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Rep. Castor Hails House Passage of Appropriations Package

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Today, Rep. U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) voted to pass vital federal funding that invests in the people and priorities of the Tampa Bay area and sends urgent humanitarian and military aid to Ukraine. “This bipartisan bill lowers costs for our neighbors and invests in good-paying jobs here in Tampa and across the country,” said Rep. Castor. “The important community projects included address some o...

Rep. Castor Statement on House Passage of Bill to Address Burn Pits and Connect 3.5M Toxic-Exposed Veterans with VA Health Care

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the below statement after H.R. 3967 – the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2021 or Honoring our PACT Act, passed the House of Representatives with a bipartisan vote of 256-174. This legislation will finally treat toxic exposure as a cost of war by addressing the full range of issues impacting toxic-exposed veterans including access ...

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...

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor Announces Historic Federal Emergency Aid Delivered to Tampa Bay Families and Businesses in 2021

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced today a breakdown of federal investments and assistance delivered to the Tampa Bay community: $2.9 billion in Covid19 grants to support small businesses and nonprofits, including $2.7 billion in Paycheck Protection small business loans, $74.6 million in Restaurant Revitalization Fund awards and $46.8 million in Shuttered Venue Operators Grant; A record $1.9 ...

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 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...

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: 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...

Rep. Castor Announces $1.4M to Tampa Residents through 2020 Constituent Services, $1.5B Secured in Federal Grants, $2.7B in PPP Assistance

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced today her office worked to deliver nearly $1.6 million to veterans, seniors, small businesses and families in 2020; almost $1.5 billion in federal grants to create jobs, invest in education and infrastructure, mitigate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and support the important work of local partners; and $2.7 billion in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loa...

Rep. Castor Statement on President Trump Vetoing Bipartisan NDAA

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In his latest callous, erratic decision, President Trump has vetoed the National Defense Authorization Act and nixed a 3 percent pay raise for military families at Christmas. Our military families at MacDill Air Force Base and around the world are the best and deserve the best. Vetoing these critical funds at the eleventh hour only hurts our troops and their families and endangers our national se...