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Rep. Castor Statement on Gov. DeSantis’ Extreme Abuse of Power

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The governor’s actions constitute an extreme abuse of power — a new low for Governor DeSantis who fails our great state with his mean-spirited, selfish and fiscally-irresponsible focus on his political ambitions alone. Floridians should be up in arms over the DeSantis policy to turn girls, women and doctors into criminals for personal health decisions. We certainly are in Hillsborough…

Rep. Castor, House Democrats Take Action to Protect Women’s Access to Birth Control, Republicans Oppose In Another Extreme Vote

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U.S. Representative Kathy Castor (FL14) is defending women’s freedom to make their own health care decisions in the face of abortion bans and limits on birth control. She voted in support of three bills to protect women’s access to comprehensive health care this week and championed the fundamental right to make reproductive health decisions in the Energy and Commerce Committee hearing…

Rep. Castor Votes to Invest in Tampa Families and Lower Costs in Critical Appropriations Package - Community Projects Advance

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 Today, U.S. Representative Kathy Castor (FL14) voted to invest local economic drivers and to lower costs for Tampa area families with a package of six appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2023. This package will increase funding for affordable housing initiatives, create good-paying local jobs and support veterans. “My top priorities for Tampa Bay area families are lowering…

Non-Expansion State Democrats Call on Congressional Leadership to Close the Coverage Gap in Reconciliation, Lowering Costs and Improving the Health of our Neighbors

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Today, U.S. Reps. Kathy Castor (FL14) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL23) led 36 Democratic members from the 12 non-expansion states in urging Senate and House leaders to close the Medicaid coverage gap in any upcoming reconciliation package. Politicians in these states have prevented 2.2 million people who would qualify for Medicaid expansion from gaining access to high-quality coverage…

Rep. Castor Statement on Disastrous Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v Wade

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“Ripping away our rights and freedoms is un-American - and this decision is downright dangerous. For over fifty years, women across America have had the right to make personal health care decisions with their doctors and their families. Today, the Supreme Court and the extremists who built this court majority are compromising the health, safety and economic well being of women and…

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 Gov. DeSantis’ Cruel Abortion Ban

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“This significant rollback and restriction is cruel and will prove costly to Florida families. Women, families and their doctors – not politicians – should determine the timing of childbirth, make their own personal reproductive health decisions and choose their pathways in life. Florida’s extreme abortion ban is also illegal under Roe v. Wade and the right to privacy under our state…

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 Helps Pass Groundbreaking Labor Bill to End Forced Arbitration for Sexual Assault and Harassment

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This week, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) voted to pass bipartisan, bicameral legislation to end forced arbitration for sexual harassment and assault survivors nationwide. H.R. 4445, the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act, will void forced arbitration agreements in any contract if a sexual assault or harassment claim is brought. For employment…