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Rep. Castor: 15 Community Priorities One Step Closer to Being Federally Funded

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced that all 15 of the top priorities in Tampa and Hillsborough that she submitted for consideration to the Appropriations Committee are one step closer to being fully funded in the FY23 budget. Rep. Castor is advocating for 15 Tampa Bay area projects based upon community support and pressing local needs – from skilled trades training to cancer screenings...

House Takes Action to Prevent Gun Violence, Honor Florida Judge Joseph Hatchett

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“While today we find deep disappointment in a horrific Supreme Court decision, the House took its own action to save lives through gun violence prevention and also honor Florida Judge Joseph Hatchett. “Communities across the country are left mourning the senseless loss of loved ones and neighbors every single day due to gun violence in America. From Buffalo to Uvalde, and from Columbine to Parklan...

Rep. Castor Statement on Disastrous Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v Wade

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“Ripping away our rights and freedoms is un-American - and this decision is downright dangerous. For over fifty years, women across America have had the right to make personal health care decisions with their doctors and their families. Today, the Supreme Court and the extremists who built this court majority are compromising the health, safety and economic well being of women and families. Women,...

Rep. Castor, Florida Democrats Urge DeSantis to Change Approach to Vaccinating Young Children, Order Doses for Local Health Departments

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Today, U.S. Representatives Kathy Castor (FL-14), Lois Frankel (D-FL-21), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (FL-20), Ted Deutch (FL-22), Frederica Wilson (FL-24), Charlie Crist (FL-13), Val Demings (FL-10), Al Lawson (FL-05), Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), and Darren Soto (FL-09) sent a letter to Governor Ron DeSantis and Surgeon General Dr. Joseph A. Ladapo condemning their ...

Rep. Castor Statement on Bipartisan Gun Violence Prevention Framework Agreement in Senate

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“The Senate’s bipartisan agreement on gun violence prevention is an important step in protecting our children and keeping communities safe. There is much more to be done to save lives, but I am pleased that the Senate framework includes critical elements of the House’s work on gun violence prevention including implementing incentives for states to establish extreme risk protection order laws, an e...

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor Statement on Passing of Beloved Director of Constituent Services, Tery Sanchez

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“It is with a heavy heart that I announced the passing of our beloved Director of Constituent Services, Tery Sanchez. “I could not have asked for a better partner and aide than Tery Sanchez. I would not be here without her. She was the best navigator for our neighbors when I served on the Hillsborough County Commission and then as a Member of the U.S. Congress – serving Tampa veterans, those in ne...

Rep. Castor Helps Pass Lifesaving Gun Violence Prevention Legislation in Advance of Tampa Bay Community Town Hall Meeting

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) and House Democrats passed the H.R. 7910, the Protecting Our Kids Act, a package of commonsense bills to address the rise of gun violence. Tomorrow, Rep. Castor will support House passage of H.R. 2377, the Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act, which would allow family members and law enforcement officers to petition a federal court for an extreme risk prot...

Rep. Castor Statement on Bipartisan Discussion Draft of Privacy Legislation

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“This is a good day for parents, advocates and legislators who have been working to shore up online privacy protections for children. Americans expect their private information to be protected, and it is refreshing to see bipartisan work in Congress toward that goal. I am pleased to see important parts of my “Protecting the Information of our Vulnerable Children and Youth Act” (Kids PRIVCY Act) i...

Rep. Kathy Castor Statement on Passing of Florida State Representative Betty Reed

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“I join countless Floridians in mourning the passing of my friend and former State Representative Betty Reed. She exemplified the best of public service – she was an active parent while her beloved children attended school, serving in the Parent Teacher Association, the Hillsborough County Council of PTSA and the Florida State PTA. This important work spurred her to complete her own high school d...

House Passes Bill to Lower Costs, Stop Gas Price Gouging

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Today, the House of Representatives passed the Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act, which includes U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor’s (FL14) amendment with Rep. Val Demings (FL10) to investigate price manipulation in the gasoline market and work on a strategy to stabilize oil and gas prices during national crises. Video of Castor speaking on the House Floor in support of the legislation can be found ...