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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 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 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 Announces Opening of Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced that more help is here for Tampa Bay businesses and jobs as the Small Business Administration’s Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program has begun accepting applications. Castor secured additional funding for the program as part of the American Rescue Plan’s support for small businesses. The program includes a total of over $16 billion in grants...

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 Reintroduces Bipartisan Legislation to Boost Jobs and Help Travel, Tourism Bounce Back

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) reintroduced the bipartisan Protecting Tourism in the United States Act with Rep. Fred Upton (MI06) which directs the Department of Commerce to study the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the travel and tourism industry. The legislation passed the House last Congress but was not taken up in the Senate. Companion legislation is led in the Senate by Roy Blunt ...

Rep. Castor Applauds American Jobs Plan

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On Wednesday, Chair Kathy Castor (FL14) of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released the following statement as President Biden unveiled the American Jobs Plan, a comprehensive infrastructure package that would create jobs in construction, manufacturing, clean energy, and other industries through much-needed investments in America's roads, bridges, electric grid, and water systems: "With...

Rep. Castor: Help is on the Way to Floridians

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the following statement after the House passed the historic American Rescue Plan. The legislation is now headed to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law. “The American Rescue Plan will put more shots in arms and more money in the pockets of our neighbors and small business owners who need it at this precarious time in the public health and economic...

Rep. Castor Statement on House Passage of the PRO Act

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the following statement after House passage of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act today: “Our economy needs a strong middle class. Unions are essential to rebuilding America’s middle class and improving the lives of workers and their families. When workers have the power to stand together and form a union, they have higher wages, better benefits, ...

Rep. Castor on House Passage of American Rescue Plan: Help is on the Way

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the following statement upon House passage of the American Rescue Plan: “We are truly at a precarious moment in America. Too many families, workers and small businesses are hurting from the pandemic and its economic fallout. “In Florida, we lost a half a million jobs last year and suffered the second highest number of unemployment claims in the country. We r...