 – Pandemic Effects on Home Safety and Tourism Act. “The bedrock tourism, travel and hospitality industries here in Tampa Bay and our neighbors who rely on those jobs need help from the devast... More
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Castor, McKinley Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Halt Flow of Opioids to Pill Mills
November 9, 2020
Today, U.S. Reps. Kathy Castor (D-Tampa-FL14) and David McKinley (R-WV-01) introduced the Preventing Pill Mills Through Data Sharing Act to require drug wholesalers that ship opioid to drug stores and clinics to take greater responsibility for reporting suspicious quantities to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). This legislation builds on the work of Castor’s Using Data to Prevent Opioid Diversion Act, which was signed into law in 2018. “Far too many families in Florida and across the country co... More
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U.S. Rep. Castor Applauds Hillsborough County and Local Partners for Delivering Emergency Federal CARES Act Funds to Hardest Hit
October 21, 2020
U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the below statement following the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners’ meeting detailing the ongoing allocation of local Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to serve the community. The CARES Act is a $2 trillion coronavirus relief package for states and local communities passed by Congress and signed into law on March 27, 2020. “Hillsborough families, small businesses, first responders and frontline workers are s... More
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