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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor Highlights "Meaningful and Record-Setting 2023” for Tampa Bay area as Her Congressional Office Delivers $13.3M to Veterans and Neighbors and Secures $1B in Federal Grant Dollars to Lift Communities

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TAMPA, FL – U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced today that her team worked to deliver over $13.3 million in aid, benefits and refunds to veterans, seniors, small businesses and families in 2023, including over $1.7 million to veterans and service members. Over $1 billion in federal grants were secured for the community to invest in our schools and infrastructure, create…

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor Leads FL Democrats in Urging Gov. DeSantis End His Grinch-Like Blockade of Transportation $$

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TAMPA, FL – U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) and members of the Florida Democratic Congressional Delegation are urging Gov. DeSantis to reverse his Grinch-like decision to reject $320 million to reduce carbon pollution and improve Florida’s transportation network under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s (BIL) Carbon Reduction Program (CRP). The lawmakers’ letter follows reporting that the…

Reps. Castor, Frankel, Manning Lead 50 House Democrats in Urging Rejection of Dangerous GOP Attacks on Medical Education, Training That Harms Women

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Kathy Castor (FL-14), Lois Frankel (FL-22) and Kathy Manning (NC-06) led 50 House Democrats in urging U.S. House and Senate Appropriators to reject House Republicans’ dangerous medical training policy rider in the final Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations bill that will worsen maternal health…

U.S. Rep. Castor Statement on House Passage of Bipartisan Health Bills to Lower Costs and Provide Transparency

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) applauded House passage of bipartisan legislation to lower health care costs, improve transparency and expand access to care. “American families deserve better information on the actual cost of health services and prescription drugs so they can make informed decisions and keep more money in their wallets,” said Castor. “High costs often…

Castor, Florida Democratic Congressional Delegation Urge CMS to Protect Access to Health Coverage for Floridians

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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…

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor Steps Up to Bat for Dr. Vondalyn Wright 15th Annual Congressional Softball Game

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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…

ICYMI: Rep. Castor Announces $2 Million Grant to Confront Black Maternal Health Crisis

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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.…

As Mental Health Awareness Month Closes, Representative Kathy Castor, Senator Reverend Warnock Introduce Legislation to Support Student Mental Health, Make Mental Health Professionals More Accessible in Schools

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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…

Rep. Kathy Castor Statement on Bipartisan Budget Agreement

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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…

Reps. Castor, Joyce to Lead Bipartisan Children’s Health Care Caucus

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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…