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SCHOOLS ARE TOO COOL FOR DIRTY FUEL: CASTOR ANNOUNCES $7.9M EPA GRANT TO HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR ELECTRIC BUSES

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TAMPA, FL – Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor announced a $7.9 million federal grant awarded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for 20 new electric buses for Hillsborough County Public Schools. The project, ‘Schools Are Too Cool for Fuel,’ is a part of the EPA’s Clean School Bus…

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…

Castor Statement on Fifth National Climate Assessment

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14), former Chair of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, released the following statement on the Biden-Harris Administration’s Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5): “Carbon pollution from burning fossil fuels is inflicting significant harm and raising costs on American families. The Fifth National Climate Assessment and the…

House Passes Rep. Castor’s Legislation to Bring Transparency to Air Traffic Control Tower Replacements

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) celebrated House passage of her legislation to bring transparency to the process by which the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) selects air traffic control towers (ATCT) for replacement. The bipartisan Air Traffic Control Tower Replacement Process Report Act (H.R. 3218) was passed as part of a legislative package to reauthorize…

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…

Castor, Bilirakis, Scholten, Franklin Introduce Air Traffic Control Tower Replacement Process Report Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. Kathy Castor (D-FL), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Hillary Scholten (D-MI) and Scott Franklin (R-FL) introduced bipartisan legislation to bring transparency to the process by which the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) selects air traffic control towers (ATCT) for replacement. The Air Traffic Control Tower Replacement Process Report Act will require the FAA to provide…

Rep. Castor: “Record-Setting” 2022 for Tampa Bay as Congressional Office Delivers $10M to Veterans and Neighbors + Secures $2.3B in Grant $!

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced today that her team worked to deliver over $10 million in aid, benefits and refunds to veterans, seniors, small businesses and families in 2022, including over $4.8 million to veterans and service members; over $2.3 billion in federal grants to create jobs, lower costs, invest in our schools and infrastructure, help our community recover from the…

Rep. Castor: Year-End Federal Appropriations Package Provides Holiday Cheer for Families, Veterans and Tampa Bay Area Neighbors That Will Last Through the Year

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) voted to pass the Consolidated Appropriations Act just in time for the holidays to help families, veterans, small business owners, and students now and into 2023. The “omnibus” also includes vital aid to Floridians devastated by the costliest hurricane season through emergency supplemental funding to respond to the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Ian…

Rep. Castor Announces $28M in Tampa Area Community Priority Grants in Year-End Government Funding Package

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced 15 community priority projects in the year-end FY23 funding package that is slated to be voted this week, for a total of $27,699,164 directly to the Tampa Bay area – from cost-saving energy efficiency upgrades for Feeding Tampa Bay’s new facility to expansion of The Skills Center youth empowerment center in East Tampa to a first-of-its kind…