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U.S. Rep. Castor Applauds Federal Court’s Dismissal of DeSantis Administration’s Cruel Attempt to Undermine Health Care Coverage for Kids

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TAMPA, FL – Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) released the below statement following a federal judge’s dismissal of the DeSantis Administration’s lawsuit against the new 12-month continuous eligibility protection for children nationwide.  “Today’s decision to dismiss Florida’s costly lawsuit against the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is a victory for…

Rep. Castor, Community Leaders Urge House Republicans Not to Cut Access to Affordable Internet for Tampa Bay Neighbors

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL — U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) was joined by Pinellas School Board Chair Laura Hine and CEO of the St. Pete Free Clinic Jennifer Yeagley to call on House Republicans to pass critical funding to renew the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) which has extended access to low-cost internet services for more than 102,000 households across Florida’s…

SCHOOLS ARE TOO COOL FOR DIRTY FUEL: Castor Announces $6.9M in Rebates to Hillsborough County Public Schools for Clean, Electric School Buses

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TAMPA, FL – U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor announced $6.9 million in federal rebates awarded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for new clean, electric buses for Hillsborough County Public Schools. EPA selected approximately 530 school districts across the country to receive nearly $900 million in funds to replace…

Reps. Castor, Salazar, Frankel, Letlow Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Maternal Health

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Kathy Castor (D-FL-14), Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL-27), Lois Frankel (D-FL-22), and Julia Letlow (R-LA-5) released the following statements after re-introducing the Connected Maternal Online Monitoring (MOM) Act, which would improve health outcomes for pregnant and postpartum women, as well as their newborns.  The bill encourages…

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor Announces Support for 15 Community Priority Grants

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TAMPA, FL – Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) announced fifteen community projects for consideration by the House Appropriations Committee for Fiscal Year (FY) 2025. “Locally-driven priorities are key to lowering costs, making the Tampa Bay area safer and our neighborhoods more sustainable. I enjoy working with dedicated community leaders to lift our vibrant…

PHOTOS: Castor Celebrates Congressional Art Competition Winner with Classmates Following Graduation

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL – U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) congratulated the 2024 District 14 Congressional Art Competition winner, Marcus Rideout, a recent Gibbs graduate and salutatorian, ahead of his artwork presentation in the U.S. Capitol in June.  “The Pinellas County Center for the Arts (PCCA) at Gibbs High School trains talented students who are…

Reps. Castor, Trahan Urge Instagram to Abandon “Friend Map” Feature

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Kathy Castor (FL-14) and Lori Trahan (MA-03) wrote to Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri to express deep concerns with the social media platform’s development and future launch of the “Friend Map” feature. This feature would allow users to see their friends’ locations in real time, putting young users’ privacy and safety at risk.  “It is paramount that…

PHOTOS: Castor Announces $2M for Hillsborough Youth Workforce Development in High-Skill Trades

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TAMPA, FL – Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) announced $2,000,000 in community project funding from fiscal years 2023 and 2024 for Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) Building Tampa’s Tomorrow: Workforce Development Initiative, which includes the Building Construction Academy at Bowers/Whitley magnet school and the Medical Academy at D.W. Waters magnet…

Reps. Castor, Wittman Lead Bipartisan Colleagues in Urging Investments to Secure Domestic Supply of Critical Minerals

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Kathy Castor (D-FL) and Rob Wittman (R-VA), along with Reps. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) and Michael Waltz (R-FL), led a bipartisan group of members of Congress in urging the House Appropriations Committee to support the U.S. Department of Energy’s work to advance critical minerals and materials (CMM) innovation in Fiscal Year 2025 appropriations legislation.…

ICYMI: U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor Announces $1.46M Grant to Support Job Training, Employment Services for Young People

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TAMPA, FL – Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) announced $1,456,798 in federal grant funding awarded to the Corporation to Develop Communities (CDC) of Tampa, Inc. through the U.S. Department of Labor’s YouthBuild grant initiative. The new funding will support job training and employment services to expand access to apprenticeship opportunities, prepare young workers for quality…