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Rep. Castor Touts Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Announces $2.5B in New Funding for Roads and Bridges Headed to Florida, First Round of Highway Funding Under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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On Wednesday, Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) updated Tampa Bay area residents on the details of projects and resources made available through the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act during an infrastructure telephone town hall. She also listened to constituent priorities and hosted experts to answer questions on the law. Castor was joined by Emily Feenstra, Managing Director of Government ...

Rep. Castor Announces $18M Infrastructure Grant for Tampa Heights

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced a major new infrastructure investment in the heart of Tampa. The Florida Department of Transportation received an $18M FY21 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity (RAISE) grant from the Biden Administration for the Tampa Heights Mobility Corridor. This funding will assist the City of Tampa in its “complete streets” initiative...

Rep. Castor Votes To Pass Transformational Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14), Chair of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, released the following statement as the House of Representatives voted to pass the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: “With today’s vote, the House of Representatives has delivered a historic investment in America’s infrastructure,” said Rep. Castor. “Our Tampa Bay neighbors deserve modern and safe ...

Rep. Castor Urges Transportation Secretary Buttigieg, FAA Administrator Dickson to Expedite Replacement for TPA Air Traffic Control Tower Due to Deteriorating Conditions

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) urged U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Steve Dickson to expedite the replacement of a new Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control tower at Tampa International Airport due to its deteriorated condition. A bipartisan infrastructure package passed by the Senate and soon to be ...

Reps. Castor, Luetkemeyer Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Consumer Choice, Lower Flood Insurance Costs

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Today, U.S. Reps. Kathy Castor (FL14) and Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO03) reintroduced H.R. 4699, the Continuous Coverage for Flood Insurance Act, which would stop the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from penalizing consumers who elect to exercise their right to maintain flood insurance outside of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). “Families, homeowners, and small business owners ac...

Rep. Castor Statement on President Biden’s Budget Proposal

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the below statement following the release of President Joe Biden’s proposed budget: “President Biden’s budget meets this urgent moment and provides the resources needed to help communities, families, schools and businesses recover and thrive in the days ahead. Following an infusion of federal Covid-19 aid that served as a bridge for struggling communities, th...

Rep. Castor: MacDill Air Force Base in Final Consideration for New KC-46 Tanker Aircraft

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced that the Acting Secretary of the Air Force has approved MacDill Air Force Base as one of the final two operating bases up for consideration as the newest KC-46 Main Operating Base (MOB). This would replace 24 x KC-135s at MacDill with 24 x KC-46As. “The KC-46 is a next generation tanker aircraft, and locating the planes and personnel at MacDill would...

Rep. Castor Announces Community Projects to Support Tampa area, Higher-Paying Jobs, Infrastructure

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced her support for the 10 community projects allowed for consideration by the House Appropriations Committee in appropriations bills for the upcoming fiscal year. This year marks the first time that Members of Congress have been able to submit specific community projects for direct funding in over a decade. Rep. Castor is advocating for the 10 projects b...

Rep Castor: American Jobs Plan will Help Florida Meet Urgent Infrastructure Needs

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) highlighted the critical infrastructure needs across Florida with the release of a new fact sheet from the White House. The pressing needs of our neighbors and communities underscore the importance of the American Jobs Plan, a comprehensive infrastructure package that would create jobs in construction, manufacturing, clean energy, and other industries through m...