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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 neighbors an...

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 constitution....

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 address some o...

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 contracts, more than...

Reps. Castor, Schrier Legislation to Prevent HPV Cancers Passes House

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Today, U.S. Representatives Kathy Castor (FL14) and Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA08) celebrated House passage of the Promoting Resources to Expand Vaccination, Education and New Treatments for HPV Cancers Act (PREVENT HPV Cancers Act). The human papillomavirus (HPV) causes six types of cancers, which leads to nearly 36,000 cases of cancer each year in the United States according to the Centers for Disease...

Rep. Castor: New Report on Child Tax Credit for Tampa Bay families Shows $172.6M Delivered in October

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released a new report from the Joint Economic Committee today on the impact of the new tax cut for most families with children, showing a total of $172.6 million in payments went into the pockets of hardworking families in the region. Across Florida, 2,283,000 monthly tax cuts went to families in October for a total of $938.6M. The average payment per household was $4...

Rep. Castor Statement on President Biden’s Historic Build Back Better Framework

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“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 preschoo...

Rep. Castor Statement on House GOP Voting Against Health Care for Women Veterans

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the following statement after Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives blocked passage of the Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act (H.R. 239), legislation to provide women veterans access to the same no-cost contraceptive care as their non-veteran counterparts. Rep. Castor is a cosponsor of this bill. “In an affront to female veterans, House...

Rep. Castor Statement on President Biden’s Budget Proposal

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the below statement following the release of President Joe Biden’s proposed budget: “President Biden’s budget meets this urgent moment and provides the resources needed to help communities, families, schools and businesses recover and thrive in the days ahead. Following an infusion of federal Covid-19 aid that served as a bridge for struggling communities, th...