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House Takes Action to Prevent Gun Violence, Honor Florida Judge Joseph Hatchett

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“While today we find deep disappointment in a horrific Supreme Court decision, the House took its own action to save lives through gun violence prevention and also honor Florida Judge Joseph Hatchett. “Communities across the country are left mourning the senseless loss of loved ones and neighbors every single day due to gun violence in America. From Buffalo to Uvalde, and from Columbine to Parklan...

Rep. Castor Statement on Bipartisan Gun Violence Prevention Framework Agreement in Senate

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“The Senate’s bipartisan agreement on gun violence prevention is an important step in protecting our children and keeping communities safe. There is much more to be done to save lives, but I am pleased that the Senate framework includes critical elements of the House’s work on gun violence prevention including implementing incentives for states to establish extreme risk protection order laws, an e...

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 Applauds House Passage of Commonsense Gun Reforms

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Today U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) and the U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation to help end the gun violence epidemic in America. The long-overdue Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021, H.R. 8, and Enhanced Background Checks Act, H.R. 1446 (to close the “Charleston Loophole,”) are both common sense gun violence prevention measures that will save lives. “Gun violence has...

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 & U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation to stem the gun violence epidemic in America

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The voices of our neighbors who have been advocating for new laws to end gun violence prevailed this week in a dramatic break from the past when U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) and the U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation to stem the gun violence epidemic in America.

U.S. Rep. Castor's Statement on the Horrific Shooting in Las Vegas

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the following statement following the horrific shooting in Las Vegas that claimed at least 50 innocent lives and injured more than 400: “I am shocked and saddened by the horrific act of gun violence in Las Vegas. I am praying for the victims and their families and know many across the Tampa Bay area are doing the same.