TAMPA, FL – U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) and the entire Florida Democratic Congressional delegation urged the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to use every tool at its disposal to aid Florida families who are being cut off from their health coverage by the State. The delegation urges CMS to examine the substantial numbers being disenrolled from health… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) celebrated the continuation of the friendly rivalry between the women of Congress and women of the D.C. press corps at the 15th Annual Congressional Softball Game (CWSG). Since 2009, the CWSG has supported the Young Survival Coalition by raising awareness of breast cancer in young women and honoring current fighters… Read more »
ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) was joined by leadership from Evara Health, formerly the Community Health Centers of Pinellas, to announce a new $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to confront the Black maternal health crisis and improve health outcomes for Black mothers and babies. Rep. Castor was also joined by Dr.… Read more »
Today, U.S. Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL-14) and U.S. Senator Reverend Warnock (D-GA) introduced the ASSIST Act, legislation to hire and retain more mental health and substance use disorder care professionals in K-12 schools and institutions of higher education
The announcement comes on the final day of Mental Health Awareness Month, a month designated to fighting… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) voted yes on a bipartisan budget agreement that, among many things, will raise the debt ceiling, protect critical initiatives millions of Americans rely on and avert a catastrophic default.
“Extremist Republicans in Congress never should have risked the American economy, jobs and retirement accounts to press their partisan budget… Read more »
TAMPA, FL – U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14), founder of the Children’s Health Care Caucus, announced that she and Rep. John Joyce (PA-13) will spearhead the bipartisan caucus’ efforts in the 118th Congress. The caucus is dedicated to building bipartisan support for ideas that improve the quality of care for children and their access to this high-quality care.
“The children and families… Read more »
“While Floridians slept last night, Governor DeSantis signed away the rights of women and families to determine when and if to have children by approving one of the harshest abortion bans in the country. The unprecedented ban on first trimester abortion care by DeSantis and Republican legislators is dangerous and extreme. The DeSantis abortion ban will cost lives and force women into… Read more »
Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor led all Florida Congressional Democrats in urging Governor Ron DeSantis to take action to keep costs down and keep Floridians covered during the Medicaid redetermination period. Congress acted during the Covid19 pandemic to ensure that Medicaid beneficiaries would not lose health coverage, but beginning on April 1, the state must redetermine eligibility for… Read more »
This week, Energy and Commerce Committee Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Kathy Castor (D-FL), Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), and Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) 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… Read more »
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… Read more »