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Castor Votes to Send $4.67B in Emergency Aid to Puerto Rico
February 7, 2020
U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the below statement following the passage of a $4.67 billion emergency aid package for Puerto Rico by a vote of 237 to 161 in the U.S. House of Representatives: “Devastating earthquakes continue to rock the island of Puerto Rico, where our fellow Americans are still struggling to recover from the devastation of Hurricanes Maria and Irma. Today, I was proud to preside over the House while we voted to send much-needed emergency aid to help our fellow American... More
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Castor Statement on U.S. Senate’s Vote to Give President Trump a Pass on His Abuse of Power and Obstruction
February 5, 2020
U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the below statement after the GOP-controlled Senate’s vote to give impeached President Trump a pass on his abuse of power and obstruction following a trial with no witnesses and evidence: The fundamental Checks and Balances of the U.S. Constitution are weaker today after GOP Senators let impeached President Trump off the hook for his betrayal of his oath of office. President Trump abused his power to solicit foreign interference in our elections for his own... More
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Castor Introduces Kids PRIVCY Act to Strengthen COPPA
January 30, 2020
Today U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) introduced the PRotecting the Information of our Vulnerable Children and Youth Act (Kids PRIVCY Act), H.R. 5703, to strengthen the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Castor’s bill requires opt-In consent for all individuals under 18 and establishes a first-of-its-kind protected class of “Young Consumers” ages 13-17, allowing them to control who collects their personal information and what companies can do with it. “Online and digital technology,... More
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Castor Takes Action to Protect Older Workers from Age Discrimination
January 22, 2020
Today, U.S. Rep Kathy Castor (FL14) was joined by AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson to call on the Senate to take up House-passed legislation to safeguard older Americans from age discrimination in the workplace. “Age discrimination affects individuals across America, but it’s a particular problem here in Florida because we have a larger percentage of older neighbors,” said Castor. “It’s an insidious problem- as you get older, you might lose your job and then it’s very difficult to get hi... More
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Castor Statement on House Vote Sending Articles of Impeachment to Senate
January 15, 2020
“As more incriminatory evidence pours out relating to President Trump’s abuse of power, the U.S. Senate owes the American people a fair impeachment trial with all relevant witnesses and documents. The impeachment trial is not another partisan Washington fight, but a somber moment for America to grapple with the fact that the president undermined our elections and national security, and that he is subject to removal from office. “I have confidence in the impeachment managers, especially my friend... More
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