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Rep. Castor Statement on Senate Passage of Inflation Reduction Act

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“Senate Democrats just delivered a historic investment that will lower costs, create good-paying jobs, and empower us to address the climate emergency. We are on the cusp of taking historic action to lower drug costs for Floridians, taking on Big Pharma’s egregious price gouging and instituting an out-of-pocket cap for seniors. We’re also delivering the largest climate and clean energy…

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…

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 Champions Legislation to Serve Health Needs of 3.5 Million Toxic-Exposed Veterans

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Just as she promised, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) proudly voted to pass the Bipartisan Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (Honoring Our PACT) Act of 2022. “We are one step closer to keeping our promise to veterans who suffered toxic exposure and devastating health impacts. Now President Biden is poised to sign our bill into law and…

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 Introduces Bill to Increase Children’s Access to Mental Health Services in Schools

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Our children are in crisis. It’s not a new problem, but one that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. To help address the significant shortage of mental health workforce providers for our nation’s children, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) has introduced the Advancing Student Services in Schools Today (ASSIST) Act. This bill would establish a new grant initiative at the Department…

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…