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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 Introduces Bill to Increase Children’s Access to Mental Health Services in Schools

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Our children are in crisis. It’s not a new problem, but one that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. To help address the significant shortage of mental health workforce providers for our nation’s children, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) has introduced the Advancing Student Services in Schools Today (ASSIST) Act. This bill would establish a new grant initiative at the Department of Health...

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 Votes for New Aid for Tampa Restaurants and Small Businesses Previously Left Out

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) voted to secure urgently needed relief for small businesses in the Tampa Bay area. The Relief for Restaurants & Other Hard Hit Small Businesses Act will deliver $55 billion to replenish funding for Florida restaurants and establish a new program supporting other small businesses impacted by the pandemic. To date, Castor has secured historic support for small bu...

Florida Dems to Gov. DeSantis: Plan Ahead Now to Keep Florida’s Children Insured and Lower Costs for Families

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor led all Florida Congressional Democrats in urging Governor Ron DeSantis to ensure that Florida does not see an unnecessary and harmful increase in children without health coverage when the public health emergency ends. Congress acted during the Covid19 pandemic to ensure that individuals on Medicaid would not lose health coverage, but as we emerge from the pandemic, a...

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 Vote to Support Ukraine and Ban Russian Oil and Gas Imports

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“Vladimir Putin will not win. America will stand up for the people of Ukraine and for freedom and democracy in Europe and across the globe. Following the historic and powerful sanctions imposed by President Biden to hold Putin and Russia accountable, I voted to ban Russian oil and gas imports and send support to people of Ukraine and their armed forces. Russia alone is responsible for the senseles...

Rep. Castor: Tampa Bay Students, Colleges and Universities Receive Historic Boost Under Democrats’ American Rescue Plan

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Ahead of the one-year anniversary of Democrats’ American Rescue Plan, Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced that the landmark law has delivered $2.4 billion to Florida colleges, universities and students to help weather the Covid19 pandemic. Thanks to federal aid, Hillsborough Community College (HCC), the University of South Florida and other colleges were able to better weather the storm of the pand...