U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced today that her team worked to deliver over $10 million in aid, benefits and refunds to veterans, seniors, small businesses and families in 2022, including over $4.8 million to veterans and service members; over $2.3 billion in federal grants to create jobs, lower costs, invest in our schools and infrastructure, help our community recover from the… Read more »
Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) voted to pass the Consolidated Appropriations Act just in time for the holidays to help families, veterans, small business owners, and students now and into 2023. The “omnibus” also includes vital aid to Floridians devastated by the costliest hurricane season through emergency supplemental funding to respond to the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Ian… Read more »
Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced that 21 students representing more than ten local high schools received nominations for admission into our nation’s military academies: Air Force (USAFA), Navy (USNA), Army (USMA) and Merchant Marine (USMMA).
“These talented student leaders are critical to the future of America. Their commitment to serving our country will make our patriotic… Read more »
Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced her support for 15 community priority projects for consideration by the House Appropriations Committee in the upcoming fiscal year (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 to initiatives to cut costs for… Read more »
Our children are in crisis. It’s not a new problem, but one that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
To help address the significant shortage of mental health workforce providers for our nation’s children, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) has introduced the Advancing Student Services in Schools Today (ASSIST) Act. This bill would establish a new grant initiative at the Department… Read more »
U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced the winners of her annual Congressional Art Competition at the Tampa Museum of Art where high school students from across Hillsborough County competed for a spot to showcase their work in the U.S. Capitol. Read more »
Today, Rep. U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) voted to pass vital federal funding that invests in the people and priorities of the Tampa Bay area and sends urgent humanitarian and military aid to Ukraine.
“This bipartisan bill lowers costs for our neighbors and invests in good-paying jobs here in Tampa and across the country,” said Rep. Castor. “The important community projects included… Read more »
Ahead of the one-year anniversary of Democrats’ American Rescue Plan, Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced that the landmark law has delivered $2.4 billion to Florida colleges, universities and students to help weather the Covid19 pandemic. Thanks to federal aid, Hillsborough Community College (HCC), the University of South Florida and other colleges were able to better weather the storm of… Read more »
“The Build Back Better Act will put our nation and our neighbors on a stronger, more prosperous path as we recover and rebuild from the Covid19 pandemic. As we Build Back Better, we will lift all of our neighbors by investing in families, our children, and our environment to lower costs for consumers, create family-sustaining jobs and grow our economy. This means providing universal, free… Read more »
Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) led Florida Congressional Democrats in urging Governor Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran to expeditiously distribute the $4.7 billion in federal COVID-19 aid to K-12 schools that they have had since March.
The state has finally submitted its application for the remainder of American Rescue Plan ESSER, some $2.5 billion in… Read more »