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Rep. Castor Statement on Senate Passage of Inflation Reduction Act

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“Senate Democrats just delivered a historic investment that will lower costs, create good-paying jobs, and empower us to address the climate emergency. We are on the cusp of taking historic action to lower drug costs for Floridians, taking on Big Pharma’s egregious price gouging and instituting an out-of-pocket cap for seniors. We’re also delivering the largest climate and clean energy…

Rep. Castor Votes for CHIPS and Science Act to Lower Families’ Costs, Power American Economic Independence

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) voted for historic, bipartisan legislation to strengthen the financial future of Florida families, boost America’s research advantage and safeguard our economic and national security for generations to come. The CHIPS and Science Act will deliver a powerful investment in America’s global competitiveness – creating jobs, slashing kitchen table…

Rep. Castor Statement on Bipartisan Discussion Draft of Privacy Legislation

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 “This is a good day for parents, advocates and legislators who have been working to shore up online privacy protections for children. Americans expect their private information to be protected, and it is refreshing to see bipartisan work in Congress toward that goal. I am pleased to see important parts of my “Protecting the Information of our Vulnerable Children and Youth Act” (Kids…

House Passes Bill to Lower Costs, Stop Gas Price Gouging

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Today, the House of Representatives passed the Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act, which includes U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor’s (FL14) amendment with Rep. Val Demings (FL10) to investigate price manipulation in the gasoline market and work on a strategy to stabilize oil and gas prices during national crises. Video of Castor speaking on the House Floor in support of the legislation can…

Rep. Castor Announces Selection of Community Priority Projects Including Skills Training for Good-Paying Jobs, Boosting Medical Research, and Lower Cost Clean Energy

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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…

Rep. Castor Statement on Veto of Harmful Anti-Solar Legislation

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It’s a bright day here in Florida – the voices of our neighbors won out with the governor’s veto of the anti-solar bill. Solar power is a cost-saver and job creator. Florida is blessed with abundant and affordable solar energy, and all Floridians should be able to access this renewable resource to help them save money on their electric bills, avoid the volatility of fossil fuel prices,…

Rep. Castor Announces $300K Federal Grant to Grow Solar Jobs as fate of Florida’s Anti-Solar bill awaits Gov. DeSantis

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced a $300K community priority grant for the Urban League of Hillsborough County’s Hands Up Program to support workforce training and paid apprenticeship programs, including in solar installation. This announcement comes as the anti-solar bill that passed the Florida Legislature awaits its fate before Gov. DeSantis. The anti-solar bill would make…

Rep. Castor Hails House Passage of Appropriations Package

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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…

Rep. Castor Statement on Vote to Support Ukraine and Ban Russian Oil and Gas Imports

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“Vladimir Putin will not win.  America will stand up for the people of Ukraine and for freedom and democracy in Europe and across the globe. Following the historic and powerful sanctions imposed by President Biden to hold Putin and Russia accountable, I voted to ban Russian oil and gas imports and send support to people of Ukraine and their armed forces. Russia alone is responsible…

Rep. Castor + Florida Congressional Dems Urge FL Legislature: Keep and Expand Low-Cost Solar Power in the Sunshine State

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Today, in response to the harmful and costly legislation moving through the Florida Legislature (SB 1024 and HB 741), U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) led Florida Democrats in urging state lawmakers to not raise costs on Florida families and business through legislation that would make it harder for homeowners and small businesses to install rooftop solar. Solar power is a cost-saver for…