With heavy hearts, we are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Sam Bell, husband of Betty Castor and stepfather of Congresswoman Kathy Castor, last night after an unexpected health complication. Samuel P. Bell III founded the University of South Florida College of Public Health and was considered the “father” of the institution. He served in the Florida Legislature for… Read more »
Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) reintroduced her bipartisan Florida Coastal Protection Act with Rep. Vern Buchanan (FL16) to make permanent the moratorium on oil drilling off Florida’s coast.
“We must do all we can to protect and improve the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and our oceans. In the Sunshine State, clean water and our beautiful beaches are central to our way of life and… Read more »
Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor led all Florida Congressional Democrats in urging Governor Ron DeSantis to take action to keep costs down and keep Floridians covered during the Medicaid redetermination period. Congress acted during the Covid19 pandemic to ensure that Medicaid beneficiaries would not lose health coverage, but beginning on April 1, the state must redetermine eligibility for… Read more »
This week, Representatives Kathy Castor (FL14), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA01), and Lauren Underwood (IL14) reintroduced H.R. 1117, the Advancing Safe Medications for Moms and Babies Act of 2023. This bipartisan bill would build upon prior legislation to better our understanding of the effect of medications on pregnant and lactating women and their infants. By updating FDA… Read more »
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the second wave of approximately $1 billion in funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to start new cleanup projects at 22 Superfund sites and expedite over 100 other ongoing cleanups across the country. On Friday, Rep. Castor joined EPA Administrator Michael Regan and U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA)… Read more »
Today, U.S. Reps. Kathy Castor (FL14) and Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO03) reintroduced H.R. 900, the Continuous Coverage for Flood Insurance Act, which would lower costs by ensuring that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) allows consumers to exercise their right to maintain flood insurance outside of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
“Families, homeowners, and small… Read more »
This week, Energy and Commerce Committee Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Kathy Castor (D-FL), Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), and Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) wrote to the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Labor, and Department of the Treasury urging immediate action to roll back the Trump administration’s… Read more »
Today, Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Kathy Castor (D-FL) wrote to the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Labor, and Department of the Treasury urging immediate action to roll back the Trump administration’s… Read more »
Today, U.S. Reps. Kathy Castor (FL14) and Andrew Garbarino (NY02) reintroduced the bipartisan Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act. This legislation would provide immediate access to support and medical care for individuals with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) who already qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and are therefore eligible for Medicare. Under current… Read more »
Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) voted no on the Republican-led H.R. 21, the Strategic Production Response Act better known as the “GOP’s Big Oil Giveaway.” The legislation would significantly weaken a critical energy security tool, resulting in more oil supply shortages and higher gas prices for Americans. Castor’s amendment to permanently ban oil drilling off of Florida’s coast… Read more »