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House Passes Bill to Lower Costs, Stop Gas Price Gouging

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Today, the House of Representatives passed the Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act, which includes U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor’s (FL14) amendment with Rep. Val Demings (FL10) to investigate price manipulation in the gasoline market and work on a strategy to stabilize oil and gas prices during national crises. Video of Castor speaking on the House Floor in support of the legislation can be found ...

Rep. Castor Announces Selection of Community Priority Projects Including Skills Training for Good-Paying Jobs, Boosting Medical Research, and Lower Cost Clean Energy

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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 neighbors an...

Rep. Castor Statement on Veto of Harmful Anti-Solar Legislation

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It’s a bright day here in Florida – the voices of our neighbors won out with the governor’s veto of the anti-solar bill. Solar power is a cost-saver and job creator. Florida is blessed with abundant and affordable solar energy, and all Floridians should be able to access this renewable resource to help them save money on their electric bills, avoid the volatility of fossil fuel prices, and catalyz...

Rep. Castor Announces $300K Federal Grant to Grow Solar Jobs as fate of Florida’s Anti-Solar bill awaits Gov. DeSantis

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced a $300K community priority grant for the Urban League of Hillsborough County’s Hands Up Program to support workforce training and paid apprenticeship programs, including in solar installation. This announcement comes as the anti-solar bill that passed the Florida Legislature awaits its fate before Gov. DeSantis. The anti-solar bill would make it more ...

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 + Florida Congressional Dems Urge FL Legislature: Keep and Expand Low-Cost Solar Power in the Sunshine State

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Today, in response to the harmful and costly legislation moving through the Florida Legislature (SB 1024 and HB 741), U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) led Florida Democrats in urging state lawmakers to not raise costs on Florida families and business through legislation that would make it harder for homeowners and small businesses to install rooftop solar. Solar power is a cost-saver for Floridians a...

Rep. Castor: America COMPETES Act Passes the House

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) voted the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing Pre-Eminence in Technology and Economic Strength (America COMPETES) Act of 2022 out of the House today to accelerate U.S. production of critical semiconductor chips, strengthen supply chains to make more goods in America, turbocharge our research capacity, and advance our global competitiveness with strong lab...

Key to Lower Electric Bills for Floridians: Keep and Expand Low Cost Solar Power in the Sunshine State

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor urged Florida legislators not to raise costs on Florida families and business through legislation that would make it harder for homeowners and small businesses to install rooftop solar. Solar power is a cost-saver for Floridians and generates almost $3.2 billion in household income across the “Sunshine State." State legislators should not be in the business of harming...

After Horrendous Year of Pollution and Sea Grass Loss in Tampa Bay, Rep. Castor and Hillsborough Commissioner Mariella Smith Announce Plans to Protect, Improve Water Quality of Tampa Bay

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) and Hillsborough County Commissioner Mariella Smith announced plans to protect and improve water quality in Tampa Bay. Castor also wrote Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson and State House Speaker Chris Sprowls urging them to partner with local leaders with the resources provided by Congress in the historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act as the Stat...

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...