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Rep. Castor Supports House Bills to Lower Costs and Increase Tampa Veterans’ Access to Education, Health Care

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) is taking action to lower costs and improve the lives of Tampa area veterans through support for H.R. 1836, the Guard and Reserve GI Bill Parity Act and H.R. 4673, the Ensuring Veterans' Smooth Transition (EVEST) Act. Both bills passed the House with bipartisan support. “The State of Florida is rich with veterans, including the Tampa Bay area which is home to the larg...

Reps. Castor, Schrier Legislation to Prevent HPV Cancers Passes House

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Today, U.S. Representatives Kathy Castor (FL14) and Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA08) celebrated House passage of the Promoting Resources to Expand Vaccination, Education and New Treatments for HPV Cancers Act (PREVENT HPV Cancers Act). The human papillomavirus (HPV) causes six types of cancers, which leads to nearly 36,000 cases of cancer each year in the United States according to the Centers for Disease...

Rep. Castor Statement on President Biden’s Historic Build Back Better Framework

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“The Build Back Better Act will put our nation and our neighbors on a stronger, more prosperous path as we recover and rebuild from the Covid19 pandemic. As we Build Back Better, we will lift all of our neighbors by investing in families, our children, and our environment to lower costs for consumers, create family-sustaining jobs and grow our economy. This means providing universal, free preschoo...

Rep. Castor Announces $1.7M American Rescue Plan Grant for Tampa Family Health Centers

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced that the Tampa Family Health Centers (TFHC) has been awarded $1,700,386 through the FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Capital Improvements Award, the second largest grant in the State of Florida. This initiative provides health centers funding for COVID-19-related capital needs, constructing new facilities, renovating and expanding existing facilities to e...

Rep. Castor: Florida Health Workers Overburdened While Gov. DeSantis Still Refuses to Issue Covid19 Emergency Order

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On August 11, in response to reports of understaffed and at-capacity hospitals in the Tampa Bay area, Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) urged Governor Ron DeSantis to reissue a Covid19 emergency order to allow more flexibility for a surge of nurses and medical professionals from out-of-state to treat patients as well as stabilize costs for our health facilities. “Florida is in the midst of a Covid19 public...

Rep. Castor Calls on Governor DeSantis to Reissue Coronavirus Emergency Order to Aid Swamped Hospitals

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“As the State of Florida is at the epicenter of the Covid19 public health crisis, and our heroic health care workers are working tirelessly to aid patients filling up our hospitals, I’m calling on Governor DeSantis to once again issue a Coronavirus emergency order to allow more flexibility for a surge of nurses and medical professionals from out-of-state to treat patients and stabilize costs for o...

Rep. Castor: Important for Florida Families to Stay Healthy and Well

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Florida continues to lead the way in Affordable Care Act marketplace signups during President Biden’s Special Enrollment Period with 487,342 individuals signing up so far “Crucial During Covid19 Public Health Crisis” Today, Rep. Kathy Castor announced that health care is more affordable than ever for Florida families thanks to the American Rescue Plan’s enhanced tax credits – this will save famili...

Rep. Castor Votes to Pass Major Investments for Students, Health Care, Veterans and Nearly $11M in Funding for Tampa-Based Projects

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) voted to pass H.R. 4502, a package of seven government funding bills, with investments to create good-paying American jobs, grow opportunity for the middle class and small businesses, and provide a lifeline for working families. The package also includes nearly $11M in funding that Rep. Castor championed for local projects. “As our economy recovers from the Cov...

Rep. Castor Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in Favor of Affordable Care Act - Especially Important for Floridians

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Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the below statement following the Supreme Court’s ruling in Republicans’ lawsuit, California v. Texas, to rip health coverage away from Americans and dismantle the entirety of the Affordable Care Act (ACA): “Thankfully, for all Americans, the Affordable Care Act is here to stay. The ACA ended discrimination for preexisting health conditions like cancer, diabetes a...

Rep. Castor Statement on House GOP Voting Against Health Care for Women Veterans

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the following statement after Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives blocked passage of the Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act (H.R. 239), legislation to provide women veterans access to the same no-cost contraceptive care as their non-veteran counterparts. Rep. Castor is a cosponsor of this bill. “In an affront to female veterans, House...