Today, U.S. Representative Kathy Castor (FL14) and bipartisan House Members passed H.R. 8404, the Respect for Marriage Act, a critical step towards protecting marriage equality for same-sex and interracial marriages, on the House Floor. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s concurrence in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization — where he said he would like to revisit several… Read more »
As Cubans and Cuban Americans gather in peaceful protest, I stand with them in solidarity – for freedom and fundamental human rights in the face of worsening oppression from the communist regime.
Autocratic Cuba has failed its people. It is time for the Cuban people to be able to freely choose their leadership and their future, and for a peaceful transfer… Read more »
On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) voted in support of H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, to restore the critical protections of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA). H.R. 4 would prevent states, including Florida, and localities from restricting the right to vote.
Rep. Castor’s remarks on the House Floor can be found here.
“As Florida and other… Read more »
Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced her support for the 10 community projects allowed for consideration by the House Appropriations Committee in appropriations bills for the upcoming fiscal year. This year marks the first time that Members of Congress have been able to submit specific community projects for direct funding in over a decade. Rep. Castor is advocating for the 10… Read more »
Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor cheered House passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation to strengthen and update the Equal Pay Act of 1963. This bipartisan bill passed the House 217-210¬¬. Castor is a proud co-sponsor of the bill. Read more »
Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the following statement on House passage of H.J.Res. 17 to remove the arbitrary deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment and H.R. 1620, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021 (VAWA).
A photo can be found here.
“The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the inequities for women in the workplace… Read more »
U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the following statement after the House passed the historic American Rescue Plan. The legislation is now headed to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law.
“The American Rescue Plan will put more shots in arms and more money in the pockets of our neighbors and small business owners who need it at this precarious time in the public… Read more »
U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the following statement after House passage of the historic George Floyd Justice in Policing Act today. A similar bill was passed by the House last year and not taken up by the GOP-led Senate.
“Our nation continues to grieve the senseless deaths of George Floyd, Elijah McClain, Breonna Taylor, Stephon Clark, Botham Jean, Atatiana Jefferson, and… Read more »
On International HPV Awareness Day, U.S. Reps. Kathy Castor (FL14) and Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA08) introduced the Promoting Resources to Expand Vaccination, Education and New Treatments for HPV Cancers Act or the PREVENT HPV Cancers Act with the ultimate goal of preventing HPV-related cancers. Castor announced the introduction of the PREVENT HPV Cancers Act this morning at the HPV… Read more »
Tonight, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) and House Democrats passed H.R. 1 – the For the People Act - a bold reform package that is focused on: cleaning up corruption, protecting and expanding the right to vote, restoring integrity to government, and elevating the American people’s interests over of the special interests.
"We learned this year how fragile our democracy is – and how much… Read more »