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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...

Reps. Castor, Katko Reintroduce Bipartisan Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act

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Today, U.S. Reps. Kathy Castor (FL14) and John Katko (NY24) reintroduced the bipartisan Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act. This legislation would provide immediate access to support and medical care for individuals with metastatic breast cancer who already qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and are therefore eligible for Medicare. Under current law, these individuals...

Rep. Castor: Passage of Equal Rights Amendment and Violence Against Women Act Will Finally Provide Equal Justice Under the Law

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the following statement on House passage of H.J.Res. 17 to remove the arbitrary deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment and H.R. 1620, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021 (VAWA). A photo can be found here. “The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the inequities for women in the workplace and struggles at home at th...

Rep. Castor: Help is on the Way to Floridians

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the following statement after the House passed the historic American Rescue Plan. The legislation is now headed to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law. “The American Rescue Plan will put more shots in arms and more money in the pockets of our neighbors and small business owners who need it at this precarious time in the public health and economic...

Rep. Castor on House Passage of American Rescue Plan: Help is on the Way

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the following statement upon House passage of the American Rescue Plan: “We are truly at a precarious moment in America. Too many families, workers and small businesses are hurting from the pandemic and its economic fallout. “In Florida, we lost a half a million jobs last year and suffered the second highest number of unemployment claims in the country. We r...

Rep. Castor Applauds President-elect Biden’s American Rescue Plan to Expand COVID-19 Vaccinations and Support Tampa Families

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“With no time to lose, the American Rescue Plan released by President-elect Joe Biden holds great promise for Tampa Bay area families, students and small businesses to accelerate vaccinations, crush the coronavirus, and deliver direct, immediate relief to those hardest hit. “America is in the midst of a national emergency with both health and economic crises. We must act right away on the urgent t...

Rep. Castor Announces $1.4M to Tampa Residents through 2020 Constituent Services, $1.5B Secured in Federal Grants, $2.7B in PPP Assistance

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced today her office worked to deliver nearly $1.6 million to veterans, seniors, small businesses and families in 2020; almost $1.5 billion in federal grants to create jobs, invest in education and infrastructure, mitigate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and support the important work of local partners; and $2.7 billion in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loa...

Rep. Castor Champions Wins for Tampa in FY21 Omnibus

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor released the following statement as the bipartisan FY21 omnibus and $900B in COVID-19 relief head to the president’s desk: “In addition to the immediate relief provided by the COVID-19 emergency aid in this package, the FY21 omnibus contains priorities that will support our economy and military, lower health care costs, strengthen our fight for clean energy and more. I’m ple...

U.S. Rep. Castor Applauds Hillsborough County and Local Partners for Delivering Emergency Federal CARES Act Funds to Hardest Hit

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the below statement following the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners’ meeting detailing the ongoing allocation of local Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to serve the community. The CARES Act is a $2 trillion coronavirus relief package for states and local communities passed by Congress and signed into law on Ma...