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U.S. Rep. Castor Statement on Biden Admin’s Announcement of $20B to Jumpstart Investment in Clean Energy & Climate Solutions

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TAMPA, FL – U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) released the below statement following the Biden Administration’s announcement of $20 billion in grant awards from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Inflation Reduction Act’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF): “To help our neighbors save money, Congress and President Biden are investing more in local resilience…

U.S. Rep. Castor Applauds Biden-Harris Admin’s Action to Throw Out Expanded ‘Junk’ Health Insurance Plans

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TAMPA, FL – Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) released a statement applauding the Biden-Harris Administration’s announced action to crack down on the sale of Short-Term, Limited Duration Health Insurance (STLDI) plans, commonly referred to as “junk plans.” Originally intended as short-term, gap coverage, junk plans do not provide the same critical consumer…

ICYMI: CASTOR ANNOUNCES LARGE FEDERAL FUNDING INCREASE TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION FUNDING DURING CHURCH PARK HEAD START RIBBON CUTTING

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TAMPA, FL – U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) helped cut the ribbon at Hillsborough County’s Church Park Head Start center on Monday and announced a $1 billion increase nationally for early childhood education, including Head Start in the bipartisan Fiscal Year 2024 appropriations package passed by Congress and signed into law by President Biden last weekend. “Head Start…

Reps. Castor, Pfluger, Sarbanes, Joyce Introduce EARLY Minds Act to Address Youth Mental Health Crisis

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WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Reps. Kathy Castor (D-FL), August Pfluger (R-TX), John Sarbanes (D-MD) and John Joyce (R-PA) introduced the Early Action and Responsiveness Lifts Youth (EARLY) Minds Act, bipartisan legislation that aims to provide early intervention and prevention services to children and adults struggling with mental health challenges. Recent statistics reveal a…

Rep. Castor Statement on House Passage of Six Bipartisan Appropriations Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) voted to pass the final Fiscal Year 2024 “minibus” appropriations bill, a package of six funding bills that will lower costs, make housing more affordable, create and protect good-paying jobs, invest in clean energy and coastal resilience, and protect women’s access to reproductive care. The first of the two funding…

Reps. Castor and Buchanan Introduce Bill to Expand Hospital at Home, Lower Costs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the successful hospital-at-home initiative has allowed hospitals to provide acute care safely in patients’ homes. The At Home Observation and Medical Evaluation (HOME) Services Act would allow the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to test this delivery model on observation status patients through a two-year…

House Passes Rep. Castor’s Bipartisan Legislation to Address Maternal Health Disparities, Prevent Maternal Deaths

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, the House passed U.S. Reps. Kathy Castor (FL-14), Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Diana DeGette (D-CO), Robin Kelly (D-IL) and Kat Cammack's (R-FL) Preventing Maternal Deaths Reauthorization Act of 2023 (H.R. 3838). The legislation would improve maternal health throughout pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum, addressing…

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor Announces $14M in Tampa Bay Area Community Priority Grants

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) announced twelve community priority grants for a wide range of local projects that will lower costs, grow the middle class and build safer communities as part of the FY24 federal appropriations package. The final vote in the House was 207 Democrats and 132 Republicans supporting the legislation.…

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor Statement on National Security Assistance

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) released the following statement regarding the Republican failure to provide full national security assistance: “House Republicans are failing America and our allies at a time when tyranny and terrorism are on the march. The brutal attacks by Hamas, Iranian proxies, and Vladimir Putin require a unified response from…

Rep. Castor Helps Pass New Tax Relief for Families & Workers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) voted to pass the bipartisan Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bipartisan package to aid families, disaster victims and small business owners passed with a majority of Democrats, 357-70. “Families with children can breathe a little easier as the expanded child tax credit…