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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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Castor Statement on House Passage of Updated Heroes Act
October 1, 2020
“The House just passed the updated Heroes Act - emergency aid for children, families, frontline workers, small businesses, restaurants, schools, health care workers and more. “I urge my Senate colleagues to pass the Heroes Act and help us provide emergency home aid to those who are in need.” To address needs that have arisen since the House first acted, the updated $2.2 trillion legislation includes: Strong support for small businesses, by improving the Paycheck Protection Program to serve the s... More
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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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