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Key to Lower Electric Bills for Floridians: Keep and Expand Low Cost Solar Power in the Sunshine State

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor urged Florida legislators not to raise costs on Florida families and business through legislation that would make it harder for homeowners and small businesses to install rooftop solar. Solar power is a cost-saver for Floridians and generates almost $3.2 billion in household income across the “Sunshine State." State legislators should not be in the business of harming...

Reps. Castor, Schakowsky Request Answers from COPPA’s Safe Harbor Programs

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U.S. Representatives Kathy Castor (FL14) and Jan Schakowsky (IL09) wrote to all of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Safe Harbor programs, requesting information to ensure that they are fulfilling their legal obligations to provide “substantially the same or greater protections for children” as those detailed in the COPPA Rule as well as soliciting feedback on how best to improv...

After Horrendous Year of Pollution and Sea Grass Loss in Tampa Bay, Rep. Castor and Hillsborough Commissioner Mariella Smith Announce Plans to Protect, Improve Water Quality of Tampa Bay

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) and Hillsborough County Commissioner Mariella Smith announced plans to protect and improve water quality in Tampa Bay. Castor also wrote Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson and State House Speaker Chris Sprowls urging them to partner with local leaders with the resources provided by Congress in the historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act as the Stat...

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor Announces Historic Federal Emergency Aid Delivered to Tampa Bay Families and Businesses in 2021

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced today a breakdown of federal investments and assistance delivered to the Tampa Bay community: $2.9 billion in Covid19 grants to support small businesses and nonprofits, including $2.7 billion in Paycheck Protection small business loans, $74.6 million in Restaurant Revitalization Fund awards and $46.8 million in Shuttered Venue Operators Grant; A record $1.9 ...

Rep. Castor Statement on MacDill AFB Being Chosen as Preferred Location to Host KC-46 Tanker Aircraft

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released a statement following a press conference announcing that the Department of the Air Force selected Tampa’s MacDill Air Force Base as the preferred location to host 24 KC-46As, which will replace the base’s 24 KC-135s. The decision was made after conducting site surveys that assessed locations based on factors related to mission, infrastructure capacity, commun...

Rep. Castor Touts Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Announces $2.5B in New Funding for Roads and Bridges Headed to Florida, First Round of Highway Funding Under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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On Wednesday, Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) updated Tampa Bay area residents on the details of projects and resources made available through the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act during an infrastructure telephone town hall. She also listened to constituent priorities and hosted experts to answer questions on the law. Castor was joined by Emily Feenstra, Managing Director of Government ...

Tampa International Airport to receive $21M early dollars under Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the following statement today following the announcement that $21,711,252 in new federal funds under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is headed to Tampa International Airport: “The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will help ensure that Tampa International Airport remains one of the one best airports in the world. Tampa Airport is one of our mo...

Rep. Castor Statement on House Passage of FY22 NDAA

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the following statement upon the House’s second passage of the bipartisan FY22 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): “Our men and women in uniform risk their lives daily to protect our families, our nation and our interests across the globe. We owe them the support necessary to meet ever-changing national security threats, and that’s why I am pleased tha...

Rep. Castor Statement on House Passage of Continuing Resolution

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“Today, the House of Representatives passed legislation to fund the government following months of Senate Republican obstruction and inaction. CRs are no way to govern, but today’s vote was necessary to avoid a needless government shutdown – caused by Congressional Republicans - that would harm Floridians and our ongoing economic recovery from Covid19 as Americans return to work in higher numbers ...

U.S. Rep. Castor announces her 2021 nominations to U.S. military academies

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced 26 students representing more than ten local high schools received nominations for admission into our nation’s military academies: Air Force (USAFA), Navy (USNA), Army (USMA) and Merchant Marine (USMMA). “I am proud to nominate a diverse, impressive group of students from the Tampa Bay area to attend our nation’s prestigious service academies,” said C...

Reps. Castor, Schrier Legislation to Prevent HPV Cancers Passes House

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Today, U.S. Representatives Kathy Castor (FL14) and Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA08) celebrated House passage of the Promoting Resources to Expand Vaccination, Education and New Treatments for HPV Cancers Act (PREVENT HPV Cancers Act). The human papillomavirus (HPV) causes six types of cancers, which leads to nearly 36,000 cases of cancer each year in the United States according to the Centers for Disease...

Rep. Castor Statement on House Passage of the Historic Build Back Better Act

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“We made a promise to our neighbors that we would Build Back Better in the wake of the Covid19 pandemic. The past two years have underscored the urgent, tangible needs of Florida families and small business owners – access to quality, affordable health care and child care, good-paying jobs, clean air to breathe and clean water to drink, and affordable housing. Today’s passage of the Build Back Bet...

Rep. Castor Announces $18M Infrastructure Grant for Tampa Heights

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced a major new infrastructure investment in the heart of Tampa. The Florida Department of Transportation received an $18M FY21 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity (RAISE) grant from the Biden Administration for the Tampa Heights Mobility Corridor. This funding will assist the City of Tampa in its “complete streets” initiative...

Statement from U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor in Support of the Cuban People’s Fundamental Rights Ahead of Planned November 15th Peaceful Protests

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As Cubans and Cuban Americans gather in peaceful protest, I stand with them in solidarity – for freedom and fundamental human rights in the face of worsening oppression from the communist regime. Autocratic Cuba has failed its people. It is time for the Cuban people to be able to freely choose their leadership and their future, and for a peaceful transfer of power. Cuban citizens must be allowed t...

Chair Castor, Committee Members Highlight U.S. Climate Action at COP26, Bolster Speaker's Congressional Delegation

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Chair Kathy Castor of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released the following statement on Tuesday after arriving in Glasgow, Scotland, for the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, alongside Speaker Nancy Pelosi, other members of the Select Committee, and the rest of the Speaker's congressional delegation: “The United States...