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,… Read more »
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… Read more »
Congresswoman Kathy Castor (FL-14) and Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) introduced the Increasing Access to Lung Cancer Screening Act (H.R.9336). The bill will increase lung cancer screening rates across the United States and reduce barriers to care and preventative services in underserved communities.
“Lung cancer kills too many Americans each year due in part to late-stage diagnoses.… Read more »
“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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
“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… Read more »
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… Read more »