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Rep. Castor Introduces Bill to Ban Power Companies from Manipulating Elections, Misleading Voters

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TAMPA, FL – U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) introduced legislation to prohibit utility companies from using ratepayer dollars to fund political activities, including the use of “dark money” to fund “ghost candidates” and undermine the public interest.   Numerous scandals and criminal prosecutions across the country involving electric utility companies, bribery and the use of…

House Passes Rep. Castor’s Legislation to Bring Transparency to Air Traffic Control Tower Replacements

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) celebrated House passage of her legislation to bring transparency to the process by which the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) selects air traffic control towers (ATCT) for replacement. The bipartisan Air Traffic Control Tower Replacement Process Report Act (H.R. 3218) was passed as part of a legislative package to reauthorize…

Castor, Dingell Lead Letters to Social Media Platforms Requesting Information About Protections for Children

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives Kathy Castor (FL-14) and Debbie Dingell (MI-06) led 18 other members of the House in sending letters to social media companies requesting information regarding their platforms, algorithms, and steps they take to mitigate harms to children online. The letters to Meta, TikTok, Snapchat, Youtube, Twitter, and Twitch, come in the wake of an…

Rep. Castor Applauds Biden-Harris Admin’s Actions to Protect Kids Online

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) released the following statement on the Biden-Harris Administration’s actions to safeguard children’s privacy, health and safety from online harms. “The staggering statistics detailing the poor state of children’s mental health require significant action in Congress, including my Kids PRIVACY Act and an age-appropriate design code to…

Rep. Castor Reintroduces Kids PRIVACY Act

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) reintroduced her Protecting the Information of our Vulnerable Adolescents, Children and Youth Act, or the Kids PRIVACY Act, which would update the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act with safeguards to keep children and teenagers safe online and hold Big Tech companies who surveil and target children accountable. The bill includes strong…

Rep. Castor: It’s Time to Bury Zombie Campaigns for Good

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Today, U.S. Reps. Kathy Castor (FL14), Gus Bilirakis (FL12) and Jamie Raskin (MD08) reintroduced the bipartisan Honest Elections and Campaign, No Gain Act (HEC NO), legislation requiring former lawmakers and others no longer seeking office to close their campaign accounts within two years, instead of living on as zombie campaigns. “Members of Congress are elected to serve the public…

Florida Dems to Gov. DeSantis: Act Now to Keep Costs Down and Keep Floridians Covered During Medicaid Redetermination

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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…

Reps. Castor, Luetkemeyer Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Lower Flood Insurance Costs

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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…

Rep. Castor Reintroduces Legislation to Throw Away Junk Plans For Good

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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…

Pallone, Eshoo, Castor Urge Immediate Action from Biden Administration on “Junk” Short-Term, Limited Duration Insurance Plans

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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…