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Pallone, Eshoo, Castor Urge Immediate Action from Biden Administration on “Junk” Short-Term, Limited Duration Insurance Plans

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Today, Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Kathy Castor (D-FL) wrote to the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Labor, and Department of the Treasury urging immediate action to roll back the Trump administration’s…

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

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Today, U.S. Reps. Kathy Castor (FL14) and Andrew Garbarino (NY02) 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 (MBC) who already qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and are therefore eligible for Medicare. Under current…

Rep. Castor Named Top Democrat on Energy and Commerce’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee

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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…

Thanks to Inflation Reduction Act and USF-led Navigators, A Record 3.2 Million Floridians Find Lower Costs for Health Care and Lead Nation in Affordable Care Act Enrollment

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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…

Rep. Castor Celebrates Decade-Long Journey to Cut Ribbon on State-of-the-Art Haley VA Hospital Bed Tower

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Tomorrow, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) will cut the ribbon on the new James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital bed tower with Tampa Bay veterans and leaders after a decade of advocacy. The state-of-the-art hospital is a significant upgrade to medical care and amenities for Tampa Bay’s large veteran population. Tampa’s James A. Haley Veterans Hospital is one of the busiest veterans’…

Rep. Castor: “Record-Setting” 2022 for Tampa Bay as Congressional Office Delivers $10M to Veterans and Neighbors + Secures $2.3B in Grant $!

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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…

Rep. Castor: Year-End Federal Appropriations Package Provides Holiday Cheer for Families, Veterans and Tampa Bay Area Neighbors That Will Last Through the Year

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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…

Rep. Castor Announces $28M in Tampa Area Community Priority Grants in Year-End Government Funding Package

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced 15 community priority projects in the year-end FY22 funding package that is slated to be voted this week, for a total of $27,699,164 directly to the Tampa Bay area – from cost-saving energy efficiency upgrades for Feeding Tampa Bay’s new facility to expansion of The Skills Center youth empowerment center in East Tampa to a first-of-its kind…

Rep. Castor Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Promote the Inclusion of Pregnant and Lactating Women in Clinical Research

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 Today, Representatives Kathy Castor (FL-14), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), and Lauren Underwood (IL-14) introduced H.R. 9487, the Advancing Safe Medications for Moms and Babies Act of 2022. This bipartisan bill will build upon prior legislation to better our understanding of the effect of medications on pregnant and lactating women and their infants. By updating FDA regulations,…

Castor, Murphy to Co-Chair Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Reps. Kathy Castor (D-FL) and Greg Murphy, M.D. (R-NC) announced that Rep. Murphy will serve as the Republican co-chair of the Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus (CAMC) for the 118th Congress. Established in 2009, CAMC is a bipartisan group of lawmakers that promotes academic medicine in congressional policy discussions to ensure a healthier future…