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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor Statement on National Security Assistance

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) released the following statement regarding the Republican failure to provide full national security assistance: “House Republicans are failing America and our allies at a time when tyranny and terrorism are on the march. The brutal attacks by Hamas, Iranian proxies, and Vladimir Putin require a unified response from…

Rep. Castor Helps Pass New Tax Relief for Families & Workers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) voted to pass the bipartisan Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bipartisan package to aid families, disaster victims and small business owners passed with a majority of Democrats, 357-70. “Families with children can breathe a little easier as the expanded child tax credit…

ICYMI: CASTOR URGES FLORIDIANS TO STAND UP TO PROTECT PERSONAL REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH FREEDOMS AT TAMPA BAY AREA PLANNED PARENTHOOD ON THE 51ST ANNIVERSARY OF ROE V. WADE

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TAMPA, FL – Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) met with local health care providers and advocates to discuss the challenging state of abortion care and reproductive health freedom  just a year and a half after the constitutional right to abortion was taken away by an extremist Supreme Court, and abortion rights have consistently been under attack in Florida and across the…

Congressional Soccer Caucus Co-Chairs to Introduce Resolution in Support of U.S. Soccer's Bid for the 2027 Women's World Cup

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Co-Chairs of the Congressional Soccer Caucus and other members of Congress announced they will introduce a bipartisan, bicameral concurrent resolution in support of the United States Soccer Federation's bid for the 2027 FIFA Women's World Cup, which would be hosted jointly by the United States and Mexico. The full text of the House Concurrent Resolution…

Rep. Castor Applauds Hillsborough County Commission Approval of $31 Million in Federal Funding for Local Transportation Projects

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TAMPA, FL – U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) released the following statement applauding Hillsborough County’s Board of County Commissioners' approval during its regular meeting this week of $31 million in federal investments for local projects important to the community, including $20 million in federal American Rescue Plan funding for critical sidewalk repair projects and $11…

Castor & Democrats Vote to Avoid THIRD MAGA Republican Shutdown Threat Since September Deadline

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) released the following statement after voting to pass a bipartisan Continuing Resolution to avoid a damaging government shutdown: “Today, Congressional Democrats voted to pass a third Continuing Resolution (CR) that avoids a harmful government shutdown while nearly half of House Republicans voted ‘no.’ Shutdown threats and…

CASTOR, MATSUI, DINGELL LEAD EFFORT TO PROTECT ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Reps. Kathy Castor (FL-14), Doris Matsui (CA-07) and Debbie Dingell (MI-06) led a group of 49 lawmakers in sending a letter to House and Senate Appropriations leadership, urging them to reject appropriations provisions that would gut new energy efficiency standards.  “As Congress works to come to an agreement on appropriations for…

Castor, Carter, Schrier, Joyce Introduce Emergency Medical Services for Children Reauthorization Act of 2024

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Kathy Castor (D-FL), Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA), Kim Schrier (D-WA), and John Joyce (R-PA) today introduced the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Reauthorization Act, a critical piece of legislation that will ensure children receive appropriate health care during a medical emergency.  Established in 1984, EMSC is…

Rep. Castor: Gov. DeSantis is Taking Food Away from Children

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) released the following statement on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ decision to reject $248 million in summer food assistance for Florida kids through the federal Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) initiative as nearly half of parents in Florida continue to struggle with food insecurity: “This is mean and…

SCHOOLS ARE TOO COOL FOR DIRTY FUEL: CASTOR ANNOUNCES $7.9M EPA GRANT TO HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR ELECTRIC BUSES

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TAMPA, FL – Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor announced a $7.9 million federal grant awarded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for 20 new electric buses for Hillsborough County Public Schools. The project, ‘Schools Are Too Cool for Fuel,’ is a part of the EPA’s Clean School Bus…