Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) voted no on the Republican-led H.R. 21, the Strategic Production Response Act better known as the “GOP’s Big Oil Giveaway.” The legislation would significantly weaken a critical energy security tool, resulting in more oil supply shortages and higher gas prices for Americans. Castor’s amendment to permanently ban oil drilling off of Florida’s coast… Read more »
Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) was named the Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s powerful Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee.
Castor, who has served on the committee since 2009, will lead House Democrats’ on oversight matters related to health care, the environment and other key priorities for her district and the American people. The subcommittee… Read more »
The results are in, and U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) is crediting the landmark Inflation Reduction Act and University of South Florida-led Navigators for record enrollment in Affordable Care Act marketplace sign-ups for 2023! Over 3.2 million Floridians found affordable health care plans for the calendar year – a substantial increase over the 2.7 million covered last year. Floridians… Read more »
Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the following statement after voting on the GOP’s “wealthy-first, working class-last” bill, H.R. 23:
“Americans deserve a government that works for them without unnecessary bureaucratic hurdles or costly red tape. Yet the GOP’s first bill would cause longer lines and wait times for tax return and refund processing. The IRS needs new… Read more »
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 »
“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… Read more »
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… Read more »
“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… Read more »
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… Read more »