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CASTOR, MATSUI, DINGELL LEAD EFFORT TO PROTECT ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Reps. Kathy Castor (FL-14), Doris Matsui (CA-07) and Debbie Dingell (MI-06) led a group of 49 lawmakers in sending a letter to House and Senate Appropriations leadership, urging them to reject appropriations provisions that would gut new energy efficiency standards.  “As Congress works to come to an agreement on appropriations for…

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…

U.S. Rep. Castor Statement After Attending COP28

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14), former Chair of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, released the following statement as the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference in Dubai, UAE comes to a close: “It is crucial that the world move quickly to cleaner, cheaper energy to reduce pollution and help people avoid the…

Reps. Castor, DelBene Introduce Bill to Boost Domestic Manufacturers, Tackle Climate Change

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WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Kathy Castor (FL-14), Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Don Beyer (VA-08), and Ami Bera (CA-06), and Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (RI), Brian Schatz (HI) and Martin Heinrich (NM) introduced legislation to make American companies more competitive in the global marketplace and address major sources of planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions by creating a carbon border…

Castor, Soto, Frankel, Frost, González Colón Introduce Bipartisan REBATE Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Reps. Kathy Castor (D-FL-14), Darren Soto (D-FL-09), Lois Frankel (D-FL-22), Maxwell Alejandro Frost (D-FL-10), and Jenniffer González Colón (R-PR-At Large) introduced H.R.6536, the Reforming Energy-Efficient Buildings and Appliances Tax Exemptions (REBATE) Act to amend the Inflation Reduction Act and allow local…

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…

Castor, Casten, Vargas Lead 77 House Democrats to Urge SEC to Finalize Strong and Durable Climate Rule

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14), Sean Casten (IL-06) and Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-52) lead 77 of their colleagues in a letter to SEC Chair Gary Gensler urging the SEC to quickly finalize a strong and durable climate disclosure rule. “Enhanced climate-related disclosure is the direction of travel for capital markets around the world,” the lawmakers wrote in…

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor Votes NO on Extreme MAGA GOP FY24 NDAA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) released the following statement on the House Republicans’ partisan and extreme Fiscal Year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): “MAGA Republicans in Congress have taken their radical abortion ban politics and climate change denial to the extreme by turning an important national security bill into a vehicle for their…