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Reps. Castor, Beatty Fight for Fairness in Medicine with DEI Resolution

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WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, as National Minority Health Month concluded, Congresswoman Kathy Castor (FL-14), co-chair of the Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus, and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03), co-chair of the Congressional Black Caucus’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force, introduced a resolution recognizing the importance of DEI in medical education. The…

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, FL Democrats Urge CMS to Protect Florida Kids from Wrongful and Cruel Health Coverage Disenrollment by State of Florida

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TAMPA, FL — U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) led the entire Florida Democratic congressional delegation in urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to step in to stop Governor Ron DeSantis and the State of Florida from ripping health coverage away from tens of thousands of children who currently rely on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), known as…

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, SEEC Colleagues Applaud EPA's Strong Power Plant Pollution Standards

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) Members Reps. Kathy Castor and Mike Levin along with the SEEC Co-Chairs – Reps. Doris Matsui, Mike Quigley, and Paul Tonko – issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized strong limits on pollution from fossil fuel-fired…

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor Announces $156M to Expand Solar in the Sunshine State

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TAMPA, FL — Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) announced $156.1 million in federal grant funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Florida Solar for All Coalition to accelerate the deployment of solar energy statewide, including in historically underserved communities. The grant funding was authorized through the Inflation Reduction Act’s Greenhouse…

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor Statement on House Passage of Bipartisan National Security Package

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) released the below statement on House passage of the bipartisan national security package: “Democracy and freedom won today as a bipartisan majority – 210 Democrats and 101 Republicans – voted to provide emergency security and humanitarian aid to Ukraine. Despite months of delay at the hands of MAGA Republicans, I’m confident…

U.S. Rep. Castor: Gov. DeSantis is Breaking the Law in Stripping Health Care Coverage from FL Kids

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) released the below statement on Governor Ron DeSantis violating the law and disenrolling 22,576 Florida children from KidCare: “Governor DeSantis is throwing Florida kids off of the children’s health care program (“CHIP” or “Kidcare” in Florida) and erecting barriers that keep kids from the doctor’s office in violation of…

Rep. Castor, Sen. Cortez Masto Introduce Legislation to Lower Energy Costs, Improve Electricity Grid Reliability

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Kathy Castor (FL-14) and U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (NV) introduced bicameral legislation to make it easier for new energy projects to connect to the U.S. electricity grid – in an effort to improve grid reliability and lower energy costs for families. “Across the United States, new energy projects are…

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor Statement on Passing of Former Gov. Bob Graham

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TAMPA, FL – U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) released the following statement on the passing of former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham: “Bob Graham will always be “Mr. Florida”. He remained our beloved “Governor” even through his years in the U.S. Senate and beyond. Honest, smart, always with his notebook, informed by his “workdays”, devoted to Florida’s natural…

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor Leads Introduction of Landmark Data Privacy Legislation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor released the following statement upon introduction of a series of bills to strengthen Americans’ data and privacy online: “Online apps and tech companies are exploiting our kids and causing harm, so it is urgent that the Congress pass a data privacy law that protects the personal privacy of Americans, especially our children and…

Castor Announces 2024 Congressional Art Competition Winner

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TAMPA, FL – Out of 91 submissions from Tampa Bay area high school students, Gibbs High School Senior Marcus Rideout was awarded the top prize at U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor’s annual congressional art competition with the watercolor piece, “Big Sky Orange Blossoms”. Marcus’s artwork will be featured for one year in in the U.S. Capitol alongside other congressional art…